2024 Olivier Messiaen International Competition

From 22 to 26 October 2024 – Lyon Auditorium

Founder – Claude Samuel
Director – Bruno Messina
President of the Jury – Daniel Roth

For this 2024 edition, AIDA is organising an organ competition at the Auditorium-Orchestre National de Lyon.
In addition to works by Messiaen, the competition will be open to other repertoires, creating a week of very high-level competition, with a jury made up of international figures specialising in the organ and Messiaen, accessible to all those curious and music lovers attracted by the discovery of this instrument-orchestra and by the performance that all international competitions represent.

The Olivier Messiaen International Competition 2024 is open to organists under the age of 30 from all over the world. It will take place over 4 rounds, including 3 public rounds, to be held in Lyon from 22 to 26 October 2024. The prizes consist of financial awards and an invitation to perform at AIDA.


Registration opens : Friday 15 March 2024
Application deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2024

Results of the preliminary round and announcement of candidates admitted to compete in the public rounds: early June

Lyon Auditorium
– 1st round: Tuesday 22 October 2024

– 2nd round: Thursday 24 October 2024

– Final: Saturday 26 October 2024

Rehearsals from 20 October on the competition organ at the Lyon Auditorium.


The Olivier Messiaen International Competition is organised by the EPCC Arts en Isère Dauphiné Alpes (AIDA) and hosted by the Auditorium-Orchestre national de Lyon. The Competition is supported by the Fondation Olivier Messiaen, under the auspices of the Fondation de France.