The 13th edition of the competition will take place in Paris, in fall 2025

The Nadia and Lili Boulanger international Voice-Piano Competition has been held in Paris every two years since 2001 and helps to promote the careers of singers and pianists who perform there as a duet.

Candidates under 32 years of age come from all over the word. The repertoire they are asked to perform requires a balance between Lieder and French melody with at least one work by Nadia Boulanger or Lili Boulanger. For each edition of its competition, the CNLB commissions a new work to be performed in the semi-final.

During Nadia and Lili Boulanger’s childhood and lifetime French melody reached a peak to which they were witnesses and fervent promoters: Lili and Nadia as composers, Nadia as performer and extraordinary teacher.

The CNLB International Voice-Piano Competition is part of this heritage, with the threefold objective of promoting young artists of a very high level, bringing the repertoire of melody and song to life and encouraging the creation of new works.

Prizes to winners in 2023

Duo Grand Prize – Rainier III of Monaco Prize



French Mélodie – Fondation Étrillard Prize



Lied Prize – Fondation Eurydice



CNLB Prize for the best performance of N’allez pas au bois by Gérard Pesson



CNLB - Venue of the Conservatoire national supérieur d'Art dramatique, Paris, where the competition takes place