Music competition

Young people from all over Europe compete in the European Lions Music Competition every year

Supporting young people with their musical talents is an important mission of Lions International. The annual music competition - the Lions LEMC European Music Competition - offers talented young musicians the opportunity to perform in their home countries and throughout Europe. It is dedicated to classical music.

Each year a different instrument is chosen. So, 2017 was dedicated to the trumpet, 2018 to the flute and 2019 to the guitar.

Conditions for participation

  • Be domiciled for at least 5 years in Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
  • You must not be older than 23 years. 


  • Registration via internet by 31 December of the year preceding the competition.
  • During March, qualifying rounds MD 102 (Switzerland/Liechtenstein) will take place and the 3 finalists will be selected.
  • At the beginning of May, Swiss final at the MD102 National Convention and presentation of the winner.
  • During October, the MD102 winner represents Switzerland at the European Final held during the Lions Club European Convention.

Each participant will receive a 500 CHF award offered by a regional Lions club as well as a certificate of participation. The 3 finalist winners will receive 2'500 / 1'500 / 1'000 CHF respectively. 

You can access the details of this year's competition by consulting the news below.

Contact persons

Articles about the music competition

Lions European Music Competition - 2020 saxophone

This year we are looking for the best sax players. Competition on March 8th 2020

Alessandro Frei aus Zürich gewinnt den Musikwettbewerb

Alessandro Frei gewinnt die Ausscheidung des Musikwettbewerbs des MD 102 und vertritt Schweiz/Liechtenstein an der europäischen Ausscheidung in...