Appassionata - International Music Competition is an innovative, dynamic and unique project in the world which aims to promote amateur and professional musicians on an international scale.


Due to the health crisis and for the sake of fairness, the Appassionata competition is postponed to 2023

The Appassionata competition differs from other competitions by its desire to highlight the artistic qualities of the candidates. This is the reason why participants are free to present a program of their choice.

The competition, which collaborates with various concert producers in Belgium and abroad, allow its winners to win, in addition to prizes in cash and musical equipment for a total amount of more than 30,000€, concert commitments and recordings.



This project is the initiative of Bertrand Lavrenov for the non-profit organization Lavrenov Music Society. The project managers are Bertrand Lavrenov and Kephren Baiwir, two professional Belgian musicians.

Through this competition, the two artists developed and proposed an original concept, that was initially for non-professional musicians. Their desire was to allow every amateur musicians whatever their age or whatever their nationality to perform and to defend their project on stage. It was crucial for Bertrand and Kephren to organize a large-scale musical project that allowed non-professional musicians to flourish.

News - 2022 Edition!

The great success of the first edition (2021) both qualitatively and quantitatively allows the competition to develop itself and see new perspectives. This is why the 2022 Edition of the Appassionata competition will see the emergence of a new category for professional musicians: this in order to meet the expectations of the candidates and to obtain greater homogeneity between the different groups. This category will be open to musicians under the age of 26 on the date of the competition (30 years on average for groups and ensembles). It will target artists who intend to pursue a career as professional musicians. Higher technical qualities will be required for participants in the “professional” category.


The goal of the “Appassionata” competition is to offer musicians the opportunity to perform on a stage and to surpass themselves. The participants can win prizes and awards that reach a total of over € 30,000. The competition also aims to bring together artists (while respecting the safety instructions on the date of the event) who have a common passion for music to allow the actors of the project to enrich their experience while sharing it.


Interested? Visit the CATEGORIES & REGISTRATION page for more details!


Bertrand Lavrenov - Director


Kephren Baiwir - Coordinator