To meet our ambitious objectives we need to raise large sums of money. We do so through music: every other year we organise a one-of-a-kind benefit concert, the Gala, with the generous involvement of international stars of classical music. The evening is a highlight of the Geneva social calendar. All proceeds go towards selected research projects.

1973 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nikita Magaloff and Yehudi Menuhin
1975 Mstislav Rostropovitch and the Collegium Musicum of Zurich conducted by Paul Sacher
1977 The Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne conducted by Michel Corboz
1979 Martha Argerich and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
1980 Alicia de Larrocha
1982 Maurizio Pollini
1984 Bruno-Leonardo Gelber and the Salzburg Mozarteum conducted by Ralph Weikert
1987 Barbara Hendricks and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Armin Jordan
1989 Barbara Hendricks accompanied by Staffan Scheja
1991 The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti
1993 Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn conducted by Jürg Faeber
1995 Martha Argerich and the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhaïl Pletnev
1997 The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Mazur
1999 The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by James Levine
2000 Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis
2002 Vadim Repin and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy
2003 Radu Lupu
2005 Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Camerata Salzburg
2008 Martha Argerich, Sol Gabetta, Nelson Goerner, François-Xavier Poizat and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Neeme Järvi
2010 Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis
2011 The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with Maria-Joao Pires
2012 The Stradivari Ensemble of the Mariinski Theatre Orchestra of St. Petersburg conducted by Valery Gergiev, with Denis Matsuev and Alexei Ogrintchouk (accompanied at the piano by Silvie Barberi).
2014 Martha Argerich and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit