Composition Competition 2019

Competition Composition 2020 and exciting news on composers seminars coming soon in February!


  • Performance during the Festival
    (Fivizzano (Italy), July 18-28, 2019)
  • Performance in New York City in the 2019/2020 season
  • Professional recording


Andrea Talmelli


Girolamo Deraco


Joao MacDowell

How to apply

Submit CV, score, and recording/midi (if any) to:
Application Fee: 35 Euro
Deadline: June 23, 2019
Bank account:Associazione Amici del Lunigiana International Music Festival
Banca Credite Agricole (Fivizzano (MS), Italy, 54013)
IBAN: IT66 D060 3069 9120 0003 5667 579
Pieces previously performed accepted 
Pieces should be composed after January 1st, 2000
NO age limits


First prize winner

( concerts in Lunigiana, in New York and recording )
Michele Bernabei: Affinitá Ferrose


( performance in Lunigiana )
Paolo Geminiani: Trio IV 
Paolo Porto: Lontananze

Special mention

Angelo Luciano Bruzzese: Redroom

Michele Bernabei


Michele Bernabei is a young polyhedral musician, accomplished jazz trumpet player and composer. He earned a BM in trumpet at the Conservatory N.Paganini” of Genoa and MM with full marks in Jazz Arranging and Composition at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Turin. 

He studied Classical Composition at the Conservatory of Turin with Giorgio Colombo Taccani and in parallel at the “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale” of Fiesole with Fabio Vacchi. 
At the same time he received the ABRSM diploma in String Orchestra Direction under the guidance of Fabrizio Dorsi. 
As a trumpet player and band leader he performs in several famous jazz-clubs and festivals and he studied with international renowned teachers such as Paolo Fresu, Marco Tamburini, Giampaolo Casati, Avishai Choen, Dave Duglas, Laurie Frink. 
His compositional language 
is influenced both by jazz and the improvised music’s gesture and the theater, art-form dear to him, through a research of “drama”.