Composition Competition 2020

Thanks to all 50 applicants!

Winners Announcement Below!
Prizes

Jury

Andrea Talmelli

 

Sergi Casanellas

Professor in the Composition Department at the New York University
 

Faye-Ellen Sylverman

Faculty at New York University and The Juilliard School.

Paolo Marchettini

Professor in the Theory and Composition Department at the Manhattan School of Music

How to apply

Submit  an ANONYMOUS score, and recording/midi (if any) to:

info@lunigianamusicfestival.com
 

Application Fee: 25 Euro


Deadline: July 20, 2020

 

GENERAL RULES:

– Applicants are musicians, students and professionals, of any age, gender and nationality.
– Applicants are allowed to submit just one piece.
 

SUBMISSIONS

LENGTH: 3 to 6 minutes
AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTATION: piano, voice (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass), violin, viola and cello
PERFORMERS: minimum of 2, maximum of 5 *up to 2 performers per instrument
 – Pieces should be composed after January 1st, 2010
– Pieces should not have been published yet
– Pieces should be submitted anonymously
 

Winners 2019

First prize winner

Winners

(performance in Lunigiana)
 
Joao Isaac Marques: Fitocontos Amazonicos 
 
Gianluca Verlingieri: 
Ghedini Fragmente
 
Qingye Wu: 
Guangzou Wu’s Paintings

Honorable mention & Special Prize

Joshua Fishbein: Deep in the Quiet Wood

Francesco Cultreri: Quintet

Wajdi Abou Diab: Cry from a frozen pole

SPECIAL CLUSTER PRIZE TO:

Joshua Fishbein: Deep in the Quiet Wood

Alternate: Wajdi Abou Diab: Cry from a frozen pole

Riccardo Perugini

FIRST PRIZE WINNER

Riccardo Perugini (Montepulciano, 1996) is a young Italian composer already established in the European music scene. His music has been broadcasted and performed for important festivals in collaboration with well-known performers .

He has received several commissions including important associations, festivals, and competitions, such as the Art Biennial in Venice, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,   Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina,  2 Agosto Composition Competition,  Cantiere Internazionale d’arte di Montepulciano,  DUOroboros in collaboration with UFIP,  ECHI Festival, by ESTOVEST Festival in Turin in collaboration with Area Sismica, . He also obtained the attention by numerous important teathers including Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia on occasion of the 9th Festa dell’opera, Sincronie Festival in Rome,  Torinodanza Festival in collaboration with Teatro Stabile di Torino, Nexus Festival, MilanOltre, NEXT ensemble.

His music has also been broadcasted on the main European radios, including Rai radio 3, Rai 5, Radio Cemat, NPO radio 4, Yleisradio Oy.

Multiple prize-winners, he was recognized for his second prize at the Internetional Vocal Espoo Composition Competition 2016 in Helsinki, the honorable mention at the 2 Agosto International Composition Competition 2017 and Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2019 and finalist at the prestigious Alba Rosa Vietor International Composition Competition 2018 (Het Concertgebouw). Members of the jury included Detlev Glanert, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Kalevi Aho, Magnus Lindberg, Olari Elts, Calliope Tsoupaki, Willem Jeths, Tansy Davies.

He also collaborated with important institutions, ensemble and musicians: Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Alessandro Cadario, Lyran Choir, Jutta Seppinen, Tapiola Sinfonietta, CONTEMPORANEAMENTEROMA, Teatrodante Carlo Monni, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Lavanderia a vapore, Centre culturel Louis Ratel, Espoo Cultural Centre, In.Nova Fert, Trio Hegel, Maria Elena Romanazzi, Edoardo Rosadini, Adrian Pinzaru, Lara Albesano, Eilis Cranitch, Enrico Carraro, Simona Bertozzi, Michele Marco Rossi, Claudio Pasceri, Mirco Ghirardini, Amatis Trio, Katharine Dain

 
Riccardo studied with composers Andrea Portera, Mauro Montalbetti, and Detlev Glanert.

Covid-19 Updates
Message to Applicants, Audiences and Supporters.

We are really happy to announce to you that the Festival will go on!

We opened the applications for LIMF ON SCREEN – our online edition! Please click here to APPLY.
 
On May 20, we will launch the COMPOSITION COMPETITION.
 
Keep following us to have news about our CONCERT SERIES MUSICA NEI BORGHI, organized and promoted by the Comune di Fivizzano. The schedule will be launched in June.
 
We look forward to meeting you soon, in person or online!