Concerto Competition

Each student in the Lunigiana International Music Festival has the opportunity to enter the competition to perform as a soloist with orchestra during one of our final concerts and to win multiple concert prizes.

Every student to the Lunigiana International Music Festival will have the opportunity to enter into the competition to perform as a soloist with orchestra during a concert at the end of the Festival. The jury, composed of faculty members, guest artists, the President and the Artistic Director, will make an indisputable choice of a pianist, singer, violinist, violist and cellist to participate in the concert. Beside winners in every category, multiple concert and recording prizes will be assigned to students.

Rules 2021

Every student who applies to the Lunigiana International Music Festival has the right to partecipate into the competition. No age limits. Musicians who are not enrolled in the LIMF cannot apply into the competition.

The competition will be held in one round and it might be with the accompaniment of the pianist, with a track or without piano accompaniment in order to accommodate applicants BOTH ONLINE AND IN-PERSON. Each contestant is required to play the entire concerto/movement/aria selected.

Each contestant should select a piece from the repertoire list given on the website. No other pieces will be admitted. Program selected must be specified in the application form. No changes of the program will be accepted after May 30, 2021.

The jury is composed by LIMF faculty members and guest artists who will be announced on the website by the beginning of the Festival.

At least one winner of each category will be announced (voice, piano, viola, cello, violin, harp).

Each winner is required to perform in the final concert(s) IN-PRESENCE (If attending the Festival) or ONLINE  in order to be awarded. 

Competition schedule is going to be communicate to the contestants by the beginning of the Festival.

Each winner might receive further prizes. Special prizes might be awarded also to other contestants. 

Prizes are ongoing and the information will be uploaded on the website. 

The jury has the right to decide whether or not to award a prize. 

List of concertos and arias 2021

The requested concerto/aria must be specified on the application form from the following list of composers.

Piano

W. A. Mozart: Concerto n. 9 in Eb Major, K.271 “Allegro”

W.A.Mozart: Concerto n. 27 in Bb Major, K.595 “Allegro”

F. Chopin: Concerto n.1 in E Minor, op. 11 “Rondo-Vivace”

Voice

Two arias by any of the following: Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Mozart, Bellini, Rossini.

Violin

P. A. Locatelli: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major “Largo-Allegro”

W. Mozart: Concerto n.3 in G Major, K.216 “Allegro”

W. Mozart: Concerto n.5 in A Major, K. 219 “Allegro Aperto”

Viola

C. P. Stamitz: Concerto in D Major, op.1, 2nd and 3rd movements (both)

G. P. Telemann: Concerto in G Major

cello

J. Haydn: Concerto in C Major Hob. Viib:1, “Adagio” “Finale”(both)

L. Boccherini: Concerto in B Flat Major G.482, “Allegro Moderato”

M. Bruch: Kol Nidrei, op.47

harp

Handel: Harp Concerto in B flat Major I. Andante Allegro

Boieldieu: Harp Concerto in C Major I. Allegro Brillante 

Debussy: Danses Sacrée et Profane

Prizes

WINNERS 2019

Strings

Ramon Carrero Martinez
viola



Thomas Walter
cello

Voice

Hanna Maria Zajaczkiewicz
soprano



Sam Dhobhany
bass-bariton

Piano

Giorgio Agnes

Eda Oncul

Agimus grosseto

1 Piano Recital and 1 Vocal Recital in the Tuscan “Giovani in Musica” 2020 Season

WINNERS

Raymond Chan piano
Hanna Maria Zajaczkiewicz voice

Associazione Musicaviva

1 Piano Recital and 1 Chamber Music Recital in the “Torino Chamber Music Festival” 2020 Season

WINNERS

Eda Oncul piano
Thomas Walter cello

San Giacomo Festival

2 Recitals at the Oratorio di Santa Cecilia in Bologna in the 2019/2020 Season

WINNERS

Manami Aoki/Sam Dhobhany voice
Sila Senturk piano

Special Prizes

Sheva Collection (London)

A professional recording with the Label Sheva Collection dedicated to a String player

WINNERS

Ramon Carrero Martinez viola

Associazione I concerti nel Tempio

A Piano Concerto with the ICNT Orchestra and Conductor Daniele Camiz at the Waldesian Church in Rome for the 2019/2020 Season

WINNERS

Giorgio Agnes piano

New York Prize

WINNERS

Ramon Carrero Martinez viola
Sila Senturk piano
Benhur Mosazghi voice

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

June 2, 2021

Dear applicants and interested applicants, we are so glad to let you know that we received applications worldwide, from the USA, Puerto Rico, China, Korea, Japan, Australia, Italy, Poland, England, France, Georgia, and Lebanon.

Many of you wrote to us that would like to apply and come in person, but your country is still having some limitations about travelling and quarantine upon your return. This is why this year we want to be extremely flexible with all of you dealing with these issues. As a result, the LIMF team decided to extend the deadline to the Festival IN-PERSON to Sunday July 4, 2021.

Please, be aware that if you are applying last-minute, classes might be full and accommodation opportunities limited, however, we will keep the information posted on our website and we will do our best to welcome you in the best way possible to Lunigiana.

For any doubt and information, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at: info@lunigianamusicfestival.com . We are always here to assist you.

Regarding ONLINE applications, a final deadline has been fixed to Wednesday June 10, 2021.

We thank you all and we look so much forward to welcome as many of you as possible to Lunigiana!

LIMF Team

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