International Composition Competition


Submission period

Wed Jun 1 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Sep 1 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Fri Sep 30 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee 35 € for the first score and 20 € for the next ones
The cultural association Associazione Culturale Polifonie announces the 6th International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” to be held in 2022.

The competition is open to italian and foreign composers of any nationality with no age restriction. Each composer can participate with more than one piece, making an entry for each composition they intend to submit.

The scores must be composed for the following organic, in any combination from 1 to max 5 performers.
The scores that do not comply with the above rules regarding the number of performers and/ or the instrument(s) will be eliminated.

1 Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo)
1 Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet)
1 Violin
1 Viola
1 Cellov 1 Piano

The composition must have a maximum duration of 15’.
The composition must not have been published or been awarded prizes in other contests before, but it may have already been performed in public.

The application fee is € 35 for the first score and € 20 for any following ones by the same author.

An International Jury will meet to choose the 5 (five) finalist scores, which will be performed by Appassionato Ensemble on Sunday, November 13, 2022 during the closing evening of the Como Contemporary Festival 2021 – International Festival of Contemporary Music and other Arts. The concert will be open to the public and will be held in the Villa Olmo’s Grand Hall in Como.

The Jury will be composed by:

Ivan Fedele (Italy), President
Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
Umberto Pedraglio (Italy), Artistic Director

The author of the winning score will receive a 1.000 euros cash prize, an audio/video recording made by Appassionato Ensemble, a precious gift produced in cooperation with the famous Como silk textile company Mantero 1902 and the score will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.

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