"Franco Donatoni" International Meeting for Young Composers

Composition competition


Submission period

Thu Nov 21 at 9:25 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Nov 29 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Dec 23 at 5 PM UTC
IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy and its artistic director, Sandro Gorli, in cooperation with Fattoria Vittadini Dance Company are pleased to announce the sixth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers.

Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1984, are eligible to participate in the selection by submitting one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of 5 to 12 performers (no voices) within 29th November 2019.

An international jury will select by 18th December 2019 three compositions that will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in Milan in May 2020 within the Rondò concert season.

The three selected composers will then be asked to write a new composition for ensemble and 1- 5 dancers (to be agreed upon) whose duration must be between 15 and 20 minutes; the three new compositions will be performed during the 2021 Rondò concert season, on the occasion of the sixth edition of the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers.

The selected composers (who will have delivered score and parts within the deadline foreseen by the rules) will be asked to stay in Milan for three periods of rehearsals and will work in close contact with the musicians of the ensemble, the choreographer and the dancers of Fattoria Vittadini.

Each composer will be entitled to a lump-sum reimbursement of Euro 2,000 gross, for travel, board, lodging and any other expenses incurred (see the rules).

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