"Torre Della Quarda" International Composition Competition 2020


Submission period

Tue Mar 10 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Sep 27 at 11 PM UTC

Results date

Tue Nov 3 at 5 PM UTC
“Torre della Quarda” composition competition was born with the will to present itself as an event of international scope. The main aim of the contest is to promote the composition of new pieces and to encourage creativity in the musical field, with the hope of bringing to Savona, from all over the world, the best emerging compositional talents.

Participation will be open to competitors from every country in the world, with no age limit and no restrictions in regard to aesthetic orientation and compositional styles. This will stimulate a dynamic relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative novelty. The winners will be awarded during a ceremony inserted as an integral part of the Festival and their compositions will be performed in concerts that will also be organic to the programming of the review.

A further, but not less important, objective of the competition is its significant opportunity for transversal interaction, both from the generational and geographical point of view. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet. The same phenomena will occur between musical schools of different origin, influenced by their cultural roots, but united thanks to the universality of the music language.

Jury members:
BEAT FURRER (Composer, President of the jury)

The competition is open to artists of all nationalities with no age limit and with limitless styles of composition.

The competition is organized into two different sections:
Section 1 – Chamber music
Section 2 – Ensemble (with conductor)

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under the title of a donation, as a reimbursement for the expenses:
15 Euros (not refundable) for section 1 (chamber music)
20 Euros (not refundable) for section 2 (ensemble)

Details are available at web pages: