Premio Amici della Musica di Verona 2023

International Music Competition under 35 

for soloists and chamber groups up to 5 members

In collaborazione con Steinway Society e Società  Letteraria di Verona

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introduction to the competition

The competition is open to musicians from all countries who have not reached the age of 36 by the date of registration; for ensembles is considered the average age of all members.

Soloists and chamber groups from duo to quintet can take part in the competition. Electronic and amplified instruments, prepared piano and two pianos are not allowed.

Applying more than once with different formations is allowed, even during the same sessions.

Transcriptions and arrangements can be performed, while simplified versions are not allowed.

Improvisation is not allowed.

Performance by heart is not required.

Candidates registering as soloists undertake to perform in the Final Round only pieces for solo instrument, without accompaniment. Musicians who require accompaniment (by piano or other instrument) must register as a duo and will be judged as such.

La quota di iscrizione è di € 50,00  per ciascun partecipante. 

The competition is held in two phases: Preliminary Round via video, anonymously (names of candidates will not be made public); Final Round will take place in presence, in form of a concert.

For the Preliminary Round it is necessary to send the link of a video or playlist containing at least 2 pieces of different authors and styles, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes. It must be uploaded on YouTube as 'unlisted’. I file potranno avere una durata superiore, tuttavia la Giuria valuterà le esecuzioni interrompendo l’ascolto al minuto 20. Insieme al file video e alle informazioni necessarie per l’iscrizione si deve allegare il repertorio musicale proposto per la Prova Finale.

During the Preliminary Round, it is possible to perform single movements and extracts from larger compositions.

During this phase, out of respect for the privacy and image of the candidates, all applications are anonymous and only the candidates admitted to the Final Round will be published.

The Final Round of the competition will take place in form of a concert in the beautiful hall of Società Letteraria di Verona right in front of the Arena. Amici della Musica di Verona will be the host of an entire recital lasting around between 60 and 65 minutes, with a free choice program.

During the Final Round, it is possible to perform excerpts from major pieces, but not single movements.

The prizes will be awarded on the occasion of the award-concerts, which will be agreed directly with the artistic direction of Amici della Musica di Verona.

Competitors must provide the requested personal information, and be up to date with the payment of the registration fee. The lack of those may at any time invalidate the participation in the competition and subsequently the prize.

The rights to any audio and video recordings , photographs or streaming, radio or television broadcasts are property of the Premio Amici della Musica di Verona and do not give the right to any compensation.

In case of unexpected events, the management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the competition. In case of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.

Registration for the competition implies the tacit consent of what is indicated in the regulation.

Iscrizioni entro il 20 Dicembre 2022.

The registration form is available on this website by clicking on the APPLY icon on the top right of this website. Here candidates will be prompted:

  • the personal data of each performer (ensembles must insert one single telephone number and e-mail address);
  • a copy of a valid identity document for each performer;
  • un file contenente un breve curriculum vitae del solista o dell’ensemble;
  • una foto artistica del solista o del gruppo da camera;
  • un file contenente il programma proposto per il concerto della Prova Finale;
  • the link of the performance uploaded on YouTube as 'unlisted‘;
  • la copia del versamento della quota di iscrizione del valore di € 50,00 per ciascun partecipante (ai gruppi da camera, chiediamo di inviare tutte le quote in un’ unica operazione) da corrispondere a:


IBAN: IT62O0503411702000000005262
INDIRIZZO: Corso Porta Nuova, 4 – 37122 Verona, Italia

CAUSALE: SURNAME and NAME of the candidate submitting the application

Bank commissions are paid by the competitors and incomplete amounts are not accepted. In case of a candidate’s withdrawal, registration fee is not refundable.

The Final Round of the competition is held in form of weekly concerts, every Saurday afternoon at 5 pm., at Società Letteraria di Verona, Piazzetta Scalette Rubiani 1.

The convocation will be at 14:00 pm in order to fulfill the organization formalities; afterwards it will be possible to try the piano and the acoustics of the room. Any delays must be promptly communicated. Candidates who arrive unjustified late may lose the right to perform, without the possibility of reimbursement.

In case of force majeure the concert dates may be subject to variations. Any changes will be communicated in advance.

A maximum of 6 candidates between soloists and chamber groups will be admitted.

Candidates must perform a free choice program lasting between 60 and 65 minutes.

The organization provides the Steinway & Sons baby grand piano.

The selected candidates will be contacted by e-mail to agree on the date of the concert. On this occasion, some useful information for the trip will be provided, too.

Each candidate will be paid a gross remuneration of € 100. If requested, the accommodation will be provided by the organization.

Complete concert calendar of the Final Round
in programma per l’Edizione 2023:
(Application Deadline by December 20th 2022)

Saturday 18 February

Saturday 25 February

Saturday 4 March

Saturday 11 March

Saturday 18 March

Saturday 25 March

La Giuria è composta da personalità del panorama concertistico e che costituiscono il Comitato Artistico di Amici della Musica di Verona. 

The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right to not award the Prize if it deems the candidates not deserving.

The Jury may award special prizes to particularly deserving individual musicians.

In the remote case of didactic relationships or kinship affinity with the candidates, the Juror is asked to abstain from voting.

Every year the Jury will select two winners, who will be invited to give a concert in the following season of Amici della Musica di Verona.

Prizes will be awarded at the prize-concerts.

The economic value of the prize will be € 2,000.00 for the soloists, € 3,000.00 for the duo and trio and € 4,000.00 for the quartet and quintet.

By accepting the prize, winners undertake to guarantee the concerts assigned: if they do not fulfill this commitment, the prize will be canceled and eventually assigned to another soloist or chamber group indicated by the Jury.

Particularly deserving artists will be reported to national and international concert societies to promote their concert activity and career.

The artistic relationship with Amici della Musica di Verona may also be extended in the following years for other productions and may also concern non- awarded artists, who have received a recommendation from the Jury.

The prizes will be awarded in memory of the Masters Guido Begal, Carlo Bologna, Laura Palmieri, Juan Carlos Rybin, Lazlò Spezzaferri, Paolo Rigoli, and other important artistic figures that have determined the musical life of Verona and contributed to the centennial history of our association.

Finalisti dell’Edizione Primaverile 2022

Duo Sebastianutto-Bonini – VINCITORI DELL’EDIZIONE 2022
Christian Sebastianutto, violino
Daniele Bonini, pianoforte 

Trio Eidos
Ivos Margoni, violino
Stefano Bruno, violoncello
Giulia Loperfido, pianoforte

Quartetto Eridáno
Davide Torrente, violino
Sofia Gimelli, violino
Carlo Bonicelli, viola
Chiara Piazza, violoncello

Giulia Contaldo, pianoforte

Trio Rigamonti
Mariella Rigamonti, violino
Emanuele Rigamonti, violoncello
Miriam Rigamonti, pianoforte

Trio Chimera
Stefano Raccagni, violino
Giorgio Lucchini, violoncello
Marta Ceretta, pianoforte

Finalisti Edizione Autunnale 2021

Quartetto Werther – VINCITORI DELL’EDIZIONE 2021
Antonino Fiumara, violin
Misia Iannoni Sebastianini, violin
Martina Santarone, viola
Vladimir Bogdanovic, cello

Eleonora De Poi, violin
Massimiliano Turchi, piano

Timothy Hopkins, cello

Duo Porrovecchio – Badon
Riccardo Porrovecchio, violino
Gianluca Badon, pianoforte

Eric Seohyun Moon, viola

Quantum Clarinet Trio
Elena Veronesi, clarinet
Johannes Przygodda, cello
Bokyung Kim, pianoforte

Davidoff Trio
Johannes Wendel, violin
Christoph Lamprecht, cello
Yona Sophia Jutzi, piano

Martina Consonni, piano

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