Premio Amici della Musica di Verona 2024

International Music Competition under 35 

for soloists and chamber groups up to 5 members

 

Congratulazioni al HAO & BERNSDORF DUO
vincitore della 3° edizione.
Il duo composto dal violinista Jeremy Lap Hei Hao (Hong-Kong/ USA)
and the pianist León Bernsdorf (Germania/USA)
si esibirà in concerto nella programmazione 2025 degli Amici della Musica di Verona.

 

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In collaboration with Steinway Society and Società  Letteraria di Verona

Curatore del Premio Federico Gianello

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introduction to the competition

Il concorso prevede due fasi:
– una prima tramite video (in questa fase i nomi dei concorrenti non vengono resi noti);
– una seconda fase in presenza, in forma di concerto.

The Premio Amici della Musica di Verona is held annually.

I finalisti dell’edizione 2024, selezionati tra solisti e gruppi da camera, avranno l’opportunità di esibirsi nelle belle sale della Società Letteraria di Verona.

I concerti che costituiscono la fase finale, si terranno di domenica mattina e pomeriggio, con il seguente calendario:
September 15th, September 29th, October 13th, October 29th, November 10th, Novembe 24th.

Any changes in dates will be agreed upon with advance notice.

The deadline for entries is June 30th 2024..

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

Soloists and chamber groups from duo to quintet can take part in the competition.

Non sono ammessi strumenti elettronici e amplificati, pianoforte preparato e due pianoforti.

Per l’edizione 2024, a causa di ragioni logistiche, formazioni con due pianoforti e organo non potranno prendere parte.

È consentito inviare più iscrizioni e partecipare con diverse formazioni.

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

Improvisation is not allowed.

Performance by heart is not required.

Sono considerati Solisti i candidati che eseguono nella Prova Finale un repertorio per strumento solo, senza l’accompagnamento di un secondo strumento. I musicisti che necessitano di accompagnamento (del pianoforte o di altro strumento) sono tenuti ad iscriversi come duo, in quanto entrambi concorrono all’assegnazione del premio finale.

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

Il concorso si svolge in due fasi: la prima tramite video (in questa fase i nomi dei concorrenti non vengono resi noti); la seconda fase si svolge in presenza, in forma di concerto.

  • For the Preliminary Round è necessario inviare il link di un video (amatoriale o professionale) o playlist contenente un programma libero della durata minima di 12 minuti e massima di 20 minuti caricato su YouTube in modalità ‘unlistedFor the Preliminary Round, it is necessary to send the link of a video or playlist, amateur or professional, containing a free program lasting a minimum of 12 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes uploaded to YouTube as 'unlisted'. The files, containing one or more pieces, also filmed at different times, may have a longer duration, however the Jury will evaluate the performances by interrupting the listening at exactly minute 20. Together with the video and the information required for registration, candidates must also attach in the application the musical repertoire proposed for the Final Round. In the Preliminary Round, it is possible to perform single movements and extracts from larger compositions. At this stage, in order to respect the privacy and image of the candidates, the applications are not made public, i.e. only the names of those admitted to the Final Round will be published.
    I file, contenenti uno o più brani anche ripresi in momenti diversi, possono avere una durata superiore; tuttavia la Giuria valuterà le esecuzioni interrompendo l’ascolto esattamente al minuto 20.
    Insieme al file video e alle informazioni necessarie per l’iscrizione si deve allegare anche il repertorio musicale proposto per la Prova Finale.

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

    In questa fase, nel rispetto della privacy e dell’immagine dei candidati, le candidature non vengono rese note, ovvero saranno pubblicati esclusivamente i nomi degli ammessi alla Prova Finale.

  • La Final Round si svolge in forma di concerto a Verona, nello splendido salotto della Società Letteraria affacciata sull’Arena. Amici della Musica di Verona ospita un intero recital, della durata di 50 minuti con una tolleranza minima e massima di 5 minuti: in ogni caso il repertorio non deve eccedere i 55 minuti.

    The repertoire chosen for the Final Round may include pieces already proposed in the pre-selection video.

    Nella Prova Finale si devono eseguire opere complete (ad esempio la forma Sonata), mentre sarà possibile eseguire estratti da antologie di ampio respiro.

The prize will be awarded on the occasion of the award-concert, which will be arranged 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.

Registration deadline June 30th 2024.

Candidates must complete the registration form available on the website www.premioamv.com by clicking on the APPLY icon right at the top of the website. Here they will be asked to provide the following:

  • i dati anagrafici di ogni musicista;
  • il Codice Fiscale italiano di ogni candidato (i candidati ammessi alla Prova Finale si impegnano a fornire il
    Codice Fiscale italiano e la documentazione richiesta entro il 1
    settembre 2024
    );
  • a copy of a valid identity document of each performer;
  • a file containing a brief curriculum vitae of the soloist (for ensembles: the resume of the individual musicians and a brief presentation of the musical formation).
  • un file contenente il programma proposto per il concerto della Prova Finale (che potrà essere modificato entro il 20 agosto);
  • the link of the performance uploaded on YouTube in ‘unlisted’ mode;unlisted‘;
  • the receipt of the registration fee of € 50,00 for each participant (for chamber groups, we ask you to send all the fees in a single transaction) to be paid to:
 

IBAN: IT62O0503411702000000005262
SWIFT: BAPPIT21002
ACCOUNT HOLDER: STEINWAY SOCIETY
AT: BANCO BPM S.P.A. (05034)
BANK BRANCH: VERONA AG. 1
ADDRESS: Corso Porta Nuova, 4 – 37122 Verona, Italia

OBJECT OF PAYMENT: SURNAME and NAME of the candidate making the payment

 

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

The second stage of the competition is held in concert form on Sunday mornings and afternoons at the Società Letteraria di Verona, Piazzetta Scalette Rubiani 1. The concerts begin at 11:00, 16:00 and 17:00 respectively.

A minimum of 12 candidates are admitted to the Final Round.

Candidates shall perform a freely chosen program lasting 50 minutes with a minimum and maximum tolerance of 5 minutes: in any case, the repertoire shall not exceed 55 minutes.

The repertoire chosen for the Final Round may include pieces already proposed in the pre-selection video.
Nella Prova Finale si devono eseguire opere complete (ad esempio la forma Sonata), mentre è possibile eseguire estratti da antologie di ampio respiro.

Each candidate admitted to the Final Round will receive a work compensation of €100.00 as a partial contribution to travel expenses. For candidates and accompanying persons, there is an agreement with a facility close to the competition venue that allows overnight accommodation at a reduced price. In order to benefit from this, it is necessary to express interest by e-mail by 15 August.

Candidates are summoned approximately two hours before the start of the concert.
- For the 11 a.m. concert, the convocation is at 9.30 a.m.
- For the 4 p.m. concert, the convocation is at 2.30 p.m.
- For the 5 p.m. concert, the convocation is at 3 p.m.

The purpose of these times is to ensure that each candidate has the opportunity to rehearse the acoustics of the hall and the piano for 30 minutes.

The organization provides the Steinway & Sons baby grand piano.

Any delays must be promptly communicated. Candidates who arrive unjustified late to the convocation may lose the right to perform, without the possibility of reimbursement.

Complete concert calendar of the Final Round
of the 2024 Edition:

Sunday September 15th,

Sunday September 29th,

Sunday October 13th,

Sunday October 29th,

Sunday November 10th,

Sunday November 24th

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

The selected candidates will be contacted by e-mail to arrange, as best as possible, with the artistic direction the dates of the final concerts.

Candidates admitted to the Final Round must provide by September 1th their Italian Tax Code issued by the Italian Consulate in their country of origin or residence.
Non-Italian candidates, who are citizens of the European Union, are required to provide by September 1th the MODELLO A1 (A1 FORM) issued by the authorities of the country of origin or residence.

For finalist candidates and accompanying persons there is an agreement for overnight accommodation at a non-hotel near the competition venue at a special price: €45 for a single room, €60 for a double room, €90 for a triple room.
To take advantage of this offer, it is necessary to register your interest by e-mail by 15 August.

The Jury will be composed of musicians and personalities from the international music scene who make up the Artistic Committee of the Premio Amici della Musica di Verona. The names of the Jury will be announced at the same time as the publication of the final judgement.

The members of the Jury will be able to judge the performances in person or remotely, having the opportunity to evaluate the candidates live or listen to the recordings of the concerts in their entirety, expressing individual preferences before reaching a collective judgement.

Artisti particolarmente meritevoli potranno essere segnalati a società concertistiche nazionali ed internazionali per promuoverne la carriera. Inoltre la Giuria potrà assegnare premi speciali a singoli musicisti che si saranno particolarmente distinti.

The Jury's decisions are final and unquestionable.

Each year the Jury will select a single winner who will be invited to give a concert in the 2025-2026 concert season of the Amici della Musica di Verona.

The prize consists in a contract with a gross value of:

  • € 2.000,00 for soloists,
  • € 3.000,00 for duo and trio ensambles,
  • € 4.000,00 for quartet and quintet ensambles.

The proposed musical program must be agreed with the Artistic Director. The winners undertake to perform the assigned concert within the time limits set by the Artistic Direction, otherwise the contractual commitment and the prize money may be invalidated.

Il rapporto artistico con Amici della Musica di Verona potrà estendersi anche negli anni a seguire per altre produzioni che potranno riguardare anche artisti non premiati che abbiano ottenuto una segnalazione di merito della Giuria.

WINNERS OF THE 2023 EDITION
Hao & Bernsdorf Duo
Jeremy Lap Hei Hao, violino León Bernsdorf, pianoforte

Finalists of the 2023 Edition

Kamile Zaveckaite, pianoforte

Quartetto Dulce in Corde
Marina Del Fava, violino
Da Won Ghang, violino
Elisa Barsella, viola
Rachele Nucci, violoncello

Faccini Piano Duo
Betsabea Faccini, pianoforte
Elia Faccini, pianoforte

Giuseppe Masini, pianoforte

Duo Redon
Alexandra Redon, violino
Jean Redon, pianoforte

Duo Righi – Maliboshka
Monica Righi, violoncello
Ivan Maliboshka, pianoforte

Francesco Angelico, violoncello

Vera Cecino, pianoforte

Duo Stefanelli – Pantani
Francesco Stefanelli, violoncello
Nicola Pantani, pianoforte

Trio Intervall
Oleksandra Kiktenko, violino
Anvar Nasriddinov-Bitson, violoncello
Mariia Kostogryz, pianoforte

Duo Ramilli – Fogli
Michela Ramilli, violino
Fabrizio Fogli, pianoforte

Lorenzo Albanese, fisarmonica

Trio Hérmes
Ginevra Bassetti, violino
Francesca Giglio, violoncello
Marianna Pulsoni, pianoforte

 

WINNERS OF THE 2022 EDITION
Duo Sebastianutto – Bonini
Christian Sebastianutto, violino
Daniele Bonini, pianoforte 

Finalists of the 2022 Edition

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

Duo Sebastianutto – Bonini
Christian Sebastianutto, violino

Daniele Bonini, pianoforte

 

WINNERS OF THE 2021 EDITION
Quartetto Werther

Misia Iannoni Sebastianini, violin

Martina Santarone, viola
Vladimir Bogdanovic, cello
Antonino Fiumara, pianoforte

Fianlists of the 2021 Editition

Quartetto Werther
Misia Iannoni Sebastianini, violin
Martina Santarone, viola
Vladimir Bogdanovic, cello
Antonino Fiumara, pianoforte

TulipDuo
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

DATES REMINDER

  • By JUNE 30th: registration deadline
  • By AUGUST 15: booking of accommodation
  • By AUGUST 20th: modiciation of the final program
  • By SEPTEMBER 1st: Italian Fiscal Code and additional documentation required

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