Premio Amici della Musica di Verona 2022

International Music Competition under 35 

for soloists and chamber groups up to 5 members

complimenti ai finalisti dell'Edizione Primaverile 2022!

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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.

The registration fee is € 50,00 regardless of the number of participants (i.e. chamber groups pay a single fee of € 50,00).



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'. The files may be longer, however the Jury will evaluate the performances by interrupting the listening at minute 20. Together with the video and the information required for registration, candidates must attach to the application the musical repertoire proposed for the Final Round (editable by 1 March 2022).

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.

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;
  • a single file with a brief artistic profile (resumé) of the soloist or the ensamble as a group and the program of the concert for the Final Round;
  • the link of the performance uploaded on YouTube as 'unlisted‘;
  • The receipt of the registration fee of € 50,00 (regardless of the number of participants) to be paid to:


IBAN: IT 20 O 05034 11750 0000 0006 1818




object of payment: 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
for the Spring Session 2022:
(Application-Deadline 10 February 2022)

Saturday 19 March

Saturday 26 March

Saturday 2 April

Saturday 16 April

Saturday 23 April

Saturday 30 April

Complete concert calendar of the Final Round
for the Autumn Session 2022:
(Application-Deadline 31 August 2022)

Saturday 5 November

Saturday 12 November

Saturday 19 November

sabato 26 Novembre

Saturday 3 December

Saturday 10 December

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.

The Jury of every edition is composed of renowned musicians, who make up the Artistic Comitee of 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.

Finalisti dell’Edizione Primaverile 2022

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

Finalisti dell’Edizione Autunnale 2021

Quartetto Werther – Vincitore dell’Edizione Autunnale 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, piano

Davidoff Trio

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

Martina Consonni, piano

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