Piero Farulli International Composition Competition for Junior String Quartets 2019 THIRD EDITION

Applications are open for the third edition of the Competition dedicated to the memory of Piero Farulli, viola of the legendary Quartetto Italiano and founder of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

Important news about the Jury: Giacomo Manzoni will be the chairman of the Jury whose members include Adriano Guarnieri (I), Joerg Widmann (D),Daniel Herrera (CH) and Chia-Ying Lin, young composer from Taiwan who is the first winner of the first Competition 2015 and who currently has an outstandingly international career.

The third Edition is proud to host, yet again, a Jury of the highest level.

The aim of the competition is to increase and enrich the virtually non-existent repertoire for young and even younger players of stringed instruments, who will be encouraged and enabled to play music together using contemporary musical language.

Prizes: Two prizes of €2.000 will be drawn, one for each level:

1) Primary or intermediate level of instrumental difficulty (Level A)

2) Advanced level of instrumental difficulty (Level B).

The scores should not be longer tham 12 minutes.

Casa Ricordi-Universal will publish the two winning compositions, which will be added to the teaching serie Piero Farulli per il quartetto d’archi (Piero Farulli for String Quartets). The utopian philosophy of Piero Farulli was that of bringing music to everyone. This is the perspective of the Competition. Our last edition received 60 entries from composers from all over the world. In attachment to this mail you will find the call for the competition.

The deadline for the applications is 30th June 2019. Application forms can be downloaded from our website: http://www.associazionepierofarulli.com.

Please send scores via wetransfer to info@associazionepierofarulli.com or by post to Concorso di composizione Piero Farulli C/O Orchestra della Toscana, via Verdi 5, 50122. For further information please email: info@associazionepierofarulli.com or via mobile at +393386611779.

30 Jun 2019