International Composers’ Competition “ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA”

International Composers’ Competition
“ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA”
organized by the network of music schools "Brianza in Musica" with the support of the "Piano
Triennale delle Arti" of MIUR under the artistic direction of Paolo Casiraghi and Ciro Fiorentino.
ART.1 - DESTINATION OF THE COMPETITION
The Competition is open to all composition students of any European Music Academies.
It consists in an original composition or transcription for the “Orchestra giovanile di Monza e
Brianza” (OgMB), which is formed by young musicians from 10 to 16 years old, who are
learning a music instrument at an Italian music school.
Aim of the Competion is to create a repertoire of contemporary music especially conceived for
this orchestra.
Organic
The instrumentation of the work should be similar to that of the OgMB, that is:
- Strings (violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, double basses);
- woodwinds (flutes I and II -ev. piccolo, clarinets I and II -ev. bass clarinet, sax contraltos I
and II);
- brasses (horns I and II, trumpets in B I and II, trombones I and II);
- accordions;
- classical guitars (I and II);
- 2 electric pianos (possibly with 4 hands);
- percussions (2 timpani, marimba -ev. 4 hands, glockenspiel, snare drum, bass drum,
cymbals, triangle etc...).
Technical information
Although there are some students from the musical high school, the difficulty of each part will
have to take into account the average degree of instrumental skills that can be achieved after
three years in the musical “scuola media”
The parts of the strings must not be divided. There must be the utmost caution when inserting
passages in position. Harmonics are only possible if they are natural (up to the third
harmonic). It is also possible to use special techniques or extended techniques if they are
simple to play.
The parts of the winds can be doubled.
It is possible, however, to include single and circumscribed moments "a solo" or "a due" etc...
of a greater difficulty degree.
No section will be amplified (with the exception of a control box for electric piano).
The piece must have a maximum of 15 minutes and can be freely articulated in a single
movement, in more movements, suite/collection of more pieces...
International Composers’ Competition
“ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA”
ART.2 - REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND TIMES
The competition is open to all composition students who are attending internationally
recognized academies, institutions and music schools.
A pdf copy of the score must be uploaded on the portal "Brianza in Musica", in the section
"Concorso di Composizione OgMB". It must not contain any name, signature or reference to
the author but only the title of the composition.
Each uploaded score must correspond to an email with the subject "CANDIDATURA CONCORSO
COMPOSIZIONE OgMB", sent to the e-mail address
concorso.composizione@brianzainmusica.it, with the attached application form, signed and
accompanied by the candidate’s a curriculum vitae.
The closing date for registration is 15th October 2019 h.24.
ART. 3 - JURY
The jury will be chaired by the composer Alessandro Solbiati and is composed by:
➢ Paolo Casiraghi (composer, musical director of the OgMB, clarinet teacher at the liceo
musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)
➢ Ciro Fiorentino (national referent of COMUSICA, guitar teacher at the liceo musicale "B.
Zucchi" in Monza)
➢ Umberto Pedraglio (composer, cellist, cello teacher at the liceo musicale "T. Ciceri" in Como)
➢ Massimo Orlando (flutist, flute teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)
The results will be published by November 15th, 2019 on the website "Brianza in Musica", in
the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB".
The winners have to deliver the detached parts within 15 days from the publication of the
results.
ART. - 4 PRIZES
1st Prize - €. 1.000,00 and work publication on the website
2nd Prize - €. 600,00 and work publication on the website
3rd Prize - €. 400,00 and work publication on the website
The OgMB will perform the winning works during an event scheduled for the 2019/20 school
year.
ART. - 5 EXCLUSION
Exclusion clauses:
- application after the deadline;
- applications which do not correspond to the requirements of ART. 2;
International Composers’ Competition
“ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA”
- already published compositions/transcriptions;
- application without consent to D.Lgs. 101/2018 - adaptation to EU Regulation 679/2016.
ART. 6 - CANCELLATION
The organizers have the right to cancel the competition. In this case, the submitted material
will be returned to the competitor.
ART. 7 - FINAL DISPOSITION
It will be the responsibility of the composer to deposit the work by the “Società degli Autori” or
by similar societies.
We inform you (D.Lgs.101/2018 - adaptation to EU Regulation no. 679/2016) that the
responsible of the procedure is Mrs. Rossana Colombo, head teacher of the “Istituto
Comprensivo "E.Toti" in Lentate sul Seveso.
The jury's judgement is unquestionable and irrevocable.
The Court of Milan will be competent for any controversy. The Civil Code and special laws on
the subject shall apply for anything not expressly written in this document.

15 Oct 2019