Call for Scores 2020 | EstOvest Festival

Associazione EstOvest Festival - Torino is happy to announce Call for Scores of the 19th EstOvest Festival (3rd October - 5th December), open to candidates born after January 1st 1985 from all over the world.


This year’s EstOvest Festival 2020 Call for Scores focuses on a composition for two cellos and string orchestra. The work, inspired by Vivaldi's dialogue between solo and tutti, should contain some processing of the sound element suited to the expressive possibilities that our time offers, especially in relation to technology.
The composition, whose duration must not exceed 10 minutes, should include individual parts for the following intruments: 2 solo cellos, 6 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass and harpsichord.
This instrumental layout, apparently unbalanced, is designed to enhance the voice of each violin through
the use of a specific individual part thereby offering the composer more material on which to work. It is also important for the candidate to use his knowledge of the Baroque compositional techniques when reinventing, distorting and experimenting new ways of expression.
In other words, it is not a question of writing an imitation of a specific style from the past, but of conceiving a new musical content for an already well-known style.
The winning piece will be performed in concert during the EstOvest Festival 2020 (3 October - 5
December 2020) by cellists Claudio Pasceri and Clara Vedeche together with the Orchestra da Camera Accademia.


Geneviève Létang, harpist, member of the Strasbourg Linea Ensemble
Martin Loridan, composer, Call for Scores 2016 winner
Matteo Manzitti, composer, artistic director of Le Strade del Suono
Mauro Montalbetti, composer, Artistic Director of Cantiere Internazionale d’arte di Montepulciano
Michele Marco Rossi, cellist
Emanuele Torquati, concert pianist, Artistic Director Music@VillaRomana
Claudio Pasceri, cellist, Artistic Director of EstOvest Festival


The competition is for young composers born after 1st January 1985.
Candidates are required to send the following :
- a short written project about the piece they intend to compose should they be selected
- CV (which must contain the following sentence, “In accordance with Legislative Decree 196/2003 Italian
and European Regulation n. 679/2016, I authorize the use of my personal data", followed by signature.)
- 2 existing scores (minimum requirement) for any chamber formation in PDF format
- audio files, if possible, and web references.
- a letter of reference if so desired
All material should be sent electronically with PDF attachments to the following address
All emails must be marked - Subject: “NAME - Call for Scores EstOvest 2020”.
All emails will be duly acknowledged.

The deadline is July 3rd 2020. The result will be announced online not later than July 15th.
The selected composer will be informed by email as soon as the decision has been reached and will be asked to compose the new piece and to deliver it by email in PDF format to the same address not later than September 4th 2020.
A registration fee is not required and the winner will not receive any monetary award but
EstOvest Festival guarantees full coverage on all publicity material related to the Festival as
well as on our web site and social network.

In light of the current Covid-19 emergency situation, should the Festival program undergo changes or postponements, the competition will still be considered valid and any changes related to the performance of the winning piece will be communicated to the composer of the EstOvest Festival 2020 Call for Scores.

For further information:
Associazione EstOvest Festival - +39 333.8773527

Personal data provided by participants will be treated in accordance with the provisions of Legislative
Decree no. 196/2003 Italian and European Regulation n. 679/2016, communicating them to third parties
only and exclusively for reasons related to the event object of this announcement.
The organization cannot assume any responsibility for any problem or delay caused by unforeseen
events of technical, informatic or natural origin which could prevent the upload, the receiving and the
evaluation on of materials submitted ed by applicants.

3 Jul 2020