Luigi Nono Composition Competition

AMICI PER LA MUSICA ASSOCIATION presents the 4th edition of the International Musical Composition Prize LUIGI NONO

Target of the prize is the promotion of composition, execution and diffusion of contemporary chamber music and to create opportunities of meeting between composers and executers.


The “Call for Scores” can be attended by any composer of any nationality being no more than 40 years old (not completed).
Each composer must send 3 compositions at his/her choice, either for only one instrument or for a chamber group made of no more than 5 elements; electronic instrumentation is not allowed.
Compositions can be either all for one instrument, or all for chamber music groups, or mixed. The presentation of pieces presenting a good variety of instruments can be a good choice.
Each composer must also send the MP3 recording of one of the compositions.
Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.

Max time: 7 (seven) minutes each.

Pieces can have already been executed. Pieces can have however already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee: € 30,00, to be paid either through wire transfer or through PayPal.

. Bank account: n° 2613350 UNICREDIT BANCA - “Amici per la Musica” -
IBAN: IT81T0200831110000002613350

. PayPal address: (transfer costs at sender’s charge)

The judges will be Luca Antignani (Italy), composer and teacher, Johannes K. Hildebrandt (Germany), composer and teacher and Jonathan Cole (UK), composer and teacher.
They will choose a unique winner, and the prize will consist in a cheque of € 750,00.

In addition to that, the winner will be asked for the composition of a piece expressly written for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE (either soloist or group), awarded to the best execution of a piece composed after 1950, in the 21st edition of International Chamber Music Competition LUIGI NONO, which will be held in Rivoli from October 20th through October 22nd, 2017.

The commissioned piece will be played as first absolute performance by the winner/s of XX CENTURY PRIZE in a concert within the 2018 concert season organized by Amici per la Musica Association (the concert will be part of the prize for the winner/s). The composer will be invited to the concert for the first performance of this piece as a guest of the organization, and in that occasion he/she will be given the prize (cheque).

The performance will be recorded with professional equipment and the composer will be given a copy of the record. Both the composer and the Associazione Amici per la Musica will be free to use the record for their activity.
The name of the winner will be posted on the web site of the Competition within the beginning of LUIGI NONO Competition (October 20th, 2017).
The result will be also announced during the awarding ceremony of LUIGI NONO Competition, Sunday, October 22nd 2017. The winner will be informed by e-mail, as well.

The scores shipped will be considered property of Amici per la Musica Association and will not be given back.


Deadline for incoming of applications: August 13th, 2017
Scores must be sent to following e-mail address within August 13th, 2017, along with application form duly and fully filled up:

Applications can be sent only by e-mail and must include:
- scores (enclosed to the message, PDF format files)
- filled up and signed application form
- receipt of bank or PayPal transfer of € 30,00
- CV (either in Italian or in English)

Scores must be fully anonymous and without any possible identification sign. On the contrary case, the score will be rejected.

For any information and clarification please contact following e-mail address:

13 Aug 2017
Euro (EUR)