Composition competition "Torre della Quarda" - Savona, 2018 Edition – STEFANO GERVASONI President of the Jury Panel

The association Ensemble Nuove Musiche is happy to publish the notice of the composition contest we are planning for the second year. The competition is renewed with the new name "Torre della Quarda" and it is enriched with new proposals: chamber music section and orchestra section. The winning scores will be performed by the Ensemble Nuove Musiche and by the San Remo Symphony Orchestra inside the 6th edition of the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona, in June 2018. The winning piece in the orchestra section will be re played during the symphonyc season 2018/2019 by the San Remo Symhpnony Orchestra.

The competition is organized into two different sections:
Section 1 – Chamber musi (Fee 15 Eur)
Formations admitted:
• Piano solo (also prepared with discretion)
• Solo Flute (the performer may use: piccolo, flute in C, flute in G)
• Solo Clarinet (the performer may use: Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• TRIO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)

The length of the composition must be between minimum 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.

Section 2 – Orchestra composition (Fee 35 Eur)
Instrumentation available. It is required the use of no fewer than 15 instruments:
2 Flutes in C
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (Bb/A)
2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F
2 Trumpets (C/Bb)
Timpani (1 player – 3 timpani: 32'' - 28'' - 26'')
Strings (7/6/4/4/2)

The length of the orchestra composition must not exceed 15 minutes and it has no limit of minimum length.
Not admitted production of compositions for solo instrument and orchestra.
People applying for section 2 can send one only composition.
It is possible to propose compositions for solo string orchestra.

In both sections (chamber music and orchestra) the use of electronic disposals is not permitted, at all.

For the 2018 edition the jury is as follows:

STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer, President of the Jury Panel)
PIERRE RIGAUDIÈRE (Musicologist - France)
ANDREA CAVALLARI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
MARCO LOMBARDI (Composer)

At this internet address: http://www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition-2018/
you will find the competition announcement with the details about its development, the names of the Jury Panel members and the awards.

15 Apr 2018
15.00
Euro (EUR)