We are hereby communicating the new updates regarding the IV International Composition Competition "Appassionato Ensemble" 2020.
The final concert will be performed on Sunday, December 13, 2020 in Villa Olmo's grand hall in Como, during the closing evening of the Como Contemporary Festival 2020 - International Festival of Contemporary Music and other Arts, in cooperation with Fondazione Bortolaso-Totaro-Sponga and Arte&Arte.
Here is an extract of the updates made to the Call (viewable in full on the page click here)
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An International Jury will meet to choose the 5 (five) finalist scores, which will be performed on Sunday, December 13, 2020 by Appassionato Ensemble in a concert open to the public in Villa Olmo’s grand hall in Como, during the closing evening of the Como Contemporary Festival 2020 - International Festival of Contemporary Music and other Arts. The concert, presenting the finalists, will be performed within Como’s prestigious Miniartextil’s International Contemporary Art Exhibition 30th Edition, in cooperation with Fondazione Bortolaso-Totaro-Sponga and Arte&Arte, and will be preceded by a conference/debate on new contemporary tendencies, on today’s music development and on the alliance between contemporary art and music. Sandro Laffranchini (principal cellist at La Scala Theatre in Milan) will open the festival, performing a solo cello recital, with 20th century music and in world premiére.
The Jury will be composed by:
- Alessandro Solbiati (Italy), President
- Sofia Avramidou (Greece)
- Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
- Umberto Pedraglio (Italy), Artistic Director
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The winning work will receive a cash prize of 750 euros, an audio/video recording made by Appassionato Ensemble, a precious gift produced in cooperation with the famous Como silk textile company Mantero S.p.a. and will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.
Finalists residing abroad or whose residence is farther than 200 kms from Como will be hosted as guests of the Associazione Culturale Polifonie (board and lodging) at guest quarters/artist’s residency on December 12 and 13, 2020..