COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” 2019 EDITION

2019-07-12

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The association Ensemble Nuove Musiche is organizing a competition aimed at new
compositions. The winning scores will be performed as part of the 7th edition of the
Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona, in 2019.

Art. 1 - The competition is open to all nationalities with no age limit and with
limitless styles of composition.

Art. 2 – TYPES OR SCORES
The presented compositions must not have received any awards in other
competitions, or other call for scores, but they may have already been performed.
Published scores may be presented, but they must not incur any monetary cost to
the association (editorial rental fees of parts or fees for the performance both for
chamber compositions and for orchestra composition).
The competition is organized into three different sections:
Section 1 – Chamber music
Formations admitted:
 Piano solo (also prepared with discretion). Four-hand piano pieces are not
allowed
 Solo Flute. The performer may use: piccolo, flute in C, flute in G
 Solo Violin
 DUO: Flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + violin
 DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion; only one performer) + flute
(piccolo, flute in C, flute in G)
 DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion; only one performer) + violin
 TRIO: Piano (also prepared with discretion; only one performer) + flute
(piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + violin

The length of the composition must be between a minimum of 2 minutes and a
maximum of 10 minutes.
Each candidate may present one or more compositions in the same category and/or
different categories.

Section 2 – String quartet
Violin I, Violin II, Alto, Cello
The length of the orchestra composition must not exceed 15 minutes; there is no
minimum length.

Section 3 – Organ
Available type of instrument:
Modern organ with an electric transmission (two / three keyboards).
For the phonic arrangements references please see the following link:
http://www.cattedralesavona.it/organo-mascioni/
Savona, Cattedrale di N.S. Assunta, organo Mascioni 1935-1995

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

In all three sections (chamber music, string quartet, organ) the use of electronic
disposals is not permitted, at all.


Art. 3 – METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of
a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses of:
15 Euros (not refundable) for section 1 (chamber music)
20 Euros (not refundable) for section 2 (string quartet)
15 Euros (not refundable) for section 3 (organ)

Fees can be sent:
 by Paypal to the address:
http://www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition
To those who prefer to use the Paypal system we kindly ask an extra contribution of
€. 1.00 to cover the system expenses.
 by bank transfer.
The IBAN (Bank code) for the payment is: IT78T0760110600001033709542
BIC/SWIFT: B P P I I T R R X X X
Payment to be made to Associazione musicale Ensemble Nuove Musiche, specifying
Competition Torre della Quarda 2019 as the purpose of the payment.

In section 1, one 15 Euros fee allows you to send 3 scores; if you want to send more
than 3 scores, please pay 2 Euros for each extra score.
In section 2, one 20 Euros fee allows you to send 1 score. If you want to send more
than 1 score, please pay a 20 Euros full fee for each extra score.
In section 3, one 15 Euros fee allows you to send 1 score. If you want to send more
than 1 score, please pay 2 Euros for each extra score.


Art. 4 – TYPE OF SCORES
The scores must be presented in PDF, they must be attached to the email they are
sent from and they must be written preferably with a computer program (Finale,
Sibelus, etc.). Handwritten and scanned scores are allowed, but if they are deemed
illegible or not clear by the Jury Panel, they will be eliminated from the competition.
In case of a not traditional notation, the score must have the relevant legend.
The competition is not anonymous, therefore scores must quote the name of the
composer.


Art. 5 – HOW TO SEND THE ITEMS
The items necessary to the participation must all be sent only by email in PDF
format. The items are the following:
 Scores
For the Trio compositions in section 1 besides the score, you must send the
detached parts without any expenses by Ensemble Nuove Musiche Association.
In section 2, on the expiry date of the competition (July 12, 2019), the
applicant will have to send, in PDF, the score and the detached parts ready
to use. Costs of sending the detached parts will not be supported by Ensemble Nuove Musiche Association.

 The receipt of payment (Euros 15 or 20), see above for method of payment.
 A brief biography of the candidate (only in English or Italian), personal details (date of birth, place of birth, etc.), a current photograph.

All material must be sent to this email address: torrequardacompetition2019@gmail.com


Art. 6 – COMPOSITION AND POWERS OF THE JURY PANEL
For the 2019 edition the jury is as follows:

PHILIPPE HUREL (Composer, President of the Jury Panel - France)
STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
PIER DAMIANO PERETTI (Organist - Composer)
INGRID PUSTJANAC (Musicologist)
Jury Panel substitutes will be named in case of necessity. The decisions of the jury
are final (unquestionable and unappealable).


Art. 7 – AWARDS
Section 1 – CHAMBER MUSIC SECTION AWARD
Three categories are included in this section: trio, duo, instrument solo; the Jury
Panel will indicate the best compositions in each category. Among these three
compositions, the best one will win the contest; a reimbursement for participation
expenses will be awarded to the other two.
Winner of section 1 (overall best composition): 1000 Euros and the performance of
the score during the 7th edition of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona. The
winning score, if not already published, will be published by Da Vinci
Publishing/Osaka Mozart Association (Osaka – Japan). The contract conditions are
readable to this address: https://davinci-edition.com/contracts/.
Reimbursements for the other two categories: 200 Euros (for each category) and
the performance of the scores during the 7th edition of Festival Internazionale di
Musica di Savona.
The winning piece (overall best composition) will be performed a second time during
the musical season organized by the Steinway Society - Garda Lake Area (Verona).
Moreover, the panel may deem to indicate the best composition for piano solo, and
it will be performed as part of the winners concert of the 32nd Concorso Pianistico
“Città di Albenga” – IX Memorial Maria Silvia Folco, which will take place in
December 2019 (http://concorsopianisticoalbenga.it/).

Section 2 – “ROFFREDO CAETANI” SPECIAL AWARD
Offered by Fondazione Roffredo Caetani.
Winner of section 2: amount Euros 1000 and execution of the composition inside
the 7th edition of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona. The winning score of

string quartet section will be planned in France, during the season of ProQuartet-
Centre européen de musique de chambre Paris.

The winning score, if not already published, will be published (score and orchestra
parts) by Da Vinci Publishing/Osaka Mozart Association (Osaka – Japan). The
contract conditions are readable to this address:
https://davinci-edition.com/contracts/.

Section 3 – ORGAN SECTION AWARD
Winner of section 3: 1000 Euros and the execution of the composition during the 7th
edition of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona.
The winning composition will be performed within the following seasons:
1 - Rassegna Organistica della Svizzera Italiana (ROSI)
For the phonic arrangements of the organ, where the piece will be replicated, please
see the following link:
http://orgeldokumentationszentrum.ch/#/detail/2669
Faido (CH), S. Andrea, organo Mascioni 1912-1980
2 - Festival Organistico Internazionale di Rapallo (circuito FONO, Festival Organistico
del Nord-Ovest)
For the phonic arrangements of the organ where the piece will be replicated, please
see the following link:
http://www.rapallomusica.it/organo-parodi-e-marin-1942/
Rapallo, Basilica dei SS. Gervasio e Protasio, Parodi e Marin 1942-1990
The winning score, if not already published, will be published (score and orchestra
parts) by Da Vinci Publishing/Osaka Mozart Association (Osaka – Japan). The
contract conditions are readable to this address:
https://davinci-edition.com/contracts/.

The jury reserves the right not to award any of the prizes if the level of the
compostions is not deemed high enough.
The compositions performed will be recorded (audio and video) and a copy will be
sent to the candidates if they so wish.
After the results of the competition have been published on the association web site
(www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu) and on Facebook site, the winners will be notified
by email. There will be no notification for any other candidate.
The award ceremonies of the winners of sections 1 and 2 will take place on the day
of the quartet concert, during which only the winning piece of section 2 will be
performed. For section 1, the performance of the winning piece and the two
compositions that will receive a refund of the expenses, will take place in a different
concert on another date (again as part of the VII edition of the International Music
Festival of Savona). Since the concerts in section 1 and section 2 have different
dates from each other, the winner of section 1 and the composers who have
obtained the reimbursement of the expenses should be aware that the performance
of their compositions and their award ceremonies will be held in different days. The
winner of section 3 will be awarded on the day of the organ concert, during which
the winning composition will be performed.


Art. 8 – DEADLINES FOR ENTRIES
Scores must be sent by not later than 12 a.m. (midnight) of 12th of July 2019.
The exact sending time will be certified by the email time date according to the
Italian time zone.
All results will be known by 16th September 2019 on the Internet and on the
Facebook page of the association.
Applications incomplete or received after the deadline will not be taken into
consideration, the admission fee will not be returned and no relevant notice will be
given.
Admission fees will be given back only in case of cancellation of the whole
competition.


Art. 9 – The participation to the competition Torre della Quarda 2019 implies the
unconditional acceptance of the above regulations by all participants.


Art. 10 - In the event of a challenge or a dispute, the only legal valid document is
this call for competition in its Italian original, composed of 10 articles.
The courts of Savona will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute
arising under or in connection with this document.


For more information, please contact:
info@ensemblenuovemusiche.eu