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LUIGI NONO Composition Prize

 LUIGI NONO Composition Prize
Summary:Competition 1-15 players
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Target of the prize is to promote contemporary chamber music and creating opportunities for composers and performers to meet.


The Call for Scores is open to composers of any nationality up to 40 years old (not completed in the current year). Applicants must send 2 compositions, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 15 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either both for one instrument, or both for ensemble, or mixed. The submission of pieces presenting various instrumentation is suggested. The MP3 recording of just one of the pieces is also required. Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.

Max time: 15 (fifteen) minutes each.
Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable):
- € 30,00 for payment through bank transfer to Bank account: n° 2613350 UNICREDIT BANCA - “Amici per la Musica” - IBAN: IT81T0200831110000002613350 or through PayPal from Eu zone to address:

€ 33,00 for PayPal from non-Eu zone to address:

Members of the jury will be Alberto E. Colla (Ita), Alissa Firsova (Eng/Rus) and Anna Pidgorna (Ukr/Can). They will choose a single winner, who will receive a prize of € 750,00.

In addition to that, the winner will be asked to compose a piece expressly 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 23rd edition of International Chamber Music Competition LUIGI NONO, which will take place in Settimo (Turin) from October 25th through October 27th, 2019.

The commissioned piece will be premiered by the winner/s of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in a concert within the 2020 concert season organized by Amici per la Musica - Associazione culturale (the concert is part of the prize for the winner/s). The composer will be invited to attend the concert. In that occasion he/she will be given the prize (cheque).

Unfortunately the organizers are not able to cover any accommodation and travelling expenses.

The performance will be professionally recorded. Both the composer and the organisers of the competition will be free to use the record for their activity.
The name of the winner will be posted on the website of the Competition within the beginning of LUIGI NONO Competition (October 27th, 2019). The results will be also announced during the awarding ceremony of LUIGI NONO Competition: Sunday, October 27th 2019. The winner will be informed by e-mail, as well.

The submitted scores will be considered property of Amici per la Musica – Associazione culturale and will not be returned.


Deadline for incoming applications: August 31st, 2019 at midnight (UTC/GMT+1).
Scores must be sent to the following e-mail address within August 31st, 2019, along with the 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)
- 1 mp3 file of JUST ONE SCORE
- Filled up and signed application form

(visit composizione.php)

- 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. If not, the score will be rejected. For any information and clarification please contact following e-mail address:
Entry Fee:€ 30,00