The VI edition of the “Andrea Baldi” International Piano Competition will be held in June 2-5, 2016 and the final concert of the winners will be on Sunday, June 5 at 9.15 p.m. in the Oratory of San Rocco – Bologna.
The competion is organized this year in six categories reserved for young musicians, including performers attending secondary schools with special musical training.
Deadline for applicants: May 12, 2016.
Over the previous five editions, around 400 applicants took part in the competition: coming from Italy, Brazil, Japan, Estonia, Taiwan, Korea, China, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Switzerland.
Its international jury is composed by renowned pianists such as Sofya Gulyak, Annalisa Londero, Roberto Plano, Giuseppe Aneomanti, Gino Brandi and the record producer Alberto Spano.
The “Andrea Baldi” Piano Competition, was founded in 2011 by the pianist Sandro Baldi in memory of his son Andrea, who died at the age of 18 in a car accident.
In the past editions, the competition was witness to great talents such as Elena Nefedova, Ayumi Matsumoto, Johan Randvere, Tomoko Ikuta, Liao Xianji, Megumi Nakanomori, João Tavares Filho Josiko Furukawa and Italians Giulio Andreetta, Virginia Rossetti, Alessandra Giunti, Alberto Tessarotto, Margherita Santi, Dario Zanconi, Jacopo Giacopuzzi.
Awards: in addition to prize money for each category, the winners of the categories E and F will receive eight concert prizes offered by Associazione Malipiero Concerti di Asolo, Circolo della Musica di Bologna, Festival Più Piano di Roncegno, Associazione Amici della Musica di Ferrara, Circolo Culturale Lirico Bolognese, Amici dell’Arte di Lugo, Emilia Romagna Festival.
Futhermore, the Competition includes the “premio Endas Emilia Romagna” prize and the “premio speciale Andrea Baldi” special prize for the best performances of young Andrea compositions, revised and published by the Circolo della Musica.
It also includes the “premio Curci” prize consisting of two vouchers for the purchasing of Curci editor’s books.
The 2016 edition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Fondazione Del Monte, Endas Emilia Romagna, Sidex, Antonella Brunelli and Sandro Baldi.
For further info: Circolo della Musica
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