We're very happy to announce the winner of our first Composition Award!
The Belgian guitarist and composer Benoît Ducène convinced our jury that described this composition as "A wittyful chamber music work for guitar quartet, full of character and spirit, of which we are sure it will provide lots of musical fun for both performers and audience."
Congratulations to Benoît and all other participants - we have been very happy to receive so many interesting and appealing new chamber music works for guitars! "Humoristango claroscuro" wil be premiered on 19 July at the Palazzo dei Priori in Volterra and will be will be professionally recorded by David Jaggs .
We're looking forward to hear it sound at the 2019 Volterra Project!
the COMPOSER Award
Since 2007 the Volterra Project has brought together students and professional guitarists from all over the world, creating a completely new concept of artistic creativity, inspiring dozens of young musicians, and building new bridges and interactions between theories and practices.
One of the focuses of our mission is the reinforcement and the diffusion of classical guitar music. It became clear to us that one wonderful and well-rounded way to strengthen this aspect would be to encourage the production of new works for the guitar. In occasion of the 13th edition of the Volterra Project, therefore, we invite composers of all levels and backgrounds to submit their work for guitar duo, trio or quartet!
This year’s jury will be formed by: Dusan Bogdanovic (Serbia), Antigoni Goni (Greece), Luca Isolani (Italy), Maarten Vandenbemden (Belgium).
The award will comprise of :
a world premiere of the composition at the Palazzo dei Priori (Volterra) during the final concert of the Volterra Project 13th edition;
a professional video recording of the piece by guitarist and sound engineer David Jaggs;
two full days of food and board (travel expenses not included) offered at Fattorie Inghirami - Volterra (IT) during the Volterra Project 13th edition in order to coach the general rehearsals of the work and to attend the world premiere.
Publicity and diffusion on the Volterra Project channels