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
Applications for the 2019 Volterra Project composer award are now Closed
Who, what, and when
The award is open to composers of any age and nationality!
Works to be submitted must be composed for a six-stringed guitar duo, trio, or quartet.
One-movement works must have a maximum duration of 6'
Multi-movement works must have a maximum duration of 10'
Only original, unpublished compositions can be submitted
Compositions that have already been awarded will not be taken in consideration
Composers are not encouraged to submit multiple compositions.
In case of the submission of multiple compositions, these willbe treated as multiple independent applications (each one with a separate email, one application fee per composition, etc.).
October 15th, 2018 Opening of the inscription
March 4th, 2019 Deadline to submit complete score(s) and accompanying materials
March 11th, 2019 Finalists are announced
March 18th, 2019 Selected composer/composition is announced
July 19th, 2019 Performance in Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra (IT)