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 14th edition of the Volterra Project, therefore, with this second edition of the Volterra Project composers award we invite composers of all levels and backgrounds to submit their work for guitar trio!
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 14th edition;
a video recording of the piece
two full days of food and board (travel expenses not included) offered at Fattorie Inghirami - Volterra (IT) during the Volterra Project 14th 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
Who, what, and when
The award is open to composers of any age and nationality!
This edition is open to compositions for guitar trio only
Works to be submitted must be composed for a trio only.
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Only original, unpublished compositions can be submitted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 will be treated as multiple independent applications (each one with a separate email, one application fee per composition, etc.).
Opening of the inscription: 20 November 2019
Deadline to submit complete score(s) and accompanying materials: 9 March 2020
Finalists are announced: 16 March 2020
Selected composer/composition is announced: 23 March 2020