The 25th edition of the International Competition Gianluca Campochiaro is open for pianists, violinists, viola players, chamber ensambles and singers in different age categories. The Competition will take place in the commune of Pedara, Province of Catania, Region of Sicily (Italy) between November 30 and December 4, 2016.
The Award Ceremony, the Gala concert of Absolute Prize Winners of each section and the Final competing for Gianluca Campochiaro Prize will be held in the legendary Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania on December 4.
Deadline for Application: 2016 November, 12.
Aim of the Competition
The Musical Association “Pedara per Gianluca Campochiaro”, based in the town of PEDARA (near Catania) holds and organizes, with the contribution of the Sicilian Region (Department of Tourism, Sport and Performing Arts) and of the Town of Pedara (Department of Culture), the 25th International Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro” for young musicians (soloists and chamber groups up to 25 players), with the aim of promoting musical culture among the young, of characterizing and favoring the artistic affirmation of young emerging talents and of promoting culturally and touristically the territory that hosts the Competition. The participation at the competition is open to musicians of all nationalities. Furthermore, the International Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro” is committed to help propagate, to develop and to increment an always greater interest in musical culture, until this may carry on its formative role in civilized society.
Special Prizes 2016
Bursary of € 300 (euros) to be awarded to the contestant of sect. 1 (pianoforte) who, representing this section as winner of absolute 1st prize, will contest at the Prize “Gianluca Campochiaro”, in occasion of the “Finalissima”(Concert Final) which will be held at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania on Sunday 4th December 2016.
The Prize “Gianluca Campochiaro”
The Prize “Gianluca Campochiaro”- 2016 is offered by the Municipal Administration of Pedara, to honour the memory of the young musician prematurely passed away, and consists of a bursary of € 1250 (euros) and will be awarded to the winner of the “Finalissima”(Concert Final) of the XXVth edition of the International Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro”, organized in occasion of the Gala Evening of the Competition, scheduled for Sunday 4th December 2016, at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. The winning representatives, of the sections 1-2-3-4-5 and 6, chosen by the section Juries from the winners of absolute 1st prize in each category, will be able to compete for the Prize.
The Competition will be held in the town of PEDARA (near Catania), in the places decided by the organizers, on 29th and 30th November and 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2016, and will conclude with the Gala Evening (Concert Final), organized at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania on Sunday 4th December 2016, during which the winner of the 25th Prize “Gianluca Campochiaro” will be chosen. On this occasion the Prize awards ceremony will be held for the winners of absolute 1st prize in every category and for the winners of special prizes offered by the competition sponsors.