- Internationally renowned composer Marco Betta is the President of the 2017 Edition. His composition works range from theater to movies, to opera, symphonic and chamber music. He has been published by well-known music publishers such as Ricordi and Casa Musicale Sonzogno. He teaches passionately both in Palermo and in Rome.
- Andrea Portera has received acclaim and recognition by prestigious worldwide renowned composers in the likes of Morricone, Nishimura, Corghi and Bussotti, just to name a few. He teaches intensively at the Fiesole School of Music, where he is Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence at Festival Suoni Riflessi.
- Enzo Filippetti, Professor of Saxophone at Conservatorio “S. Cecilia” in Rome, is very active on the international contemporary music scene. Enzo Filippetti has been performing concerts all over the word for over thirty years and he is regularly invited by the most relevant festivals and music institutions.
- Ivano Battiston, Professor of Accordion at “Cherubini” Conservatory of Music in Florence, is one of the most acclaimed accordion virtuoso. He collaborates with musicians such as Yurij Bashmet, Mario Brunello, Alexander Lonquich, etc. He took part in Concorso 2 Agosto Final Concert in both the Seventh and Seventeenth Editions.
- Alessandro Castelli has worked with important International and Italian musicians, both in concert and in recording studios. In the ‘90s he collaborated with Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Teatro alla Scala and the RAI National Symphony Orchestra. He played as soloist in many Italian festivals, performing pieces for trombone and euphonium solo, as well as the historic repertoire.
- Fabrizio Festa, composer, conductor, music designer, and the Artistic Director of the International Composer Competition “2 Agosto”. He teaches at Conservatorio "Duni" in Matera and has published several books and essays about applied music history and the relations between music and the sciences.
“Three for Three”, this new work will open Concorso 2 Agosto next concert.Concorso 2 Agosto commissioned this new concerto for three soloists to the three winners of the Veretti Prize, organized by the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole - Fondazione O.N.L.U.S.: Benedetta Zamboni, Jacopo Aliboni and Federico Torri. Each of them will compose a movement of this three part soloist and orchestra Concerto. In each movement the soloist will be one of the three selected by the competition announcement.
"2 Agosto” is proud to announce that Marco Betta is the President of the jury for the XXIII Edition.
Applications for the 2017 Edition must be submitted online only, at www.concorso2agosto.it.
Online application deadline: June 18th, 2017, at midnight GMT.
First Prize: € 5,000
Second Prize: € 2,500
Third Prize: € 1,500
The winning scores will be performed live in Bologna on August 2nd 2017, as one of the commemorative events held in memory of the victims of the massacres.
Scores submission does not involve any charges: participation in the competition is free of any application fee.
For any help or information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:email@example.com
Like every year, the winning operas of the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto” will be performed live during the great Concert in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna.
The Concert will take place at 9.15 pm on August 2nd 2016, as the closing act of the celebrations for the day in memory of the Victims of the Bologna Train Station Bombing of 1980.
Below the program of the evening:
Di Morsi e Rimorsi
commissioned by the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto”
- First performance
Quattro Fauni in Fuga dal tempo
A project by Francesco Nappa, Luca Centola, Simona Spinella and Fabrizio Festa
commissioned by the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto”
Music composed by: Antonio Colangelo, Gianpaolo Cassano, Manuel Tricarico.
- First performance
Dance Company Körper
Director of the company - Gennaro Cimmino
Coreography - Francesco Nappa
Costumes - Tanja Libermann, Francesco Nappa
Coreuti - Giulia Insinna, Alessia di Maio, Antonietta Dalmini, Sara Lupoli, Aniello Giglio, Antonino Grasso, Christian Pellino, Nicolas Grimaldi Capitello
Set designer - Luca Centola, Simona Spinella
Video director - Antonio Colangelo
Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna
Isabella Fabbri - Saxophones
Domenico Caliri - Electric Guitar
Francesco La Capra - Electric Bass
Francesco Rondinone - Drums
Alessandro Cadario – Orchestra Conductor
A sincere thank you for the precious collaboration goes to Marco Brunetti, Elisa Tummillo, Johanna Curti, Tommaso Schiuma, IAC - Centro delle Arti Integrate and the Music Academy “Duni” of Matera.
The opening piece of the concert has been commissioned to Francesco Maggio by the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto”. It will be performed in world premiere in Piazza Maggiore on August the 2nd 2016!
The Organising Committee of the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto” is proud to announce that the Conductor for the XXII Edition will be Alessandro Cadario.
The XXII Edition of the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto” is dedicated to scores intended to illustrate a ballet scene.
The Jury meeting of the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto" concluded - the XXII Edition of the contest is dedicated to scores for ballet scenes.
Ecco la gallery !
Among the winners of the Twenty-First Edition of the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto" there are two very young Iranian talents.
The Jury - chaired by the Italian composer Fabrizio de Rossi Re -, meeting from June 26th until June 28th, has unanimously chosen the score titled "The Checkered City" by Vahid Jahandari as winner of the First Prize. The Third Prize has been awarded to Alvand Jalali Jafari.
An Italian composer, Paolo Cognetti - with a score titled "Mare Monstrum, Verso Luce" -, has been awarded with the Second Prize, while another Italian composer, Matteo Maria Salvo, received the Special Mention of the Jury.
The Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducted by Maestro Vito Clemente will also be on the stage. The Concert will take place on August 2nd, 2015, in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna (Italy).
Moni Ovadia sarà la Voce Recitante al Concerto Finale del Concorso Interanazionale di Composizione "2 Agosto".
L'Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, condotta dal Maestro Vito Clemente lo accompagnerà sul palco. Il Concerto si terrà il 2 Agosto 2015 in Piazza Maggiore a Bologna.
The XXI Edition of the “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition has been announced.
The show will be broadcast live on RAI 5 i from Piazza Maggiore, Bologna.
Here's the link to see the show live on the evening of August 2, 2014 at 9.15 pm.
We are proud to announce the winners of the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto" XX Edition 2014:
First Prize: Beniamin Baczewski - Poland, with the score titled "Le Spectre Rouge"
Second Prize: Kyle Hnedak - USA, with the score titled "Atticus"
Third Prize: Matthieu Lechowski - France, with the score titled "Duel at Schrapnell"
Special Mention of the Jury: Rodrigo Raposo - Portugal, with the score titled "Pintura Cinética"
A few days ago ended the phase for competitors to submit their scores to the Competition 2014.
In order to take part to the Competition, this year - for the first time -, a subscription to the Competition website has been required.
We are pleased to announce that registrations on the website were more than 180, from all over the world. This undoubtedly means a great success of participation, and demonstrates that the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto" now enjoys fame and attention among composers from all continents.
Now it is the turn of the Board of Judges, which will meet in Bologna on June 27 and 28 and will select the best scores. The winning scores will be performed live on the evening of August 2 in Bologna, Piazza Maggiore.
Come back visiting the site and find out the winners of 2014 Edition!
The Organising Committee of the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto” is proud to announce that the Conductor for the XX Edition will be Timothy Brock.
Maestro Brock is an internationally renowned Conductor and composer of concert-hall works and scores for silent movies. He will conduct the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna which will perform together with different soloists to be announced soon.
Learn more about Timothy Brock on: www.timothybrock.com
In 2013 the winners were:
First prize - Ilya Demutsky (Russia) - The closing statement of the accused - for mezzo soprano & orchestra
Second prize - Zaid Jabri (Syria) - Les Temps des Pierres - for baritone & orchestra
Third prize - Scott M. Ninmer (United States)- Silvan Spirits - for baritone & orchestra
Two special mentions for Chris Gendall (New Zealand) - Adriano Gaglianello (Italy)
Take a look at some photos from the XIX Editions of Concorso 2 Agosto.
In occasione della XX edizione il Concorso 2 Agosto si rifà il look ed è ora online con un nuovissimo sito e una veste grafica rinnovata ed accattivante.
Il nuovo sito, pratico e funzionale, permette agli utenti una facile navigazione dell'edizione dell'anno in corso, in modo che tutte le informazioni utili siano sempre facilmente raggiungibili. Un'area riservata per i partecipanti, i bandi in tantissime lingue, le informazioni istituzionali.. Tutto a portata di mano!
Caratteristica importante del nuovo sito web è la sua perfetta navigabilità anche dai dispositivi mobili: la tecnologia responsive con cui è stato progettato permette che tutte le componenti si adattino alla grandezza dello schermo con cui le si guarda, in modo da essere sempre utilizzabili al 100%.
Il sito web e la grafica sono stati realizzati dall'Agenzia di Comunicazione bolognese Maurizio Guermandi & Associati.
La giuria della XX edizione del Concorso Internazionale di Composizione "2 Agosto" è stata annunciata.
Il presidente di giuria sarà il musicista e compositore italiano Gianvincenzo Cresta e accanto a lui siederanno l'americana Gillian Anderson, l'italiana Virginia Guastella, la svizzero/bulgara Victoria Harmandjieva e il finlandese Tomi Räisänen.
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