The announcement of Concorso 2 Agosto is about to expire

Composers, hurry up! You have time until June 18th to partecipate in Concorso 2 Agosto International Composing Competition!
Applications for the 2017 Edition must be submitted online only, at: www.concorso2agosto.it.
 
The first three players will receive different prizes:
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: info@concorso2agosto.it 
 
 
 
 

Concorso 2 Agosto is proud to announce the collaboration with Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano

 

The collaboration was born around a multidisciplinary project around non-academic vocality and musical repertoires.
The project is realized and coordinated by MaterElettrica/School of Electronic and Applied Music of “Duni” Conservatory in Matera, and it will take place in two separate moments: the first on July 22nd, on the occasion of the 2017 Edition of Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, with a concert devoted entirely to those repertoires; the second part will act as the concluding performance of this year's Concorso 2 Agosto. During the Concert the Fondazione “Toscanini” Orchestra  will perform some of the arrangements wrote for Cantiere, and particularly pieces by Eumir Deodato, in a new orchestration assigned to composer Aurelio Zarrelli.
 
 
 
 

The Board of Judges of the XXIII Edition is announced

Concorso 2 Agosto is proud to announce the Board of Judges of the XXIII Edition:
 
  • 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.
 
 
 

The Philharmonic Orchestra Arturo Toscanini will play during the final concert of Concorso 2 Agosto

The final concert of Concorso 2 Agosto International Composition Competition will be play by the Philharmonic Orchestra Arturo Toscanini.
The Conductor of the XXIII edition will be Gergely Kesselyak who has built an outstanding reputation on his charismatic stage presence and expressive interpretations of concert and opera repertoire. There will also be excellent solo guests: Badria Razem for the voice, Ivano Battiston for the accordion, Alessandro Castelli for the trombone and Enzo Filippetti for the saxophone.
 
 

“Three for Three”, this new work will open Concorso 2 Agosto next concert

“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.

 

The XXIII Edition of the “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition has been announced

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:info@concorso2agosto.it

 

 

2016 Concert program announced

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:

 

Francesco Maggio
Di Morsi e Rimorsi
commissioned by the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto”
-  First performance

Giuseppe Ricotta

Quattro Fauni in Fuga dal tempo

Matthieu Lechowski

Le Grillage

Alessio Manega

Sincretesi Prima

Risveglio

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 XXII Edition of the “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition has been announced

 

First Prize: € 5,000
Second Prize: € 2,500
Third Prize: € 1,500
 
The winning scores will be performed live in Bologna on 2nd August 2016, as one of the commemorative events held in memory of the victims of the massacres.
 
The sending of scores and participation in the Competition does not require any subscription fee.
 
The XXII Edition of the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto” is dedicated to scores intended to illustrate a ballet scene.
The composer will freely choose the theme of such scene, which, in any case, will have to be inspired by beliefs and feelings of solidarity and peace. The winning scores will be choreographed and set up by the competition itself during the Competition concluding night.
 
The applications for the 2016 Edition can be submitted online only.
 
Deadline of the on-line application:  June 5, 2016 at 12 midnight GMT.
 

And the Winners are..

The Jury meeting of the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto" concluded - the XXII Edition of the contest is dedicated to scores for ballet scenes.

 
Maestro Nicola Sani presided the committee, with the Azerbaijani composer Günay Mirzayeva, the composer Girolamo Deraco, in addition to the choreographer Francesco Nappa, and the artistic director of the Competition Fabrizio Festa. The boardawarded the following prizes:
 
First Prize to Alessio Manega, twenty six year old composer and guitarist, with the score titled "Sincretesi Prima", a piece avowedly progressive, openly inspired to that season of the Italian jazz-rock that had for protagonists groups such as PFM, New Trolls, Area, Perigeo. The theme of the ballet, however, refersto that seasonas well. It is a story of deportation, in which the protagonist is forcibly removed from hishomeland. Nevertheless he does not losehope, and continues to look for a better future.
 
Second Prize to  Giuseppe Ricotta, his work refers to the history of music and dance from the title: “Quattro Fauni in Fuga dal Tempo”. The faun –whoinspired Debussy and Nijinsky -, is now back into a playful score, all woven around a real fairy tale.
 
The third prize has been awarded to the French composer Matthieu Lechowski. "Le Grillage" is the title of his score, or: The Fence, this story has a political nature too.
 
The Jury also decided to award special mentions to two Russian composers: Danila Eliseev and Ilia Skibinsky.
 
The three winning scores will be performed live in Piazza Maggiore on August 2 by the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducted by Alessandro Cadario.

Ecco la gallery !

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Winners of 2015 Edition

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.

 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://www.concorso2agosto.it/news#sigProGalleria3e401440cb

Moni Ovadia will be the main performer at the Final Concert 2015

Moni Ovadia will be the main performer at the Final Concert of the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto".

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).


Italiano

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.


Français
Moni Ovadia sera l'acteur principal du Concert Final du Concours International de Composition "2 Agost".
Sur la scène avec lui, en Piazza Maggiore à Bologne, Italie, le 2 Août , 2015, il y aura aussi l'Orchestre du Teatro Comunale de Bologna, dirigée par le Maestro Vito Clemente.

Español
Moni Ovadia será el actor principal en el Concierto Final del Concurso Internacional de Composición "2 Agosto". 
Con él, sobre el escenario en la Piazza Maggiore de Bologna el 2 de agosto 2015, la Orquesta del Teatro Comunale de Bologna, dirigida por el Maestro Vito Clemente.
 
 

The XXI Edition of the “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition has been announced

The XXI Edition of the “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition has been announced.

First Prize: € 5,000
Second Prize: € 2,500
Third Prize: € 1,500
 
The winning scores will be performed live in Bologna on 2nd August 2015, as one of the commemorative events held in memory of the victims of the massacres.
 
The sending of scores and participation in the Competition does not require any subscription fee.
 
The XXI Edition of the International Composing Competition “2 Agosto” is dedicated to scores for narrator (either male or female) and orchestra
 
The applications for the 2015 Edition can be submitted online only.
 
Deadline of the on-line application: June 20, 2015 at 12pm GMT.

The show on live TV

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.

The Winners of 2014 Edition

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"

 

 

Time expired, now it is the turn of the Judges

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 conductor for the XX Edition is announced

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

The new Web Site is now online!

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.

 

 

 

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