Third Competition for Young Composers dedicated to the memory of Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti

March 3, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

1) The competition is open to composers of any nationality, who will be no more than 30 years old by the date of April 30, 2015.
2) Only one composition by each composer will be accepted.
3) The work presented must be 15 to 20 minutes long.
4) The composition is to be conceived as a string quartet in the classical sense (I violin, II violin, viola, cello).
5) The composition must have never been performed before.
6) The material must be sent to the Monini Foundation by
April 30, 2015.

1) The winner will receive a prize of 5.000euros.
2) The prize will be awarded in July, during the 2015 Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto.
3) The winning work will be performed during the Incontri Musicali chamber music festival held in Spoleto midsummer 2015.
4) The decision of the jury will be final.

1) Send 3 copies of the score of the work with name, address and anything else that will identify you as the composer.
2) Send a set of clearly legible instrumental parts.
3) The material must be sent to the following address:

c/o Fondazione Monini,
Via dell’Arringo, 06049 Spoleto (PG)

The Monini Foundation, established in 2010, undertakes solely educational, training-related and recreational activities, aimed at remembering the figure of Maestro Giancarlo Menotti from an artistic point of view, that is to say as a musician, composer, librettist and director, highlighting his great insight in creating the Festival dei Due Mondi. For this reason, the Monini Foundation, located by Menotti’s house Documentation Centre in Piazza del Duomo in Spoleto, is committed to:
• establishing scholarships, undertaking educational and training-related cultural activities;
• building a digital catalogue containing all the possible relationships between text documents, images and sounds of the Festival dei Due Mondi in order to provide scientific contents for scholars, researchers, students and enthusiastics;
• collecting, classifying and storing all papers-based, photographic and audiovisual materials from the Festival dei Due Mondi produced from 1958 to date, actively involving all those parties, institutions and individuals, that can make their materials available driven by a common desires to publicize the history of this important event;
• planning and managing a series of cultural and temporary themed events;
• publishing literary and photographs works, which are related to the Festival, the activities undertaken in the Documentation Centre of Menotti’s house and everything that may provide further information and cultural documentation.