The Società Umanitaria of  Milano will hold a competition for students from the schools listed in the attachment. This competition is intended for regular students enrolled in the 2018/2019 Academic Year.

Each country will take part in the competition with two institutions. Each of them may select up to 3 candidates maximum, both soloists and/or chamber ensemble with a maximum of 4 members. The Institutes of those countries where there is only one Higher Music Education Academy, may select up to 6 candidates. 

  • The candidate's  programme is free, with the exception of transcriptions of compositions for soloist and orchestra not included in the usual performance practice of a recital (for example Concerti for soloists and orchestra). The duration must be from 50 to 60 minutes. 
  • Società Umanitaria will provide the piano, the harpsichord and the harp. Piano accompanists will also be available. 
  • Contestants and their accompanists will have accommodation provided in private homes between September 25 and October 5, 2019.  Any other type of accommodation will be at candidates’ own expense. 
  • No registration  fees. 
  • The Jury will consist of prominent international musicians. 
First prize – euro 7000,00
Second prize – euro 5000,00
Third prize – euro 3000,00
Concerts offered by the Società Umanitaria
APRIL 30, 2019 – Deadline for Applications
SEPTEMBER 26 – 30, 2019 – Semi-Final
OCTOBER 1-3, 2019 – Final
OCTOBER 4, 2019 – Prize Winners' Concert – Sala Verdi, Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi” di Milano
Atmosphere images and information on the competition can be viewed on this video of the 3rd international edition of the musical competition of the Società Umanitaria of  Milano.

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