Fourth edition

Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1980, are eligible to participate in the composition competition of the “Franco Donatoni” International Meeting for Young Composers.

With the partecipation of NEUE VOCAL SOLISTEN.

The jury of the competition:
Claudio Ambrosini,  Frédéric Durieux,  Sandro Gorli,  Hanspeter Kyburz, Alessandro Solbiati

The three selected composers are:
Caterina Di Cecca, Oscuro Pintado
Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez, Io
Didier Rotella, Polychromies1

The winning compositions will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in Milan on April 20th,within the Rondò 2016 concert season. The three composers have been commissioned a new composition for instrumental and vocal ensemble to be performed during the 2017 Rondò season by Divertimento Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten with the following ensemble:
oboe (also English horn), clarinet (also E flat, and bass clarinet in B flat), horn, piano, percussions, accordion, 2 violins, viola, cello and five voices: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and bass.
The new composition must not exceed 15’; scores and parts will have to be delivered by December 31st, 2016.

“Franco Donatoni” International Meeting for Young Composers are realized thanks to the project
SIAE – Classici di Oggi”


Deadline: December31st, 2015
1. Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1980, are eligible to participate in the selection process to take part in the “Franco Donatoni” International Meeting for Young Composers. Each applicant may submit one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of between 5 and 12 performers.
2. All applications should be submitted by 31st December 2015 to Divertimento Ensemble at the following address:
Applications should include:
– the score/scores;
– the application form: FormDonatoni2015 (one form for each score submittet)
– a copy of an ID document that proves the applicant’s birth date
– a receipt for the enrolment fee (50 euro for each score submitted), evidencing payment of the enrolment fee to Divertimento Ensemble’s bank account:
Banca Prossima, IBAN: IT70P0335901600100000101448, BIC: BCITITMX, Milano branch: I – 20121 – Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10.
PayPal payment:

3. Original scores as well as scores that have already been published and/or performed are both eligible for submission. They should not be anonymous. If possible, they should be accompanied with a recording of the performance.
4. An international jury of five composers (Claudio Ambrosini, Frédéric Durieux, Sandro Gorli, Hanspeter Kyburz, Alessandro Solbiati) will select by 15th February 2016 three composers who will be invited to take part in the International Meeting. The selected composers will be personally informed, and the selection will also be announced on the Divertimento Ensemble’s website by 16th February 2016.
5. The three chosen scores will be performed during Divertimento Ensemble’s 2016 Rondò season in Milan.
6. Each of the three selected composers will furthermore be invited to write a 10-15 minutes chamber composition for vocal and instrumental ensemble (information about the line up will follow).
The score and the parts must be delivered by 31st December 2016.
7. The three new works will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart in 2017 in Milan during the fourth edition of the “Franco Donatoni” International Meeting for Young Composers, as part of Divertimento Ensemble’s 2017 Rondò season.
8. The three selected composers will have to travel to Milan and take part in the rehearsals of the three new chamber compositions, working in close contact with the musicians and singers. Each composer will be entitled to a reimbursement of Euro 1,000 for travel costs incurred.
9. Each applicant, by submitting his/her application to participate in the International Meeting, agrees unconditionally to be bound by these rules. Any dispute will be resolved exclusively by the Tribunal of Milan in accordance with the laws of Italy.



For further information:
Divertimento Ensemble
tel. +39 02 49434973
cell +39 338 2225014



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