International Composition Competition “Michele Novaro” – Chairman of the jury K. Penderecki

I am contacting you about the Second Edition of the International Composition Competition “Michele Novaro”, organized by Associazione Mendelssohn, in collaboration with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The Chairman of Jury will be Krystof Penderecki.

The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities, who on 20 October 2017 are still under the age of 35. Candidates should submit to the jury a composition for string orchestra, with the possible addition of 1 flute (or piccolo), 1 oboe, 1 clarinet (in B flat or in A), 1 trumpet, percussions (one player). The composition should last between 7 and 10 minutes and should focus on the theme of the “Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage”, which lies in article 9 of the Italian Constitution.

The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 20 October 2017. Each participant may only present one composition.
The final stage will take place in Florence on Nov. 27, 2017, at Teatro Goldoni. The Chamber Orchestra of Maggio Fiorentino will perform the three finalist compositions.


I am attaching the full competition rules. For further details, please visit our website

I will be very grateful if you will share this information with your contacts and on your website.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

With best regards,

Francesco Cianfanelli