The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Piero Farulli International Composition Competition 2021

17 November 2020

Application deadline: 30 June 2021

Member of the jury:

  • Giorgio Battistelli (chairman)
  • Jörg Widmann
  • Daniel Herrera
  • Ivan Fedele
  • Bruno Mantovani

The final decisions of the Jury will be announced by 10 October 2021.

The Alimondo Ciampi Foundation will offer two prizes of €2.500 each for compositions, Casa Ricordi will publish the two winning compositions.

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