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RONDÒ 2020 – Call of the Divertimento Ensemble

#istayathome and #iplayforyou!

Concert halls are closed, the musicians stay at home….the audience too ….

Divertimento Ensemble is now opening a virtual stage. Performers under 30 will be on stage offering us compositions from the second half of the 20th Century to the present days.

Divertimento Ensemble 2020 concert season has been interrupted due to the Coronavirus emergency. To keep alive its relationship with its beloved audience and young performers throughout this critical situation, Divertimento Ensemble is inaugurating an online stage on its website, specially dedicated to young performers of the contemporary repertoire. 

The project is aimed at musicians but also involves the audience, who can listen to their performances from home and evaluate them; the votes of the audience and the jury will decide the winners of the call. 


Send us a video recording created from your accommodation especially for this call!

You can do it with whatever means, even a simple cellular phone; you may choose one or more  compositions for your solo instrument or voice, written from the second half of the 20th Century to the present days. The overall duration must not exceed 15’. Before the performance, please take a couple of  minutes and  introduce yourself, the piece you are going to perform and the reasons why you would like to  participate in our project (2’-3’, in Italian or English). The recording can be in any format compatible with youtube.

Upload the recording on youtube (“unlisted” mode) and follow the instructions at this link.

The invitation is addressed to European musicians, or musicians resident in the EU, born after March 17th, 1990.

The Artistic Director and the musicians of Divertimento Ensemble will select your recordings within three days from receipt. Each day –  from Sunday March 22nd to Thursday April 30th  – one selected recording will be published on our website and on our social media, in order of receipt.

You may send one or more recordings; the second and the following ones will be taken into consideration when the first round of publications has come to an end.Divertimento Ensemble is offering a symbolic gross fee of € 60 to the performer of each piece published on our website.

Divertimento Ensemble is offering a symbolic gross fee of € 60 to each performer on our web-stage.

The best performer, selected by Divertimento Ensemble jury and audience, will be invited in Milan to hold a recital during Rondò 2021, Divertimento Ensemble Concert Season. The final evaluations will be expressed both by the jury of Divertimento Ensemble, composed by the Artistic and Musical Director and the performers (60%) and the audience (40%).

In the first semester 2021 we will also offer the three best performers the opportunity to record (audio only) a concert program of their choice at a professional recording studio.

Fondazione Musica Insieme is pleased to join Divertimento Ensemble’s project. The two institutions have worked together for years promoting young talents: on this occasion Fondazione Musica Insieme will offer to the call’s winner or to the selected performers, at its own discretion, the opportunity to participate in a concert in Bologna during Season 2021 of MICO – Musica Insieme Contemporanea.