Chamber Music Competition

  • Luigi Boccherini Prize for best ensemble participating in the Competition: € 3.500
  • Adolfo Betti Prize for best string quartet (offered by Animando – Centro di promozione musicale): € 3.000
  • Possibility of playing concerts in future seasons of Amici della Musica di Firenze.

Only enrolled ensembles in the advanced courses may participated in the Competition.

The musical program has a free choice of repertoire, provided that one of the pieces is composed between 1770 and 1950 (arrangements provided by the composer or authorised by him/her are admitted), for a maximum total duration of circa 20 minutes.

The string quartets must perform at least one piece from the classical period (one movement is acceptable as well).

For video submissions, please indicate the YouTube/Vimeo link (or other similar services) and render the video “private” or send the video file via wetransfer or other similar large-dimension file sharing services to secretary@virtuosobelcanto.com. The video must be made in one uninterrupted take, with a clear view of the performer and his/her instrument. It has to be sent no later than Sunday 19 July 2020, 8:00pm CEST.