Міжнародний музичний конкурс Джованні Батіста Віотті

Дедлайн: 09/07/2023
Місце проведення: Верчеллі, Італія
Дисципліни: Фортепіано
З: 05/10/2023 До: 14/10/2023

The Gian Battista Viotti Competition was established in 1950 by Joseph Robbone, musician and composer in Vercelli, who has been its heart and soul and tireless driving force until his demise in 1985.

Application rules:

The 73rd Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition 2023 is open to pianists of all nationalities who were born after 14 October 1990. First-prize winners of previous Viotti Piano Competitions are not eligible to compete.

The application form completed in all its parts must be sent no later than July 9, 2023.

Candidates can apply for the Viotti Competition by application online. They only need to register to the Viotti Music Competition internet site and they will receive an email confirming the successful registration and containing a link to their personal page. Here the candidates can fill in the application form and attach documents and files.

Materials required

The application must be sent together with:

– the application form filled in all its parts and signed by the candidate.

– a copy of the applicant’s passport or equivalent document that contains their name, nationality and birthday.

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– A curriculum vitae written in Italian or English in discursive form (max. 800 characters; please do not use accented letters in the online data field) containing details of musical and artistic education, performances and prizes won at other Competitions.

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– One or more recent artistic photographs free of copyright.

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– The musical program for the competition including the full title of the piece, Opus number, movements, approximate timings for each work.

– The digital recording for the preliminary selection.

– The entrance fee. The entrance fee for the Competition, amounting to EUR 120, must be paid by bank transfer (all bank charges shall be borne by the applicant) to:

Bank: Banca di Asti (Agenzia 1 di Vercelli)
Piazza Zumaglini, 16 – 13100 VERCELLI (Italia)
IBAN: IT03T0608510009000010500915
NB: in the case of bank transfer from abroad please indicate the BIC code together with the IBAN code.

The applicants shall send to the Competition’s Office a copy of the proof of payment of the application fee. Failure to enclose such a receipt will invalidate the application. Under no circumstances will entrance fee be refunded.

Those candidates wthe hose application form is incomplete and whose entrance fee is unpaid within the set time limit should not be allowed to compete.


First prize: € 14,000.00
Second prize: € 6,000.00
Third prize: € 4,000.00

Audience award: € 1,000.00
Soroptimist Vercelli prize: € 1,000.00


First Round (Minimum 25 min. – Maximum 30 min.)

a) A Beethoven Sonata chosen among the following ones:
No. 1 in F Minor, Opus 2 no. 1
No. 2 in A Major, Opus 2 no. 2
No. 3 in C Major, Opus 2 no. 3
No.7 in D-Major, Opus 10 no. 3
No.11 in B-flat Major, Opus 22
No.12 in A-flat Major, Opus 26
No.13 in E-flat Major, Opus 27 no 1
No.15 in D Major, Opus 28
No. 16 in G Major, Opus 31 no. 1
No. 17 in D Minor, Opus 31 no. 2
No. 18 in E-flat Major, Opus 31 no. 3
No.21 in C Major, Opus 53
No.23 in F Minor, Opus 57
No.26 in E-flat Major, Opus 81a
No.28 in A Major, Opus 101
No.30 in E Major, Opus 109
No.31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110
No.32 in C Minor, Opus 111

b) A self chosen composition.

Second Round (Minimum 40 min. – Maximum 45 min.)

A program chosen by the candidate that includes:

a) One composition taken from the works of the following composers: Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann;

b) One composition taken from the works of the following composers: Albeniz, Bartòk, Berg, Berio, Busoni, Dallapiccola, Debussy, de Falla, Dutilleux, Fauré, Granados, Hindemith, Messiaen, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Schšnberg, Shostakovic, Skriabin, Stravinsky, Webern;

If necessary, one composition of the candidate own choice to make a program of not less than 40 minutes.

Semifinal Round (Minimum 50 min. – Maximum 55 min.)

A Solo Recital program chosen by the candidate.

N.B. Contestants cannot present the same composition more than once during the competition. The compositions with more than one tempo must be performed entirely.

Final Round with orchestra

Contestants admitted to the final round must perform a Concerto for piano and orchestra selected among the following ones:

Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15
Concerto No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.19
Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37
Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58
Concerto No.5 in E-flat Major, Op.73

Concerto No.1 in D minor, op.15

Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11
Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21

Concerto in A Minor, Op.16

Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major
Concerto No.2 in A Major

Concerto No.9 in E-flat Major, K271
Concerto No.20 in D Minor, K466
Concerto No.21 in C Major, K467
Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K488
Concerto No. 26 in D Major, K537
Concerto No.27 in B-flat Major, K595

Concerto N.2 in C minor, Op.18
Concerto N.3 in D minor, Op.30

Concerto in A Minor, Op.54

Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, op.23

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