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International Composition Competition "Instruments of Peace" N°2: Applications open until 30 April 2012!


“Instruments of Peace” To Make the “Instruments Of War” Go Silent

Deadline for applications is 30th April 2012!

A new great success for the International Composition Competition "Instruments of Peace", which will host in its Jury Matthias Osterwold, artistic director of the Maerz Musik festival of Berlin since it was founded in 2002 and a great connoisseur of contemporary music. The jury will be composed of President Ivan Fedele, the Polish composer TadeuszWielecki; Mauricio Sotelo from Spain and Marcello Filotei the artistic director of the competition.

Three Nobel Peace Prize Laureates – Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Lech Wałęsa – inspire with their words the third edition of the International Composition Competition “Instruments of Peace”, organised by the Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti (Peace Bell Foundation) of Rovereto, Italy: music as a means to promote peace and dialogue among nations, in an historical era marked by issues and tensions, to make the deafening and frightening“instruments of war” go silent.

Instruments of Peace is the only composition competition, open to young composers from all over the world, to propose peace, dialogue, hope and forgiveness as sources of musical inspiration. In this edition participants will have to refer to three quotes extracted by speeches given by three Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

The final concert will take place at Miravalle hill, in Rovereto, Italy, on 6th July, 2012, and will be broadcasted live on Rai Radio 3 and offered to the European Broadcasting Union circuit. A brand new composition by Ivan Fedele, commissioned by the Foundation, will be presented during the concert, together with the winning composition.

The competition is open to composers of all nationalities who are forty (40) years old or younger on 30th April 2012. Each composer may participate with as many compositions he or she desires to submit.

The winner will receive a cash prize of five thousand euros (5,000 €).

Applications must be submitted within 30th April 2012 Click on the link below to download the official announcement here.

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