13th edition "Guido Cantelli" International Conducting Award

Download Semi-finalists

Winner of the Call for Composers

Gianluca Piombo - Variazioni Sinfoniche

List of selected candidates

Sergey Akimov – 34 years old, Russia
Sebastian Almanzar – 29 years old, Colombia
Giovanni Conti – 28 years old, Italy
Matteo Dal Maso – 26 years old, Italy
William Dutton – 29 years old, Great Britain
Anthony Fournier – 30 years old, Switzerland
Leon Frantzen-Malesani– 25 years old, Switzerland/Italy
Gustav Karl Magnus Fryklund – 34 years old, Switzerland
Luka Hauser – 26 years old, Switzerland
Daniel Ros Hernández – 31 years old, Spain
Aram Khacheh – 27 years old, Italy
Richard Octaviano Kogima – 33 years old, Brazil
Mason Lubert – 34 years old, USA
Giacomo Pomati – 26 years old, Italy
Ilya Ram – 33 years old, USA/Israel
Min Gyu Song – 31 years old, South Korea
Dayner Aldair Tafur-Díaz - 26 years old, Peru
Toby Thatcher – 35 years old, Australia/Great Britain

CANTELLI AWARD

The award that consecrated Riccardo Muti and Eliahu Inbal has now come to its 13th edition

Applications closed on April 22, 2024. The Cantelli Award is a prestigious international competition for young conductors of all nationalities, aged 18 to 35.

The jury, headed by Günter Neuhold, brings together representatives from prestigious institutions such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Hungarian Radio Sym-phony Orchestra. Candidates will measure themselves by conducting the Milan Symphony Orchestra

Deadline for applications postponed to 22 April 2024; Preliminary phase and semi-finals: Milan, Cariplo Foundation Auditorium, 3-5 October 2024; Finals: Novara, Coccia Theatre, 6 October 2024

REGULATIONS AND PRIZES

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THE JURIES

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CALENDAR

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HONORARY COMMITTEE

Alberto Cirio
President of the Piedmont Region
Alessandro Canelli
Mayor of Novara
Gian Carlo Avanzi
Rector of the Piemonte Orientale University
Gianni Letta
President of the Gioachino Rossini Foundation
Leonardo Cantelli
Son of Guido

HONORARY ARTISTIC COMMITTEE

Eliahu Inbal
Winner of the 2nd edition in 1963
Riccardo Muti
Winner of the 4th edition in 1967
Ádám Fischer
Winner of the 7th edition in 1973 (ex aequo)
Lothar Zagrosek
Winner of the 7th edition in 1973 (ex aequo)
Donato Renzetti
Winner of the 10th edition in 1980
Riccardo Chailly
Music Director of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano

JURY

The jury, headed by Günter Neuhold, includes representatives from prestigious institutions such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Günter Neuhold
PRESIDENT
Conductor
Riccardo Frizza
Artistic advisor Premio Cantelli
Conductor
Music Director of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Art Group – HRSO
Music Director of the Donizetti Opera festival, Bergamo
Numa Bischof Ullmann
Superintendent of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
Superintendent and Artistic Director of the Lucerne “Le Piano Symphonique” Festival
Mauro Bucarelli
Artistic Secretary of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Didier De Cottignies
Artistic Director of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Cristina Rocca
Vicepresident of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association – artistic administration
Corrado Rovaris
Conductor
Music Director of the Philadelphia Opera Company

CALENDAR

THE PRIZES

FIRST PRIZE
12,000 Euros
SECOND PRIZE
8,000 Euros
THIRD PRIZE
5,000 Euros
JURY OF CRITICS
2,000 Euros
JURY OF AGENTS - MANAGERS
2,000 Euros
JURY OF THE CITY
1,500 Euros
FRIENDS OF THE COCCIA THEATRE JURY
1,500 Euros
YOUNG JURY
1,000 Euros
ORCHESTRA PRIZE

MUSICAL PROGRAMME OF THE PRELIMINARY STAGE / SEMI-FINALS / FINALS OF THE CANTELLI AWARD

Thursday, 3 October 2024 - Preliminary stage programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte K620 (Breitkopf edition)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont op. 84 (Breitkopf edition)
Franz Schubert, Sinfonia n. 9 in do maggiore D944 “La grande” (Breitkopf edition)
Gioachino Rossini, Guillaume Tell (Breitkopf edition)

Friday, 4 October 2024 - Semifinals

Béla Bartók, Concerto per orchestra Sz 116 (Boosey & Hawkes edition)
Igor Stravinskij, L'Oiseau de feu (Schott edition)
Commissioned piece winner of the Call for Composers of the Cantelli Award

Saturday, 5 October 2024 - Finals

Johannes Brahms, Sinfonia n. 3 in fa maggiore op. 90 (Breitkopf edition)
Richard Strauss, Don Juan op. 20 (Kalmus edition; Peters material reprint)
Giuseppe Verdi, Ouverture da I Vespri siciliani (Ricordi edition)
Commissioned piece winner of the Call for Composers of the Cantelli Award

Sunday, 6 October 2024 - Final concert

Johannes Brahms, Sinfonia n. 3 in fa maggiore op. 90 (Breitkopf edition)
Richard Strauss, Don Juan op. 20 (Kalmus edition; Peters material reprint)
Giuseppe Verdi, Ouverture da I Vespri siciliani (Ricordi edition)
Commissioned piece winner of the Call for Composers of the Cantelli Award

CALL FOR COMPOSERS

The Cantelli Award aims to actively contribute to the renewal of the symphonic repertoire by creating an ideal connection with Guido Cantelli’s commitment to the music of his time, emphasising his role as an innovator and lively interpreter of his time.

Hence our decision to commission each year a newly composed symphonic piece that candidates for the Cantelli Award will be required to perform during the preliminary phase.

The call, open to composers of all nationalities and with no age limit, is for the composition of a symphonic work that will be part of the programme of the 13th edition of the “Guido Cantelli” International Conducting Award.

Scores must be submitted through the form by midnight GMT+1 on 15 April 2024.

Applications Closed

PARTNER

The 13th edition of the Guido Cantelli International Conducting Award is organised by the Carlo Coccia Theatre Foundation in Novara in collaboration with the City of Novara, the Milan Symphony Orchestra and the Piemonte Orientale University, with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, under the auspices of the Piedmont Region, the Local Tourist Promotion Agency of the Province of Novara, and with the support of the Banca Popolare di Novara Foundation
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News

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June
The 18 semi-finalists of the 13th edition of the “GUIDO CANTELLI” International Conducting Award have been selected

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February
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