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Posted by on 27 Settembre 2012

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The competition will be held  from 23 to 24 july 2024 in the School Auditorium  “D.Alighieri” in Formia, via Rialto Ferrovia, 44, Italy and is open to pianists of any nationality according to the categories below. It will be NOT mandatory to play the music by memory.

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Categories will be as follows:

Cat. A: up to 10 Years old (candidates who haven’t turned 11 at the date of 24th July 2024)

Cat. B from 11 to 13 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 14 at the date of 24th July 2024 )

Cat. C from 14 to 16 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 17 at the date of 24th July 2024 )

Cat. D from 17 to 19 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 20 at the date of 24th July 2024 )

Cat. E from 20 to 22 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 23 at the date of 24th July 2024 )

Cat. D from 23 to 30 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 31 at the date of 24th July 2024 )

Program (one round – free repertoire)

Cat. A maximum 4 minutes

Cat. B maximum 7 minutes

Cat. C maximum 10 minutes

Cat. D maximum 13 minutes

Cat. E maximum 18 minutes

Cat. F maximum 25 minutes

The performances will happen in Alphabetical order.

Please don’t hesitate to write us if you have any doubts.

Info: mail  +39 3293136467  (wapp)

Application fee:

Cat. A €40

Cat.B €50

Cat. C – D €60

Cat. E- F €70

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Points from 98 to 100: First Absolute Prize, cup  and diploma

Points from 95 up: First Prize, medal  and diploma

Points from 90 to 94: Second prize and diploma

Points from 85 to 89: third prize and diploma

Points from 75to 85: Mention

Points down  75: Participation certificate 


Special award to the competitor with the highest score categories C-D-E-F will be awarded a prize concert for the 2024/25 season with a €500 fee.

The Anna Maria Pennella” Prize, offered by her children Renata and Orazio Maione, will be awarded to the best female pianist in the competition who has expressed particular musical talents and will consist of a €500 scholarship.

The winner will be proclaimed in the Winners’ Concert among the first prizes and overall first prizes in all categories of the competition.

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The jury will be made up of well-known pianists and Conservatory teachers. The juror will abstain from voting if a candidate has studied or participated in masterclasses with him in the last two years: upon taking office, each juror will issue a specific statement on his position towards them. The jury’s decision is final.

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Pianos will be made available to candidates for practice and it will be possible to try out the competition piano.

The awarding of the winners will take place officially on the occasion of the Concert of the Winners to be held at 24 of July. It will be mandatory to play in the final concert for the winners of the 1st absolute prize , in order to redeem the prize.

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By applying to the competition you accept all the articles included into this notice. In the case of any demonstration, the Italian text of this regulation will be worthy.

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Application is open until 12 July 2024 and can be made by sending to

• Registration form downloadable on the site

• Execution schedule

Receipt of payment with the description “Competition and name and surname” of the competitor:

    Iban: IT43Y0306909606100000130014

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On registration for the competition applicants tacitly accept all rules contained in this notification. The Italian version of this announcement will be deemed official in the case of any subsequent contestation.

The application fee is one-time payment and it includes participation in the competition. The registration fee will be refunded only in the event that the competition cannot be held due to the decision of the artistic direction or for reasons related to the pandemic. In case of absence of the candidate, notified after the registration deadline, it will not be possible to refund the registration fee.

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This cultural event is not comparable to the sweepstakes, as intended by D.P.R.430/2001, art.6 com.1. Therefore, the Resolution n.8/1251 of the 28th October 1976 decides that the prizes will not be income taxed at the source.However,we specify that the final prizes will be added to Your personal income and the winners will have to pay own compulsory contributions on the basis of Your income tax return.