Prato, Italy
Posted: 21 Jan 2023
Dante 700 _ International Competition of Symphonic Composition

Dante 700 _ International Competition of Symphonic Composition

21 Jan - 06 Oct, 2023

The Camerata Strumentale Città di Prato and the Florence Philharmonic Orchestra – la Filharmonie are announcing the second edition of the international competition for symphonic composition Dante 700 – “La dolce sinfonia di paradiso”.

The score shall draw inspiration from the Canto XI of Paradise (Divine Comedy, Canticle III) with particular focus on the figure of Saint Francis of Assisi and specific reference to verses 28-120 addressing the themes of Peace and Poverty. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and is without age limit, who should compose a symphonic piece (optionally with solo voice and/or live electronics) of maximum 15 minutes duration.

A prestigious international jury will oversee the entire process. The jury includes the composers Anders Hillborg (Jury President), Silvia Colasanti, Mauro Montalbetti, Andrea Rebaudengo, Reza Vali, Alberto Batisti and Paolo Cognetti.
Closing date: 17 Jul 2023
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