International Competition for Young Instrumentalists “Gran Premio Povoletto”

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21/10/2023 - 21/10/2023
Povoletto, Italy
Brass instruments | Trumpet

The competition was born from an idea of the Director Franco Brusini who saw a need especially in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, for musical competitions for young people under the age of 18 years. The idea behind the Competition is to verify the quality level of music teaching in Italy, comparing it with musical schools of other European countries.

Therefore, the competition aims to be a moment of encounter between students of different music schools and, at the same time, of verification and comparison of the levels acquired by each, in a correct competitive spirit, encouraging children to study music and contributing to the affirmation and qualification of new talents.



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The participants should be up to 21 years old.
The competition has two rounds.


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Deadline for enrollments is 30 July 2023. By this date and under penalty of exclusion, candidates must register on the portal http://www.euritmia.it/concorso-musicale/, fill in the enrollment form in all its fields, sign it and attach it together with the following documents:
• copy of receipt of payment of the registration fee to be paid via bank transfer.
• link to a video recording of the program relative to the preliminary phase. The video must be uploaded on the “YouTube” or “Vimeo” platforms and must be set as “Not listed” or “Private”. It must be kept as such until the end of the Competition. The first 50 (fifty) applications reached in chronological order will be taken in consideration.

The video recording must meet the following requirements:
• must be of good quality 1080HD: it is strongly suggested to pay close attention to the quality of the sound to allow the Jury to express their judgment in the best way possible.
• must be original: it is forbidden to use a registration made for purposes other than those of the present regulation.
• at the beginning of the recording, it must contain the indication of name and surname of the performer as well as the information “recorded for the young instrumentalists competition 2023”
• the instrument and the hands of the performer must be clearly visible.
• the video must be recorded without interruptions or cuts.

Recordings that do not meet the required conditions will not be evaluated.

The registration fee is set at € 80,00


The 2023 edition consists of a first online preliminary round, where candidates are selected on the base of a video recording, and a final performance consisting of a recital at the Council Auditorium of Povoletto. Results will be communicated at the end of each phase. Candidates who are not admitted to the final phase will equally receive an assessment by the Jury.
On the first preliminary phase, the Jury will select three best candidates for each category (six in total) among the participants who submitted their video recordings. The selected candidates will perform at the final performance.
The names of the selected candidates will be published on the website www.euritmia.it/concorso-musicale/ by 23rd July 2023. The selected candidates will be personally notified via email with the instructions relating to the final phase of the 2023 competition. The final phase will take place in presence at the Council Auditorium of Povoletto on Saturday, 21st October 2023 at 2:00 pm, in front of the international Jury and in the presence of the public. From 9.00 am to 13:00 am of Saturday 21st October 2023, each finalist will have the opportunity to carry out an acoustic rehearsal on the Auditorium stage.
Alphabetical order will be followed for the acoustic rehearsal and for the performance in front of the jury. To be admitted to the final performance, competitors will be asked by the organization to verify their identity.
On the day of the final performance, competitors must present the original musical scores of the pieces they will perform and hand in five copies of the same for the Jury members.



Category until 18th year of age

Online preliminary round:
It is mandatory to perform the pieces with piano accompaniment
Compulsory piece:
a) Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Trumpet concerto in Eb major (1st movement)
One piece chosen from the following:
a) Floor Peeters – Sonata for trumpet and piano Op. 51 (1st and 2nd movement)
b) Eugène Bozza – Rustiques for trumpet and piano

Live final round
Compulsory piece: a) Johann Baptist Georg Neruda – Trumpet Concerto in Eb major (1st movement)
One piece chosen from the following:
a) George Enescu – Legende for trumpet and piano
b) Marcel Bitsch – Four variations on a Theme of Scarlatti

Category until 21st year of age
Online preliminary round:
It is mandatory to perform the pieces with piano accompaniment
Compulsory piece:
a) Franz Joseph Haydn – Trumpet concerto in Eb major (1st movement with cadenza)
One piece chosen from the following:
a) Arthur Honegger – Intrada for trumpet and piano
b) Jean Francaix – Sonatine for trumpet and piano

Live final round
One piece chosen from the following (with piccolo):
a) Pietro Baldassarri – Sonata in F major n° 1
b) Henry Purcell – Sonata in D major
One piece chosen from the following:
a) Henry Tomasi – Trumpet Concerto
b) André Jolivet – Concertino for trumpet and piano
c) Alfred Desenclos – Incantation, Threne and Danse


Category until the 18th year

• € 900,00  first prize
• € 400,00  second prize
• € 200,00  third prize

Category until the 21st year

• € 1.200,00 first prize
• € 500,00  second prize
• € 300,00 third prize


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