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Messina International Clarinet Competition - Italy

"Working in the Orchestra"

Second Edition

Principal Clarinet - Bass Clarinet prizes

30th March 2023 – 2nd April 2023

The Messina International Clarinet Competition is organized by Ente Autonomo Regionale Teatro di Messina.

The competition is open to clarinetists of both sexes and all nationalities born after January 1st, 1987.

This musical contest aims at popularizing the knowledge of wind instruments, at fostering musical culture through the encouragement and the enhancement of young instrumentalists and, at the same time, at promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of the places that host the competition.

COMPETITION CLARINET

Thursday 30th March 2023
First round

Friday 31th March 2023
First round

Saturday 1st April 2023
Semi-final round

Sunday 2nd April 2023
Final round

Principal Clarinet Award

Cash prize worth € 4.000 plus a solo concert in the musical season (2024) of the Vittorio Emanuele Theater in Messina with the right to reimbursement of expenses only.

Bass Clarinet Award

Cash prize worth € 4.000 plus a solo concert in the musical season (2024) of the Vittorio Emanuele Theater in Messina with the right to reimbursement of expenses only.

Special Price "Romeo Tudorache"

Cash prize of 1,000 euros for the Principal Clarinet section
(best interpretation of Concerto K 622 by W. A. ​​Mozart).

Jury

Calogero Palermo (Italy)

Principal Clarinet Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Amsterdam

Antonio Salguero (Spain)

Professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo in Seville and Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester

Christopher Richards (England)

Principal Clarinet at London Symphony Orchestra – Professor of Clarinet Royal Academy of music of London.

Davide Lattuada (Italy)

Bass Clarinet Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Amsterdam

Laurent Ben Slimane (France)

Bass Clarinet Philarmonia Orchestra London- Professor of Clarinet Royal Academy of music of London.

For the Final they will join the jury

Salvatore Percacciolo
Director

Matteo Pappalardo
Competition Director

Carmelo Crisafulli
Director of the Conservatory A. Corelli of Messina

Marcello Caputo
Principal Clarinet Orchestra of Teatro di Messina and Artistic Secretary of the Competition

How to register?

Registration applications must be completed on the appropriate online form on the website where it will be necessary to upload the signed paper form and the required video material no later than March 3, 2023.