Concurso Internacional de Música "Marco Fiorindo"


Staff member


The Competition is open to all musicians of all nationalities.

The Competition will take place in Nichelino from 1st to 5th of November 2011.

The Contest partecipation application implies the acceptance by the candidates of all the present regulations and any modifications made by the organization in case of circumstances beyond control.

The Competition is divided in three sections:
Section FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS in groups from 2 to 10 elements whose average age of the members should not exceed 35 years on application date.
Instrumental and/or vocal formations can take part.
No more than one piano can be included in each formation.
The partecipation in the CHAMBER MUSIC section doesn't exclude the chance to compete for YOUNG SAXOPHONE or SOLO SAXOPHONE too.
Candidates at the final round must present a different program from the qualifying round.
Transcriptions of solo concertos are not accepted.
Transcriptions for groups published before the competition are accepted.
This section is for under 18 years-old musicians and for people without a Conservatory Diploma in order to encourage study of the music.
The partecipation in the YOUNG SAXOPHONE section doesn't exclude the chance to compete for CHAMBER MUSIC too.
Single section for candidates born from 1976 on.
The partecipation in the SOLO SAXOPHONE section doesn't exclude the chance to compete for CHAMBER MUSIC too.
YOUNG AND SOLO SAXOPHONE section candidates who wish to have a pianist can make the specific request on their application form.Candidates must send their pieces at least 20 days before the beginning of the auditions.
The order of appearance in the different auditions will be established starting from a randomly selected letter of the alphabet and then following the alphabetical order.All candidates must be present both for the roll-call and the auditions and must present:
1. a valid identity card or passport.
2. a published copy of the music they will perform.
Applicants' evaluations will be made as follows: passage from the first audition to the final will be made through verbal consent from the majority of the present and voting jury members. Candidates of the final audition will be evaluated with marks from 1 to 10 given by each member of the jury by secret ballot, on a signed paper, closed in an envelope, with candidates’ names written outside.At the end of the audition these envelopes will be opened and a merit-graduated list of candidates will be made from the average votes of cach candidate.
The winner of the “Marco Fiorindo” International Competition will be the candidate who, after the final round, is chosen by unanimous vote or by the majority of the jury.
Only a piano is at candidates’ disposal:all candidates must provide for any other instruments/accessories necessary for playing. The organization is not responsible for any damages at any time during the competition.
Art.9 Competitors have no right to claim any financial earnings in case of radio or television recordings of the auditions or of the Winners’ Concert.
Art.10 Results will be known at the end of each category audition.
Art.11 Prizes will only be delivered at the Winners Concert evening.All winners must perform at the concert that will take place tha same evening as the final;otherwise they will lose their prize.Other candidates could partecipate at this concert upon invitation by the jury.
Art.12 Members of the jury who have teaching relationships with contestants will refrain from voting for them. The jury will reserve the right to interrupt the execution at any moment, to listen to a part of pieces presented or if necessary to ask for the repetition of some parts of the program. Decisions taken by the jury are unquestionable, irrevocable and definitive.
Art.13 The jury reserves the right not to award any prizes if a high standard in the execution is not found. Jury can decide to use the amount of the unawarded prize for other prizes.
Art.14 The organization may at any time nominate new members to enter the jury, if necessary
Art. 15

The organization will reserve the right to limit the number of application forms for organizing causes.
Art.16 A calendar with the program of the competition, with the day and time of their auditions, will be communicated to all candidates. Nevertheless the organization suggests that each candidate should contact these phone numbers to receive more information after October 15th 2011:
345/6755742 - 338/2472079 - 347/4154740 - 348/9201439.
Art.17 The stay in Italy is at candidates' expense.
Art.18 Should the interpretation of the rules be contested, the original Italian contest regulations will be considered legally binding. The sole competent place of jurisdiction for all controversies is the Court of Turin.


Chamber Music Section
Two rounds:
1st round: Free program chosen by the candidates max 15 minutes
2nd round: Free program chosen by the candidates max 20 minutes

Young Saxophone Section (under 18 years)
One round :

Gilles SENON 16 Etudes Rythmo - Techniques pour saxophone n. 3
Free piece chosen by the candidate for saxophone and piano.

Simplified pieces are not accepted

Solo Saxophone Section
Two rounds:
1st round :

Darius MILHAUD Scaramouche

2nd round :

compulsory piece:
Alexander GLAZUNOV Concerto in Mib
A studio chosen by the candidate:
Eugene BOZZA 12 Etudes - Caprices n. 1 o 5 o 7
A concert chosen by the candidate:
Roger BOUTRY Divertimento;
Jacques IBERT Concertino;
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS Fantasia per sax soprano o tenore