Date: October 29 to November 3, 2018
Established in 1990 by the Association Amici della Musica “Salvador Gandino”, the competition is held annually in Porcia, situated in northeastern Italy. It aims at promoting classical brass music and is operating on a four-year round basis focusing on one category each year: trombone, tuba, horn or trumpet. Brass players under the age of 30 can participate and perform a wide ranging repertoire from solo pieces to concerti accompanied by piano or orchestra. Experienced musicians and scholars are invited as jury members. Previous jurors include Michel Becquet, Gail Williams and Barry Tuckwell. Former prize winners include Francisco Flores, Clément Saunier, David Guerrier, Frédéric Mellardi and Andrea Dell’Ira.
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