THE COMPETITION

THE COMPETITION

HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION

On 23 November 1956 Guido Cantelli, a thirty-five-year-old conductor and protégée of Arturo Toscanini, died on a plane crash in Orly, France. Five years later, in 1961, the Provincial Touristic Board of Novara, hometown of Cantelli and the place where he held his last concert, promoted the Premio Cantelli for young orchestra conductors. Jury members were orchestra conductors, directors of conservatories, and music critics.

Over its ten editions, the Premio Cantelli saw, among its winners, several young talents who later became important conductors, like Eliahu Inbal (1963), Riccardo Muti (1967), Adam Fischer and Lothar Zagrosek (1973), Hubert Soudant (1975), and Donato Renzetti (1980).

After a long pause (the 1980 edition was the last one), this year, the centenary of the great conductor’s birth, the Premio Cantelli is presenting its eleventh edition.

PRIZES

First Prize

12,000 Euro

Critics Award

3,000 Euro

The Town Award

2,000 Euro

Youth Award

1,000 Euro

First Prize

12,000 Euro

Critics Award

3,000 Euro

The Town Award

2,000 Euro

Youth Award

1,000 Euro

AWARDS IN ARTISTIC CONTRACTS

Concerts offered by:

Teatro Coccia of Novara, Teatro Regio Torino, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini of Parma, ORT-Orchestra of Tuscany, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, RSO – Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra ORF, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Made in Italy Award: A tailcoat designed by Carlo Pignatelli and offered by Altin Tafilaj, CEO and founder of Sunsnote.

THE 2020 EDITION

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Guido Cantelli, the 2020 International Conducting Competition that bears his name opens its 11th edition thanks to the Teatro Coccia in Novara with important developments.

First Prize: 12,000 euro and the invitation to direct a special production at Rossini in Wildbad – Belcanto Opera Festival.

Critics Award: 3,000, granted by the jury. Members of the jury are: Angelo Foletto (La Repubblica), Enrico Girardi (Il corriere della sera), Elvio Giudici (Il Giorno), Alberto Mattioli (La Stampa) e Carla Moreni (Il Sole 24 Ore).

The Town Award: 2,000 euro, granted by Ettore Borri, by the Associazione Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito, and by the Conservatory of Novara Guido Cantelli.

Youth Award: 1,000 euro, granted by a jury made of middle school students who will be attending the finals.

Cantelli OFF: Side events open to all , focusing on Guido Cantelli. The events are organized through collaborations with local institutes, associations, and cultural and artistic institutions.

THE 2020 EDITION

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Guido Cantelli, the 2020 International Conducting Competition that bears his name opens its 11th edition thanks to the Teatro Coccia in Novara with important developments.

First Prize: 12,000 euro and contracts with important international orchestras.

Critics Award: 3,000, granted by the jury. Members of the jury are: Angelo Foletto (La Repubblica), Enrico Girardi (Il corriere della sera), Elvio Giudici (Il Giorno), Alberto Mattioli (La Stampa) e Carla Moreni (Il Sole 24 Ore).

The Town Award: 2,000 euro, granted by Ettore Borri, by the Associazione Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito, and by the Conservatory of Novara Guido Cantelli.

Youth Award: 1,000 euro, granted by a jury made of middle school students who will be attending the finals.

Cantelli OFF: Side events open to all , focusing on Guido Cantelli. The events are organized through collaborations with local institutes, associations, and cultural and artistic institutions.

PLACES AND DATES

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For him I am the only conductor he has ever known, one who studies the scores as seriously as he does! The more I spend time with the Maestro, the more I want to work and study with that desire which, together with my natural skills, may take me very, very far

Guido CantelliLetter to his wife