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 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

12,000 Euro

First Prize

3,000 Euro

Critics Award

2,000 Euro

The Town Award

1,500 Euro

Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra Award

1,000 Euro

Youth Award

12,000 Euro

First Prize

3,000 Euro

Critics Award

2,000 Euro

The Town Award

1,500 Euro

Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra Award

1,000 Euro

Youth Award

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, Festival Rossini in Wildbad

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

THE PRIZES IN DETAIL

– First Prize: 12,000 euro, granted by the Fondazione Teatro Coccia.

– Critics Award: 3,000 euro, assigned by a jury whose members are Angelo Foletto (La Repubblica), Enrico Girardi (Il Corriere della Sera), Elvio Giudici (Il Giorno), Alberto Mattioli (La Stampa), and Carla Moreni (Il Sole 24 Ore), and granted by the Fondazione Banca Popolare di Novara.

– Town Award: 2,000 euro, offered by Righetti Mobili, assigned by Emilio Iodice, Councillor for Culture of the Town of Novara (President of the Town Jury), Ettore Borri, President of the Associazione Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito, Roberto Politi, Director of the Guido Cantelli Conservatory of Novara.

– Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra Award: 1,500 euro, assigned by members of Teatro Regio’s Orchestra and supported by the Amici del Regio.

– Youth Award: 1,000 euro, supported by Itof and assigned by a jury made of middle school students from Novara, coordinated by the Association Giovani Dietro Le Quinte.

– Made in Italy Award: (a tailcoat designed by Carlo Pignatelli and offered by Altin Tafilaj, CEO and founder of Sunsnote), given by the President of the Fondazione Teatro Coccia, Fabio Ravanelli, and by its director Corinne Baroni.

– Artistic Contracts to conduct concerts, offered by the Fondazione Teatro Coccia, the Teatro Regio Torino, the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini of Parma, the ORT-Orchestra della Toscana, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra of the ORF, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rossini in Wildbad – Belcanto Opera Festival.

THE 2020 EDITION

– First Prize: 12,000 euro, granted by the Fondazione Teatro Coccia.

– Critics Award: 3,000 euro, assigned by a jury whose members are Angelo Foletto (La Repubblica), Enrico Girardi (Il Corriere della Sera), Elvio Giudici (Il Giorno), Alberto Mattioli (La Stampa), and Carla Moreni (Il Sole 24 Ore), and granted by the Fondazione Banca Popolare di Novara.

– Town Award: 2,000 euro, offered by Righetti Mobili, assigned by Emilio Iodice, Councillor for Culture of the Town of Novara (President of the Town Jury), Ettore Borri, President of the Associazione Amici della Musica Vittorio Cocito, Roberto Politi, Director of the Guido Cantelli Conservatory of Novara.

– Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra Award: 1,500 euro, assigned by members of Teatro Regio’s Orchestra and supported by the Amici del Regio.

– Youth Award: 1,000 euro, supported by Itof and assigned by a jury made of middle school students from Novara, coordinated by the Association Giovani Dietro Le Quinte.

– Made in Italy Award: (a tailcoat designed by Carlo Pignatelli and offered by Altin Tafilaj, CEO and founder of Sunsnote), given by the President of the Fondazione Teatro Coccia, Fabio Ravanelli, and by its director Corinne Baroni.

– Artistic Contracts to conduct concerts, offered by the Fondazione Teatro Coccia, the Teatro Regio Torino, the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini of Parma, the ORT-Orchestra della Toscana, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra of the ORF, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rossini in Wildbad – Belcanto Opera Festival.

THE WINNERS OF PREMIO CANTELLI 2020

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