Tianyi Lu, a young woman from New Zealand, is the winner of the 11th Edition of the International Conducting Competition “Guido Cantelli”. «During these difficult times – says Tianyi Lu -, it’s normal to be afraid, but we need to be generous and care for others. That’s why I would like to give my contribution, especially in a region like Piedmont that has been so strongly affected by the pandemic: I will donate part of the prize (two thousand euro) to a local non-profit organization, Specchio dei Tempi, which supports mainly the elderly and the weak ones. Music and art must survive, without them we risk forgetting who we are». Besides winning the First Prize, Tianyi Lu has also won: the Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra Award, the Youth Award and artistic contracts to conduct a concert with the Fondazione Teatro Coccia and one with the Teatro Regio Torino.
The Critics Award was granted to Dmitry Matvienko, who also won the Made in Italy Prize. The Town Award was granted to Diego Ceretta. Other artistic contracts were granted to Bertie Baigent, who will conduct a concert for the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini in Parma, and Diego Ceretta, who will conduct an opera at the Rossini in Wildbad – Belcanto Opera Festival.