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International competition for young musicians "Annarosa Taddei Award" 2023 - XI edition


The 2023 edition is reserved for chamber music and, in particular, for the piano and violin duo, the piano and cello duo and the string quartet.
From 14 November '23

Al 16 November '23

Fine Iscrizioni 15 July '23


The enrollment fee is 60 euro for Duo training and 100 euro for Quartet training.
The "Annarosa Taddei" Association organizes the eleventh edition of the international competition dedicated to young Italian and foreign musicians to award three prizes named after Annarosa Taddei, in memory of her help and encouragement profuse towards young people especially in recent years of his long life. The "Annarosa Taddei" Prize consists of three different Prizes and an invitation to give concerts at some Italian and foreign concert institutions. All young Italian and foreign musicians between the ages of 18 and 32, i.e. born between 1991 and 2005, can participate.

The competition is reserved for three chamber music ensembles: Piano and Violin, Piano and Cello, String Quartet. Registrations are open from 25 April to 15 July 2023.

Winners of the first prizes of previous editions cannot participate.
Prizes: The three finalists with the highest scores will receive the following prizes:

First Prize €7,000

Second Prize €3,000

Third Prize €2,000

The winners of the First and Second Prize will be offered some concerts promoted by the “Annarosa Taddei” Association and by other Associations operating in the national territory in the ways and times that make them possible.

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International competition for young musicians "Annarosa Taddei Award" 2023 - XI edition

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Who was Annarosa Taddei?

Annarosa Taddei (Pisa 1918 – Rome 2011), famous pianist, graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, and subsequently attended the piano specialization course at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Alfredo Casella.

He made a name for himself in Italian concertism in 1946 playing with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Rome (John Ireland's Piano Concerto). The following year she met the famous pianist and conductor Alfred Cortot, with whom she perfected until 1949 and who introduced her to an international career.

In the fifties she started an intense recording activity, which led her, among other things, to record reference recordings of piano works by Sandro Fuga, Alfredo Casella and Domenico Scarlatti for the Cetra.

Over the course of her thirty-year concert career Annarosa Taddei has performed in twenty-one countries, collaborated with conductors such as Carl Schuricht, Jonel Perlea, Ernest Ansermet, Hermann Scherchen, and has played with some of the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the world, including including the Wiener Symphoniker, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Rome, Florence and Turin, the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Sydney Mozart Orchestra, the ABL Orchestra - Tansmania and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

After a long period spent in Hong Kong he returns to Italy and teaches at the Conservatories of Rome and Perugia where he cultivated a large group of students, which he supported until the beginning of their careers.

In 2012 the Annarosa Taddei Cultural Association was born, dedicated to her and born with the intention of gathering her spirit of support towards young musicians.

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