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International competition for young musicians "Annarosa Taddei Award" 2021 - IX edition


The 2021 edition is reserved for three chamber ensembles:
Duo piano and violin - Duo piano and cello - Duo piano and chamber singing
From 22 November '21

As of 25 November '21

Registration ends 15 September '21


The "Annarosa Taddei" Association organizes an international competition dedicated to young Italian and foreign musicians to award three prizes named after Annarosa Taddei, in memory of her profuse help and encouragement towards young people, especially in the last years of her long life .

The "Annarosa Taddei" Award consists of three different scholarships and an invitation to hold concerts at some Italian concert institutions. All young Italian and foreign musicians aged between 18 and 30, or born between 1991 and 2003, can participate.

Annarosa Taddei (Pisa 1918 - Rome 2011), famous pianist, graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, and subsequently attended the Specialization Course in Piano at the National Academy of 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 he meets the famous pianist and conductor Alfred Cortot, with whom he perfects himself until 1949 and who introduces 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.

In 1976, due to a fractured wrist, he abandoned concert playing and decided to devote himself to teaching. After a long stay in Hong Kong, he returns to Italy where he teaches at the Conservatories of Rome and Perugia, training numerous students.

In 2012 the Annarosa Taddei cultural association was born, dedicated to her and born with the aim of gathering the spirit of support for young musicians.

Prizes: The three finalist duo with the highest scores will receive the following prizes:
First Prize € 7,000
Second Prize € 4,000
Third Prize € 2,000

The winners of the First and Second Prize may also be offered some concerts.
International competition for young musicians "Annarosa Taddei Award" 2021 - IX edition

More information on the Contest

The Jury of the final round is composed of Eugenio De Rosa, Italy - Bo Price, United States - Emanuele Arciuli, Italy - Paolo Franceschini, Italy - Roberto Abbondanza, Italy - Anna Armatys, Poland - Fabiola Gaudio, Italy

Author: Uber Bertiè

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