In continuous growth, the Massarosa International Piano Competition is this year at the seventh edition.
The 2016 Competition was presented to the press this morning in the town hall of Massarosa. in the presence of Mayor Franco Mungai, the president of the City’s Council Adolfo Del Soldato, the President of the Associazione Musicale Massarosa Antonio Torre and the Competition’s artistic director, Riccardo Risaliti.
“An extraordinary competition – emphasized the Mayor Franco Mungai – which in a few years has achieved, thanks to the skill and passion of the organizers and the high level of the participants, a reputation that has gone beyond the borders of Europe, bringing the name of Massarosa in the world”.
“The competition will be held from 8 to 11 June 2016 and will keep the same formula experimented in the previous years. Registrations are already coming in – explained the President Antonio Torre – and last years’ prizes have been confirmed, thanks to the donation made in memory of Federico Farlatti, by Giuliana Pellegrini. The first prize of € 5000, will be dedicated to him. To confirm the internationality of the event, the composition of the jury is: Giampaolo Minardi (President, Italy), Vovka Ashkenazy (Iceland), Luiza Borac (Romania), Paola Bruni (Italy) and Gisele Magnan (France). The artistic director is Riccardo Risaliti.
The event, organized by the Associazione Musicale Massarosa, has been counted among the most prestigious competitions in the world and has entered the international circuit thanks to admission to the Alink- Argerich Foundation Foundation. This year the competition has been promoted by the magazine “Suonare” and by the annual directory “Pagine e musica”.
Another prestigious partner, Paolo Fazioli, will provide one of the wonderful pianos built by Fazioli Pianoforti for the finals.
During the final evening the most talented pianists will be evaluated both by the audience in the hall, (the Audience Award will be given in memory of Renata Morganti), and the jury that will decide the winner. All competitors will be delivered as certificate of participation a lithograph especially created by the painter Franco Anichini, dedicated to the Massarosa territory and the link between culture and music.
Once again this year the journalist and anchorman Andrea Montaresi will introduce the public to the final evening . The rendezvous for the public is in Massarosa from 8 to 11 June to hear these young talents, students of the greatest teachers in the world perform live. On April 21, at the Nara restaurant, a fundraising dinner will be held with the participation of maestro Riccardo Risaliti. Those wishing to participate should please call +39 347 6128959.