2024 is the centenary since Giacomo Puccini’s death,  and the Massarosa International Competition, which takes place on the shore of the lake where Villa Puccini is located, wants to pay him a tribute by asking the contestants to play one of the Maestro’s pieces. It will be possible to choose between “Piccolo Valzer“, “Scossa Elettrica” and an interesting transcription of Madama Butterfly’s “Coro a bocca chiusa” (humming chorus) for the left hand, composed by the austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (dedicatee of Maurice Ravel’s “Concerto for the left hand”).
Applications will be open starting January 1st, 2024 and the competition will take place from June 12 to 15 in the Teatro Vittoria Manzoni (Massarosa).
On the competition’s web site it is possible to find all the information relative to Jury and Competition Rules, as well as advice relative to logistics, previous competitions etc…

Click here to apply to the competition !