Applications deadline extended to may 31, 2024


16 May 2024, 8:33

 

The deadline for applying to the 2024 Piano Competition has been extended to may 31.

Please note that due to a relocation of our servers during the day of May 17 the competition’s website may be unreachable for a few hours.

All application data will be preserved.


Presentation of Massarosa International Piano Competition 2024


16 April 2024, 21:15

 

The fourteenth edition of the Massarosa International Piano Competition was presented at Spazio Fazioli in Milan on 16 april 2024. In the video can be seen the introduction by Luca Fazioli, followed by the speeches of Simona Barsotti (mayor of Massarosa), the Competition’s president Antonella Moscardini, the artistic director Riccardo Risaliti and of the pianist and writer Luca Ciammarughi. At the end of the presentation the conductor and pianist Michele Gamba, who is member of this year’s jury, plays Puccini’s ‘Piccolo Valzer’ and Riccardo Risaliti plays Paul Wittgenstein’s left-hand only transcription of the “humming chorus” from “Madama Butterfly.”


The 2024 edition takes place in the centenary of Giacomo Puccini’s death


21 December 2023, 11:49

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 !