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The Respighi Prize

 The Respighi Prize
Deadline: 30 June 2014
Date Posted: 13 January 2014


The Respighi Prize has been established to encourage and offer a performance opportunity for young talented composers and soloists through the inspiration of Ottorino Respighi’s music.

The Competition and Ottorino Respighi

The Chamber Orchestra of New York was established for leading young professionals, and to promote the music of renowned composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) alongside the orchestral repertoire. Known for his Roman trilogy (including Pines of Rome), Respighi’s orchestral works are considered the culmination of the Italian symphonic repertoire. Equally important, Respighi embraced the continuity of tradition with a love of the ancient world, a respect for antiquity, and thereby promoted a renaissance of musical ideas within the context of late 19th and 20th century elements.

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The Respighi Prize competition is open to young composers and soloists (instrumental and vocal) under 40 years of age, of all nationalities, currently enrolled in (or recent graduates of) music conservatory or college (including preparatory or post-certificate programs) from all over the world.

Early Deadline: March 31, 2014. Reduced Fee of $85 US / Tassa Ridotta €.72 EURO

For Composers (String Orchestra only)

1. One legible copy of an original score for string orchestra (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass - without divisi).
2. Short essay explaining their composition, and how their composition may be inspired by (and/or programmed with) the music of Ottorino Respighi.
3. List of works, and any related premieres.
4. One archive CD, mp3 or other recording of the work – Preferred.
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