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Fosco Corti International Competition for choral conductors 2021

organised by Feniarco, Associazione Cori Piemontesi and Conservatorio G. Verdi di Torino
in partnership with European Choral Association-Europa Cantat
with the patronage of Piedmont Region and City of Turin
with the support of the Ministry of Culture and CRT Foundation
with the medal Medal of the President of the Republic
in the frame of the project Training Leading Voices co-funded by EU

► TURIN 25-27 June 2021
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book your tickets for the final day (free entrance)
→ live streaming on YouTube (Feniarco channel)

OFFICIAL RESULTS → look at the prize and special prize winners


Torino, Auditorium of the G. Verdi Conservatory


Friday 25th June 2021
Preliminary round (in 2 stages): 17 participants will be admitted plus the winner of the 5th national competition for conductors Le mani in suono (February 2020). 

Saturday 26th June 2021
Semi-final rounds (in 2 stages): a maximum of 10 conductors will be admitted.

Sunday 27th June
Final rounds (in 2 stages: rehearsl and performance): a maximum of 5 conductors will be admitted.


The competition is open to all the choir conductors born after 1st November 1980: they also must be 18 years old on the competition date. 


The international jury is made up of 5 music personalities: Justin Doyle (England), Georg Grün (Germany), Urša Lah (Slovenia), Lorenzo Donati (Italy) and Marco Faelli (Italy).


The competition foresees the involvement of five choirs at the different stages' contests.
Preliminary round: Coro Artemusica of Valperga (female choir), Genova Vocal Ensemble
Semifinal round: Coenobium Vocale of Piovene Rocchette (male choir), Turin chamber Choir (mixed choir)
Final round: Zürcher Sing-Akademie from Switzerland (mixed choir)


First prize: € 2.000 and diploma
Second prize: € 1.500 and diploma
Third prize: € 1.000 and diploma

Special prizes:
European Choral Association-Europa Cantat special prize
Best italian conductor special prize: € 500
“G. Abbà” special prize for the youngest conductor admitted to the final: € 500
Final concert Audience prize: € 500

Scholarship Noël Minet 

The participants of the Fosco Corti International Competition can apply for the Noël Minet Scholarship of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat. In 2021 the Noël Minet Fund will offer scholarships up to 500€ each. Deadline for applications: 31/03/2021. You can find information and details on ECA-EC website

Fosco Corti Competition Commitee

Dario Tabbia (Conservatorio G. Verdi di Torino), Marco Berrini (Feniarco), Davide Benetti (Associazione Cori Piemontesi).

How to apply?

Entries should be sent by 31st January, 2021 at latest.
You can find all the info on the detailed page.

This event is part of the project Training Leading Voices, coordinated by Zimihc (The Netherlands), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and in collaboration with Europa Cantat Utrecht (The Netherlands), European Choral Association-Europa Cantat (Germany), À Coeur Joie (France), JSKD (Slovenia).

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