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Fosco Corti International Competition for choral conductors 2024

The city of Turin will host the third edition of this important competition for choir conductors address to participants from all over the world.
The competition is a project by Conservatorio G. Verdi of Torino, Feniarco and Associazione Cori Piemontesi under the label of European Choral Association, with the patronage of Piedmont Region and City of Turin with the support of the Ministry of Culture

► TURIN 18-20 October 2024
► applications closed

We are very pleased to inform you that we received 104 applications for the third edition of our competition from 39 different countries around the world: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Danmark,  Estonia,  France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, UK, Ukraine and USA.
A great success that inspires us to keep organising the competition.
The list of 18 admitted conductors will be announced by 15 July 2024.


Torino, Auditorium of the G. Verdi Conservatory


Friday 18 October 2024
Preliminary round (in 2 stages): 18 participants

Saturday 19 October 2024
Semi-final rounds (in 2 stages): a maximum of 10 conductors will be admitted.

Sunday 20 October 2024
Final rounds (in 2 stages: rehearsal and performance): a maximum of 5 conductors will be admitted.


The competition is open to all the choir conductors born after 1st November 1984: they also must be 18 years old on the competition date. 


The international jury is made up of 5 music personalities: Helene Stureborg (Sweden), Māris Sirmais (Latvia), Basilio Astulez (Spain, Basque Country), Roberta Paraninfo (Italia) and Piero Monti (Italia).


The competition foresees the involvement of five choirs at the different stages' contests.
Preliminary round: National Youth Choir (mixed choir),  Coro giovanile With Us (female youth choir)
Semifinal round: Coro da camera di Torino (mixed choir), Coro polifonico di Ruda (male choir)
Final round: S:t Jacob's Chamber Choir, Sweden  (mixed choir)


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

Special prizes:
  • G. Abbà special prize for the youngest conductor admitted to the final: € 500
  • Special prize Noël Minet Fund of the Friends of the European Choral Association: Scholarship of up to 500 € for a promising young conductor to attend a training course in 2025/26
  • 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. In 2024 the Noël Minet Fund will offer scholarships up to 500€ each. Deadline for applications: 30/04/2024. You can find information and details on ECA website

Fosco Corti Competition Commitee

Dario Tabbia (Conservatorio G. Verdi di Torino), Petra Grassi (Feniarco), Paolo Zaltron (Associazione Cori Piemontesi).

How to apply?

Entries should be sent by 31st May, 2024 at latest.
Finalists will be announced within 15th July 2024.

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