The first edition of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Competition will take place in Brescia, from 20 to the 28 October 2023, and includes three solo rounds and a final round with orchestra.
The three solo rounds will take place at the San Barnaba Auditorium from 20 to 25 October 2023 and the entry for the public will be free, while the final round with orchestra will be held at the Teatro Grande on Saturday 28 October 2023 at 6.00 pm (tickets available exclusively on vivaticket.com and in authorized Vivaticket sales points).
The second of three solo rounds will be held at the San Barnaba Auditorium in Brescia, on 23 and 24 October 2023. Free entry for the public for all solo rounds.
Monday 23 October, from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm Tuesday 24 October, from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm *
Twelve pianists were admitted to the second round: Rei Harada, Jooyeon Ka, Giorgio Lazzari, Chi-Jo Lee, Sophia Shuya Liu, Nagino Maruyama, Hyojin Shin, Miyu Shindo, Tajima Chiune, Kostandin Tashko, Junlin Wu, Nicolas Bourdoncle.
SECOND ROUND PROGRAMME (length 45-50 minutes for each candidate):
One Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven;
One or more important pieces at free choice taken by the romantic repertoire;
A Prelude by Claude Debussy.
* The schedules may have little variations depending on any organizational needs.
The final round with orchestra will take place at the Teatro Grande in Brescia on Saturday 28 October 2023 at 6.00 pm. Tickets available exclusively on vivaticket.com and in authorized Vivaticket sales points, at a cost of €10.00 + presale commission.
The three finalists will be admitted to this phase will perform with the Bazzini Consort Orchestra conducted by Aram Khacheh and will present two Concertos for piano and orchestra, one from Group A and one from Group B.
At the end of the semifinal round, the Jury will choose which of the two Concertos the candidate will have to perform in the final round.
FINAL ROUND PROGRAMME:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concert n. 20 KV 466 in D Minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concert n. 23 KV 488 in A Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -Concert n. 25 KV 503 in C Major
Ludwig van Beethoven – Concert n. 1 op. 15 in C Major
Ludwig van Beethoven – Concert n. 3 op. 37 in C Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven – Concert n. 4 op. 58 in G Major
Ludwig van Beethoven – Concert n. 5 op. 73 in E-flat Major
Fryderyk Chopin – Concert n. 1 op. 11 in E Minor
Fryderyk Chopin – Concert n. 2 op. 21 in F Minor
Robert Schumann – Concert op. 54 in A Minor
The announcement of the winners and the awarding of the prizes will take place during the official ceremony at the end of the Competition in the Ridotto of the Teatro Grande.