Bologna, Italy, 28 – 31 October 2017
In collaboration with the R. Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna
WINNERS OF HARPSICHORD COMPETITION 2017
First Prize: not assigned
Second Prize: Rossella Policardo (Italy)
Third Prize: Krzysztof Garstka (Poland)
Prize “M. De Robertis” for the best performance of the contemporary piece:
Bøje Christensen, President
Frédérick Haas, Maria Pia Jacoboni Neri,
Pilar Montoya Chica,
The Competition is
open to harpsichordists born after 31 December 1982. An entry fee of € 130
should be remitted to the following bank account:
Unipol Banca, Via Rizzoli, 20 - 40125 Bologna, Italy - Iban: IT33 T031 2702 4100 00000008740, Swift/bic BAECIT2B
The application must be sent to
Associazione Clavicembalistica Bolognese
Via Saragozza, 86
I - 40123 Bologna, Italy
and should be postmarked by 15 October 2017.
documents should be enclosed with the application form:
Certificate of musical harpsichord qualification (copy)
Birth certificate (copy)
Official proof of citizenship of one of the Countries of the European Union or Associated Countries.
Receipt of payment of the entrance fee
A short curriculum vitae
The application should also indicate an address, the telephone number and e-mail for communications.
The entrance fee will not be refunded to applicants who withdraw from the competition
(see Application Form below)
A French harpsichord (two manuals) by M. Johnson and an Italian harpsichord by R. Mattiazzo will be used for the competition performances. Harpsichords will be available for practice.
Participants should present themselves in Bologna on October 28 2017 at 10 a.m. at R. Accademia Filarmonica, Via Guerrazzi 13 – Bologna, Italy, with an identification document. At this time, candidates will present five copies of the detailed programme of their performances of each round and five copies of the pieces of the candidate's own choice, bound in five separate booklets (for distribution amongst the members of the Jury).
The order of playing will be decided by drawing lots at the opening of the competition.
First Prize € 3000
Second Prize € 2000
Third Prize € 1500
Prize Mariolina De Robertis of € 500 offered by Mrs Maria Letizia Pascoli for the best performance of the contemporary piece.
The Jury reserves the right to withhold the award of any of the prizes.
In case of a draw, the prizes will be equally divided amongst the winners.
Any decision reached by the Jury is final.
-The winners are expected to give a concert in Bologna, for the Associazione Clavicembalistica Bolognese, at ‘Sala Mozart’ of the R. Accademia Filarmonica on the evening of 31 October 2017
-The winners of three prizes will be invited to give a concert on the historical instruments of the Tagliavini Collection in San Colombano, Bologna.
-The winner of the First Prize will be invited to give a recital at the Reale Collegio di Spagna of Bologna
-The winner of the First Pricewill be invited to give a concertwithin theFestival Soli Deo Gloria in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Corrente seconda including alio modo and one Corrente, of the candidate’s own choice
(from Secondo Libro)
William Byrd: One piece from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, of the candidate's own choice
François Couperin: La Triomphante (from the tenth Ordre of Pièces de Clavecin)
Carlos de Seixas: One couple of Sonatas, of the candidate’s own choice
Semi-final Round (open to the public)
Bernardo Pasquini: Toccata con lo Scherzo del Cucco
J. Sebastian Bach: Präludium und Fuge in a-moll BWV 894
One Composition of Contemporary Music, of the candidate’s own choice
Each candidate admitted to the final round will be given a piece of music of the XVII or XVIII century, copy of an original print, for instrument or voice and thorough bass. The candidate will have 15 minutes, without instrument, to prepare the continuo-playing. The rehearsal with the soloist, provided by the jury, will be done in presence of the Jury.
Final Performance (open to the public)
A programme of about 40 minutes of the candidate’s own choice. The candidate may include in the programme one of the compositions performed in a previus round.
The Jury may ask the candidates to perform only in part or to repeat one or several of the presented compositions.
WINNERS OF THE 2015 EDITION
ORLANDO BASS – France
MARIA AURELIA VIŞOVAN – Rumania
MARCO CROSETTO – Italy
Prize Mariolina De Robertis offered by the Association Procembalo for the best contemporary piece:
PAULINA ALICJA ŻMUDA – Poland
WINNERS OF THE 2011 EDITION
First Prize ex aequo
ELISABETTA FERRI, Italy - CLEMENT GEOFFROY, France
Second Prize, not assigned
Third Prize ex aequo
HELENE DIOT, France - LUCA OBERTI, Italy
Prize Annelie de Man offered by the Association "Procembalo"
for the best performance of the contemporary piece
SONJA LEIPOLD, Austria
OF THE 2009 EDITION
First Prize: KHALIL RONAN (France)
Second Prize: ex aequo, in alphabetical order ALESSANDRO BUCA (Italy) - NADJA LESAULNIER (France)
Third Prize: CECILE MANSUY (France)
OF THE 2007 EDITION
First Prize: CHENG-I VICTORIA CHEN-LIU (Spain)
Second Prize: NADJA LESAULNIER (France)
Third Prize: ex aequo, in alphabetical order FEDERICA BIANCHI (Italy) - ELISABETTA FERRI (Italy)
OF THE 2005 EDITION
First Prize: ex aequo, in alphabetical order, GIANNALISA ARENA (Italy) and ALINA RATKOWSKA (Poland)
Second Prize: PHILIPPE OLIVIER SALANDINI (France)
Third Prize: not awarded
OF THE 2003 EDITION
First Prize: CLOTILDE VERWAERDE, (France)
Second Prize: KAY UEYAMA, (England)
Third Prize: ex aequo, in alphabetical order, TABITHA MAGGIOTTO (Italy) and JAN PRITCHARD (England)