After almost 10 years, the International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini & Festival returns to Bologna, Italy, for its 5th edition. Promoted by the City of Bologna and in collaboration with the Conservatory of Bologna, the cciMB 2020 Competition & Festival will take place from 2 to 6 October 2020, in various locations in the city with the final round at the historical Teatro Comunale di Bologna, designed by the famous architect Antonio Galli da Bibbiena. We are delighted to announce that, once more, the finalists will play a guitar concerto with orchestra. A new composition to be played in the semifinal and final rounds has been commissioned to the Argentinian composer Alex Nante (1992, Buenos Aires), winner of the second prize at the Basel Orchestra Competition 2019. The score will be available to participants upon completion of their application.
The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of € 12 000, an invitation to perform a recital in Basel, Switzerland (Rising Stars series of the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel) as well as concerts in Italy (Bologna), France (Paris) and other countries. Through an online video audition, around 15 semifinalists will be selected by our international Jury of renowned guitarists and musicians: David Tanenbaum (USA), Stephan Schmidt (Switzerland), Gérard Abiton (France), Michael Hampel (Germany), Walter Zanetti, Alberto Martelli, and Marco Vinicio Carnicelli (Italy).