Musica Prospettiva 2019-20 – International Call for Scores


This year we received 222 scores by 182 composers from 42 countries.
The very high quality of compositions made our selection very difficult, and we are proud that our call for scores is attractive to so many, various and gifted composers.
Many compositions deserve to be awarded and (above all) performed, but unfortunately our means are limited and we regret being able to program only few works.
Anyway, many thanks to all participating composers, again, for having shared their music, their valuable work, with us.

The jury members of this year were:
– Dagmar Bathmann (Germany) – mezzo-soprano/cellist
– Omar Cecchi (Italy) – percussionist
– Norberto Oldrini (Italy) – composer, musicologist, pianist, artistic director
– Diego Pucci (Italy) – pianist, composer
– Mirco Rubegni (Italy) – trumpeter, composer, artistic director
– Clara Salomon (U.S.A.) – soprano

The Jury, in the Musica Prospettiva‘s spirit of multiplicity, has decided to award works of very different style:

1° Prize EX-AEQUO
avatars-000714970828-jh14rl-t500x500Ari Ben-Shabetai (Israel) – ForteCelloPiano, for cello and piano (1993)



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Satoru Ikeda (Japan) – Daffodil, for voice and piano (2019)




Special Mention
p-large-q1o0-6d990000883f125fZhuosheng Jin (China/Canada) – (in)somnia, for cello (2015)


DUOroboros Special Prize
trasferimentoValerio Rossi (Italy/Switzerland) – Beyond the Edge, for mezzo-soprano/cello and percussion (2019)

Congratulations to the winners!

More info about our choice, its reasons, statistics, etc, are following in the next days.

We are already working on the next edition, that will have a different instrumentation and a different jury.

Stay connected!

Norberto Oldrini and Mirco Rubegni
(Artistic Directors)



Comune di Torrita di Siena (Italy), Fondazione Torrita Cultura and Pro Loco Torrita organize an International Call for Scores for selecting compositions to be performed during the Festival Musica Prospettiva 2019-20.


A NEW JURY will select compositions for:

1st Prize:
– accommodation for two nights at Torrita di Siena (Italy)
– € 250
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition

2nd Prize:
– € 100
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition

DUOroboros Special Prize
(to the best composition for the full DUOroboros’ instrumentation or ANY SUBSET):
– € 150
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition
– composition added to the DUOroboros repertoire for possible future performances

Composers will keep performing rights.

The call is open to composers of any age and nationality, to music of any genre, style, difficulty.

From SOLO to 5 instruments listed below or ANY SUBSET:

Mezzo-soprano (1 performer)
Cello (same performer)
Percussion (1 performer*)
Soprano (1 performer)
Piano (preparation allowed, 1 performer)

Electronics and amplification are not allowed.

*available percussion instruments: Vibraphone, 2 Snare Drum, 2 Bass Drum, 3 Splash Cymbals, 2 Tambourines, Crash-Ride Cymbal, 2 Crash Cymbals, Small Cymbals, 2 Tam-tams, 2 Toms, Bongos, Claves, Castanets, 2 Triangles, Flexaton, Kou-Xian, Dan Moi, Granite Blocks, Wind Chimes, Jam Block, Vibraslap, Rattles, Caxixi, Groovy Shaker, Bell Chimes, 3 Hand Cymbals, 2 Singing bowls, 2 Cowbells, Toulouhou, Slapstick, Glockenspiel.
Other percussion instruments may be available upon request.
For further details, please contact


November 20th, 2019

Any compositions are allowed, either already performed/published/recorded/awarded or not.
Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

Please send to
– scores in PDF format
– MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
contact info
date of birth (for general statistics, will not be published, will not affect the selection process)
(optional) short bio, program notes and/or any useful info

No limits to scores you may send.
A fee of € 10 for each composition submitted must be paid via PayPal here:paypal-paynow

You do NOT need to own a PayPal account (credit/debit cards are accepted by the system).
If you can’t pay with PayPal, or for any issues or questions, please contact us at

The results will be communicated by December 15th, 2019.

Info at
Email for info and for scores:
Email for PayPal payment:

The performers

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(Dagmar Bathmann, mezzo-soprano and cello;
Omar Cecchi, percussion)

Born in 2016, unique in its cello/percussion combination enriched by the mezzo-soprano voice by the same cellist, DUOroboros collaborated with the Compagnia Lombardi-Tiezzi at Piccolo Teatro Studio in Milan and performed on many other stages. DUOroboros performs chamber music at Pistoia capitale italiana della cultura, Fondazione Luigi Tronci (Pistoia), Auditorium S.Stefano al Ponte Vecchio (Florence) and Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano (founded by H.W.Henze), where in 2017 it had the artistic residence Camere Contemporanee, dedicated to the contemporary repertoire. It also performed at Teatro dell’Opera in Florence and Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Brussels. DUOroboros promotes the artistic research by commissioning new works to composers, performing original works and from the classical and popular repertoire.

11012734_1688936291320475_5768592160181828352_nDiego Pucci (piano)

Born in Rome in 1981, he graduated in piano from the Conservatorio B.Maderna in Cesena (Italy). After numerous concerts and solo recitals in Italy and abroad, he retired from the concert activity. He worked at Ateneo della Danza in Siena as an accompanying pianist to classical dance, participated in lessons conducted by internationally renowned masters and dancers, and staged dance shows in Cagli, Sorrento, Siena and Milan. In 2013 he left the dance world and opened a martial arts school. He then resumed piano teaching and the concert activity. He is currently Artist in Residence of the Musica Prospettiva festival.