Amici della Musica di Cagliari, Italy

International Music Award Ennio Porrino

Drahomira Biligova

The Music Award Ennio Porrino

Competition Rules 2014

Drahomira Biligova


The Association “Amici della Musica di Cagliari” announces the 23rd International Piano Competition “Ennio Porrino”, which will be held in Cagliari from November 13th to November 18th, 2014.

The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities. There is no age limit. Before beginning, competitors must present a document of identification and a copy of the edition they will be using for the pieces they will perform. Members of the Jury may not judge competitors who are relatives (or friends), or with whom they have had didactic connections, either academic or private, after October 1st, 2011. Applications of competitors who were students of members of jury after October 1st 2011 can’t be accepted. The Competition will be divided in three trials, during which competitors will perform In alphabetical order, beginning with the letter extracted at the beginning of the contest. The Jury reserves the right not to assign prizes. The decision of the Jury is final. The winners of each trial will be announced publicly and the results will be posted at the entrance of the hall.

In case of disputes or complaints, the Italian version of the competition rules will be held valid.

The following prizes will be awarded:

A 1° Prize of Euro 3000 and certificate
A 2° Prize of Euro 2000 and certificate
A 3° Prize of Euro 1000 and certificate

Winners will be offered several recitals by various concert societies.

Applications accompanied by a birth certificate, a biography, indication of teachers after October 1st 2011, 2 photographs, and a list of the pieces to be presented in the three stages of the Competition with their relative timing, must be sent via email at the following address:
or by registered letter to be send to: Concorso Internazionale di Pianoforte Ennio Porrino – Associazione Amici della Musica, Casella Postale 118 – Piazza del Carmine – 09124 Cagliari (Italy), or C/O Lucia Avallone – via Rossini 61 – 09128 Cagliari (Italy), and received not later than November 5th, 2014.


The enrollment fee of Euro 100 (no refundable) must be paid with bank transfer to account n. 31920 of the Banca di Credito Sardo – Viale Bonaria, Cagliari – (IBAN : IT83 Q030 5904 8101 0000 0031920 – BIC: BCITIT3C) in the name of the “Amici della Musica di Cagliari”.

Competitors must present:

For the 1st trial
(total length max 25 minutes):
a) two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti or one Prelude and Fuge of J.S. Bach;
b) an etude chosen among one of the following composers: F.Chopin, Chopin-Godowsky, F.Liszt, C.Debussy, A.Scriabin, B.Bartók, G.Ligeti;
c) a composition chosen by the competitor.

Drahomira Biligova For the 2nd trial
(total length max 45 minutes)
a) a sonata by L.van Beethoven, F.J.Haydn or W.A.Mozart;
b) one or a group of compositions by F.Chopin, R.Schumann, J.Brahms, F.Liszt, A.Scriabin, B.Bartók, S.Prokofiev, I.Stravinsky, C.Debussy, M.Ravel, L.Janacek, G.Ligeti, G.Kurtag, L.Berio, F.Oppo, E.Porrino.

For the 3rd trial
(total length max 50 minutes)
a recital program chosen by the competitor, containing one work written after 1914, which cannot include works presented in previous trials.

A special prize of Euro 1000 will be given for the best performance of a work by Ennio Porrino. Amici della Musica di Cagliari will furnish, upon request, scores of piano music of Ennio Porrino.

A special prize of Euro 1000 will be given for the best performance of a contemporary work written after 1981.

No work may be performed if it requires a prior preparation of the piano.

The Jury 2014

Oleg Marshev, President

Drahomira Biligova
Lorenzo Di Bella
Alessandro Marangoni
Marco Sollini

The competition roll-call will be held November 21, 2013 at 9am at the Conservatory of Music “Pierluigi da Palestrina”, Piazza Porrino, Cagliari.

1st trial - November 22nd, at h 9am
2nd trial - November 25th, at h 9am
3rd final trial - November 27th, at 18h

The third and final trial of the XXII International Piano Competition “Ennio Porrino” will be held on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 h. 18 p.m. at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (via Sant’Alenixedda) and will be broadcast live streaming (L'Unione Sarda).

For any enquiry about the competition please contact the Association “Amici della Musica di Cagliari”, casella postale 118, Piazza del Carmine, 09100 Cagliari or tel. 070/488502 from 11 to 13 a.m. working days.


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