20th “Maria Giubilei” International Piano Competition

“Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize (third edition)


Competition rules


General rules


Art.1 In order to support the improvement of musical culture and sustain young musicians, FIDAPA “Alta Valle del Tevere”, in cooperation with Centro Studi Musicali della Valtiberina, promotes a contest of musical performance reserved to Italian and foreign pianists of both sexes, up to 35 years of age.

Art.2 The competition will take place in Sansepolcro (Arezzo) in the local Auditorium of “S. Chiara”, located in piazza S. Chiara, on 31 May, 1 and 2 June 2019 - registration deadline Saturday 18 May .

Art.3 A calendar of auditions will be published on the contest website (www.studimusicalivaltiberina.it) a few days before the event.

Art.4 The contest is made up of two different sections:

- “Maria Giubilei” International Piano Competition

for participants aged up to 25 (born from 19 May 1993 onwards)

- “Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize

for participants up to 35 years (born from 19 May 1983 onwards)

Art.5 The candidates will be allowed to take part in both sections, provided they meet the age limit conditions and have paid the cumulative fee (see the sections Programme, Prizes and Subscription fees below).

Art.6 The winners of a scholarship in a previous “Maria Giubilei Competition” will not be allowed to take part in the next two editions in the same Section, whereas any first prize winners of a previous edition of the “Paola Baschetti Competition” are excluded from any of the subsequent editions in the same Section.

Art.7 By including a contemporary work among those listed in the section “Programmes” of the present regulation, it will be possible to compete for the “Contemporary Author Prize” within the “Paola Baschetti” International Piano Competition.

Art.8 The Jury will be composed by Aquiles Delle Vigne (President), Ada Gentile, Monaldo Braconi, Gianluca Luisi, Giovanna Miconi, Mirco Roverelli, Mauro Nadir Matteucci. The judgement of the Jury is final.

Art.9 All contestants are due to be at the place, on the day and time stated in the calendar, or they will be excluded from the competition. Latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of the Artistic Director, performing after the other contestants. All travel expenses and accommodation are in chargeable to the contestants.

Art.10 The form has to be filled out in full online at the main competition page (Registration Online button) by and no later Saturday 18 May 2019, including all information and attachments required. Subscriptions received after the expiry date may be taken into account at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Art.11 The contest will end with a prize ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 2 June. All winners have to take part in it under penalty of forfeiture of the award. The Jury will choose the contestants entitled to perform at the winners’ concert, which will take place during the same ceremony. No fee is due for their participation and any video or audio recordings made by the organization during the competition may be used for promotional purposes free of charge.

Art.12 The following pianos will be available during the competition:

- pianos for practicing at Centro Studi Musicali della Valtiberina (3 grand pianos and 2 upright pianos)

- an upright piano to warm-up before the audition at the seat of auditions

- a Bechstein Concert Grand Piano offered by Angelo Fabbrini Collection for the competition.


Art.13 Enrolment implies the unconditional acceptance of the present regulation. In any case, the original version in Italian of the regulation will be considered as the only authoritative version.

Art.14 The organization has the right to change parts of the present regulation or even to cancel the competition, should any unforeseen event occur. In such case, enrolment fees will be refunded. The organization will not take on any responsibility for risks or damage of any kind occurring to the contestants during the period of the competition.

Art.15 According to Art.10 of L.675/96 on the use of personal data, we inform you that the personal data given when enrolling will be kept and used only to send information related to the Association and, again in accordance with the already-mentioned law, the holder of the personal data has the right to know, update, revise or cancel them, as well as to oppose to their use.

Art.16 The following sections (Programmes – Prizes – Subscription fees) are part of the present regulation. Any agreement made with host structures in Sansepolcro and surroundings with the aim of arranging favourable prices for the contestants will be highlighted on the competition website.




“Maria Giubilei” International Piano Competition (up to 25 years of age)

Maximum length: 25 minutes

It must include at least the first tempo of a sonata from Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and at least a free piece by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov. The programme can be filled up to the maximum time with pieces at the contestant’s discretion.

“Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize (up to 35 years of age)

Maximum length: 40 minutes

The programme must include pieces by at least two different authors of different periods and styles.

Contemporary Author Prize

If the contestant decides to include one of the following pieces in the above-mentioned programme (still for the total length of 40’), he or she will be able to compete for the Contemporary Author Prize:

                                        Ada Gentile                       Preludio per pianoforte (edizione Sconfinarte - Milano)

                                                                                   Piccolo studio da concerto (edizione Rai Trade)

                                        Andrea Agostini               Moth for piano

                                        Alessandra Ciccaglioni    Studio su Afro n°1  Pietra serena

                                                                                    Studio su Afro n°2  La grande clessidra

                                                                                    Rosa Gallica (Rosarium n°3)


Those willing to take part in both sections – 18th “Maria Giubilei” International Competition and “Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize, are allowed to repeat only the pieces partly (not fully) performed in the first programme (“Maria Giubilei” Competition), but on condition that they are fully performed in the second programme (“Paola Baschetti” Prize) (eg. if the programme for the “Maria Giubilei” International Competition includes the first tempo of a sonata by Beethoven, it is possible to perform it again at “Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize only if fully played).

If the programmes exceed the prescribed time, the board has the faculty to interrupt the execution.

Playing from memory is required in both sections, apart from pieces by contemporary composers, for which it is nonetheless highly recommended.



“Maria Giubilei” Piano International Piano Competition

- 5 scholarships amounting to 670 € each

          to cover the admission fees and cost of a piano course held by Maestro Aquiles Delle Vigne at Sommerakademie                             “Mozarteum” 2019 in Salzburg.

 4 of the scholarships are offered by 

 BMA Maglificio, Unicoop Firenze, Piccini Paolo spa, Sensus Hairlovers 


- “Marco Gennaioli Foundation” Prize

          The youngest winner will be awarded an additional scholarship of 500€.


“Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize

- 1st Absolute Prize: 2000€ (indivisible*)  offered by “Marco Gennaioli Foundation” 

- 2nd Prize: 1000€  offered by Dr. Bruno Galardi 

- 3rd Prize: 500€

- Contemporary Author Prize: 500€

FIDAPA Prize: to the female contestant getting the higest place among the winners (additional prize) 500€

(* Ex-aequo is not foreseen for the 1st Prize)


At the discretion of the organization, additional awards may be given out as well as some concert prizes as part of events organized by the Section of FIDAPA Upper Tiber Valley - Sansepolcro and/or by partner European institutions.


Subscription fees


- “Maria Giubilei” Piano International Competition:


- “Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize:


- “Maria Giubilei” International Competition and “Paola Baschetti” International Piano Prize:

120€ (cumulative fee)




Artistic Direction:   +39 393 4371610   narmat@fastwebnet.it

Organisational Help:   +39 338 4333906   giomiconi@inwind.it

 Hotel affiliated with the competition - applying reductions on ordinary prices: 

 B&b Palazzo Magi   +39 (0)575 740477     info@palazzomagi.it      www.palazzomagi.it 

Sansepolcro Tourist Office: +39 (0)575 740536; info@valtiberinaintoscana.it

Tel: 123-456-7890 | Fax: 123-456-7890


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