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Compositions are being accepted until March 15 for the seventh annual International competition. This competition's featured instrument is violin or viola.  Please go to next page "About  Us"  for details. 

LUCCA INtERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Composers  & performers 2015 will be presented in London Feb. 2, at St.-Martin-In-the-Fields by DiMartino-Maglia duo, and in NYC premieres Feb.5 at St. John's University (7 p.m.) and Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery (131 E. 10th).  Featured works are by Greg Caffrey, Alastair Greig, Dominique LeMaitre, Christopher Lyndon-Gee and Fernando Maglia.  For firkther info, please visit site.
LUCCA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016, July 24-31, will showcase previous winners and complementary works from all over the globe, including 2015 Competition winners:

Alice Berni, Riccione, "Il Teatro di Rebecca" cello, Gaetano Lorandi, Villa Verla, for ...tacite passeggiate con la luna (flute & percussion), 2015 and Sergei Patramansky, of St. Petersburg, Russia, author of "Constellations" for flute, violin, cello, and percussion - a tribute to Scriabin.


In 2016, http://www.Accademia-dEstate-Internazionale-Lucca.org  workshop di musica, composizione & improv., e musica Barocca,  si svolgeranno gli ulitimi settimane di Luglio, dal 24, al Lunedi, il 1Agosto.    Morning composer discussions at 10 a.m.,  open masterclasses at 4 p.m. and evening concerts at 9 p.m. will be held at the Oratorio Degli Angelli Custode of Institute Musicale R. Baralli    

                                                     
 There will  be a conducting masterclass and symposium conducted by maestro Christopher Lyndon-Gee (Naxos, Lithuanian National and NYC, Romanian, Polish and German Radios.) 


Masterclasses and symposiums for performers, composers and conductors will be offered on percussion, violin, viola, cello, flute, and improvisation with piano and guitar, and composing.  APPLICATIONS for Participation of student chamber musicians, conductors and  composers are due February 15 at Muzarte@msn.com  A fee of $1200 includes participation in all classes and events, as well as a shared apartment in historic Central Lucca. 

 2016 Resident composers: 
Alastair Greig, London
Sergei Patramansky, St. Petersburg
Greg Caffrey, Belfast
Stephen, Cohn,, LA
Fernando Maglia, Bueno Aires
Paolo Geminiani,  of Ravenna
                                                    Gaetano Lorandi, Villa Verla >
Carla Magnun, Genoa,
Girolemo Deraco, Lucca, 
< Alice  Berni of Riccione (2015 winner)
 and the artist  faculty of R. Baralli, Lucca

Harpist:  Karen Lindquist Speyer.
Cellist: Daniel Barrett
                             
<  Alice Berni, Riccione, RN, Italy
   
Alessandro Cassate, violin, Bari Conservario Professore
Eliseo Sandretti, organist Prof. Lucca ^


< Sergei Patramansky, St. Petersburg, 2015 winner   
    Alastair Greig, Professor London, 2014                                                      winner  >

Oratorio Degli Angeli Custode  
 V                        Thierry Miroglu, Paris Conservatory Professor of Percussion                                                   soloist V

















Linda DiMartino Wetherill, flutist and alto flutist, Professor NYC and Lucca           
                                                            

 StephenCohn, LA composer, finalist of 
American Chamber Music awards 2015  

<Szilard Mezei, violist & Improvisor, Hungary
           

      
 Fernando Maglia,  composer & guitarist, Professor Conservatorio Buenos Aires 
                                                                      V

  v Greg Caffrey, 2013 first prize winner          

                                                           
 Please visit You Tube "Lucca International Festival 2015" to hear some of the pieces of last year's conference.