www.Accademia d'Estate (Lucca).org of www.Counterpoint-Italy.com - Lucca International Festival & competition: composers&performers
There were many excellent compositions this year and we are pleased to announce the winners of the eighth International competition, as well as thank everyone who has contributed ideas to the furthering of musical expression:
Ozcan Sonmez of Bulgaria, working at Istanbul University, has won the Ensemble contest with his "Aladdin's Lamp" for 7 flutists.  Honorable mention in this category is given to Daniel Walzer, assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, for his "Enigmatic Miniature" for flute quartet. 
The solo category winner is Marco Gaietta, from Venice, with his "Duale" composition for clarinet. 
We congratulate these composers and thank everyone for their participation.

Readings with flutists will be held July 23-30 in Lucca. Additional flute pieces and masterclasses in Salento (castles in the very heel!) will be July 31- August 6.  Questions and applications from musicians and composers may be sent to Muzarte@msn.com

 Alice Berni, Riccione                         Alastair Greig, London
Joao Pedro Oliveira, Portugal- Brazil
Sergei Patramansky, St. Petersburg
Saeed Mirzazedeh, Milan ((Iran)
Carla Magnan, Genoa
Fernando Maglia, Bueno Aires
Paolo Geminiani,  of Ravenna
Gaetano Lorandi, Villa Verla 
Girolemo Deraco, Lucca, 
< Alice  Berni of Riccione
 (2015 winner)
 and the artist  faculty of R. Baralli, Lucca

Ana Claudia Assi, piano, Porugal / Brazil  ^       
< Alessandro Cazzato, violin, Bari
Giovanni Calabrese, Conservatorio Mozart, Tricase

Singer and Actress Shaghayeh Bagheri, Tehran, Iran

Alastair Greig, Professor London, 2014                                                 winner >  
Tony Capula, clarinetist, Lucca

Joao Pedro Oliveira, 2016 & 2013 winner         
                       Linda DiMartino Wetherill, flutist and alto flutist, Professor NYC           

                 Antonella Bini, Flutes, Genoa         
 Libera Cantoria Pisani,Filippo Furlan,dir.  Vicenza, Veneto

V  Saeed Mirzazedah, Miilan, composer and Tarist  from Iran                              
                       Carla Magnan, composer Milan & Como ProfessorV


Federico Nunez, Guitarist, composer,     Paolo Geminiani, Composer, Electronics
 Ethnomusicologist, Buenos Aires          Professor at Bari Conservatorio

Gaetano Lorandi, composer, Villa <Verla, winner 2016                                            
Fernando Maglia, Composer, guitar, improv, Professor at Conseervatorio National Buenos Aires       V

 Tommaso and Claudio Valenti, violists and Professors, Lucca Conservatories                  >