www.Counterpoint-Italy.com - International Competition, Music Festival&Academy: Lucca,Tuscany
Winners of the 2015 6th competition are 
Alice Berni, Riccione, for Il Teatro di Rebecca (cello ), 2015
Gaetano Lorandi, Villa Verla, for ...tacite passeggiate con la luna (flute & percussion), 2014
Sergei Patrmansky, St. Petersburg, Russia, for  Constellations  a tribute to mysteries of Scriabin for flute, violin, cello, piano and percussion, 2014
Danielle G. Rabinowitz, Boston, honorable mention, for "Loss" after Sappho for soprano and vibraphone,  2014

Students for LUCCA International Festival may apply until end of April 2015.  Masterclasses in flute, guitar, trumpet, string ensemble, piano and organ as well as composition,with visualization and discussion of individual compositions,improvisation, & Baroque practice , with evening for summer 2015 in Lucca, from July 25ththrough Aug. 3, 2015.   Apply with resume to Muzarte@msn.com.
I workshop di musica, composizione & improv., e musica Barocca,  si svolgeranno gli unlitimi settimane di Luglio, 25 ,al Lunedi, il 3 Agosto.                                                                       
  Chamber music ensembles and soloists are invited to apply for this 9 day residency with daily rehearsals, coachings, composer workshops, Baroque performance practice coachings and evening performances;   Please download chamber music application with this link for placement:   application   Chamber Music rehearsals will be held at the Baralli Istitute of Music next to the oratorio.  Student cost is 1200 euros.  Pisa is the closest airport, and this year there are several low-cost flights into Milan, Rome and Pisa, all easily connected to Lucca with bus or train. 
2015 Resident composers: 

 Jared Aragon, Spencer Arias, and Scott Shell, all U.S.

Misael Tambuwun, Georgia,

& Paolo Geminiani and Alice Berni, of Italy, & more TBA

<  Professor Alastair Greig, London,  First Prize 2014     
Federico Nunez, Buenos Aires, ^
 prize 2014   
Professor Dominique LeMaitre, Paris    V                 

Mozart Flute Quartet Students of Festival 2014
Daniel Barrett , strings & arranging,  NYC ^
v Professor Linda DiMartino Wetherill, winds, NYC   v         

Manuel Margot, pianist/composer, Buenos Aires, workshop 2014 in the Oratorio (below)

& Fernando Maglia  
              Conductor, composer, and guitarist, Buenos Aires