www.Accademia d'Estate (Lucca).org of www.Counterpoint-Italy.com - Lucca International Festival & competition: composers&performers
Festival with composers 2017 is July 23-30 in Lucca.  Flute Masterclasses and performances in castles of Salento is August 1-6.  Questions and applications from musicians and composers 19 plus may be sent to Muzarte@msn.com

The competition for 2017 (our eighth) will feature solo clarinet and duos or trios for flutes (all sizes are possible).  Once again, scores will be due  by March 15.

JOAO PEDRO PAIVA OLIVEIRA has received unanimous vote as winner of the 2016 competition with "Magma", for electronics and violin.  There were many high quality submissions and we thank and send compliments and good wishes to all participants.  An honorable mention for ensemble has been accepted by Saeed Mirzazedeh of Iran.
LUCCA INtERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Composers  & chamber music (FB)
LUCCA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (www.Accademia-dEstate-Internazionale-Lucca.org ) 2016, July 24-31, will showcase 2015 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 Custodi of Institute Musical R. Baralli
Auditors & students may apply by April 30th.
 2016 Resident composers: 
Alastair Greig, London
Sergei Patramansky, St. Petersburg
Greg Caffrey, Belfast
Stephen, Cohn,, LA
Christopher Lyndon-Gee, NY
Fernando Maglia, Bueno Aires
Paolo Geminiani,  of Ravenna
         Gaetano Lorandi, Villa Verla >
Girolemo Deraco, Lucca, 
V Alice  Berni of Riccione
 (2015 winner)
 and the artist  faculty of R. Baralli, Lucca
<  Alice Berni, Riccione, RN, Italy
Alessandro Cazzato, 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  with Linda DiMartino Wetherill, flutist, Daniel Barrett, cellist, Manuel Margot, pianist & composer, &Thierry Miroglio, percussionist 2016
Thierry Miroglio, percussion prof. Paris  
Linda DiMartino Wetherill, flutist and alto flutist, Professor NYC and Lucca           
                                                    Joao Pedro Oliveira of Portugal, winner of 2016         
   Saeed Mirzazedeh, Milan, from iran        
                           Carla Magnan, composer Milan & Como

Fernando Maglia,  composer & guitarist, Professor Conservatorio Buenos Aires 
 Please visit You Tube "Lucca International Festival 2015" to hear some of the pieces of last year's conference.