The Music Association Giovanni Bottesini
is pleased to announce
VI° Double Bass Competition
Prize "Walter Stauffer"
Crema - Italy
From April 18th to April 24th 2017
Final with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
After 14 years absence, the Double Bass Competition GIOVANNI BOTTESINI is back under the general direction of Francesco Daniel Donati and the artistic direction of Enrico Fagone. The honorary president is Franco Petracchi, who founded the competition in 1989.
The Bottesini Competition has helped launch the careers of many great musicians who now hold leading roles in major orchestras worldwide, including Rinat Ibragimov, Giuseppe Ettorre, Cristophe Dinaut, Zsolt Fejervari, Dariusz Mizera, Francesco Siragusa, Riccardo Donati and Maria Chirokoliyska.
The competition is open to double bassists of all nationalities born after April 18th 1981. All candidates must send the entry form no later than February 28th, 2017.
For more information and an application form, go to:
Salvatore Accardo - Italy (President of the Jury)
Franco Petracchi - Italy
Eugene Levinson - Russia / USA
Dorin Marc - Romania / Germany
Jeff Bradetich - USA
Thierry Barbé - France
Enrico Fagone - Italy / Switzerland
First Prize "Walter Stauffer": € 10.000,00 and an Adriano Massari bow
Second Prize: € 5.000,00 and an Emilio and Luca Slaviero bow
Third Prize: € 3.000,00 and a Marco Pasquino bow
The Bottesini Competition is organized by the Bottesini Association with the collaboration of the Municipality of Crema and the Theatre San Domenico. It is sponsored by the Municipality of Crema, the Popolare Crema per il Territorio Association, the Stauffer Foundation, the Cariplo Foundation and Pirastro.