The competition, now in its 26th edition, makes it possible for participants from all over the world to interpret all the concertos for piano and orchestra, classical and romantic as they choose, accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of the international level, a rare privilege that is offered just in Cantù.

The competition consists of four steps in which contestants will be judged by an international jury of high level:

1. elimination phase: pianists of the Nuova Scuola di Musica replaces the orchestra accompanying the competitors in the first movement of the concerto

2. semifinal: at least 32 candidates selected will perform the second and third movement of the concerto accompanied by the orchestra

3. final phase: at least 3 competitors per category will play the entire concert accompanied by the orchestra.

4. awards and the winners' concert at the Teatro Sociale di Como.


Direttore Artistico:
Vincenzo Balzani

Cristina Molteni

Vice Presidente e direttore organizzativo:
Giuliano Molteni

Segreteria e Interprete:
Tiziana Bosisio

Nuova Scuola di Musica
Comune di Cantù

Orchestra Filarmonica
“Mihail Jora” di Bacau

Direttore d’Orchestra:
Ovidiu Balan

Pianisti accompagnatori:
“Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù”
Vsevolod Dvorkine
Antonio Tarallo