This competition invites: individuals instrumental performers, music groups and ensembles

Italy, Pesaro

2024

May 10 — 13

2025

April 25 — 28

2026

April 29 — May 02

International open contest of instrumental performers “OPEN ITALY” is annually held in Italy. It offers a unique opportunity not only for performers, but also for their teachers, to showcase their abilities and win prestigious European prizes.

⚠️ We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate.

This contest gives a chance to show your worth and win prestigious European prizes. This is why searching for sponsors to participate and supporting talented and promising participants is so important.

After the contest of instrumental, the results are announced and a round table discussion is held with the jury. During the contest, a master class is also provided. Musicians from all over the world are invited to participate.

The International open contest is founded by the festival competitive organization Fiestalonia Milenio (Spain), the Ad Arte association (Italy), and the Fiestalonia International production center for talented performers.

The geographical location of the city of Pesaro (Pesaro) in the Marche region is beautiful. Even on the hottest summer days You can feel a light cool breeze here. The beauty of its coast is ideally complemented by an old embankment and the view of green hills.

This city was the birthplace of such celebrities as Lodovico Zacconi (1555-1627), musician, musical theorist; Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) – famous composer, author of the operas “The Barber of Seville”, “Cinderella”, “Italian in Algeria”, “William Tell” and many others; Renata Tebaldi (1922-2004) – opera singer (lyric soprano); – and many others

As an organiser of international festivals and competitions, Fiestalonia appeared as a result of our enthusiastic work, constant search for new ideas and the desire to replace the traditional festivals with more perfect and comfortable ones.

The exceptionally high quality of the festivals is guaranteed by the promise given by the team of Fiestalonia. Our company is strong thanks to our employees, each of whom is a highly qualified professional and a positive person. We create our festivals as stunning and emotionally charged events that invariably remain in memory as the most vivid life impressions.

We realise that, as a flagship of the industry of organisation of festival events, we have the opportunity to influence the established models of festivals through the introduction of the highest standards and innovations. We focus on quality, we think it is the most important and intrinsic value. We have achieved the position that Fiestalonia festivals personify the refinement embodying the best traditions of international cultural meetings.


All of our programs consist of two parts:

1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.

* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!

6 reasons why you need participate in contest of instrumental

CATEGORIES
  • GROUP (А) – piano solo, piano groups for one instrument (it’s not allowed to perform the program playing more than one instrument);
  • GROUP (B) – folklore instruments: bayan, accordion, domra, balalaika and other instruments (soloists and groups);
  • GROUP (C) – orchestral instruments: bowed string, wind and percussion instruments (soloists and groups);
  • GROUP (D) – guitar (soloists and groups).
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
  • Free programme (works of two different styles).

  • Piano
  • We provide an electrical piano Yamaha Arius YDP 143 keys 88 with two functions of organ.
  • 1st function Church Organ – typical sound of organ with the register 8 feet, 4 feet, 2 feet. It suits for performing of the church music of the baroque period.
  • 2nd function Church Organ – sound of a full organ basihyal which is often associated with “Toccata and Fugue” by Bach J.S.
AGE GROUPS OF THE PARTICIPANTS

1st – 7- 9 years old freestyle 5 minutes maximum
2nd – 10-11 years old freestyle 6 minutes maximum
3rd – 12-13 years old freestyle 8 minutes maximum
4th – 14-15 years old freestyle 10 minutes maximum
5th – 16-17 years old freestyle 11 minutes maximum
6th – 18- 20 years old freestyle 12 minutes maximum
20 years old and older freestyle 13 minutes maximum

JURY & EVALUATION CRITERIA

The International Festival-Competition includes cultural figures from Spain, France, Italy, Canada and countries of Eastern Europe and Asia on the jury. The international jury is formed by the festival organizer.

The jury has the right
  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
  • the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
  • the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
  • degree of the complexity of the repertoire;
  • degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
  • scenic culture, artistic skill, creative uniqueness.
AWARDS

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding the genres of performing and categories the awards are distributed due to seven age groups
  • participants who received up to 70 points become diploma holders;
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – laureates of the third degree;
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become laureates of the second degree;
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree;
  • participants who received 100 points become Grand Prize winners of the contest “Open Italy”.
  • Grand Prix winners receive a big cup and diplomas (one for each group/quartet/trio/duo/solo), as well as medals (for each contestant);
  • First place winners receive a standard trophy and diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo) and medals (for each contestant);
  • Second and third place winners receive diplomas (one for each group/quartet/trio/duo/solo) and medals (for each contestant);
  • All contestants receive diplomas with their results (one for each composition/group/quartet/trio/duet/solo), as well as medals (for each contestant).

*Groups of 5 people or more, receive a special engraving from the city authorities.
*Each leader and sponsor of the group receives a letter of thanks on stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain.
*Each contestant in the group can request a personal diploma for an additional fee (before the competition).

PROGRAM OF STAY

1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– dinner;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs.

2nd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
14:00 – full dress rehearsal;
17:00 – beginning of the contest;
20:00 – dinner.

3rd day:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optional for extra charge);
19:00 – dinner;
20:00 – beginning of the Gala concert and giving out of the awards;

4th day:
– breakfast;
– check out of the hotel before 10.00 am.

✅ ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
✅ ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize an excellent excursion program for you! The price of additional days is indicated in the “price” section. For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers by mail: info@fiestalonia.net
BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer: info@fiestalonia.net

* If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

PRICES and WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE
Hotel 3***
Three-star hotel
▪️accommodation in a triple room €258 /a person – extra day €49/a person

▪️accommodation in a double room €294 /a person – extra day €56/a person

▪️accommodation in a single room €390 /a person – extra day €92/a person

* All the rooms in these hotels are reserved as the applications for participation and payment are received. After these hotels are fully booked, you may be offered alternative options for hotels at higher prices. Don’t miss the opportunity and arrange the trip now!

ATTENTION: For accompany who do not perform and do not take part in workshops – a 10% discount is given on the package price.

✅ ATTENTION: Price does not include tourist tax. Tourist tax is paid directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in.

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Soloists pay 70 Euros extra.
  • Duets pay 60 euros per duo.
  • Small forms of 3-5 people pay 50 euros per group.
  • For each additional nomination for soloists, duets, small groups up to 12 people – surcharge 25 euros/person.
  • For participation in the additional nomination for groups of 13 persons and more – surcharge 275 euros per group.

FREE PLACES

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*

WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE

  • 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
  • half board (breakfast and dinner) + drinks;
  • thank-you letters for teachers and sponsors;
  • festival fee;
  • competitive viewing, Gala Concert with award ceremony;
  • nominal diplomas for all the participants;
  • master class;
  • Live streaming of the contest viewings and Gala concerts on YouTube.

Subscribe to watch the events in the stream: https://www.youtube.com/@fiestalonialive

Attention: We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
Attention: Check out from the hotel at 10:00.

Extra services

  • Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
  • Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
  • Concertmaster;
  • Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
  • Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
  • Assisting Translator. (accompanying person);
  • Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.

*All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips

  • Rome
  • Venice
  • San-Marino
  • Florence
  • Urbino
PERIOD OF ACCEPTING THE APPLICATIONS
  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 30 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

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Why participate in festivals and competitions from Fiestalonia. Expert opinions:

About 20 years

we help creative people express themselves

Contestants from over 60 countries

participate in competitions organized by us

More than 35 annual events

competitions and master classes – around the world in a variety of creative directions

International jury of

world celebrities, teachers from conservatories, authors of teaching methods

Cash grants over 260.000€

we issued to talented children and their teachers

More than 150.000 people

have already taken part in our projects

Educational programmes

we organize: master classes, workshops, symposiums, trainings – to raise your creativity level.

More than 1000 contestants

participation in our festivals and competitions helped to enter the conservatory

More than 300 thanks

received by us from state and public structures



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