1. InternationalMusic Competition



Artistic Director prof. Alessandra Schettino

President of jury

Wilfried Tachezi - Austria

Wilfried Tachezi after studying with Richard Krotschak at the Vienna University of Music and joining a Pablo Casals masterclass, he toured with the Vienna soloists and the Austrian String Quartet through Europe, the USA, Japan, South America and the Orient. In 1969 he taught a cello class at the Mozarteum University  Salzburg and in 1972 he became a member of the Capella Coloniensis of West German Radio. In 1980 he became a professor and from 1983 to 1997 he was head of the string school at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. He was a guest conductor of the Austrian Youth Philharmonic, the “Academie of London Mozarteum” and the Moravian Philharmonic. Tachezi has demonstrated his special ability to motivate young people to play in orchestras and ensembles. This applies primarily to the Pro Musica Salzburg, an orchestra that he founded, with whom he has performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Germany and Indonesia. From 1995 to 1998 he was the director of the Gmunden festival.

Federico Magris - Italy

Federico Magris, born in Gorizia, completed his studies under the guidance of M° Mike Shirvani and graduated with full marks at the Conservatory “A. Casella” in L’Aquila. He improved following courses and seminars held by M° M. Flaksman, A. Baldovino, A. Meunier, J. Goritski, C. Ivaldi and U. Lajovic. His concert activity has led him to perform throughout Europe as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, participating in seasons and festivals such as “Perugia Classico” and “Festival Barocco” in Viterbo. In Rome he performed the “Concerto per violoncello ed orchestra” dedicated to him by the composer Fabrizio Bastianini, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Conservatorio “S. Cecilia”. Always awarded, he is winner of the first prize at the National Competitions “Città di Barletta” and “S. Cecilia” in Naples. He records for the labels TauKay, Tring International and Tactus. He has collaborated, among others, with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, the Orchestra Regionale del Lazio, the Orchestra Filarmonica Udinese.
His students are winners of international competitions and he holds the chair of Cello at the Conservatory “G. Tartini” in Trieste.

Igor Mitrović - Slovenia

Born in Beirut in 1968, Igor Mitrović started learning cello in Belgrade and  studied in Ljubljana and Basel with Miloš Mlejnik, Antonio Meneses and Walter Levin ( LaSalle Quartett).During his studies, he also took part in summer master classes with Daniel Shafran, Janos Starker and Boris Pergamenschikov among others. Igor Mitrović is the section leader of the RTV Orchestra in Ljubljana. In 2005 he became a profesor at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Branimir Pustički - Croatia

Cellist Branimir Pustički (Zagreb, 1981) graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music under the guidance of Valter Dešpalj, and later studied with Reinhard Latzko in Vienna and Jakob Kullberg in Stavanger, Norway. He is the winner of numerous national and international competitions and awards, including the Young Musician of the Year award of the Zagreb Philharmonic and American Express, the first prize and audience prize at the International “J. Brahms” competition in Austria and the first prize and HDS award at the “Boris Papandopulo” competition in the chamber music category. He performs as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony, Zagreb Soloist, Croatian Baroque Ensemble, Ukrainian State Philharmonic, Varaždin Chamber Orchestra, Human Rights Orchestra and Zadar Chamber Orchestra. He regularly participates in festivals and important seasons in Croatia (Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Osorskifestival, Zagreb Music Biennale, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, etc.). For the music archive of the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra he has recorded works for cello and orchestra by Croatian composers J. Tkalčić, M. Ruždjak, M. Kelemen, K. Seletković, G. Tudor and R. Matz. Thanks to a long collaboration with the pianist Peter Gilming and the Trio 1887, he often performs with important artists in Croatia and abroad, in most European countries, Japan, Mexico and the USA. He is the first cello in the Croatian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra, and in the same role he collaborates with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Zadar Chamber Orchestra and the HumanRights Orchestra. He is professor of cello at the Academy of Music in Zagreb and the Academy of Arts in Split and gives master classes in Croatia, Norway and Sweden.

Carlo Teodoro - Italia

Carlo Teodoro was born Born in Venice. He studied cello with Adriano Vendramelli at “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory of Music of his hometown, graduating “cum laude”. He perfected with Michael Flaksman at the Stuttgart Hochschule getting the Highest Degree in cello and later at the Mannheim Hochschule completing the Konzertexamen. He also graduated at the Chamber Music International School of the “Trio di Trieste” in Duino, Trieste, getting the Highest Degree. Masteer Class with Natalia Gutman and Daniel Shafran. He is one of the founding members of Ex Novo Ensemble, Venice, performing widely in the main festivals and concert seasons throughout the world. Important works have been written for him by Claudio Ambrosini, Luca Mosca, Marino Baratello, Ivan Vandor, Renato Miani. He has recorded world premières for the main European radios as well as chamber music with the following labels: Dynamic, Giulia, Arts, ASV Ricordi, Rivo Alto, AS Disc, Stradivarius, Edipan, Velut-Luna, Denon, Naxos. He has recently recorded “Sequenza XIV per violoncello solo” by Luciano Berio (CD Black Box – ASV), “Danni Collaterali” for cello and ensemble by Michele Dall’Ongaro (CD Stradivarius), “To the master” per cello and piano by Giacinto Scelsi (CD Stradivarius), “String Trio and works for cello and guitar by Camillo Togni (CD Naxos – world premiere). At present he teaches Chamber Music and Cello at the Specialized Course (cello interpretation) at “Jacopo Tomadini” Conservatory of Music (Udine).