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Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte

Friday, 4 October, Teatro alle Tese, 8:00 p.m.
Award ceremony
The Silver Lion for new musical realities will be awarded to the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte. Founded in 2004 in Banna (TO) by the Marquises Orsola and Gianluca Spinola, the Foundation has the aim of promoting research in the fields of art and contemporary music by organizing seminars, workshops and various other activities.
The Progetto Musica is particularly innovative: its aim is to encourage the creation of new musical works, highlight the talents of young composers and give visibility to the best experiences in the realm of contemporary music. The Foundation regularly commissions a work for an instrumental ensemble from two young composers (varying from edition to edition), who are invited for a one-week residency to refine the work under the supervision of a master, along with musicians of excellence.
The residency results in  with an evening for invited guests, in the Concert Hall of the Foundation, where the two pieces are performed along with a piece by the tutoring Maestro, played by the same ensemble, and a work from their historical repertoire. Every concert of the Progetto Musica has been recorded and produced in a valuable collection of CDs that is enriched year after year.
Always with the aim of supporting the spread of new music, the Foundation collaborates in the implementation of each programme, with the same performers, even at other prestigious concert venues.
The Foundation is also open to accommodating musicians for short residencies, making its Concert Hall available for recording CDs and contributing to the publication of books of musicological interest.