Article 1.  Aims.

Masi Foundation, in collaboration with the “Salieri-Zinetti” International Chamber Music Competition, promotes the “Masi Foundation” Recording Award for Venetian Culture aiming at the enhancement and diffusion of the culture and civilization of the Venetian area (geographic zone which includes the territories of the Veneto, a part of Trentino and Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the North-East of Italy). The goals of the project are inspired to the statute purposes of the Masi Foundation which pursues the objective to promote and enhance the territory, the heritage and the great capacities in the fields of the intellectual and productive achievements of the Venetian culture, which is that culture which developed in the wide area where the “Serenissima” Republic of Venice ruled for centuries.

Article 2.  Who.

Entry to the award is open to instrumental and vocals ensembles; no age or participation limit is to be applied: entry to the Prize is open to chamber music groups ranging from duo to chamber music orchestra with or without soloist or conductor, without any participants number limit.

Art. 3  Evaluation.

The award will be assigned through the evaluation of a recording project lasting at least 60 minutes, mainly based on the compositions of authors who were born or predominantly lived in the Venetian area and developed on the themes proposed for the current edition (see here).

The object of the evaluation will be:

• the artistic project of the proposed programme on the basis of its characteristics of newness and interest, which will have to be illustrated with a brief report.

• the quality of the ensemble proposing the project and its experience in the proposed repertoire, which will have to emerge by a recording realized by the group and submitted together with the application form.

The Jury reserves the right to ask for a live audition of one or more groups who candidate themselves to the award, should the Jury consider it necessary.

Article 4.  The Jury.

The Jury is constituted of experts in the fields of music and in the recording industry sector, together with members of Masi Foundation.

Article 5.  Entry fee.

The entry fee is constituted of a fixed contribution of 20 Euros, independently from the members' number of the group, to be sent with the application form by and not later than 4th June, 2018.

The payment must be effected - stating the reason for payment as «Iscrizione al Premio Discografico “Fondazione Masi” alla Civiltà Veneta» (Application to the “Masi Foundation” Recording Award for Venetian Culture) - following one of these procedures:

• Postal Order addressed to Associazione culturale “Gaetano Zinetti” - c/o Studio Cailotto - via F.lli Bronzetti 14 - 37126 Verona (Italy);

• Bank Order made out to “Gaetano Zinetti” Cultural Association’s current account at Banca Popolare di Verona - IBAN code:IT54P0503459780000000011543 - BIC-SWIFT code: BAPPIT21080;

• Credit card using the PayPal circuit (see info at the website 

Article 6.  Application procedure.

The contestants must send the application form by way of registered post by and not later than 8th June, 2018 (the date of sending will be assumed to be that of the post mark - priority mail is highly recommended) to the following address: Segreteria Premio Discografico “Fondazione Masi” - c/o Studio Cailotto - via F.lli Bronzetti, 14 - 37126 Verona.

The following information and material must be included with the application (see facsimile at the competition website

• name of the group and its curriculum;

• type of group (specifying the instruments and their players);

• description of the recording project (a program lasting at least 60 minutes and an explanatory report);

• a tape-recording or cd pointing out the quality of the group and its experience in the proposed repertoire;

• the receipt of the payment of 20 Euros effected with the procedures specified in Art. 5.

Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

The materials will not be returned unless sufficient packaging and postage are provided.

Art. 7  The Prize.

The Award will consist of:

• a contract for the recording of a compact disc;

• a scholarship of 5,000 Euros as a fee for the realization of concerts (4 concerts for groups with 2 to 6 members; 2 concerts for groups from 7 to 9 members; 1 concerts for groups with more than 9 members) which will take place during the 2019-2020 season at organizations of great renown.

The following specifications are to be stressed:

• the amount of 5,000 Euros will be granted as follows: 30% during the prize-giving Ceremony, where the group is requested to perform, and the remaining 70% after performing the last concert of the prize. Travelling and lodgings expenses paid for the realization of the concerts will be refunded once the performances have been held, presenting receipts and documentation proving the expenditure born by the performers;

the recording of the CD must be done by 30th September 2018;

• concert repertoire must include the recorded programme.

Article 8.  Tv shooting.

Resulting documentation and media coverage will not confer to the performers any rights over or compensation for the same.

Article 9.  Competition Rules acceptance.

Candidature for the Competition implies the acceptance of the present regulation.

The promoting organizations reserve the right to make modifications to the present regulations whenever they retain necessary. Such modifications will be communicated in good time and in the most appropriate manner to those involved.


Ente Promotore/Promoting Institution:

FONDAZIONE “MASI” • 37015 Gargagnago di Valpolicella (Vr) • tel. 0039 045 6832511• fax 0039 045 6832536

in collaborazione con/in collaboration with

Concorso internazionale di musica da camera


International Chamber Music Competition

Verona - Mantova

Progetto e coordinamento/Planning and general coordination:

prof. Filippo Maria Cailotto • Via F.lli Bronzetti, 14 • 37126 Verona • tel. 0039 045 915538 (r.a.) • fax 0039 045 8300633