In the 2017 edition there will the Junior Section. The Senior Section (Biennial) there will in the 2018 edition
The Mozart International Piano Competition, conceived and organized by the Institution of Music Collegium Artis was held continuously since 2006, and through the seven previous editions made in Frascati, Monte Porzio Catone and Rome, it become an important international event.It's focusing on the figure of Wolfgang A. Mozart, of whom resorted the 250 th anniversary of the death in the first edition of the competition. Open to children and young people of any nationality, is divided into two sections: Senior (biennial, up to 35 years old) and Junior, with five categories (up to 8, 10, 13, 16 and 20 years old). Provides cash prizes, trophies, medals and diplomas, as well as prize concerts in the next concert season of the Collegium Artis and offered by other associations and Festivals.
The juries in past years have seen the presence of important pianists and teachers of international level as Lya De Barberiis and Antonio D'Anto (Italy), Mirta Herrera (Argentina), Radomir Melmuka and Helena Slavíčková (Czech Rep.), Constance Channon-Douglas (Canada), Juan Lago (Spain), Christopher Axworthy (United Kingdom), Marylène Mouquet (France) and many others.
The competition has been consolidated over the time as a point of reference for musicians and public in the territory, but has also helped raise awareness of the cultural and local music in Italy and abroad. It's quoted and advertised in the major web portals and music magazines, such as the Alink-Argerich Foundation (Netherlands), Baritone Ashkenazi (Russia), Mondial Competition Mizuno (USA), Edumus and "Suonare News" (Italy). The past edittions were attended by more than 500 competitors from 48 countries of Europe, America and Asia, many of which are in a concert career, or have received major awards abroad.
Also for the last edition it was refurbished the convention with the Concorso AudiMozart: the winner of Senior Section will play a recital in the “Casa Mozart” of Rovereto in the “ Concerti Matinèe” 2016/17.
From this year the Association “In memoria di Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli” will offer a Special Prize of € 300 for the best interpretation of Mozart’s piece in the Senior Section.