On 4–8 December 2019, the European Foundation for Support of Culture, Associazione Servizi Culturali and Azienda Autonoma Soggiorno e Turismo of Termoli (Campobasso province, Molise region) held the Prodigi della Musica per 4 Stagioni International Piano Competition hosted by the best music venues.
The resort of Termoli is Molise’s only port. Year-round, ferries cross from Termoli to the Tremiti Islands in the Adriatic and Croatia’s coastal cities. Termoli itself is a wonderful place for a summer holiday.
Termoli’s historical old town has narrow mediaeval streets lined with souvenir shops, colourful houses and grand palazzos, where aristocrats used to live. Its main sights are the Swabian Castle built in 1247 and the Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century. Throughout the year, the city holds all kinds of festivals and events, the Termoli fish festival being the most fascinating of all.
Giuseppe Nese, winner of many international competitions, Professor of Liceo Musicale at Istituto Magistrale Giordano Bruno di Roma (Italy), served as the artistic director of the piano competition in Termoli. Its panel of judges also included Giuliano Mazzoccante, Professor at the G. Braga Conservatoire, Teramo (Italy); pianist, organist, conductor, and composer Robert Lehrbaumer (Austria), Piano Professor at the Vienna Conservatoire; Eduardo Hubert (Argentina), Chamber Music Professor at the D’Annunzio Institute of Higher Studies, Pescara (Italy), Visiting Professor at Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe (Germany) and many others.
In addition to monetary prizes, three winners of the Prodigi della Musica per 4 Stagioni competition will also participate free of charge in the “In Musica” International Piano Competition in Rome, to be held in 2020 as part of the 14 Ways to Malta series.