A maximum number of 10 quartets will be admitted to the Competition. Admission to the Competition will be decided by the Preselection Committee , which will evaluate at its sole discretion, based on the materials requested at the time of registration.
Applicants will be notified of the preselection committee’s decision by Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
cello, Quatuor Daniel
Yovan Markovitch was born in France and began the cello in Chalon-sur-Saône with Alain Courmont and then studied with Annie Cochet in the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt.
He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the classes of Maurice Gendronand Michel Strauss, and for chamber music, Christian Ivaldi and Roland Pidoux.
He graduated with first prices and then studied at Yale University with Aldo Parisot.
Yovan Markovitch was a founder member of the Castagneri Quartet and performed with it for 10 years.
The Quartet studied with the members of the Amadeus Quartet, the Alban Berg Quartet, the Lasalle Quartet, the Hagen Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet.
In 2005, Yovan Markovitch joined the YsaŸe Quartet with whom he made an important international career for 9 years.
From 2014, he’s the cellist of the Danel Quartet.
Yovan Markovitch is chamber music teacher in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Lyon and plays on a cello made by Petrus Guarnerius in Venezia in 1739.
cello, Quartetto Maurice
She graduated from the G. Verdi Conservatory in Turin in 2008. In 2010, she completed the two-year concert specialization course at the same Conservatory under the guidance of maestro Dario Destefano. In 2009, she participated in the specialization course at the Pianistic Academy of Imola, led by Giovanni Gnocchi. She also attended the specialization course at the Romanini Academy in Brescia, taught by Giovanni Sollima, from 2011 to 2014. She took part in various advanced courses with artists such as Maria Kliegel, Thomas Demenga, Stefano Guarino, Luca Fiorentini and Francesco Dillon.
As a cellist of the Quartetto Maurice, she graduated from the Fiesole Music School in June 2009, completing the three-year Special Quartet Course under the guidance of Andrea Nannoni and Antonello Farulli. Over the years, Quartetto Maurice has delved into the study of contemporary music repertoire with renowned performers and major composers in the international music scene, including Márta and György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Philippe Manoury, Marco Stroppa, Chaya Czernowin, Beat Furrer, Mauro Lanza, Simon Steen-Andersen, Clara Iannotta, Arditti Quartet, Quatuor Diotima, Klangforum Wien, Geneviève Strosser, etc.
The quartet is also dedicated to promoting new music through commissions to Italian and foreign composers, maintaining a broad curiosity and openness to the diverse contemporary compositional landscape. Among various projects, “4+1”, conceived as a string quartet + electronics, reflects Quartetto Maurice’s intention to consider the electronic element as a fifth member of the group and to collaboratively work in a chamber music approach with electronics, capturing the sonic inspirations it offers and reintegrating them into the acoustic realm, creating a flow of mutually nourishing auditory novelties.
In 2019, they released a Stradivarius record entirely dedicated to the string quartet and electronics, featuring works by Fausto Romitelli, Mauro Lanza, Andrea Agostini, Silvia Borzelli, within the SIAE – classical music of today project.
The Quartet has performed at major festivals in Italy and worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, Società del Quartetto in Milan, November Music, the Italian Academy at Columbia University in New York, Vancouver New Music, International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Impuls Academy Graz, ManiFeste in Paris, Nuova Musica in Macerata, Open Music in Graz, Music Biennale Zagreb, Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, ProQuartet, Mixtur Festival in Barcelona, Tzlil Meudcan Festival in Tel Aviv, Distat Terra Festival, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, etc.
The Quartet has served as a tutor and quartet in residence at Impuls Academy 2021 (Graz), Distat Terra Festival in Argentina, Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia – Casa del Quartetto with quartet students, and Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik 2021. They conduct workshops for electronic and composition classes at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Turin since 2017.
Supported by De Sono – Association for Music in Turin, Friends and Supporters of the International Music Institute Darmstadt, Association ProQuartet in Paris, and CIDIM (Italian National Committee for Music), the Quartet was selected by the Ulysses-Journeys platform to participate in a quartet + electronics workshop supported by IRCAM in Paris during the “ManiFeste 2017” festival in collaboration with ProQuartet. They were part of the initiative “Le Dimore del Quartetto”, a project in collaboration with ADSI. The Quartet won the Movin’ Up 2016 grant (support for artists’ mobility) promoted by GAI, Giovani Artisti Italiani, in collaboration with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
Aline Privitera has also collaborated with the Arsenale ensemble in Treviso, a group dedicated to contemporary music, performing at important festivals in Florence, Modena, Venice, and Treviso. She currently collaborates with the Zeitfluss ensemble in Graz, Austria. She was a De Sono grantee as a cellist and quartet member from 2012 to 2016. She collaborated with the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra and the De Sono Strings Orchestra in Turin.
Additionally, she is in charge of the management, promotion, and communication of Quartetto Maurice, overseeing various related projects such as commissioning new music, organizing residencies, recording activities, educational activities, and multidisciplinary initiatives. Since 2016, she has been the president and administrator of the association Metamorfosi Notturne and, together with Laura Bertolino and Georgia Privitera, the artistic director of the contemporary music festival “Musica in Prossimità”, now in its ninth edition. Apart from her artistic direction role, she is involved in communication, promotion, logistics, and administration of the festival.
She conceived the Spazio1984 project in collaboration with the La Terra Galleggiante association, a streaming project born in April 2020, a few months into the pandemic, as a response to the pandemic situation that disrupted the art world.
She initiated a partnership project called The Listeners with the TAAC association and Almare in Turin, where Metamorfosi Notturne serves as the lead, aiming to position itself among the key players for events, projects, and services related to the world of contemporary music. The project aims to develop a series of transdisciplinary events, including concerts, listening sessions, site-specific installations, and workshop activities that will outline a path through diverse sound and musical disciplines, united by a common approach to space enhancement, sustainable practices, revitalizing the relationship with the audience, promoting the reduction of inequalities, and social inclusivity, fostering the creation of spaces for active citizenship through culture.
Hannah Weirich had her first violin lessons at the age of six.
She studied with Prof. Federico Agostini at the Trossingen University of Music(1992–99) and with Prof. Ingolf Turban at the Stuttgart University of Music (1999–2004). She took part in solo master classes e.g. with Franco Gulli, Yfrah Neaman, Igor Ozim and Dénes Zsigmondy.
Hannah Weirich has been a member of the piano trio „Trio Fridegk“ since 1992 and has performed concerts all over the world and won several prizes in national and international competitions with them.
In October 2005 Hannah Weirich became a member of Ensemble Musikfabrik. The ensemble performs at all major festivals in Germany and abroad which include such venues as Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie, Opéra Garnier Paris, Rheingau Musik Festival and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Collaborations with important artists include Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Henri Dutilleux, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Francesco Filidei, Lisa Streich, Emilio Pomarico and Peter Rundel.
As a soloist Hannah Weirich has performed with the Nürnberger Symphoniker and the Staatsphilharmonie Krakau, and is a regular guest with other ensembles and orchestras such as Ensemble Resonanz, ascolta, Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart and Shreefpunk.
Hannah Weirich occasionally works with youth ensembles such as the Bundesjugendorchester and Studio Musikfabrik, the Youth Ensemble for Contemporary Music of
From 2014 to 2017 Hannah Weirich taught graduate students New Music at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen.
In 2004 she received a scholarship of the Rudolf-Eberle-foundation with a one-years-stay at the Academy Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart).
2011 she was awarded with the Förderpreis of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Composer and music advisor I Teatri
Francesco Filidei was born in Pisa (May 6, 1973). He graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, and from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
As an organist and composer, he has been invited to participate in major contemporary music festivals internationally. He has been played with a number of world-class orchestras, including WDR, SWR, RSO Wien, ORT, RAI, the Tokyo Philharmonic, Bayerischen Rundfunk, LaVerdi, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Monte Carlo, Nice, Picardie, Helsinki, Vilnius and Warsaw, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the OPL, the Orchestre of Mexique; and with most of the world’s the leading specialized ensembles at venues such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, Köln, Essen, Hamburg, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Suntory Hall and the Tokyo Opera House, Theaterhaus in Vienna, Herkulessaal in Munich, Tonhalle in Zurich, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
In 2005 Filidei received a commission from Comité de Lecture Ircam. He has received awards including the 2006 Salzburg Music Förderpreisträger, the 2007 Prix Takefu, the 2009 Siemens Förderpreisträger, the 2011 International Rostrum of Composers UNESCO Picasso-Miro Medal, the 2015 Abbiati Award, the 2016 Les Grands Prix Internationaux du Disque from the Académie Charles Cros for his album Forse, the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation’s 2018 Commande awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
In 2005 Filidei received a grant from the Akademie Schloss Solitude; in 2006 and 2007 he was a member of the Casa de Velàzquez; in 2012 he was a Pensionnaire at Villa Medici; he received a grant from the DAAD in Berlin. Filidei has also been composer-in-residence for numerous ensembles and music festivals.
Filidei is also active in teaching and has taught composition at the Royaumont Foundation’s Voix Nouvelles program, the University of Iowa, Takefu (Tokyo), the International Academy in Tchaikovsky City (Russia), Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany), and at numerous institutions and universities throughout the world (Ircam, Cnsmdp, Esmuc, Musikene, The conservatory of Strasbourg and Moskow, the university of Berlin, Hannover, Stuttgart, Graz, San Diego, Tokyo amongst many others). In 2019 he gave masterclasses with portrait concerts in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
In 2016 he was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
Filidei joined the I Teatri Foundation of Reggio Emilia (Italy) as music consultant in 2018 and the Villa Medici in Rome as Artistic Director of the Controtempo festival of contemporary music.
Filidei’s first opera, Giordano Bruno, made its world premiere in 2015 in Porto (Portugal), and has been performed in theaters throughout Europe since then. His latest opera, L’inondation, with book by Joel Pommerat, was composed for the 2019 season at Opéra Comique in Paris.
Filidei’s works are published by Rai Com and by Ricordi