ICM Competition 2024-2025

 

Since 1994 the Accademia di Musica has organised the International Chamber Music Competition Pinerolo e Torino Città metropolitana, a prestigious chamber music competition that is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva. Every two years outstanding young musicians from all over the world come to perform in Pinerolo and Turin. The ensembles were competing for prizes totalling 31,500 euros.

On 2024 the competition carry out preselection by video recording. Entrants must send their application, together with their video (recorded exclusively for this competition), by and no later than 12 February 2024. The jury admits 25 ensembles to the live competition rounds. From 3 to 9 March 2025, at Torino and Pinerolo, will be held the live competition in the concert hall of the Accademia di Musica (Pinerolo) and of Conservatorio “G. verdi” (Turin). All concerts will be open to the public.

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Schedule – 2024/25

The timetable might be subject to minor changes due to organizational needs.

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Entries to the Competition

12 February 2024 

On 2024 the ICM carry out preselection by video recording. Entries to the Competition must be fully and correctly completed and arrive no later than February 12, 2024.

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Ensembles admitted to live competition rounds

18 March 2024 

The jury admits 25 ensembles to the live competition rounds. Results will be communicated by 18 March 2024.

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Welcome party

3 March 2025 | Accademia di Musica – Pinerolo

02:00 p.m. 
Roll Call participants and draw by lot for the order of presentation

07:00 p.m. 
Welcome party (by invitation)

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First round  and Semifinal

4 – 7 March 2025 | Accademia di Musica – Pinerolo

The elimination round and the semifinals of the Competition will be open to the public (free admission), offering them an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the competition, unique in its vibrant energy and emotion, as well as the chance to hear live performances from some of the most talented young musicians on the international music scene.

I ROUND 
4 March | 02.00 – 08.30 p.m.
5 March | 9.30 a.m – 1.00 p.m. I 02.30 – 06.00 p.m.
6 March | 9.00 a.m – 12.00 a.m. |  Winner’s Announcement 12.30 a.m.

SEMIFINAL 
7 March | 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. I 02.30 – 05.30 p.m. |  Winner’s Announcement 18.00 a.m.

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FRINGE

4 – 7 March 2023 | L’Oragiusta

For the first time this year the ICM Competition will have a “fringe” event. In the L’Oragiusta restaurant (corso Torino, 90 – Pinerolo), under the arcades opposite the Accademia di Musica,  a piano will be made available to competitors. Here they will be able to hold impromptu concerts and entertain those present with surprise performances.

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Final

Saturday 8 March 2025 | Conservatorio “G. Verdi” – Turin

10.00 a.m. – 15 p.m.
The ensembles admitted to the finals will compete from 10 a.m. until early afternoon in front of the jury and the audience in the Auditorium, in anticipation of the long-awaited final concert that will take place on Sunday with the award ceremony.

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The Concert with 5 finalists and the Award ceremony

Sunday 9 March 2025 | Conservatorio “G. Verdi” – Turin

05.00 p.m. 
The final of the 2025 competition, a concert in which the 5 finalist ensembles performed, the closing celebrations and the prize-giving were held in the prestigious Concert Hall of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire of Turin.

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AWARDS

Apart from the money prizes awarded by the eminent jury, there is also an award decided by the audience, as well as a prize for an audience member.

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JURY

We have always been proud of the distinguished panel of musicians who judge our competition, assessing ensembles coming from all over the world.

ROLL OF HONOUR

Since 1994 some of the best young musicians on the international music scene have performed in the competition, before our prestigious jury.

ABOUT US

The Competition was created in 1994 thanks to the passion and planning of Laura Richaud and Giorgio Bresso, respectively artistic director and honorary president of the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo.

HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION

Find out how our competition has changed over more than two decades, from the original Pinerolo Città della Cavalleria contest to today’s ICM Competition.

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COMPETITORS 2022/23

The competitors admitted to 2022/23 edition have been selected from the over 125 musicians from 18 countries all over the world