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Desde su Creación en 2011 el «Concurso de Composición para Piano Fidelio» ha recibido obras de piano de participantes de los siguientes países
Emiratos Arabes Unidos
República de Corea del Sur
República de Georgia
República de Iran
¿Qué dijeron los participantes de años anteriores?
“It was a pleasure and honor to participate and win the Fidelio Competition. It was my second time participating, and it’s always great to listen to so many great piano compositions from all over the world..”
Emanuele Filippi Italy
«Fue una experiencia muy enriquecedora haber escuchado diversas creaciones musicales para piano, provenientes de distintos países y culturas. El piano tiene una fuente infinita de posibilidades expresivas, tímbricas y armónicas que al ser moldeadas por la creatividad, sensibilidad y subjetividad de los artistas, llegan a dar el surgimiento de diferentes mundos sonoros que pueden ser escuchados por la humanidad.Ha sido un proceso muy emotivo participar en el Décimo Cuarto Concurso de Composición de Piano Fidelio, una propuesta muy original e innovadora dentro del área de concursos de composición a nivel internacional. Muchas gracias por este gran proyecto.»
Aleyda Moreno Mexico
«It was exciting to say the least to take part of all the fine compositions from all corners of the world. Piano Composition Competition Fidelio is an unique opportunity to listen to and experience a wide spectrum of contemporary compositional styles in a competition format, at first glance without the manipulative effect of notation. I’d like to thank Antonio Ruiz for the initiative and all the talented contestants for their music and for their generous votes.»
Simon Söfelde Sweden
«Take part in the Competition was truly an exciting experience! For me it was the first time I participated in a composition contest. How it was created and how it develops, where the jury are the same musicians who participate, it is truly innovative! Wonderful to listen to the music of many competitors participating from all over the world! Thank you, it was a great luck to know this contest and to have taken part!»
Matteo Ramon Arevalos Italy
«Debería haber más iniciativas como la del concurso internacional Fidelio de composición para piano. Para mí ha sido una experiencia fabulosa el poder escuchar, disfrutar y aprender de las composiciones y de las apreciaciones de músicos de todo el mundo. He participado en varias convocatorias, obteniendo un segundo premio en la VIII edición y un tercer premio en la XI edición, y seguramente vuelva a participar en ediciones futuras. Mi enhorabuena por la estupenda gestión del concurso y felicidades a todos los ganadores y finalistas».
Luis Ponce de León Madrid (Spain)
It has been a tremendous pleasure to participate in the Fidelio Piano Composition Contest! Having the opportunity to listen to great works by other composers, as well as to read their opinions on everyone else’s works, is invaluable and provides a clear notion on the trend regarding contemporary piano composition, throughout a variety of styles/genres. I also appreciate the democratic voting system, where each music piece is equally important and respectfully evaluated by the peers in each round. The contest’s organisation and rules are well established and have been carefully set from the start, so as to allow each participating work to have the same chance to become a winner. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
Pedro Santos Sequeira Lisbon (Portugal)
Thank you from my heart. It was a truly unique experience to take part in this. What is so unique about voting while being a participant at the same time? To me it is the aspect of taking responsibility which makes the whole process so different. To me, voting means taking a huge responsibility and developing an attitude of deep care and respect towards others. This totally shifts the perspective away from the purely egotistic striving for success and changes it into caring about others. I feel this is what the world needs so much. It creates the sort of atmosphere which humans would need so much on a world-wide basis in all aspects of life, profession and business.
Apart from that, I was deeply moved that there are so many people who are able to express something uniquely personal in their music. Also this gives me hope for the world to see this potential in humans!
I will surely like to take part in the next competition.
Daniel Fritzen Lübeck (Gernany)
I really enjoyed taking part in this competition, and valued enormously the chance to listen to so many other composers’ pieces, as well as getting to read other people’s comments on my own pieces. Scrolling down the lists to find out whether your pieces had made it through to the next round quickly became a weekly buzz! Overall, a fascinating insight into contemporary piano composition, across a range of styles. The organiser did a great job masterminding these intricate proceedings, and he was very helpful and approachable throughout. Thank you for a fun experience.
Isabelle Ryder Saughall Massie, Merseyside
» It was a great experience for me to participate in the Concurso Fidelio Competition. I really enjoyed listening to the variety of music submitted by the other composers and also was happy that they got to hear my music. I highly recommend this great opportunity to all composers.»
Andrew List Boston (Massachusetts) USA
«Ha sido para mi una gran experiencia participar en el «V Concurso de Composición para piano Fidelio», donde he podido disfrutar con cada obra de los participantes. El haber mantenido el anonimato en las obras hasta el final lo hace mucho más atractivo, teniendo aún más protagonismo el hecho de que lo participantes sean los miembros jurados, lo cual hace que haya un resultado de votación justo. Fantástica la organización del concurso! Así que, animaros a participar y enhorabuena a los ganadores!»
Francisco Liberia Granada (España)
» It was very interesting experience to participate in this competition. The voting system allows one to take part simultaneously as a contestant and a judge, what is most unusual and exciting. I had the possibility to listen to many very different piano works and learned a lot from it.»
Mark Pogolski München (Germany)
» Overall my experience as a participant in the competition was very positive. I would like to comment in 3 sections.AdminThe organisation and admin for the competition was very impressive. Results are delivered very timeously.Voting ProcessThe voting process was very transparent and interesting. It was great being a cog in the voting processess and not just an outside observer.The MusicWow, the variety of style and sound was very pleasing, and the works are of excellent quality.Highly recommend all composers to enter the competition. «
Arthur John Feder Stellenbosch (Republic of South Africa)
» Thank you. This has been a most enjoyable experience. I was pleasantly surprised that two of my own works made it to the semifinal round, and happy to listen to so many fine works by other composers. My wife said, «Wow, there really are good composers today!» The whole process was easy; you had obviously thought through the potential difficulties in such an endeavor. Thank you for providing a venue for amateur composers like myself to be heard. Bravo! «
Kelly Anderson Pasadena (California) USA
«The idea behind this competition is inspired! Even though my own music did not survive the third round, I loved listening to everyone’s music and casting my votes. My college students liked the idea that anyone can participate in this event, and perhaps some of them will be future contestants. Getting a glimpse of the larger musical world is priceless. Muchisimas gracias por el concurso y felicidades a todos los concursantes!»
Shelley Rink Sacramento (California) USA
» This has been one of the more unique competitions I have participated in in recent memory. The concept of individuals acting as both participants and judges is fascinating. Anonymity, coupled with an ear considerate of styles which may differ from one’s own, allows for true equity and, more importantly, a rare exposure to the current state of piano literature throughout the world. A delightful experience overall. «
Bryce Ethan Cannell Davis (California) USA
» This competition is different. Actually, the concept of competitions in composition based on the anonymity of its author is good. This one has something more. This one is not conducted by a chosen jury. This one is affected only by its participants. This can lead to the point what may we take as a succesful piano piece amongst the composers’ sphere. By around 300 participants we can do some statistics from the results already. I really like the idea, you may say it is not helpful, you may say it is not relevant but you cannot say a word you did not choose it since you are part of it. Plus you can do all of it from your comfy sofa. «
Lukáš Janata Praha (Czech Republic)
» This is the first time i’ve been in a Piano Fidelio and it was awesome! The moderators had co-operated well and it was an amazing experience! I’d like to say «hats-off» to the admins! This is one competition where you get to learn from your mistakes! Thank you Piano Fidelio for the wonderful experience 🙂 «
Pranav Dhulipala Andhra Pradesh (India)
The Fidelio Piano Competition was a very fun and interactive competition which allowed me (us) to hear some of our contemporaries on a very low-key, non-pressured level. It was also a great way to challenge my on-the-spot composition skills for creating a short and listening accessible piano piece. I had a great experience and plan on participating in the future.
Thomas Mann Austin (Texas) USA
«El Concurso de Composición para piano Fidelio ofrece una experiencia novedosa y enriquecedora tanto a aquellos compositores noveles que debutan en el mundo de los concursos, como a aquellos que ya han participado en otras ocasiones en este tipo de competiciones. Esto se debe al formato que ofrece, en el que los participantes ejercen como jurado, ya que en la mayoría de concursos suele haber un jurado preseleccionado, que incluso puede llegar a ser manipulable. De este modo, los concursantes participan con la tranquilidad de que el veredicto será justo, y además pueden escuchar obras de otros compositores actuales, con la posibilidad, al final del concurso, de conocerlos y estrechar relaciones con otros músicos, lo cual es muy importante para cualquier compositor».
Osel Trenado Cullera (Valencia) (España)
«Agradecerte la labor que haces al promocionar la composición ya que éste asunto no suele verse en concursos. Con ello se fomenta la creatividad y motivación de aficionados y profesionales de la música. Para mi lo que importa es el proceso de creación, porque disfruto escribiendo y tocando melodias que salen de mi imaginación sin importar el resultado final. Espero con ansia el próximo concurso. Un saludo desde Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a tí y a cada uno de los particiantes.»
David García Padrón Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (España)
This was the first time I had ever entered any competition and I have to say it was quite exciting. A piano composition is a reflection of the composer and should be treated as a personal masterpiece regardless of competency level. I believe that all musical creations, regardless of style, should be shared globally. Despite the results, being part of the Fidelio Piano Competition has been a great experience. Not only did it help expose my music but it gave me a chance to help others gain international recognition.
Angela Richards Scarborough (Ontario) Canada