The concert, organized by Fondazione Merz in collaboration with Biblioteca civica musicale “Andrea Della Corte”, is held within the setting of the eighteenth-century Villa La Tesoriera and it is conducted by Willy Merz.
Annachiara Gedda, Perspectives III
Mauro Lanza, Tutto ciò che è solido si dissolve nell’aria
Filippo Perocco, Come dura pietra
Robert HP Platz, Wunderblock
Jay Schwartz, Music for Five Stringed Instruments II Ensemble
Musicians: Niccolò Susanna, flute – Gianluca Calonghi, clarinet – Paolo Grappeggia, double bass – Andrea Rebaudengo, piano – Lorenzo Guidolin, percussions
Quartetto Maurice: Georgia Privitera, violin – Laura Bertolino, violin – Francesco Vernero, viola – Aline Privitera, cello
The finalists composers, Annachiara Gedda (Italy 1986), Mauro Lanza (France 1975), Filippo Perocco (Italy 1972), Robert HP Platz (Germany 1958), Jay Schwartz (Germany 1965), were selected by a jury composed of Giampaolo Pretto (flautist and main conductor of the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino), Stefano Pierini (composer and lecturer at the Centro di Formazione Musicale in Turin) and Philip Samartzis (sound-designer and lecturer at the University of Melbourne).
The public can express its preference listening to the recording of the concert, available in a dedicated space in the Fondazione Merz, and on the Mario Merz Prize website.
The public vote is added to the votes cast by Jury composed of Dieter Ammann (composer), Thomas Demenga (cellist and composer), Alexander Lonquich (pianist) and Willy Merz.