(ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 12 MAY – On 14 May at 4 pm, the Mozart Hall of the Bologna Philharmonic Academy will host the concert of the winners of the 21st edition of the “Giorgio Girati” Scholarship, created to enhance and support young people and very young wind instrumentalists from the Emilia-Romagna Region. The eight winners (Three for the clarinet, two for the flute and trumpet, and one for the oboe, will perform music by Porret, Casella, Kalliwoda, Clarke, Franck, Glière, Bassi and Schumann.
The “Giorgio Girati” Scholarship was born twenty-two years ago by the will of the Girati family, following the death of their son Giorgio, in collaboration with the Municipality of Mirandola and the “Carlo and Guglielmo Andreoli” Music School Foundation.
The idea of the President, Luigi Girati, first horn of the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Bologna from 1961 to 1993, was to create a scholarship to enhance and support young wind instrumentalists from the Emilia-Romagna Region, from 12 to 22 years old. Since then, over 650 young people have participated in the selections that have decreed, in twenty-two years, 120 scholarship recipients, judged the best on the basis of sound, intonation, rhythm and interpretation.
“This result – explains Luigi Girati – gives us parents and the organizers great satisfaction, also because many of them now occupy important roles in Italian and European symphonic organisms”. The scholarship consists of an economic prize and the possibility of performing three times in front of an audience in the theaters of Bologna and the province. (HANDLE).
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