Summer seaside fun goes hand in hand with high culture in Pesaro, Le Marche’s second-largest city. It’s not an immediately attractive place, but look beyond the concrete high-rise hotels and crowds of bronzed holidaymakers jostling for beach space in August and you'll find a lot to like. Its setting is perfect, with beaches of fine golden sand fringing the Adriatic and a backdrop of undulating hills, and it has a handsome historic centre of Liberty-style villas and Renaissance palazzi.

General Rules

International open contest of instrumental performers “OPEN ITALY” is annually held in Italy. It is a unique competition not only for the participants but for their teachers too. This contest gives a chance to show your worth and win prestigious European prizes. After the end of the contest and after announcing the results there’s held a round table with the judges. Within the limits of the contest there’s provided a master class. Instrumentalists from all over the world are invited to participate this contest.

All our programs consist of two parts:
1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation without competing in the competition in the framework of the festival program *.

* For the choirs who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival are provided with joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing choirs will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different choirs.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring your choir to a whole new level of creativity!

piano solo, piano groups for one instrument (it’s not allowed to perform the program playing more
than one instrument);
folklore instruments: bayan, accordion, domra, balalaika and other instruments (soloists and groups);
orchestral instruments: bowed string, wind and percussion instruments (soloists and groups);
guitar (soloists and groups).

Age groups of the participants and regulations
1st – 7- 9 years old freestyle 5 minutes maximum
2nd – 10-11 years old freestyle 6 minutes maximum
3rd – 12-13 years old freestyle 8 minutes maximum
4th – 14-15 years old freestyle 10 minutes maximum
5th – 16-17 years old freestyle 11 minutes maximum
6th – 18- 20 years old freestyle 12 minutes maximum
20 years old and older freestyle 13 minutes maximum

Technical requirements
Each group or soloist should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions.
Participants who used tracks should recorde it on a CD. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks on a USB flash drive.
In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.

During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip- synching sound records.

Scenic instrument
We provide a concert piano.
* instruments of other type should be provided by the participants of the contest.

The jury is formed of famous European musicians and specialists in the sphere of instrumental music, cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right
not to award all the prizes;
to share prize among performers;
to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the
average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.

Evaluation criteria
degree of the complexity of the repertoire;
degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
scenic culture, artistic skill, creative uniqueness.

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.
Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age
groups participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma); participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver
diploma); participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold
diploma); participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “OPEN ITALY”(platinum diploma).

*All Art Groups or soloists who win the first prize receive a special award in the form of an engraved plaque.Winners of the Grand Prix are given trophies. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest.

Program of stay
1st day Sunday:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– dinner;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs.
2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
13:30 – transfer to the place where the contest is held;
14:00 – full dress rehearsal;
17:00 – beginning of the concert;
– transfer to the hotel;
20:00 – dinner.
3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optional for extra charge);
19:00 – dinner;
20:00 – beginning of the gala concert and giving out of the awards;
4th day Wednesday:
– breakfast;
– check out of the hotel at 10.00 am.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

Soloists pay extra €25
Duets pay extra €25 for a duet.
Small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.


Accommodation in a triple room €215 /a person – extra day €41/a person
Accommodation in a double room €245 /a person – extra day €47/a person
Accommodation in a single room €325 /a person – extra day €77/a person

What is included into the price
 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
 half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner) + water;
 two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
 certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
 thank-you letters for professors and sponsors;
 festival fee;

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!


  • 26/04/2020 - 29/04/2020


26/04 - 29/04
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 215 € per person


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