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Edition 2022

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Notes on dialogue

femfestival, 2022 edition

Women Composer Competition, Second Edition

The musical compositions of female composers who wish to participate in the 2022 edition of the Women Composers Competition must be freely inspired by the theme of dialogue or be specifically inspired by the chapter from the novel Le Ultime by Valeria La Rocca (chapter downloadable in italian at the button below).

Please carefully read the text of the notice and follow the competition rules

the femfestival in the form of a dialogue

The focus of the Women Composers Competition 2022 edition is DIALOGUE, which should inspire the pieces submitted to us.

We intend dialogue as the true metaphor of society. It is the only medium that should be exploited and increased to share and coexist among different cultures, peoples and generations. Dialogue covers all spheres of life: from macro-aspects to micro-aspects relating to interpersonal relationships.

The composers may, alternatively or additionally, also send a composition inspired by the novel Le ultime by Valeria La Rocca, winner of the first edition of the LetteraFutura literary competition, as part of the inQuiete festival.

This proposal arises from the femfestival’s collaboration with the Associazione Mia and in particular with the Lettera Futura literary festival and the Solferino publishing house. The chapter of the book to draw inspiration from is available in Italian, by clicking on the button below.

Who can participate?

The femfestival and the Women Composers Competition 2022 edition are open to all women composers of all ages and nationalities.

The aim of the femfestival is to break down the gender gap within the artistic disciplines, to stimulate dialogue and interaction between different cultures and disciplines, making art and culture more inclusive as possible.

How to enter the Competition?

Fill in the form below, send us the score of your musical piece and you will be contacted as soon as possible by the Amat staff.

Participation in the Competition is free of charge for the submission of a single score. Only in the case of sending more than one score is it necessary to pay the participation fee of 50 € for each additional piece in addition to the first, attaching the receipt of payment (fill in a new application for each additional piece). 

Remember that your composition must be inspired by the theme of “dialogue” or by the chapter of the book Le Ultime by Valeria La Rocca (download it by clicking on the button above).


If you encounter any problems when filling in the form, you can send the application with the music sheet and your personal details by email, to femfestivalteam@gmail.com

    Creativity is feminine.

    The femfestival is a project aimed to overcome the gender gap and to enhance the contribution of women in the field of music composition by activating a global and multicultural network of female artists.

    It is a musical festival for women composers from all over the world. In the past, little space have women had in composition and conducting, but in recent years this started to change; and it is fundamental that this positive trend continues also in the generations to come.

    The planned activities and workshops are also designed to facilitate collaboration between female composers, encouraging the development of multicultural contributions. This year, a scholarship will be offered to an African artist who will be hosted in Florence and participate in the composition laboratory activities. We believe that today, more than ever, it is essential open up cultural frontiers and have the courage to broaden our artistic horizons.

    Why participate in the femfestival?

    • Building a global network 
    • Overcoming the gender gap
    • Visibility through social media
    • Interaction with the audience
    • Multicultural workshops
    • Cultural and artistic growth

    Femfestival and competition artistic team

    Francesca Lazzeroni

    mezzo-soprano, choir conductor, choral composer

    Concetta Anastasi

    composer, pianist, orchestra and choir conductor, professor at the L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence

    Barbara Rettagliati

    composer, pianist, professor at the L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence 

    Personal website

    "Women Composers" competition Jury - Edition 2022

    Concetta Anastasi


    Chia Yu Hsu 
    USA – Taiwan


    Karola Obermuller
    USA – Germany


    Barbara Rettagliati


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