The winner of the Call for under-40 female composers is Yukiko Watanabe

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Showcase female creativity at Rondò 2020
Call for under-40 female composers part of the TALENTED WOMEN project by Milan City Council

Divertimento Ensemble is heralding another new project aimed at women, and to do so it is launching an initial call for under-40 composers (born on or after 1 January 1980). Its goal is to extend its playbill dedicated to female creativity to include live concerts and concerts broadcast via Web to showcase the talents of female performers and composers alike.
The winner of the call will be a guest at Rondò 2021, Milan’s season for Divertimento Ensemble, with
four compositions, one of which will be commissioned for the purpose and featured in a world premiere performance.
The compositions will be recorded and released on a monographic CD produced by the Stradivarius record label.


All female composers born on or after 1 January 1980 may take part.

To answer the call and take part in the selection process, please fill out the enrolment form, available at the
following link:

Application form – Call for under-40 female composers

Your enrolment submissions must include:

– your curriculum,
– PDFs of at least four of your own compositions. These can be solo performances, chamber music or for ensembles, with or without electronics,
– the links for the audio and/or audio-video recordings of the scores presented, where available.

After filling out the form, you will be addressed to the PayPal page to pay the enrollment fee of € 30 for the application. Should the PayPal payment not be possible, you may proceed to bank transfer as follows: Banca Prossima, bank account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble, IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448, BIC BCITITMX, showing as payment reason First Name, Surname – Call for under-40 [female] composers. Please send copy of the bank transfer to

Enrolments for the call are open until 30 July.

The results of the selection process, which will be chosen by a Panel including the Artistic Director and
Divertimento Ensemble musicians, will be sent to the chosen composer by 10 August 2020.


More information:

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