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3rd Competition “Rizzardo Bino” – 2018

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Casa Torre Bonfadini and Pro Loco Braone organized the third edition of the International Competition for young musicians “Rizzardo Bino”.

The Competition aims to enhance young musicians and to highlight their talent, art and inspiration, encouraging cultural exchanges and promoting the area of Valle Camonica.


The event was from Friday the 6th through Sunday the 8th of July 2018 at Casa Torre Bonfadini, Via S. Antonio, 25040, BRAONE (BS) – Italy.

The Auditions were on Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th, 2018.

On Sunday, July 8th, 2018, starting at 3 pm, the Final Audition took place and the winners were chosen.


The Contest was open to and welcomes nationals of all countries, who are no older than 30 years old.




1st place: LEONARDO PRIORI (violin)
2nd place: not assigned
3rd place: not assigned

CAT. A Non-Graduate Soloists *

1st place: KOJI KANADA(viola)
2nd place: TOMAS MILERIUS (clarinet)
3rd place: CHENGUANG XUE (piano)
Recommendation: Federico Maffei (horn), Francesco Maffei (trombone)

CAT. B Graduate Soloists *

1st place: GIANCARLO PALENA (accordion)
2nd place: not assigned
3rd place: DIEGO VISCARDI (bassotuba)

CAT. C Chamber Music

1st place: ex aequo
(violin and piano)
_ TRIO ZIMA (flute, cello and piano)
2nd place: TRIO KRONOS (violin, cello and piano)
3rd place: LIAITA DUO (violin and accordion)


  • Rizzardo Bino Prize:  GIANCARLO PALENA (fisarmonica classica)
  • Best Under 18 Prize:  ex aequo FEDERICO MAFFEI and FRANCESCO MAFFEI
  • Esta-Italia Prize:  LEONARDO PRIORI (violin)
  • ArteDonna Promazioni360 Prize:  TRIO MASHA (violin, cello and piano)
  • San Valentino Prize (Comune di Breno):  TRIO KRONOS (violin, cello and piano)

The Organization “Esta-Italia” support the 3rd edition of the Competition.
Esta is the acronym of European String Teachers Association, a body which has a branch in every Nation.

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