The Contest  

Musica Nova is the initiative that the "Luogo Arte" Music Academy dedicates to the emerging talents of contemporary music. 


The competition is open to musicians with no age or nationality limits, who will have to present an original and unpublished composition for vocal and / or instrumental ensemble of the maximum lenqht of 10 minutes, deadline: May, 24th 2020.


The Musica Nova Award is part of a broader cultural project that aims to create new spaces  and opportunities for encounters for the New Musical Writing.  

The cultural importance of the event  it is also certified by the presence in the Jury of the greatest Italian Oscar Awarded:

Ennio Morricone.



Flavia Di Tomasso

Violinist, artistic director of festivals and concert festivals, teacher and promoter of important cultural projects through the Luogo Arte Accademia Musicale of which she is the creator, Flavia Di Tomasso graduated from Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Maestro Claudio Buccarella and has improved, among others, with M° Domenico Nordio and M° Massimo Marin. She performs an intense concert activity in chamber music in an eclectic way, ranging from baroque to contemporary music and expanding her experiences in the field of theater.


First violin of the Lugo Arte Ensemble and violinist of the Anthea String Trio, with whom she has given concerts in Italy and abroad, including the tour in Palestine in 2008. She has also received numerous awards with this background, including first prize at the Concorso Flegreo in Naples.

Her passion for chamber music has allowed her to extend her activity with other ensembles in an eclectic way: she plays in duo with the pianist Barbara Di Mario and with the guitarist Valentina Pellecchia (aLive Duo), with the Solaris Trio (Barbara Di Mario on piano and M° Gianluca Casadei on accordion), with whom she was guest of the "Fiddle Fair Festival" in Baltimore, Ireland; she played with the Quartet "Zephyrus Ensemble" (Marina Mezzina on piano and Nino Testa on cello); with the "Nereidi" (with Michela Senzacqua on fortepiano); with the "Nereidi" (with Michela Senzacqua on fortepiano); in contemporary music, in addition to the "Trio in Itinere", a group that boasts the dedication of numerous compositions (with Massimo Munari on clarinet), performs in recitals for solo violin, also in the same field, also collaborates with "EvolutionArt Ensemble" and "Pentarte Ensemble", projects designed and edited by Albino Taggeo, and has been a guest of many festivals (Nuova Consonanza, Festival of Contemporary Music "New Musical Spaces", Taormina Art Festival, Emufest Festival, Music to SS. Apostles, etc.).

Flavia Di Tomasso was formed in the study of violin initially with M° Claudio Buccarella, graduating from the Conservatory of Music "S. Cecilia" in Rome, and then specialize with prestigious names such as Antonio Salvatore, Francesco Manara, Domenico Nordio and Massimo Marin. In ensemble music, instead, she deepened her chamber music knowledge with Bernard Gregor Smith (cellist of the Lindsay String Quartet) and at the Piano Academy of Imola with Pier Narciso Masi.

Among the collaborations to remember are the participation with the orchestras of I Solisti Aquilani and the Orchestra Regionale del Lazio, and experimental projects in the field of theater / chamber with Gianni De Feo ("Grido d'amore", show on Edith Piaf), Vincenzo Zingaro ("Adelchi", directed by Vincenzo Zingaro and music by Giovanni Zappalorto), Susanna Scalzi ("Francesco, Folle d'Amore: il canto di una Creatura", on texts by Alda Merini) and Anna Cuocolo ("NotteAmore: serenata mozartiana sull'Apollo et Hyacintus" for the "Festival Mozartiano" of Chieti 2010).

She teaches violin at the Luogo Arte Accademia Musicale, of which she is also Artistic Director.

Alongside her violin career, Flavia Di Tomasso is the Artistic and Administrative Director of the Luogo Arte Accademia Musicale, a professional music company that in just eight years of activity has allowed about 500 families to take advantage of quality music education offerings based on classical music, about twenty projects carried out in collaboration with public schools, associations throughout the country and educational institutions at national level. Moreover, always under the guidance of Flavia Di Tomasso, Luogo Arte has created and organized three concert seasons of national importance that over time are showing an exponential growth both in the number of concerts, both in quality, and in public response:

- Piazzette in Musica (at the ninth edition 2019), funded by the Municipality of Subiaco, which takes place in summer in the small squares of the town of Subiaco. Over time, the City is increasing funding because the citizens have shown a high index of satisfaction (the squares crowded with public), as well as an increase in the influx of tourists during the season;

- AltAcustica Festival (at its fifth edition in 2019), funded by the Municipality of Subiaco and the mountain communities, which takes place in summer at high altitude (Monte Livata), and that in the last edition has seen a participation of public between 150 and 200 people, despite these are concerts that for participation require the reaching of the place on foot with excursion;

- LAAM Festival (second edition in 2019) held in Latina, dedicated to classical and contemporary music;

- Capriccio Italiano Festival (at its sixth edition in 2019), inside Borromini's Sacristy in Piazza Navona - Rome, a season entirely dedicated to Italian composers, which this year will give rise to 19 concerts and which grows in ticket revenues (which is the revenue of the season);

- Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Premio Musica Nova” (1st ed 2019, 2nd ed. 2020), which the Commission is chaired by Maestro Ennio Morricone and composed by Ennio Morricone, Franco Piersanti, Albino Taggeo, Lucio Gregoretti, Alberto Giraldi, Stefano Cucci, Claudio Paradiso and Paolo Rotili;

- IMMERSIONI SONORE (first edition in 2019), a concert and opera festival of high level, sponsored by the City of Latina, and located in the natural and picturesque places of the environmental heritage of Latina and its province.

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