Welcome to the 13th edition!
The Competition has received, during the last years, the following patronages:
We are very proud to announce that Rimini International Choral Competition is partner of The WORLD CHORAL CHAMPIONSHIP which means that the Grand Prix winner of our festival will take part in that championship the following year!
The Grand Prix winner of our 2019 edition will take part in 2020 World Choral Championship in RIMINI together with the winning choirs of our 3 choral competition partners.
More details here
Around 275 choirs from all over the world have participated in Rimini International Choral Competition during these years.
These are the previous Grand Prix winners:
2007: Youth Choir Septemthillis – Lipany – Slovakia
2008: Choir Sv. Zlata Menglenska – Skopje ‐ Macedonia
2009: Mixed Choir Agria Swara – Indonesia
2010: Mixed Choir APZ Tone Tomsic – Ljubljana – Slovenia
2011: Ekurhuleni Children’s Choir – South Africa
2012: Foerster Female Choir – Czech Republic
2013: Children Choir Puellae Orantes – Poland
2014: St. Juan Children Choir – Porto Rico
2015: Zero8 – Sweden
2016: Chamber Choir DeCoro – Latvia
2017: Leioa Kantika Korala – Spain
2018: Akademisk Kor Århus – Denmark
Some of the famous composers and directors that have participated in the jury:
Ko Matsushita, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Xavier Busto, Margrethe Ek, Brady Allred, Richard Mailänder, Johann van der Sandt, John Pamintuan, Anatoly Kiselev, Colin Mawby, Pawel Lukashewski, Graham Lack, Maria Luisa Balza, Vytautas Miskinis, Milan Kolena, Walter Marzilli, Eva Kollar, Venno Laul, Inessa Bodyako, Marcin Tonczack, Lorenzo Donati, Stojan Kuret, Fabio Pecci, Ilario Muro, Matteo Unich, Branko Starc, Mauro Marchetti, Fedele Fantuzzi, Giacomo Monica, Michael Scheck, Leonardo Lollini, Carmine Catenazzo, Manolo Da Rold, Viktor Zaslavsky, Romans Vanags, Francisco José Carbonell.
Winners of the 2013 Edition: Puella Orantes – Polonia