"Thanks for all the great days in Italy! We are really enjoying our stay, with all this beautiful music and wonderful surroundings - in the best company ever!"
International Choir Festival Puccini
On the trail of Giacomo Puccini
The picturesque town of Torre del Lago Puccini in the Tuscan Versilia represents the perfect venue for the 1st International Choir Festival Puccini 2015. The plenty of touristic highlights and the city’s musical history will animate singers to make this homey city resound with tones from all corners of the world.
Mediterranean destinations in Europe are very popular among the INTERKULTUR events. Italy and especially Torre del Lago Puccini combine the love of music with sun, beach and seaside as well as the immediate vicinity to world famous stops such as the city of Pisa.
The fact that the composer Giacomo Puccini lived for several years in this idyllic area adds to Torre del Lago’s charm and makes this city a center of attraction for all kinds of music lovers.
Friendship Concerts, participation in competitions or Evaluation Performances with international choral experts will develop this choral festival in Torre del Lago Puccini into a remarkable experience.
This INTERKULTUR event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:
|Non-competitive participation||Competitive Participation|
|Participation in the festival|
(performance in at least 2 Friendship Concerts)
|Different competition categories|
(performance in a Friendship Concert included)
- Category A – Level of difficulty I
- A1 – Mixed Choirs
- A2 – Male Choirs
- A3 – Female Choirs
- Category B – Level of difficulty II
- B1 – Mixed Choirs
- B2 – Male Choirs
- B3 – Female Choirs
- Category G – Children’s and Youth Choirs
- G1 – Children’s Choirs
- G2 – Youth Choirs of equal voices
- G3 – Youth Choirs of mixed voices
- Category S – Sacred Choral Music
- Category F – Folklore
A detailed description of the competition categories can also be found in the booklet available for download:
Participant Information(612 KB)
Participating choirs may register to perform together with other international choirs. Choirs must prepare approximately 20 minutes of their own music pre-approved by the artistic committee. The concert should be preferably a cappella or with own instruments.
As one of the festival highlights interested choirs can combine a day trip to Pisa and Lucca with a concert performance.
Please be aware that several friendship concerts are planned open air. In the event that weather conditions do not allow this, some concerts may be cancelled due to the weather. The organizers will try to manage alternatives but choirs do not have any legal claim to this.
Choirs can also take part in Friendship Concerts ONLY (Non-competitive Festival Participation).
"We would like to thank you again for everything, all your help and efforts to make our participation in the competition the best!"
"Our choir must say thanks to the Organisers of the Festival in Torre del Lago. It was a wonderful time with beautiful emotions. Thank you very much again!"
This event lies in the past!
You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
- 06:00 p.m. Opening concert
Thursday, October 01, 2015
- 11:00 a.m. Competition, Category S
- 03:00 p.m. - 05:45 p.m. Competition, Categories F, B
- 06:00 p.m. Concert
Friday, October 02, 2015
- 09:40 a.m. Competition, Categories A, G
- 12:30 p.m. Concert
- 09:00 p.m. Concert
Saturday, October 03, 2015
- 10:00 a.m. For the choir conductors: Informal meeting with the jury members
- 05:00 p.m. Grand Prize Competition and Awards Ceremony
Subject to change!
in cooperation with
Target Travel di Customized Srl (Italy)
Günter Titsch (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß (Germany), Senior Artistic Director
Assoc. Prof. Romāns Vanags (Latvia)
Prof. Giovanni Acciai (Italy)
Christian Ljunggren (Sweden)
Günter Titsch (Germany)
Wang Qin (China)
Stefan Bohländer (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß (Germany)
Rossana Toesco (Italy)
Organizer is the INTERKULTUR Management GmbH.
This event was supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture in preparation for the 9th World Choir Games, which will take place from July 6 – 16, 2016 in Sochi.
Welcome to Torre del Lago Puccini!
We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 13 golden, 6 silver and 2 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!