REGULATION of 5th International Ocarina Competition

The fifth edition of the “International Ocarina-Rave Competition” will take place in the online mode


and, for the winner of category A, with a stay in Bentivoglio for a series of concerts!!!


Ocarina Rave Competition is promoted by Associazione Culturale “Il Temporale” with the participation of

Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bentivoglio, Unione Reno Galliera, Città Metropolitana di Bologna with the aim to promote the diffusion of popular folk tradition of ocarina throughout the world.


In order to encourage participation of ocarina players from all over the world, also this fifth edition will take place in the online mode, through selections of the videos made by the candidates in remote mode.

An international Jury will examine and assess the material received to assign the awards. 




 Soloists section A



1 Compulsory piece:  CONCERT FOR OBOE AND STRINGS on Arcangelo Corelli’s musical themes. Arrangement for Ocarina Sol2/2SC (or Sol4/4AG) and String Orchestra by Emiliano Bernagozzi to be performed in ocarina and piano version.


Scarica gratuitamente lo spartito di ocarina
1 Concerto Op. 5 Corelli-Barbirolli - Oc
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Scarica gratuitamente lo spartito di pianoforte
2 Concerto Op. 5 Corelli-Barbirolli - Pi
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Soloists section B

2 free choice pieces: one chosen among the popular folk or pop repertoire and one from the classical repertoire.


Maximum total time for the execution: 6’  



From duet on up to Ocarina Orchestra:  2 free choice pieces, one chosen among the popular folk or pop repertoire and one from the classical repertoire.


Maximum total time for the execution: 10’

Classes of Italian public schools (Elementari-Medie-Licei): Minimum 10 members

Free choice repertoire.


Maximum total time for the execution: 7’ 

Popular-Folk Groups with Ocarina solo

Free choice pieces chosen among the popular folk repertoire.


Maximum total time for the execution: 7’ 




Soloists section A:

·        1st prize: 1,000 euros and 2 concerts to be given together with Orchestra Giovanile BenTiVoglio in a   date to be decided later on

·         2nd prize: an instrument ocarina SOL6/BG;

·         3rd prize: a triplet of ocarina: DO1/SC – SOL2/SG – DO3/AC


Soloists section B:

·         1st prize: 400 euros;

·         2nd prize: an ocarina DO5/BC

·         3rd prize: an ocarina SOL4/AG



·       1st prize: 1,000 euros

·       2nd prize: a quintet of ocarina

       ·       3rd prize:  an ocarina DO7/CBC


Italian public schools (Elementari-Medie-Licei)

        ·       1st prize: a voucher worth 300 euros to be spent for the purchase of musical instruments


Popular-Folk Groups with Ocarina solo

·         1st prize: 400 euros



Each competitor will receive a Participation Award.


The concert of the winners selected by the jury will take place during “Budrio Ocarina Festival” in 2025



How to apply, terms and deadline, materials

·         The competition is open to candidates of all nationalities and without any age limits

·         The competition is dedicated to monocamera (single) Ocarina only

·         Applications should be received within and not later than June 15th 2024


·         Participation is subject to application through the completing of a form

( https://www.ocarinarave.it/concorso-di-ocarina/iscrizione/ ) and the payment of individual registration fee as follows:

-          35,00 € per person in section “Soloists”,

-          15,00 € per person in section - Ensembles”/”Folk Pop Groups”  (from duo to dectet);

-          10,00 € per person for Ocarina Orchestras from 11 elements on

-          Free of charge for Italian public schools (Elementari-Medie-Licei) 

Registration fee is not refundable in any way and has to be paid via

bank-transfer on the following account:

Associazione Culturale “Il Temporale” APS, Emilbanca filiale di Bentivoglio - Iban:IT31N0707236622002000062546 - BIC: ICRAITRRTS0


Or by PayPal:   Paypal.me/ocarinarave

(please specify:  first name, last name and purpose: Ocarina Rave Competition application)



·       The following documents should be attached to the applications:

-         copy of Passport or Documents of Identity

-          program chosen

-          copy of proof of payment of the registration fee.    Applications received after the expiry date (June 15th) will not be considered as valid

-          Link to the video recorded for the selections of the contest


·       The video must obligatory contain:

-        The presentation in video made by the performer or by a member in case of an ensemble. He/She must present the performance in Italian or English language with basic information (first name and last name in case of a soloist; name in case of an ensemble, then nationality, category and pieces to be played);

-        The integral performance of all the required pieces in sequence without any crop or editing.  Static camera;

-         Shootings with STATIC camera must show all performers, half-length, with evidence of hands and face;

-        The use of musical backings is forbidden; therefore video filming should be with the accompaniment of live music or “a solo” without any accompaniment even if foreseen.


·       The application entitles Association “Il Temporale” with all rights for the diffusion and the broadcasting of the videos received.


·        All pieces, both compulsory and free choice ones, in the event of winning MUST foresee the live performance of the accompaniment; during the concert the use of musical backing is forbidden.


·        It is possible to enrol in multiple categories, but it is not possible to participate more than once to the same category even with a different staff.



·       The names of the Winners will be announced during a Live Streaming on the YouTube channel of  Scuola di Musica “Il Temporale”  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBj2qp08qMeXq0Cj9Z9IWJQ   in a date to be decided later on and the names of the winners will be made public on the site https://www.ocarinarave.it/concorso-di-ocarina/concorso-ocarina/      

Jury and evaluation criteria


The Jury will consist of musicians of great international renown.

Every member of the Jury will make his/her judgement according to an evaluation grid that shall take into account the following criteria:

·         Intonation

·         Performance

·         Technique

·         Also the difficulty of the free-choice repertoire will be evaluated


 At the end of the evaluations the ranking list will be published.


 The decision of the Jury shall be final and final.

REGULATION 2024 International Ocarina Co
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