The Val Tidone International Music Competitions require high professional standards. Therefore a prize obtained in those contests represents a valuable passport toward an international career.
Among the winners of the Val Tidone International Music Competitions, now in their 25th edition, many career artists, such as the pianists Alice Sara Ott, Michail Lifits and Lukas Geniusas; the accordionists Radu Ratoi and Raimondas Sviackevicius (professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre); the Chopin Piano Quintet and the Violin-Piano Duos Rita Mascagna-Mari Fujino and Vineta Sareika-Gabriela Ungureanu; the composer Andrea Portera and many others.
Even the name of the jury members represent a guarantee. Among them, the pianists Andrzej Jasinski, Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, Viktor Merzhanov, Sergio Perticaroli, Roberto Cappello, Boris Bloch, Dmitri Bashkirov, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Lazar Berman, Natalia Trull, Michele Campanella, Leonid Margarius, Pavel Gililov, Ayami Ikeba; composers and directors of University such as Luis de Pablo, Klaus Huber, Azio Corghi, Ivan Fedele, Fabio Vacchi, Sonia Bo, Paul Mefano; the accordionists Friedrich Lips, Teodoro Anzellotti and Jacques Mornet; the violinist Ernesto Schiavi (Artistic Director of the Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI) etc.