Cesare Panizzi is the winner of the XXVIII edition of the Massimo Urbani International Award, which concluded in Camerino on Saturday the 29th. At just twenty-four years old, the pianist from Parma impressed everyone with his refined technique and deep understanding of his instrument. In addition to first place, Panizzi also won the Paolo Piangiarelli Award, which will allow him to record his first album, and the Nuovo IMAIE Award, which will take him on tour across Italy.

The high-level final challenged the technical jury, chaired by Francesco Cafiso, who won the Urbani Award in 2001 at just 12 years old and was honored with the title of Knight of the Italian Republic by President Sergio Mattarella for high artistic merits. The jury carefully examined every detail to compile a ranking that accurately reflected the qualities of the musicians in the competition.

Official press release for admission to the Final on 27 and 28 June 2024

The artistic direction of the Massimo Urbani International Prize is pleased to communicate the names of the musicians who have passed the selection phases and have been admitted to the final of the 2024 edition which will take place on 27 and 28 June in Camerino (MC).

  • Catria Riccardo, trumpet
  • Cocciolo Sofia, vocals
  • Cutillo Marco, guitar
  • Della Pietra Rubina, vocals
  • Di Leone Alberto, trumpet
  • Galeano Enrico, guitar
  • Genna Roberta, vocals
  • Locarni Simone, piano
  • Palazzo Gianluca, guitar*
  • Panizzi Cesare, piano
  • Santimone Guglielmo, piano
  • Tangherlini Nico, piano

*winner of the Nuoro Jazz scholarship.