Women’s music is an essential part of world heritage.
 Empowering women composers recognizes their ability and potential to create new works involving the world, different cultures and musical fields.Music knows no boundaries.The fundamental role of women in the creation and transmission of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and the creation and practice of music belongs not only to a people or a culture, but to all of humanity.

The Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, upon invitation from the High Commission for Human Rights of the United Nations to be a partner for the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is circulating a worldwide call to women composers, of all ages, to compose new music inspired by the ongoing battle for Human Rights and Peace. Ten works, chosen by an international Reading Commission designated by the Foundation, publicly announced at the end of July 2018, will be performed and recorded in a Gala Concert in the Teatro Argentina, Rome, on the 5th November.



1.      This call is open to (a) girls from 8 to 18(b) women from 19 years of age. 

2.      Composers may submit works in any musical idiom or genre (contemporary, classical, traditional, popular, jazz, etc). 

3.      Texts (where applicable) in any language must be accompanied by an English language translation. 

4.      Music must be written in traditional notation. If a composer is unable to write her own music in a score, she may use the services of someone else whose name must be given. 

5.      Works submitted may be new or previously performed and in PDF files. 

6.      Do not send recordings. 

7.      Each composer may send only ONE score

8.      Duration of work: maximum 6 minutes 

9.      Categories for submissions: Solo instrument Solo voice with one to four instruments Choir s.a.t.b with or without pianoforte Group/ensemble of 8 to 12 instruments 

10.   Please include, in WORD file (Times New Roman 12), a 10-line curriculum including nationality, date and place of birth, residence and a contact (email). 

11.   Girls of 18 years of age or younger must accompany the application with a signed letter from their family, school or teacher authorizing their participation, and confirming this is the composer’s own original work. 

12.   Deadline for submission: 30th June 2018 

13.   There is no submission fee

14.   Please send scores to: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. marking submission – GWIM4HumanRights




The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights.Drafted by representatives with legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.We are all entitled to our human rights without discrimination.These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Please meditate on:

  • Article 1 - All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
  • Article 3 - Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security
  • Article 18 - Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • Article 26 - Everyone has the right to education 
  • Article 27 - Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author.   






XVII DONNE IN MUSICA 2020 - International Festival


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22 Marzo 2019
Gigliola Zecchi Balsamo, Costa: è stata una grande amica, una cittadina del mondo.

Si è spenta giovedì Gigliola Zecchi Balsamo, già vice Presidente della Fondazione Donne in Musica e una dei fondatori della World Youth Orchestra.
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Notizie sul 38°Concorso Internazionale di Violino"PREMIO RODOLFO LIPIZER", 6-15 IX 2019

SCHEDA D'ISCRIZIONE - da rispedire alla Segreteria del Concorso Internazionale di Violino "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer", 34170 GORIZIA GO, ITALIA, Via don Giovanni Bosco 91, ENTRO IL 30 APRILE 2019.

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Information about 38th International Violin Competition "RODOLFO LIPIZER PRIZE", 6-15 IX 2019
APPLICATION FORM - This application form should be sent to the Secretariat of the International Violin Competition "Rodolfo Lipizer Prize", 34170 GORIZIA GO, ITALIA, Via don Giovanni Bosco 91, WITHIN APRIL 30th, 2019.

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38ème Concours International de Violon "PRIX RODOLFO LIPIZER" 6-15 IX 2019
FICHE D'INSCRIPTION - Fiche à retourner au Secrétariat du Concours International du Violon "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer", 3417O GORIZIA GO, ITALIA, Via don Giovanni Bosco 91, AVANT LE 30 AVRIL 2019.

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Nachrichten über den 38. Internationalen Violine Wettbewerb "RODOLFO LIPIZER PREIS" 6-15 IX 2019
ANMELDEFORMULAR – An das Sekretariat des Internationalen Violinwettbewerbs "Rodolfo-Lipizer-Preis", 34170 GORIZIA GO, ITALIA, Via Don Giovanni Bosco 91, BIS ZUM 30. APRIL 2019 zurückschicken.

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Admisión al 38º Concurso Internacional de Violín "PREMIO RODOLFO LIPIZER" 6-15 IX 2019

FICHADE INSCRIPCION - De enviar de nuevo a la secretaría del concurso internacional de violín "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer", 34170 GORIZIA GO, ITALIA, Via Don Giovanni Bosco 91, DENTRO DEL 30 ABRIL 2019.

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On 22 January 2019, the Committee for Culture and Education (CULT) in the European Parliament will discuss the proposal for the new Creative Europe programme (2021-2027). The basis for the discussion will be the draft report and amendments of rapporteur Silvia Costa which was published in October and the draft amendments. The vote on the draft report and the additional amendments (part I and part II) is scheduled for 20 February 2019. You can follow the debate in the CULT committee via livestream on the website of the European Parliament.

The Council of the European Union, made up of the Ministers for Culture and Education from the Member States, agreed its position (partial general approach) on the Creative Europe proposal in December 2018. It is the mandate for the negotiation with the European Parliament which will begin this year. The agreement does not include the budget for the future Creative Europe programme, since the final amounts will depend on the agreement reached on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).




The Council conclusions on the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022 were published on 30 November, and include five 5 priorities:

A. Sustainability in cultural heritage

B. Cohesion and well-being

C. An ecosystem supporting artists, cultural and creative professionals and European content

D. Gender equality

E. International cultural relations

In addition, digitalisation and cultural statistics are included as “important horizontal issues”. Each priority lists several topics to be addressed over the next few years. Priority C also includes the topic “Diversity and competitiveness of the music sector”. Based on Music Moves Europe, experts will exchange information on public policies to promote the mobility of artists and the circulation of local repertoire within and beyond Europe. Other topics in the Work Plan include Artistic freedom and Status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals.



At the closing conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH) in Vienna in December, the European Commission presented the first-ever European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage. It aims to build on the achievements of the EYCH and establishes a set of 4 principles and 5 main areas of continued action. It was developed through regular exchanges with EU Member States, the European Parliament, civil society organisations, cultural operators and international organisations such as the Council of Europe and UNESCO. The European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage establishes a Cultural Heritage Forum that will meet at least once a year.

Learn more about the outcomes of the European Year of Cultural Heritage here. 






Concerto di Gala Global Women in Musics for Human Rights 

in onore di Patricia Adkins Chiti



Il 5 novembre 2018, al Teatro Argentina, ore 21, si terrà il concerto di gala della Fondazione Adkins Chiti Donne in Musica nell'ambito delle celebrazioni del 70° Anniversario della Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti Umani in cui si esibiranno le 10 finaliste scelte della chiamata a nuova musica dedicata a sole donne di tutti i paesi del mondo.