Castiglione Falletto is outskirt of Trino with Alba which has a big castle on top of the central area. There, I played works by Bach and Paganini at Chiesa di Sant'Anna / Saint Anna Church which was on the street between Clocktower and Dom, in the framework of 1st International Competition "Musica in Langa" in Castiglione Falletto.
Most of all the people in this competition was whom I encountered as the concerned among my past participated competitions (whether I won or not). And this time, they were always jostling at Saint Anna Church and its front, whether as the concerned or the audiences. However, we, except few of whom participated in Concorso Internazionale Giovani Musicisti Gianluca Campochiaro in Pedara didn't reminisce about other competitions.
Here's the program ;
I International Competition "Musica in Langa" (26 March 2017, Saint Anna Church of Castiglione Falletto, Castiglione Falletto CN Italy)
Johann Sebastian Bach ; Corrente, Sarabanda and Giga / Gigue from Partita No. 2 in d minor BWV1004
Niccolò Paganini ; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6, 2nd (Adagio) and 3rd (Rondo) Mvts.
Goryo Goryokaku (五稜郭五稜), Violin
Anna Barbero, Piano Accompaniment
There, nobody won.
I had been awarded my first 4th Prize and a commemorative photo with my diploma (without any juries, other competitiors or their concerned, at all) had been taken. Another violinist was overjoyed also to be awarded 4th Prize with me. Although the others had also been awarded, severe reasons or causes for their results had been announced at the same time of their awards in front of all of the audiences.
During this short staying in Castiglione Falletto, I saw a dream, in other words (?) I had been visionned a light well in which lots of skulls were sunk in the transparent deep blue water and an old broken symbolic key hunging on the black wall. In this "dream", I had been taught the real name of the competition revue and the swamp with statues in the center of Hamburg with their history, briefly and calmly.
Possibly due to feeling strain for the competition, I sometimes saw a tree in front of the hotel as if it were still christmas tree with all silver decorations and wine bottles (I never drank there !!!) as if it were white chrysanthemums, twice. I was bit strolling around the castle and the Well just after the competition, there there were no more other people around 22 : 25. Due to cloture of the hotel restaurant, I stayed the last night alone.