Soroptimist International Club of Turin becomes OPC 2013 Sponsor

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Following a successful first edition of the Open Piano Competition (OPC) in London last October, we are working hard on the second edition of the event which will be held in Turin in the Piedmont region of northern Italy during the second week of October 2013. Moving the competition to a different city each year is one of the OPC's goals and something we feel will help attract a diversity of competitors. Along with this move to Turin, we have some very exciting news to announce.

Last month we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to present the Open Piano Competition to the members of Soroptimist International d'Italia, Club di Torino (the "Club"). Soroptimist International is an international association made up of women who are highly qualified and successful in their professions, who act through a variety of projects and initiatives for the promotion of human rights, a better condition of the status of women and the acceptance of diversities, world-wide. 

Having piqued the Club's interest in the competition during our presentation, we later gave a written proposal to the Club's president, Avvocata Alessandra Fissore, highlighting some areas in which we felt the competition could do with some support. At a recent assembly the Club's committee, it agreed to become the competition's first sponsor.

 The Soroptimist Club of Turin has decided to create a new award for the competition, the "Soroptimist International d'Italia, Club di Torino Award" which will be will be given to the best female competitor in the OPC 2013. In addition, the Club has offered to provide accommodation for up to four female competitors. Details of this initiative will be given to all female applicants in due course.

"We are very pleased that the Soroptimist Club of Turin has decided to join forces with us for the next competition and we hope the collaboration will continue to grow into future years", said Marco Nannini, OPC director. "To be supported by such an international institution is an absolute honour and a recognition of the ongoing effort made to promote this young and rising musical event. Keep up to date with the OPC's developments for the second competition on our website at www.openpianocompetition.com. To read more about the Soroptimist International d'Italia Club di Torino visit http://www.soroptimist-torino.it/"