Ricardo Castro- Piano and Direction from the keyboard (2019-2020)

Lesson: 7 collective sessions of 2 days according to a schedule established by the professor. First lessons: 2019 October 30th, 31st Calendar:2019 December 6th, 7th2020 January 20th, 21st2020 April 1st , 2nd2020 April 27th, 28th2020 May 25th, 26th2020 June 12th 13t
Deadline Application: 2019 30th September, with the YouTube link included

Individual course registration fee (non-refundable, to be enclosed with the application form) valid also as auditor’s attendance fee: € 130,00. Individual attendance fee (to be paid within 15th December): € 2000,00. 

Teacher: Ricardo Castro - 7 sessions

Programme: The program is 2 years long and will work on how to read and prepare an orchestral score, on the approach of modern conducting techniques and rehearsing strategies for chamber and symphony orchestras, and on how to choose specific conducting and soloist strategies for the piano repertoire with orchestra.

Andrea Lucchesini - Piano (2019-2020)

Teacher: Andrea Lucchesini - 14 sessions with lessons each 15 days
Visiting Professor: Klaus Kaufmann - 1 session. Dates to be defined

Programme: Interpretation of piano repertoire. Participation in chamber music projects is foreseen in collaboration with students participating in other Post-Graduate courses. At the professor’s discretion, the best students may be chosen to hold recitals during the year.

Elisso Virsaladze - Piano (2019-2020)

Teacher: Elisso Virsaladze - 5 session

Admission requirements
: candidates must present 20 minutes of music of their choice, which clearly demonstrates the candidate’s technical and musical abilities. The course will take place only if the minimum number of students required is reached.
At the professor’s discretion, the best student may be chosen to hold recitals during the year. Age limit: 30

Marco Fiorini - Violin (2019-2020)

Teacher:Marco Fiorini - 8 session

: Deepening of the technical and instrumental skills. Solo and orchestral repertoire. Training for exams, auditions and competitions. The work program will be defined according to the specific needs of each student. At the professor’s discretion, the best students may be chosen to hold recitals during the year.

Lorenza Borrani - Violin and Chamber Music (2019-2020)

Teacher: Lorenza Borrani- 8 session

Programme: Study of basic technique and of solo, chamber and orchestra repertoire for violin, according to the individual needs and abilities of each student. Study of interpretative flexibility based also, but not solely, upon an informed historic approach. The goal is reaching, realizing and communicate a common reading and interpretation of a score.
At the professor’s discretion, the best student may be chosen to hold recitals during the year.

Antonello Farulli - Viola and Instrumental Methodology (2019-2020)

Docente: Antonello Farulli - 8 sessions of two days each
Visiting Professor: Danilo Rossi First viola Teatro alla Scala. Dates to be defined: Paolo Cantamessa dates to be defined

This post graduate course will take place with the collaboration of the pianist Silvia Da Boit.

Giovanni Gnocchi - Cello (2019-2020)

Teacher: Giovanni Gnocchi - 6 session

Guest teacher (to be confirmed): M° Pieter Wispelwey, Prof. at Hochschule für Musik Düsseldorf and M° Thomas Grossenbacher, soloist-cello at Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich and Prof. at Hochschule für Musik Zurich
Masterclass dates to be announced and confirmed

Bruno Delepelaire - Cello (2019-2020)

Teacher: Bruno Delepelaire – 5 sessions

Admission requirements: Candidates will present a program which will forsee:
- a romantic piece (movement of a concerto or sonata or anything else)
- a piece for solo cello from the 20th century or later
- a movement of a Boccherini sonata

Giovanni Riccucci - Clarinet (2019-2020)

Introduction to the five-key clarinet
Teacher: Giovanni Riccucci- 7 sessions
Visiting Professor to be defined

Programme: Technical study and preparation for competitions. Solo and chamber repertoire with particular focus on contemporary music. At the professor’s discretion, the best students may be chosen to hold recitals during the year.

Andrea Zucco - Bassoon (2019-2020)

Professor: Andrea Zucco –6 sessions
Visiting Professor: Stefano Canuti and Chiara Santi (master about oboe reeds) - 2 sessions dates to be defined
During the year will take place a masterclass of Prof. Malte Refardt of the Folkwang Universität - Essen (Germany) in the frame of Erasmus+ Programme

Claudio Quintavalla - Trumpet (2018-2019)

Teacher: Claudio Quintavalla – 8 sessions
Programme: Instrumental technique and orchestral excerpts from lyric/symphonic repertoire.
Objective of the course: Improvement of the instrument approach and preparation for audition and orchestral competitions.

Luca Benucci - Horn (2018-2019)

Professor: Luca Benucci – 9 sessions

Guest teachers (to be confirmed): Rodolfo Epelde, David Pyatt, André Cazalet, Stefan Dohr


Programme: The course  A.B.CANTA freedom of doing music. Maestro Benucci follows this philosophy from 15 years influencing hundreds of young musicians.

Mario Barsotti - Tuba (2019-2020)

Teacher: Mario Barsotti - 6 session
Visiting Anne Jelle Visser, Professore di Tuba presso la Zurich University of the Arts e Gianluca Grosso ,Tuba presso l'Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Santa Cecilia e Professore di Tuba presso il Conservatorio di Frosinone, 1 sessione ciascuno con date da definire

Fabio Vacchi - Composition (2019-2020)

Teacher: Fabio Vacchi - 6 session

Programme: group lessons with analysis of contemporary compositions, orchestration issues, presentation of works by the students, group discussions, private sessions with the professor, group lessons with renowned guest musicians and composition of a work (supervised by the professor) to be performed in the final concert of the course.