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

Programme: Study of all principles of basic technique for right hand and left hand as well as correct use/function of the cello and bow.
Score analysis, harmonic, formal and stylistic-historical knowledge.
Development of abilities in order to select a personalized method of study and of programming of work.
Development of abilities of expression and communication in public.
Refinement of ear training in the study phase and analysis and development of the ability of listening to oneself in the presence of an audience.
Study of performance practice history and repertoire in a broad sense (from the exercises of Sevcik and études to more simple compositions, up through the standard repertoire).
Admission requirements:
- One movement of free choice from a Bach Suite
- One Etude, or Caprice, or Virtuoso piece or "brilliant piece" of free choice, which could clearly show the level of the candidate.
(This can include also pieces of clear virtuoso character, like the Capriccio from Ligeti Sonata, Moto Perpetuo and Canto Quarto from Britten Suite op. 72, 3rd movement of Kodaly Sonata op. 8, the 3rd of the Strophes of Dutilleux, etc.)
-Two movements of the candidate’s choice (one fast and one slow) taken from an important composition for cello and orchestra or cello and piano
(the choice of repertoire will be taken into consideration during the audition) 

If a candidate would prefer, it's possible to submit a video with the audition's repertoire, sending, within the 10th of October, a link of Youtube (public or not listed), Vimeo or Google Drive.
It's possible for the teacher, in some cases, to confirm the active participation to the Masterclass of some students after the first lessons, which will be in the days after the audition in October.

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, among the students of the Masterclass the teachers will select 5 or more cellists for the performance of all Beethoven Sonatas (and eventually Variations), together with the piano class of Maestro Andrea Lucchesini. All duo selected will work with both piano and cello teachers, and will play a concert in Casa della Musica in Arezzo, which will be fixed between March and June 2020.


Exam: 15th October 2019 at 2 p.m
Lessons: according to a schedule established by the professor. First period of lessons: 2019 October 16th, 17th, Calendar next lessons:
- 2019 November – dates to be defined
- 2019 December 10th, 11th,12th
- Three periods more in 2020 with dates to be defined


Fees: 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 by 15th December): € 1100,00
Application deadline: 2019 October 5th


Piano accompanist: Aglaia Tarantino


Masterclasses of visiting professor are reserved to the students of the class and to external auditors
Fees Masterclasses for auditors: € 50.00

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