- Lesson: Lesson: 7 collective sessions of 2 days according to a schedule established by the professor. First 3 sessions: 2020 September 21st, 22nd 2020 October 29th and 30th2020 November 18th, 19thBecause of the pandemic effects, Ricardo Castro decided to fix the four remaining sessions after a better view of the future and consulting everybody's calendar.
- Deadline Application: 2020 30th August, 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.
- Open to: Young pianists
Teacher: Ricardo Castro - 7 sessions
Programme: The program is 2 years long and will focus on traditional piano repertoire in addition to how to read and prepare an orchestral scores to conduct from the keyboard. The pianists will work together on the approach of modern conducting techniques and rehearsing strategies for chamber groups, chamber and symphony orchestras.
No conducting skills are required. The best ones (up to 2 chosen) will have the opportunity to play and conduct with orchestra during the 2 years program. Students will have the opportunity to rehearse and play concerts with chamber music groups at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.
1 Piece by Johann Sebastian Bach
1 Etude by Chopin or Liszt
1 Concerto for piano and orchestra by Bach, Hydn, Mozart or Beethoven (first movement)
At the professor’s discretion, the best students may be chosen to hold recitals during the year.
The course will take place only if the minimum number of students required is reached.
Application deadline: to be defined