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"TIC TAC" with the bow in the air

As part of Violanet - the European viola da gamba network of which our School is project leader - we announce the release of "TIC TAC" with the bow in the air, a video produced by Vittorio Ghielmi together with the students of his viola da gamba class at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

Violanet at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague

The Dutch session of Violanet, the European viola da gamba network involving our School and other prestigious European educational institutions, will take place from 24 to 28 February in The Hague. Five intense days with professors Mieneke van der Velden of the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, Vittorio Ghielmi from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Marianne Muller from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique of Lyon, Imke David from the Hochschule Franz Liszt of Weimar, Sara Ruiz Martínez of the Conservatorio superiore di musica of Vigo, in addition of course to our own professor Bettina Hoffmann.

Viola da gamba Day - Update

One of the most awaited dates, not only for our School but also for all fans, scholars, professionals and amateurs of the viola da gamba: the Viola da Gamba Day has been this and much more since its inception in 2011. This year’s event was even more important since it is included among the initiatives of Violanet, the European training Project of which the School has been Project Leader since 2018.
Unfortunately the event, scheduled for the beginning of May, has been postponed to a future date, yet to be determined.









The European Viola da Gamba Day 2020

The European Viola da Gamba Day 2020 (2-3 May) is a truly special day: the sixth edition of the initiative – born in 2011 and awarded with the Medal of the President of the Republic – takes place during the time in which the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is tasked with the leading role of the Violanet Project, placed squarely in the middle of a fruitful network of contacts and exchanges between professors and students from the finest European institutions.

Violanet in Salzburg

The Violanet session in Salzburg was intense and efficacious, with the incrementation of scientific contributions and the involvement of a larger stage, including the vast audience of professors and students of the Mozarteum, the citizens of Salzburg and international guests, with the arrival of professors, students and Viola da gamba lovers from many parts of Europe.

Violanet at Mozarteum

Violanet Festival of Salzburg and European Youth Viol Consort concert. Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1 Salzburg, Austria, 21- 25 November 2019


From the 22nd to the 26th of June, the Violanet Festival of Vigo held a Galician session of the European Project dedicated to the Viola da Gamba. There was great excitement in the educational activities and punctual attention from the informational side, which followed the packed workshop with great interest.

Presentation Project Violanet

On the 23rd of November 2018, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole hosted the presentation of the new Violanet project, the European network for viola da gamba, whose partners, in addition to the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, include the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg,Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt di Weimar,Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Pražské Barokní Centrum and the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo.