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Piano Symposium – 4th edition

Piano Symposium – 4th edition

Piano performance workshop

Piano Symposium IV - Alberto Chines, Leonardo Pierdomenico
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Sharing music, experiences gained during one’s artistic career and considerations about repertoire, piano interpretation, study methodology and the future of the performing arts. To share a magical space, immersed in the beauty of nature and equipped with all comforts, a brand new piano room equipped for professional sound recordings, spacious rooms with a view and even a SPA. This will be the philosophy behind Piano Symposium, a three-day workshop reserved for a small group of pianists: an opportunity to work closely with two young and established artists, winners of international prizes and authors of prestigious recordings, but above all enthusiastic about sharing what they have learned (and continue to learn) through in-depth study with outstanding teachers and a concert activity in full swing.

The course is open to pianists of all ages and repertoire predilections. The pieces indicated at the time of enrolment will be studied individually, observing the technical, stylistic and interpretative aspects. There are no maximum limits on the amount of repertoire to be proposed: it will be agreed with the teachers on which pieces to focus particular attention; the minimum limit is fifteen to twenty minutes of music.

Alberto Chines

A solid musical education and the confluence of many different teaching and professional experiences have contributed to making Alberto Chines a lively and multifaceted artist.
The young Palermo-born pianist trained at the Imola Academy with Franco Scala and Piero Rattalino, and at the Bolzano Conservatory with Davide Cabassi.

At the age of fifteen he made his debut at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and in 2011 he won first prize at the “Palma d’Oro” International Piano Competition in Finale Ligure. In 2013 he was the winner of the Sony Classical Talent Scout in Madesimo and, in 2014, the second prize at the Euregio Piano Award (Geilenkirchen, Germany). He has performed at the Sala Mozart of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, at the Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo, at the Van Cliburn Recital Hall in Fort Worth (Texas) and in Spain, Portugal, England, France and Germany.

Alberto Chines

He recently made his debut in London for the Keyboard Charitable Trust and at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl (Austria), and his first CD with music by Bach, Schumann, Ravel and Bartók has just been released (BAM International). Alberto Chines is also very active in chamber music, collaborating with violist Anna Serova, guitarist Eugenio Della Chiara and has over the years followed several projects in trio (Trio Casa Bernardini), quartet and quintet. He has also created the international concert series Musica Manent Festival (Ustica) and collaborates with the Primavera di Baggio in Milan.

Alberto Chines has been a Steinway Artist since 2020 and holds the chair of piano at the Conservatorio ‘G. Frescobaldi’ in Ferrara.

Leonardo Pierdomenico

Winner of the ‘Raymond E. Buck’ Jury Prize at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Leonardo Pierdomenico is described by international critics as ‘a pianist in whom marked technical ability and care for sound are married with imagination and inexhaustible, painstaking musicality’ (Patrick Rucker, Gramophone UK). He is also the winner of the 28th Venice Prize at the La Fenice Theatre, at only 18 years of age.

This has led to collaborations with orchestras of the calibre of the Fort Worth Symphony, the Orchestre Royal De Chambre de Wallonie, the Teatro La Fenice Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Verdi di Milano, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and conductors such as Yves Abel, Diego Matheuz, Nicholas McGegan, James P. Liu and Jan Kucera among others.

Leonardo is a guest in major Italian and international concert halls, including: the Sala Verdi of the Conservatorio and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Salle Moliére in Lyon, the Maison de la radio in Paris, the Filharmonia Narodowa in Warsaw, the Flagey in Brussels, the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the Liszt Festival at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, the Bass Hall in Fort Worth (TX), the Merkin concert hall in New York, the Qin’tai Concert Hall in Wuhan in China, the Bologna Festival, the Settimane musicali at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, the Fazioli Concert Hall. Highlights of 2022 include his debut in the chamber music season of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, with the first Italian performance of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms in Shostakovic’s arrangement for piano duo and choir, and the recording for Brilliant Classics of Dvoràk’s Piano Concerto with the

Czech Philharmonic Chamber, Orchestra conducted by Vahan Mardirossian. He already has three records to his credit with the Piano Classics label: his debut album, dedicated to works by Franz Liszt, earned an Editor’s Choice from Gramophone UK magazine and a nomination as disc of the year at the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (the German music critics’ union award).

Born in Abruzzo, Leonardo completed his studies at the conservatory in Pescara and in 2017 he completed the piano masterclass at the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome in the class of Maestro Benedetto Lupo, obtaining full marks and honours. In 2016, he won a scholarship to attend the Music Academy of the West in California, collaborating with masters of the calibre of Jeremy Denk, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jerome Lowenthal, Julian Martin and Leon Fleisher. He continued his studies at the Foggia Conservatory, where he graduated with honours and special mention under the guidance of Maestro Alessandro Deljavan, and is currently a student at the Lake Como International PianoAcademy.

A fervent chamber musician, Leonardo Pierdomenico collaborates regularly in duo with cellist Erica Piccotti and occasionally with the first parts of the most important Italian orchestras. Leonardo is a regular guest on Rai radio3 (in programmes such as Radio3 suite, I concerti del Quirinale, La stanza della musica). His recordings and live performances have also been broadcast by web stations such as Medici.tv and radio and television stations such as RTBF (Belgium) and Radio France.

Leonardo currently teaches principal piano at the ‘U. Giordano’ Conservatory in Foggia and at the Avos Academy in Rome.

Regulations
The course

Attendance as an actual student is €380; maximum 9 students.

Free access for auditors (subject to availability and to health regulations).

Lessons begin on 13/10/2023 and end on 15/10/2023 (total no. 3 effective days). The course will be held in English/Italian.

Lessons will be held at CDM’s premises.

The cost of the course includes:

  1. 2 individual lessons with Leonardo Pierdomenico

  2. 2 individual lessons with Alberto Chines

  3. Talks on topics of artistic interest

  4. One session of introduction to yoga, with in-depth breathing exercises aimed at performance,

    body awareness and psychophysical well-being

  5. Performance of the pieces presented during the masterclass in a public concert

  6. Use of study spaces, whose hours will be self-managed by the students and coordinated with

    the activities taking place.

  7. Issue of certificates of participation authenticated by the teacher and the organisation

  8. Board, lodging and use of the Spa on the premises

  9. the possibility, in the days following the course, to stay at CdM San Michele to professionally

    record at an advantageous price. For further information, please write to cdmsanmichele@gmail.com

Registration

Deadline for registration is: 15 September 2023.

Applications will be sent by email to masterclasscdm@gmail.com and must contain:

  1. The application form completed in full
  2. A Youtube link (public or private) to a video lasting at least 8-10 minutes. The repertoire performed will be free and representative of the candidate. It is preferable that the recording is recent and of reasonably high audio-video quality.
    N.B. In case the candidate has already participated in past editions of Piano Symposium, he/she shall send a different and more recent video than the previous one.
  3. A short motivational letter and updated CV
  4. Any other attachments at the candidate’s discretion, as indicated on the form
    The selection of participants will be based on the evaluation of the material sent, at the sole discretion of the organisation.

The list of participants in the masterclass will be announced by 20 September; payment by bank transfer must be made by 25 September. Upon payment of the fee, enrolment in the course is confirmed. Any payment and bank charges are the responsibility of the participant.

 

Payment details

Account holder: Casa San Michele di Giulia Pastorino

IBAN: IT33T0326848450052377593130

BIC/SWIFT: SELBIT2BXXX

Reason of payment: Name and Surname, Deposit for stay

Board and Accommodation (included in the €380 fee)

Casa della Musica San Michele offers an accommodation service and full board on the premises included in the price. If necessary, the structure is available to those who wish to stay the night before or after the beginning and the end of the course (upon reservation) at an additional cost of €35 per night. The cost includes overnight stay in a double or triple room with private bathroom; water is always available in the common area of CDM; other consumptions will be considered extra. The use of the SPA is included, limited to the times agreed on the occasion of the course and in accordance with current regulations. Rubber slippers (non-slip) and a swimming costume are compulsory for use of the SPA.

The balance of any extras can also be paid on the spot by credit or debit card or bank transfer.
Please note that in the village of Montaldeo there are no tobacconists, pharmacies or ATMs; all necessary services are easily accessible by car or bicycle in the neighboring villages.

How to reach us

The nearest railway stations are Ovada, Novi Ligure, Arquata Scrivia; a transfer service is available from the arrival station to Montaldeo at a cost of €15. The nearest airports are Turin, Milan, Genoa, with respective train connections. For those traveling by car, Google Maps shows the exact location by searching for “Casa San Michele Montaldeo”; the nearest motorway exits are Ovada (A26), Novi Ligure (A26/A7), Arquata Scrivia (A7).

Cancellation

Registration fees, net of bank charges, will not be refundable under any circumstances, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the organisers. In the event of cancellation due to force majeure, the course may be rescheduled: in the event of cancellation by the participant on the proposed new dates, half of the total amount will be refunded.

N.B. Enrolment in Piano Symposium implies full and complete adhesion to all the points described in these regulations.

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Classical Guitar Masterclass

Classical Guitar Masterclass

Marcin Dylla
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Six days dedicated to exploring, studying and sharing the classical guitar in the hills of Alto Monferrato. The masterclass grants the possibility of having an intense experience with the professor, as well as moments of exchange and conviviality with the fellow students, in an environment specially dedicated to focusing on the music. There will be a maximum of 10 selected students.

The main focus of the course will be on soloist repertoire from all ages and styles, with a minimum of four 1-hour lessons for each participant; guitar duos-trios, chamber music groups or projects will also be welcome. Of the 4 lessons each, 2 will be open to auditors and other students of the course, the other 2 will be private – only with the teacher.

A concert by Marcin Dylla will open the masterclass, while the students will play during the final day of the course in a public concert organised by Foresty International Music Festival.

Finally, meetings will also be organised with luthier Mario Grimaldi, with the opportunity to ask questions and try out his instruments (both restored originals and his latest creations).

Casa della Musica structure offers a live-room with a modular acoustics, several spaces for studying, a garden and a Spa for relaxing – an ideal place for learning and music.

Marcin Dylla

Hailed by the Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs, and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players. He has earned this position, among others, to the unparalleled number of awards including 19 First Prizes from 1996-2007 at the most prestigious international music competitions around the world.

His last triumph was the Gold Medal of the ‘2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition’ in Los Angeles known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world followed by tour of over 50 cities in North America, Mexico and Canada during 2008-09 season, live recital video recording for Mel Bay Publications and CD recording for Naxos that reached the Naxos ‘Top 10 Bestselling Albums’ in September 2008. His live recital DVD “Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk” was nominated for 2010 Fryderyk Award (equal to American Grammy) in the category of Solo Classical Music Album of the Year.

Mr. Dylla made his Concertgebouw recital debut in November 2016 during a busy 2016/2017 season where he was also the appointed faculty in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for the Fall 2016 semester.

Recent tour highlights included return invitations to Mexico, Chile, and recitals throughout Asia including Japan in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and Hokkaido. In Taiwan at Taipei National Concert Hall with Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall debut during a two-month tour of North America with recitals covering both coasts. In Europe, he returned to Konzerthaus in Vienna and is invited to appear at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival and Competition, a major festival for the classical guitar each year, where he’s a beloved regular.

Regular recital invitations in the U.S. have taken Mr Dylla to Cincinnati, Lexington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sonoma, Cleveland, New York, Utah, Miami, Boston, New Jersey, and Seattle as well as appearing with Riverside Symphonia in Piazzolla’s double concerto for guitar and bandoneon.

Marcin Dylla - Masterclass di chitarra classica

In Europe, extensive tours take him regularly to the U.K., Norway, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, and Italy where he returned to serve on the distinguished jury panel of the 42nd edition of Michele Pittaluga’s International Classical Guitar Competition.

Mr. Dylla’s orchestral engagements included subscription concerts with the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Christian Arming performing two concerti (Ponce’s Concierto del Sur and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez) on two consecutive nights, in addition to recitals throughout Europe every year. In the U.S., he performed as soloist with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra during their new music director search. Furthermore, he has appeared as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra led by JoAnn Falletta, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Television Espanola (RTVE Madrid, Spain), St. Petersburg Philharmonia Orchestra (Russian Federation), Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino (Italy), the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra at Stuttgart Liederhalle, in Romania with the National Romanian Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, and the Essen Chamber Orchestra (Germany).

In 2006, Cecilia Rodrigo, daughter of the legendary Spanish composer, Joaquin Rodrigo, chose Mr. Dylla to perform the world premiere of a lately discovered new guitar work by her father entitled ‘Toccata’ (1933) at Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid. In 2002, at the 7th International Guitar Convent in Alessandria, he was granted a “gold guitar” musical critics’ award for the best coming young guitar player.

He has appeared in a number of distinguished concert halls including Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Palais Lobkovitz in Vienna (Austria), Auditorio Nacional and Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid (Spain), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (Russian Federation), Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo (USA), Villa Hügel in Essen (Germany) and the Palazzina Liberty in Milan (Italy). Apart from his guest performances at virtually every major European and North American guitar festival, he has been regularly invited to appear at Festival Internazionale Settimane Musicali di Stresa (Italy), Don Quixote Music Festival (Paris, France), Burghofspiele Eltville (Germany), International Festival Musical Olympus (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation), Inverno Musicale (Alzano, Italy), Central European Music Festival (Zilinai, Lithuania), Festival Internacional de Música (Toledo, Italy), and Musique Dans la Rue (Aix-en-Provence, France).

Marcin Dylla was born in Chorzow in 1976 and received his first guitar lessons at the Ruda Slaska Music Conservatory in his native Poland. From 1995 to 2000 he studied at the Music Academy of Katowice with Adi Wanda Palacz and later completed his studies with Oscar Ghiglia, Sonja Prunnbauer and Carlo Marchione at the Music Academies of Basel (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Maastricht (The Netherlands), respectively. He is currently a Professor of Guitar at the Music Academy in Katowice and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Regulations
The course

Attendance as an actual student is €380; free access for auditors (subject to availability). Lessons begin on 25/08/2023 and end on 30/08/2023 (total no. 6 effective days). The course will be held in English. Lessons will be held at CDM’s premises.

The cost of the course includes:

  1. 4 individual lessons
  2. The possibility of attending some of the lessons and all seminar and lectures held during the course
  3. The performance of the pieces presented during the masterclass in a public concert organised by Foresty International Music Festival
  4. The use of study spaces, whose hours will be self-managed by the students and coordinated with the activities taking place. 
  5. Issue of certificates of participation authenticated by the teacher and the organisation
  6. The possibility, in the days following the course, to stay at CdM San Michele to professionally record at an advantageous price. For further information, please write to cdmsanmichele@gmail.com
Registration

Deadline for registration is: 10 July 2023.
A fee of €50 must be paid at the time of registration.


Payment details
Account holder: APS Montaldeo Musica
IBAN: IT02V0326848450052776248700
BIC/SWIFT: SELBIT2BXXX
Reason of payment: Name and Surname, music masterclass 


By 17 July you will be informed about the selection of the participants to the masterclass; in case of non-selection, the registration fee of €50 will be refunded. Payment of the fee, amounting to further €330, must be made by the 24 July. The accommodation fee of €300 will be paid on site, upon arrival. Any payment and bank charges are the responsibility of the applicant.
In the event of late payment, for which bank transfer date of sending is decisive, a late payment fee of €75 will be charged.

Board and Accommodation (€300)

Casa San Michele offers accommodation in affiliated facilities (flats) in the village of Montaldeo (AL). If necessary, the structure is available to those who wish to stay the nights before or after the beginning and the end of the course (upon reservation) at an additional cost of €25 per night. The cost includes accommodation in a shared flat with a room with bed linen and dinner (the latter at the CDM facility), served in the dining room or in the garden. Water is always available in the common area of CDM; other consumptions will be considered extra. The lunch break is at your own discretion: two affiliated restaurants and a grocery shop are within easy walking distance, so you can choose from sandwiches to traditional dishes. The cost of lunch is not included in the cost; however, the use of the SPA is included, limited to the times agreed on the occasion of the course and in accordance with current regulations. Rubber slippers (non-slip) and a swimming costume are compulsory for use of the SPA.
The balance of any extras can also be paid on the spot by credit or debit card or bank transfer.
Please note that in the village of Montaldeo there are no tobacconists, pharmacies or ATMs; all necessary services are easily accessible by car or bicycle in the neighbouring villages.

How to reach us

The nearest railway stations are Ovada, Novi Ligure, Arquata Scrivia; a transfer service is available from the arrival station to Montaldeo at a cost of €15. The nearest airports are Turin, Milan, Genoa, with respective train connections. For those travelling by car, Google Maps shows the exact location by searching for “Casa San Michele Montaldeo”; the nearest motorway exits are Ovada (A26), Novi Ligure (A26/A7), Arquata Scrivia (A7).

Cancellation

Registration fees, net of bank charges, will not be refunded under any circumstances (save for the initial fee of €50 in case of non-selection), except in the event of cancellation of a course due to force majeure or failure to reach a minimum number of participants. The accommodation fee will not be charged in the event of cancellation by the member.

Covid-19 regulations

CdM San Michele, in addition to taking all possible precautions and necessary equipment on site to prevent contagion and to comply with current regulations, will communicate after the registration the protocol to be followed for a course and a stay as safe as possible.

Apply for admission to the Classical Guitar Masterclass by Marcin Dylla

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Piano Performance Workshop

Piano Symposium

Piano Performance Workshop

Third edition
Piano Symposium 2023
Download the application form

Sharing music, experiences gained during one’s artistic career and considerations about repertoire, piano interpretation, study methodology and the future of the performing arts. To share a magical space, immersed in the beauty of nature and equipped with all comforts, a brand new piano room equipped for professional sound recordings, spacious rooms with a view and even a SPA. This will be the philosophy behind Piano Symposium, a three-day workshop reserved for a small group of pianists: an opportunity to work closely with two young and established artists, winners of international prizes and authors of prestigious recordings, but above all enthusiastic about sharing what they have learned (and continue to learn) through in-depth study with outstanding teachers and a concert activity in full swing.

The course is open to pianists of all ages and repertoire predilections. The pieces indicated at the time of enrolment will be studied individually, observing the technical, stylistic and interpretative aspects. There are no maximum limits on the amount of repertoire to be proposed: it will be agreed with the teachers on which pieces to focus particular attention; the minimum limit is fifteen to twenty minutes of music.

Alberto Chines

A solid musical education and the confluence of many different teaching and professional experiences have contributed to making Alberto Chines a lively and multifaceted artist.

The young Palermo-born pianist trained at the Imola Academy with Franco Scala and Piero Rattalino, and at the Bolzano Conservatory with Davide Cabassi.

At the age of fifteen he made his debut at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and in 2011 he won first prize at the “Palma d’Oro” International Piano Competition in Finale Ligure. In 2013 he was the winner of the Sony Classical Talent Scout in Madesimo and, in 2014, the second prize at the Euregio Piano Award (Geilenkirchen, Germany).

He has performed at the Sala Mozart of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, at the Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo, at the Van Cliburn Recital Hall in Fort Worth (Texas) and in Spain, Portugal, England, France and Germany. 

Alberto Chines

He recently made his debut in London for the Keyboard Charitable Trust and at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl (Austria), and his first CD with music by Bach, Schumann, Ravel and Bartók has just been released (BAM International).

Alberto Chines is also very active in chamber music, collaborating with violist Anna Serova, guitarist Eugenio Della Chiara and has over the years followed several projects in trio (Trio Casa Bernardini), quartet and quintet. He has also created the international concert series Musica Manent Festival (Ustica) and collaborates with the Primavera di Baggio in Milan.
Alberto Chines has been a Steinway Artist since 2020. 

Leonardo Pierdomenico

Winner of the Jury Prize named after “Raymond E. Buck” at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2017, Leonardo Pierdomenico distinguished himself at a very young age by winning first prize in the 28th edition of the Premio Venezia at the Teatro La Fenice when he was only 18 years old, making him the best graduate pianist of the Italian conservatories. A pupil of Maestro Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome, where he graduated in 2017 with top marks and honours, he completed the two-year course at the Foggia Conservatory in the class of Maestro Alessandro Deljavan in 2019 and continued his training at the Lake Como International Piano Academy with Maestros William Grant Nabore’, Yefim Bronfman, Stanislav Ioudenitch and Dang Thai Son.

He has performed with orchestras such as the Fort Worth Symphony, NordWestDeutsche Philharmonie, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Royal De Chambre de Wallonie, Teatro La Fenice Symphony Orchestra and La Verdi Orchestra of Milan, among others, and with conductors such as Yves Abel, Alfonso Scarano, Nicholas Mcgegan, Paul Meyer and Diego Matheuz.

As a chamber musician he performs regularly in duo with the cellist Erica Piccotti and with the first parts of the most important Italian orchestras (La Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia).

His solo activity has led him to perform at the most important national and international festivals in France, Belgium, England, Germany, the United States and China. On these occasions his recordings have been broadcast on the web such as Medici.tv and on radio and television such as RTBF (Belgium), Rai 3, Rai radio 3, Radio France, KUSC California.

His debut disc dedicated to F. Liszt, released in 2018 and published by Piano Classics, earned him an Editor’s Choice from the prestigious Gramophone magazine and a nomination as best disc of the year by the German critics’ association Deutsche Schallplattenkritik.

Leonardo is a passionate teacher and currently holds the chair of piano at the Conservatorio U. Giordano in Foggia and at the Avos Project in Rome.

REGULATIONS
The course

Attendance as an actual student is €340; maximum 9 students. Free access for auditors (subject to availability and to health regulations). Lessons begin on 26/05/2022 and end on 28/05/2022 (total no. 3 effective days). The course will be held in English/Italian. Lessons will be held at CDM’s premises.

The cost of the course includes:

  1. 2 individual lessons with Leonardo Pierdomenico
  2. 2 individual lessons with Alberto Chines
  3. Talks on topics of artistic interest
  4. Two sessions of introduction to yoga, with in-depth breathing exercises aimed at performance, body awareness and psychophysical well-being
  5. Performance of the pieces presented during the masterclass in a public concert
  6. Use of study spaces, whose hours will be self-managed by the students and coordinated with the activities taking place. 
  7. Issue of certificates of participation authenticated by the teacher and the organisation
  8. Board, lodging and use of the Spa on the premises
  9. The possibility, in the days following the course, to stay at CdM San Michele to professionally record at an advantageous price. For further information, please write to cdmsanmichele@gmail.com
Registration

Deadline for registration is: 28 April 2022.
The list of participants in the masterclass will be announced by 2 May; payment by bank transfer must be made by 8 May. Upon payment of the fee, enrolment in the course is confirmed. Any payment and bank charges are the responsibility of the participant.

 

Payment details

Account holder: Associazione Montaldeo Musica
IBAN: IT02V0326848450052776248700
BIC/SWIFT: SELBIT2BXXX
Reason of payment: Name and Surname, music masterclass 

Board and Accommodation (included in the €340 fee)

Casa della Musica San Michele offers an accommodation service and full board on the premises included in the price. If necessary, the structure is available to those who wish to stay the night before or after the beginning and the end of the course (upon reservation) at an additional cost of €35 per night. The cost includes overnight stay in a double or triple room with private bathroom; water is always available in the common area of CDM; other consumptions will be considered extra. The use of the SPA is included, limited to the times agreed on the occasion of the course and in accordance with current regulations. Rubber slippers (non-slip) and a swimming costume are compulsory for use of the SPA.
The balance of any extras can also be paid on the spot by credit or debit card or bank transfer.
Please note that in the village of Montaldeo there are no tobacconists, pharmacies or ATMs; all necessary services are easily accessible by car or bicycle in the neighboring villages.

How to reach us

The nearest railway stations are Ovada, Novi Ligure, Arquata Scrivia; a transfer service is available from the arrival station to Montaldeo at a cost of €15. The nearest airports are Turin, Milan, Genoa, with respective train connections. For those traveling by car, Google Maps shows the exact location by searching for “Casa San Michele Montaldeo”; the nearest motorway exits are Ovada (A26), Novi Ligure (A26/A7), Arquata Scrivia (A7).

Cancellation

Registration fees, net of bank charges, will not be refundable under any circumstances, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the organisation (e.g. failure to reach a minimum number of participants). In the event of cancellation for reasons of force majeure, the course may be rescheduled: in the event of cancellation by the participant on the new proposed dates, half of the total amount will be refunded.

Covid-19 regulations

CdM San Michele, in addition to taking all possible precautions and necessary equipment on site to prevent contagion and to comply with current regulations, will communicate after the registration the protocol to be followed for a course and a stay as safe as possible.

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Classical Guitar Masterclass

Classical Guitar Masterclass

Andrea Dieci - Masterclass di Chitarra Classica 2023
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Three intensive days dedicated to deepening, studying and sharing the classical guitar in the hills of Alto Monferrato, with individual lessons every day, convivial moments of discussion and concerts.

Lessons with Andrea Dieci will focus on the interpretation of the solo repertoire and will aim to stimulate listening skills, to promote understanding of the musical material through analysis and historical-stylistic contextualisation, and to develop performance skills, both interpretative and technical. It will also be possible to attend the course as a duo or in small groups. There will be a maximum number of 8 participants.

On the last day of the course there will be a final concert by the students open to the public.

A PLACE FOR MUSIC - interview with Andrea Dieci at Casa della Musica San Michele

ANDREA DIECI

Andrea Dieci studied with Paolo Cherici at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milan, where he graduated in 1989 with  honours and special mention. He also studied with Oscar Ghiglia, first at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (also with a Diploma of Merit), then at the Musikakademie in Basel, where he obtained his Solistendiplom in 1992. He has participated in master classes held by Julian Bream. He won first prize at the International Competitions of Gargnano, Lagonegro (dedicated to 20th century guitar music) and “De Bonis” in Cosenza, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the ARD-Musikwettbewerb 1989 in Munich. Called “an impressive guitarist” by the Times Herald and “a true star of the classical guitar” by the Corriere della Sera, he has given hundreds of concerts for prestigious musical institutions in Europe, the United States, Central and South America, Asia and Africa, playing at world-class events such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) and the Singapore International Festival, and performing at music festivals in London, Madrid, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Athens, Istanbul and other major cities. He was invited to perform Henze’s Royal Winter Music at the Great Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels as part of Julian Bream’s 85th birthday celebrations. He has participated in radio and television programmes broadcast by RAI, Radio Vaticana, Radio Nacional Española, BBC, Radio Televisione Svizzera Italiana and Euroradio.

REGULATIONS
THE COURSE

Attendance as an actual student is €380; free access for auditors (subject to availability).

Lessons begin on 29/04/2023 and end on 01/05/2023 (total no. 3 effective days). The course will be held in English/Italian. Lessons will be held at CDM’s premises.

 

The cost of the course includes:

  1. 3 individual lessons
  2. The possibility of attending all the lessons and/or seminar and lectures held during the course
  3. The performance of the pieces presented during the masterclass in a public concert 
  4. The use of study spaces, whose hours will be self-managed by the students and coordinated with the activities taking place. 
  5. Issue of certificates of participation authenticated by the teacher and the organisation
  6. Full Board and lodging on the premises
  7. The possibility, in the days following the course, to stay at CdM San Michele to professionally record at an advantageous price. For further information, please write to cdmsanmichele@gmail.com
Registration

Deadline for registration is: 24 March 2023.
A fee of €50 must be paid at the time of registration.


Payment details

Account holder: Casa San Michele di Giulia Pastorino
IBAN: IT33T0326848450052377593130
BIC/SWIFT: SELBIT2BXXX
Reason of payment: Name and Surname, Stay


By 27 March you will be informed about the selection of the participants to the masterclass; in case of non-selection, the registration fee of €50 will be refunded. Payment of the fee, amounting to further €330, must be made by 3 April. Any payment and bank charges are the responsibility of the applicant.
In the event of late payment, for which bank transfer date of sending is decisive, a late payment fee of €75 will be charged.

Board and Accommodation (included in the 380€ fee)

Casa San Michele offers accommodation; if necessary, the structure is available to those who wish to stay the nights before or after the beginning and the end of the course (upon reservation) at an additional cost of €35 per night. The cost includes accommodation in a shared room with bed linen and full board. Water is always available in the common area of CDM; other consumptions will be considered extra.

The use of the SPA is included, limited to the times agreed on the occasion of the course and in accordance with current regulations. Rubber slippers (non-slip) and a swimming costume are compulsory for use of the SPA.

The balance of any extras can also be paid on the spot by credit or debit card or bank transfer.
Please note that in the village of Montaldeo there are no tobacconists, pharmacies or ATMs; all necessary services are easily accessible by car or bicycle in the neighbouring villages.

How to reach us

The nearest railway stations are Ovada, Novi Ligure, Arquata Scrivia; a transfer service is available from the arrival station to Montaldeo at a cost of €15. The nearest airports are Turin, Milan, Genoa, with respective train connections. For those travelling by car, Google Maps shows the exact location by searching for “Casa San Michele Montaldeo”; the nearest motorway exits are Ovada (A26), Novi Ligure (A26/A7), Arquata Scrivia (A7).

Cancellation

Registration fees, net of bank charges, will not be refunded under any circumstances (save for the initial fee of €50 in case of non-selection), except in the event of cancellation of a course due to force majeure or failure to reach a minimum number of participants. The accommodation fee will not be charged in the event of cancellation by the member.

Covid-19 regulations

CdM San Michele, in addition to taking all possible precautions and necessary equipment on site to prevent contagion and to comply with current regulations, will communicate after the registration the protocol to be followed for a course and a stay as safe as possible.