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.
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.
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:
Deadline for registration is: 24 March 2023.
A fee of €50 must be paid at the time of registration.
Account holder: Casa San Michele di Giulia Pastorino
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.