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DOUBLE BASS

26 JULY / 7 AUGUST

GENERAL INFORMATION

During the Course, students will be able to make an in-depth study of additional pieces of their choice. These pieces should be listed in advance on the Application Form. Throughout the Course itself, solo tuning is preferred.

In the event that the course takes place in-person, active students must provide the collaborating pianist with scores of the pieces being studied in the appropriate key. 

For study purposes during the Course, several modern concert double basses will be made available. These instruments may be used exclusively on Accademia Chigiana premises during open hours and in accordance with turns to be established within Double Bass class.

Modern concert double basses may be rented – pending verification of availability – from luthiers Simone and Damiano Verdiani of Colle Val d’Elsa (tel. 0039 0577 953165 – cell. 0039 335 6095751 / info@contrabbassiverdiani.it).

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The entrance examination will be held exclusively by video audition. Candidates must submit the following works: 

  • one movement to be chosen between: Prelude and Allemande from Suite n.1 BWV 1007 by J.S. Bach, or the “Suite im alten Stil” by Hans Fryba for double bass solo;
  • the first movement of a concerto or sonata from the Classical Period without cadenza;
  • the first movement of a concerto, sonata, or concert piece with piano accompaniment from the Romantic Period or later.

Note: The video recording for the entrance examination may be made in either orchestral or solo tuning.

PIERLUIGI DI TELLA
collaborating pianist

AGE LIMIT
33 years

ADMISSION
Mandatory audition
link to a video recording must be included in the online application

TUITION & FEES

APPLICATION FEE must be sent to the Accademia Chigiana WHEN YOU SUBMIT THE APPLICATION!

– Course tuition / ATTENDANCE FEE should be paid only after receiving an acceptance letter from the Accademia to the course or seminar

VIEW THE TABLE OF TUITION/FEES

APPLICATION DEADLINE
30 APRIL

COURSE BEGINS
26 JULY / 9am

COURSES
SEMINARS
BAROQUE MASTERCLASSES

Last updated: 05/03/2021