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12 JULY / 24 JULY


During the Course candidates will perfect pieces of their own choosing from the flute repertoire from Bach to Boulez. Pieces must be indicated in advance on the Application Form and must be played by memory. 


The entrance examination will be held exclusively by video audition. Candidates must perform by memory one movement of a concerto of their own choosing (at least 10 minutes long) to be indicated on the application form.


Students are required to study “Vermont Counterpoint” (1985) by Steve Reich (version for 8 flutes and 3 alto flutes) in view of the performance in concert within the Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy 2021 (on 22 July). During this course there will also be work on improvisation of Steve Reich’s music in collaboration with the Percussion course.

In view of lessons on Mozart, Bach, and Telemann, the preparation of the following music literature (in the language preferred) is strongly recommended:

  • Leopold Mozart, Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (Essay on a fundamental method for violin);
  • C.P.E. Bach, Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen (Essay on the art of playing keyboard instruments);
  • Joachim Quantz, Versuch einer Anweisung, die Flöte traversiere zu spielen (Essay on playing the transverse flute).

Last updated: 22/01/2021