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SUMMER ACADEMY 2024
Each summer, since 1932, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana organizes advanced music courses for young talents from around the world, in collaboration with prestigious international instructors.

The teaching activities are the main strength of the Accademia Chigiana. Our courses are geared towards young talents who are striving towards excellence in the field of music performance.
Reinforced by a long history of training the greatest musicians of yesterday and today, the Accademia Chigiana is remains a point of reference for the preparation of tomorrow’s masters.

Today the courses are attended by around 600 students representing over 45 nationalities. The number of courses offered has been increased in a continuous interchange between old and new generations, from students becoming instructors – an integral part of the history of the Academy.
Students of the Accademia Chigiana are offered countless opportunities and spaces to perform and put into practice the musical preparation they acquire in the classroom. Career development is in fact one of the fundamental points of the Chigiana program.

SUMMER ACADEMY 2024

COURSES

CELLO
MENESES 2019_Foto Roberto Testi (1)
29 JULY / 10 AUGUST
Geringas_Fountain_2018_Foto Roberto testi (1)
19 AUGUST / 29 AUGUST
BAROQUE CELLO
Marco-Testori_2
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
CHORAL CONDUCTING
DONATI_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (1)
11 JULY / 25 JULY
CLARINET
Alessandro Carbonare_2017_rit_Foto Roberto Testi
15 JULY / 27 JULY
COMPOSITION
sciarrino
15 JULY / 26 JULY
COMPOSITION
FOR ANTIQUE INSTRUMENTS
Simone Fontanelli (Foto, Giancarlo Rado).

SIMONE FONTANELLI

26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
DOUBLE BASS
ettorre
26 JULY / 8 AUGUST
GUITAR

AND NEW MUSIC FOR GUITAR

PUDDU
19 AUGUST / 29 AUGUST
FIVE CENTURIES OF GUITAR
FISK 2019_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (2)
5 AUGUST / 14 AUGUST
HARPSICHORD
BASSO CONTINUO AND FORTEPIANO
Florian-Birsak
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
FLUTE
GALLOIS_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (6)
29 JULY / 10 AUGUST
RECORDER
Dorothee_Oberlinger
26 AUGUST / 29 AUGUST
TABULA RASA

THE ART OF IMPROVISATION

STEFANO BATTAGLIA
20 AUGUST / 27 AUGUST
LIVE ELECTRONICS
SOUND AND MUSIC COMPUTING
vidolin
15 JULY / 27 JULY
INNOVATION IN CHAMBER MUSIC
Krakauer-Jazz_1[1]
5 AUGUST / 10 AUGUST
OBOE
Christian Schmitt_2019_Foto Roberto Testi (1)
31 JULY / 9 AUGUST
BAROQUE OBOE
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING
1° level ORDINARY COURSE
Luciano Acocella_2017_Foto Roberto Testi (1)
4 JULY / 8 JULY
Opera
Workshop
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DON PASQUALE
by G. DONIZETTI

10 JULY / 22 JULY
2° level
MASTER COURSE
gatti
23 JULY / 28 JULY
PERCUSSION
CAGGIANO_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (2)
8 JULY / 26 JULY
PIANO
ZILBERSTEIN 2019_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (4)
26 JULY / 12 AUGUST
SINGING
matteuzzi
22 JULY / 10 AUGUST
BAROQUE SINGING
16Mingardo1_SA

SARA MINGARDO

26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
STRING QUARTET

AND CHAMBER MUSIC

GREENSMITH
15 JULY / 27 JULY
TELL ME CHIGIANA
DIGITAL COMMUNCIATIONS
AND MUSIC JOURNALISM
foto di Roberto Testi (4)
14 JULY / 27 JULY
28 JULY / 11 AUGUST
VIOLA

AND CHAMBER MUSIC

Bruno Giuranna_ Foto Roberto Testi_2016
19 AUGUST / 31 AUGUST
VIOLA
29 JULY / 10 AUGUST
VIOLA DA GAMBA

AND VIOLA CONSORT

Ghielmi-viola-da-gamba
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
VIOLIN
14 AUGUST / 31 AUGUST
31 JULY / 13 AUGUST
BAROQUE VIOLIN
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER

NEW SOUNDS COURSES

TABULA RASA

THE ART OF IMPROVISATION

STEFANO BATTAGLIA
20 AUGUST / 27 AUGUST
LIVE ELECTRONICS
SOUND AND MUSIC COMPUTING
vidolin
15 JULY / 27 JULY
INNOVATION IN CHAMBER MUSIC
Krakauer-Jazz_1[1]
5 AUGUST / 10 AUGUST

WORKSHOP

TELL ME CHIGIANA
DIGITAL COMMUNCIATION
AND MUSIC JOURNALISM
foto di Roberto Testi (4)
14 JULY / 27 JULY
28 JULY / 11 AUGUST

THE LABORATORIES OF THE COURSES

CHIGIANA OPERALAB
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BAROQUELAB
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COMPOSITION WORKSHOP
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LABORATORY
LIVE ELECTRONICS
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CHIGIANA-MOZARTEUM BAROQUE PROGRAM 2024

BAROQUE CELLO
Marco-Testori_2
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
COMPOSITION
FOR ANTIQUE INSTRUMENTS
Simone Fontanelli (Foto, Giancarlo Rado).

SIMONE FONTANELLI

26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
HARPSICHORD
BASSO CONTINUO AND FORTEPIANO
Florian-Birsak
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
RECORDER
Dorothee_Oberlinger
26 AUGUST / 29 AUGUST
BAROQUE OBOE
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
BAROQUE SINGING
16Mingardo1_SA

SARA MINGARDO

26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
VIOLA DA GAMBA

AND VIOLA CONSORT

Ghielmi-viola-da-gamba
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER
BAROQUE VIOLIN
26 AUGUST / 2 SEPTEMBER

COLLABORATING MAESTRI

Singing
Francesco De Poli
Clarinet
Monaldo Braconi
Double Bass
Pierluigi Di Tella
Flute
Luigi Pecchia

 

Innovation in Chamber Music
Danilo Tarso
Oboe
Alessandra Gentile
Viola
Mana Oguchi
Viola and Chamber music
Roberto Arosio
Violin
Stefania Redaelli
Cello
Monica Cattarossi
Tamami Toda-Schwarz
Baroque Program
Joan Boronat Sanz
Simone Gullì
Juliane Ritzmann
Chiara Cattani
Gabriele Levi

MUSICIANS IN RESIDENCE

Composition
QUARTETTO PROMETEO
Nurit Stark violin
Aldo Campagnari violin
Danusha Waskiewicz viola
Francesco Dillon cello
Matteo Cesari flute
Paolo Ravaglia clarinet

Composition for antique instruments
Réka Nagy, Klára Hervai-d’Elhoungne, Maylis Moreau, Marius Malanetchi viola da gamba

 
Choral Conducting
Choir of the Siena Cathedral “Guido Chigi Saracini”
Orchestral Conducting
ORCHESTRA SENZASPINE
Matteo Parmeggiani
course assistant and musical director of the Orchestra Senzaspine
Baroque oboe
Gianluca Saccomani bassoon
BAROQUE MASTERCLASSES
Marco Baronchelli lute

SUPPORTED BY

The courses of the Accademia Chigiana’s Summer Academy are supported by the REGION OF TUSCANY through Intervention 10 “Basic music training and music education projects”, identified by the DEFR 2020 and pertaining to the Regional Project 4 “Great cultural attractors, promotion of the arts system and of cultural institutes”, and in particular with the financial support of projects aimed at the organization of professional training courses for musicians, singers and other professional figures and the production activity, as an element of completion and integration of qualification courses, carried out by Institutions of Higher Musical Education, pursuant to art. 46, paragraph 1, l.r. 21/2010..

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