UniGraz: selection for one Baroque Oboe teacher

UniGraz baroque oboe teacher selection

The Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (Institut für Alte Musik und Aufführungspraxis) has announced the selection procedure for one Baroque Oboe teacher. The contract will start from the Winter semester of the 2019/20 academic year, on a part-time (50%) basis with a monthly salary of  €2502,55 gross, with two extra bonus payments per year.

Basic requirements
  • a degree from an Austrian or comparable foreign educational institute that suits the position, or an equivalent artistic aptitude
  • willingness to participate actively in the further development of the university’s teaching environment and its artistic and scholarly life, as well as helping shape the academic autonomy of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz
  • gender competence
Specific Employment Requirements
  • an outstanding personality with the highest qualification and artistic communicative ability, who – in addition to virtuosic mastery of the instrument and construction of oboe reeds –is also an expert in historical performance techniques and in imparting the latest knowledge of historically-informed performance practice based on historical sources
  • an internationally outstanding artistic career
  • an excellent pedagogical and didactic competency
  • willingness and ability to undertake artistic directorial duties

The official regulations indicate that, in case of equivalent qualification, preference will be given to female applicants. Also, following the concept of social sustainability at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, which interprets all aspects of special requirements, persons with special needs will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

The application deadline for the job of Baroque oboe teacher is on 13 september 2018.
Webpage of the Institut für Alte Musik und Aufführungspraxis: www.kug.ac.at

Early Dance and Music performance “Il Torneo amoroso” in Rome

On Friday 25 May the Il Teatro della Memoria Early Dance & Music Ensemble onstage at Teatro Cyrano

Torneo amoroso early dance music

Il Torneo Amoroso

Love battles, musical scherzi and drinking songs between Renaissance and Baroque

Music by: Cosimo Bottegari, Vincenzio Calestani, Giandomenico del Giovane da Nola, Andrea Falconieri, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Biagio Marini, Diego Ortiz, Salomone Rossi.
Choreographies from the treatises by: Thoinot Arbeau, Fabrizio Caroso and Cesare Negri

Dancers: Simona Buompadre, Fiorella Cardinale Ciccotti, Claudia Celi, Paolo Di Segni, Yari Molinari.

Musicians: Mauro Morini (trombone), Carolina Pace (recorder), Angela Paletta (shawm), Rosanna Rossoni (singins), Francesco Tomasi (lute, baroque guitar), Andrea Toschi (bass curtal, recorder)

Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi

Teatro Cyrano Il torneo amoroso early dance

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Friday 25 May 2018 – 9.00PM
Teatro Cyrano – via Santa Maria Mediatrice 22 – Roma (Italy) – see map below

Info & booking: (+39) 348.1012415 botteghinocyrano@gmail.com
www.teatrocyrano.net Facebook: Teatro Cyrano

Reduced tickets are available for subscribers to this Blog or to the Il Teatro della Memoria Facebook Fan Page . For info about booking them go to the tickets page.

Tickets available at: Teatro Cyrano Box Office, Ciaotickets sale points or online on webpage www.ciaotickets.com

“L’Humor Bizzarro 2018” – registration info and costs

Registration L'Humor Bizzarro 2018 Early Music Early Dance

International Early Music & Dance Workshop
17th Edition – Rome July28th – August 5th, 2018

Courses, concerts and seminars managed by
Il Teatro della Memoria (artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

16th-17th Century Dances between Italy and Spain: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century Dances and Contredanses between France and Spain: Ilaria Sainato
19th Century Social Dances: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance & Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Renaissance & Baroque Trombone: Ercole Nisini
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Cembalo Accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

Rhethorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato
Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble Music and Dance Accompaniment Practice

General information and fees

Programs in Italian are available (in Italian) at this link. Feel free to e-mail us for specific information or use the contact form at the end of this page. The final students’ performance will see the participation of music and dance courses together. Students that are already enrolled in one course may also attend individual lessons of another course with a supplementary charge (see below).

Registration & insurance fee
  • with advance payment up to June 30th 60.00 euros
  • with advance payment after June 30th 120.00 euros
Deadline extended: since June 30 is a bank holiday, it’s possible to make the advance payment on Monday July 2 and still take advantage of the reduced registration fee.

Members of specified Schools and Societies with a reduction agreement and students enrolled in more than one course are entitled to a discount of 40.00 euros.

Tuition fees

The basic tuition fee for singing and instrument courses covers individual lessons, collective lessons and the Qi Gong Seminar. The fee for dancing courses covers the collective lessons and the Qi Gong Seminar.

Principal courses:
  • Music courses (singing or instrument, inclusive of ensemble workshop and – for singers – of Rhetorical Gesture): 270.00 euros
  • Dancing courses (12 hours): 140.00 euros
Supplementary courses:
  • Six individual singing or instrument lessons (30 minutes each): 180.00 euros
  • Rhetorical Gesture Seminar: 90.00 euros

Registration and payments

The registration fee plus 50% of all tuition fees must be paid in advance by bank transfer to the account 8660-2799 at Monte dei Paschi di Siena (European IBAN bank code: IT 42 L 01030 03260 000000279928 – BIC: PASCITM1R33 ) in the name of “Il Teatro della Memoria”, or by money order to: Il Teatro della Memoria – c/o Toschi – via Gradoli, 56 – 00189 Roma (Italy). In order to save on bank transfer charges, be sure to choose the “shared charges” option. For residents outside the Euro area, payments are also accepted by credit card: go to this page.

After the advance payment has been sent, fill the form on the registration page. A copy of the bank transfer or of the money order must arrive not later than July 2nd:

The balance must be paid before the beginning of the courses.


The advance payment won’t be refunded in case of cancellation after June 30th. If the cancellation (to be made exclusively through the dedicated page) arrives before June 30th, the amount paid will be refunded with a deduction of 60.00 euros.

Maximum number of students
  • singing or instrument courses: maximum 10 per course
  • dance courses: maximum 16 per course

Students will be enrolled according to the order of arrival of the registration forms. Those that cannot be admitted because the maximum has been reached will be promptly informed, and the amount paid will be refunded, unless they want to enroll in another course. The Direction reserves the right to modify the programs. The courses for which the minimum number of registrations will not be reached will be cancelled, and the amount paid will be refunded.

Check-in and location

The check-in desk will be open on July 28th from 3.30 to 7.00 PM. The courses will be hosted by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio at Piazza Giustiniani 4/a (the historical Testaccio slaughterhouse) in a central area well connected by subway (Metro B line – station Piramide), local train (station Roma Ostiense – for timetables see trenitalia.com) tramway or bus (website: atac.roma.it).

Health & emergencies info

Registered students are insured against accidents during lessons with a maximum cover of 50,000.00 euros. Check with your health insurance company or your national health system about coverage in Italian hospitals in case of illness. Most EU member states have arrangements that admit the citizens of one state in the public hospitals of another free of charge. If you have any doubts, contact us and we’ll try to find information on the arrangements with your country and the documents you need. Emergency treatment (“Pronto Soccorso”) at public hospitals is free except for minor illnesses (white triage code) that are subject to a fixed fee (“ticket”) of 25.00 euros. In serious cases don’t hesitate to call the emergency phone number 112.

Special rates at hotels and restaurants

Special rates for our students are available at several restaurants, hotels and Bed&Breakfast. E-mail us for a list.


Contact info

e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org
phone/fax : (+39) 06 3326 7447

  • up to July 27 (+39) 328 364 5555
  • July 28-August 5: (+39) 320 055 7319

Fill in the form below if you want more info:

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Next Summer in Rome: the Early Music & Dance Workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro”

Humor Bizzarro 2018 Early Music Early Dance

International Early Music & Dance Workshop
17th Edition – Rome July28th – August 5th, 2018

Courses, concerts and seminars managed by
Il Teatro della Memoria (artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

The teachers of L’Humor Bizzarro 2018:

16th-17th Century Dances between Italy and Spain: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century Dances and Contredanses between France and Spain: Ilaria Sainato
19th Century Social Dances: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance & Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Renaissance & Baroque Trombone: Ercole Nisini
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Cembalo Accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

Rhethorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato
Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble Music and Dance Accompaniment Practice

The teachers’ CV are available on this page.

Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio – Rome – Italy.

Regulations, costs and registration form for L’Humor Bizzarro 2018 available on this page.
Programs (in Italian) are at this link.

Info: tel. & fax +39-06-33267447 – mob. +39-328-3645555; e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org
or contact us by filling the form below:

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Baroque orchestra scholarships offered at Vadstena in Sweden

Vadstena-Akademien announces selections for a production next Summer

scholarships Vadstena baroque orchestra

The prestigious Vadstena-Akademien – hosted in the scenic Vadstena Castle on the shores of Lake Vättern – has over the years fulfilled an important role in bringing to new life forgotten masterpieces of the Baroque opera. Along this lines, for the Summer of 2018 the performance program features a pastiche based on the so-called Narva-Baletten, the grandiose show staged in Stockholm in 1701 to celebrate the military victory by Karl XII at Narva. Recently, scholars have identified among the composers, besides the Swede Anders von Düben (1673-1738) to whom hitherto the full work was attributed, also the French Jean Desfontaines (1658-1752) as well as Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).

The new production  Solen och Nordstjärnan (Sun and North Star) joins in the homage the Sun King and Karl XII by combining material from the original ballet with a comic intermezzo by Molière and Lully. The performance will be produced with stage and choreographic direction by Karin Modigh assisted by Lena Cederwall Broberg and Adrian Navarro. The musical direction is entrusted to Dan Laurin with Anna Paradiso Laurin as cembalo accompanist.

Scholarships for the Baroque orchestra

For the instrumental ensemble (pitch A=Hz 415) scholarships are been offered for the following roles:

instrument notes 
Violin modern or Baroque instrument
Violin w. obl. Viola (or viceversa) modern or Baroque instrument
Viola modern or Baroque instrument
Double bass playing continuo, modern or Baroque instrument
Recorder Baroque instrument required
Oboe Baroque instrument required
Bassoon playing continuo, Baroque instrument required
Lute playing continuo
Harpsichord playing continuo

Candidates should have a strong interest in historically informed Baroque orchestra performance practice. For bowed instruments however, previous experience on Baroque instruments may be an advantage but is not necessary.

The application form, filled according to the official regulations, should be delivered not later than 20 February 2018 to the address apply@vadstena-akademien.org.  Selected candidates will receive scholarships that consist in a contribution to the cost of food and accommodation. Rehearsals and performances will be in the period 30 June –  8 August (for continuo players) or 4 July – 8 August (for all the others).

Info: Terese Lindström – terese@vadstena-akademien.org
Webpage: vadstena-akademien.org

Bursaries announced for the Academia Montis Regalis Baroque and Classical Orchestra Course

Academia Montis Regalis Baroque and Classical Orchestra

Mondovì (Northern Italy) will host the 25th Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Course

Since 1994 the Fondazione Academia Montis Regalis has organized in Mondovì its Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Courses, offering to many young talented musicians a unique opportunity in the field of 17th and 18th century historically informed performance on replicas of original instruments.

The Foundation’s website has recently published a call for the selection of thirteen young players (born not earlier than 1st January 1985) who will take part in the 25th Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Course. Before January 15th it’s possible to apply for the selections that will take place on February 3rd and 4th. Bursaries are being offered for the following instruments:

  • 7 violins
  • 2 violas
  • 2 cellos
  • 1 double bass
  • 1 harpsichord

For the audition candidates, must use a baroque type instrument mounted with gut strings and appropriate bow, tuned at A = 415 Hz. A Continuo accompanist will be available for candidates making a requst for it.

Successful candidates will take part in the 2018 Course, that will be taught by Olivia Centurioni, Alessandro De Marchi, Luigi Mangiocavallo and Enrico Onofri and will be subdivided in four study periods, each one from four to fifteen days, between May and December 2018. Each period will be concluded by a public concert.

Study periods:

 dates  teacher
15-19 May 2018 Olivia Centurioni
13-16 June 2018 Luigi Mangiocavallo
5-7 July 2018 Enrico Onofri
13 November–2 December 2018
(dates to be perfected)
Alessandro De Marchi

Each participant will receive a gross sum of €2000,00 in the form of a bursary, plus boarding during the study periods and an allowance towards travel expenses. At the end of the 2018 Training Course, the Artistic Commission can decide of adding some of the best participants to the roster of the Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra for concert and recording activity during the 2018-2019 Season.

The competition rules are available (in Italian) at this link.

Info: tel./fax +39.0174.46351; e-mail: segreteria@academiamontisregalis.it
webpage: www.academiamontisregalis.it

Theresia Youth Orchestra announces auditions


The ensemble is offering grants to young players of classical period instruments

Theresia Youth Orchestra, presently running its three-year concert series The Golden Age of Symphony, has announced a selection process in order to assign sixteen bursaries towards the attendance of educational paths lasting one or two years. The grants – offered to citizens of European Union member or European Economic Area member countries born on or after 1st January 1990 – are so subdivided:

number of grants amount period of attendance instruments
4 €4000,00 two years (April 2018 – April 2020) 2 violins – 1 viola – 1 oboe
10 €2000,00 one year (April 2018 – May 2019) 2 violins – 2 violas – 1 cello – 1 flute – 1 oboe – 1 bassoon – 2 horns
2 €2000,00 two years (June 2018 – Aprile 2020) 1 trumpet – 1 timpani

After a first selection phase based on CV’s and video, a limited number of candidates will be invited to the auditions that will take place in Lodi (Northern Italy) on 20-21 January 2018 for strings and 3-4 February for winds and timpani. The program shall be performed on classical instruments (for winds and timpani) and with a classical bow for strings, at pitch A=430Hz.

Selected candidates will attend chamber music academies and orchestral residencies, under the guide of the teachers Claudio Astronio, Alfredo Bernardini e Chiara Bianchini, at several locations in Italy, France and Austria. The expenses for the accommodation of grantees during the artistic residencies, as well as the travelling and meal costs during concert tours, will be covered by Fondazione iCons.  On the other hand, the expenses of board and travelling to the destination specified in the Schedule will be entirely borne by the grantees.

The deadline for sending applications, to be made according to the directions contained in the  official regulations, is on 2 January 2018.

Info: tel. (+39) 348 2202 808 – e-mail: theresia@theresia.online
Pagina web: www.theresia.online/auditions

A selection for Early Music teachers in Genève

HEM – Genève will hire professors of Baroque Bassoon and Historical Harps 


Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (HEM) has announced a selection procedure for a teacher of  Baroque Bassoon (in sobstitution of Prof. Lorenzo Alpert) within the Early Music Department. Furthermore, for the Orchestra Instruments Department, one Harp teacher with competence in Historical Harps will be selected. The required qualifications for the posts (both part-time for an amount to be determined) are:

  • Academic degree from a university level music institution, or equivalent title;
  • Renown at the international level in the performance field;
  • specific teaching experience for at least 5 years;
  • Ability to integrate in collective projects within a team and a dynamic environment;
  • Mastery of French (official language of HEM);
  • Practising and mantaining a significant professional activity outside the School.

The job main responsibilities will be:

  • Teaching their subject to students enrolled in Bachelor and Master courses;
  • Contributing to the elaboration, follow-up and evaluation of study programs (contents, repertories, goals, methods, means);
  • Assisting students in the elaboration of their final papers;
  • Taking part in continuing education and research programs, as well as in services managed by HEM.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017. Detailed information is available in the official announcements (in French):

Info: webpage www.hesge.ch/hem – e-mail azucena.giron@hesge.ch

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Angela Paletta – Baroque oboe and QiGong

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

The course is open to amateurs or professionals who wish to approach the baroque and classical repertory with the period instrument or with the modern one. The program will focus on performing and interpretative aspects and on reed building tecniques. Particular attention will be given to the study of respiration with specially aimed QiGong exercises. Individual and collective classes will aim to the study of the soloistic and chamber repertory of the period, both sacred and profane, possibly in conjunction with singing, dance or theatre classes. It’s possible to agree with the teacher on a special repertory proposed by the student. A limited number of study instruments, kindly supplied by the maker Alberto Ponchio (website www.anciuti.com), will be available for the class; students are therefore advised, if possible, to bring their own instrument.

A limited number of study instruments, kindly supplied by the maker Alberto Ponchio (see the Anciuti website), will be available for the class; students are nonetheless advised, if possible, to bring their own instrument. Oboi_Ponchio_2

ANGELA PALETTA,  after obtaining her diploma in Oboe at the  “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma, has followed perfecting courses with I. Goritzki, P. Pollastri, P.W. Feit, P. Grazzi and A. Mion. She collaborates, playing both oboe and cor anglais, with several orchestras, among which Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” in Milan, Orchestra “Mozart” in Milan (where she also been in charge of the orchestra), Orchestra Filarmonica di Verona, Orchestra del Festival “T. Varga” at Sion (Switzerland), Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, led by distinguished conductors and soloists such as H. Schiff, T. Varga, J. Horowitz, G. Cassone, Y. Kless. M. Rogliano, V. Sardelli. She took part in many chamber concerts with Trama Ensemble and with several ensembles in Italy and abroad. Since 2001 she collaborates as cor anglais and principal oboe with Orchestra Sinfonica di Adria and with Silver Symphony in Padova; since 2006 with Orchestra “G. Verdi” di Parma and Orchestra da Camera “F. Gonzaga” in Mantova. With the latter in May 2010 she has recorded the Concerto per oboe e archi by A. Marcello. She is also often active in the field of performance with period instruments, collaborating regularly with several early music groups among which Accademia di Musica Antica di Bazzano, Orchestra Barocca di Berna and with the “Il Teatro della Memoria” early music and dance company. She teaches Oboe at Scuola di Musica “Rinaldi” in Reggiolo and at Associazione Musicale ”Santa Cecilia” in Reggio Emilia.

Info about workshop costs and registration is available at this link.

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Marco Rosa Salva, Recorder

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

English music from the second half of the 17th century.
The course is open to students of any level and will deal specifically with music by John Jenkins, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, John Blow. Individual lessons and ensemble consort classes will be featured (a number of replicas of historical instruments will be avaiable). For the individual lessons, students can suggest pieces of their choice, also different from the main theme of the course.

Marco Rosa Salva studied recorder with Aldo Bova in Venice and with Pedro Memelsdorff in Bologna, where he also graduated with a dissertation of Musical Dramaturgy. He has achieved a vast concert activity, collaborating with many medieval, Renaissance and baroque ensembles, such as Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, Accademia di S. Rocco – Venice Baroque Orchestra, Cappella Ducale di Venezia, Pastime, Ensemble Antonio Draghi, Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, L’Aura Soave, Il Complesso Barocco, Consort Veneto, I Barocchisti, Delitiae Musicae, Il Viaggio Musicale, La Venexiana, En Chordais, Cantar Lontano, performing in Italy, Europe, Turkey, United States, Mexico, China, in festivals among which Megaron Musica (Thessaloniki), Silk Road Festival, (Hong Kong), Gubbio Arte Medievale, Festival de Sablè, Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza), St. Galler Festspiel, Tage alter Musik (Regensburg), Lufthansa Festival (London), Festival di Cremona, Trentomusicantica, Notti malatestiane (Rimini). He has recorded for RAI, ORF and for the labels Stradivarius, Echo, Fonit Cetra, Tactus, Nuova Era, Skira, Naxos, Opus 111, Glossa. With the ensemble La Girometta (as a player of recorder and director) he deals in particular with the reconstruction of Italian 15th  Century dance music, producing shows, masterclasses and lecture demonstrations. He teaches at Scuola di Musica Antica di Venezia since 1993 where, since 1998, he holds the post of director; he teaches courses and seminars at several Conservatories in Italy and abroad and at Italian Universities.

Info about the workshop costs and registration form are available at this link.