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

“L’Humor Bizzarro 2016” – registration info and costs

15th Edition – Rome (Italy) – 30 July-7 August 2016

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

16th-17th Century Italian dancing: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century European dancing: Ilaria Sainato
Early 19th Century social dancing: Paolo Di Segni
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance and Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Baroque Cello: Nazarena Ottaiano
Cembalo accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

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

Ensemble music practice – Dance accompaniment practice

General information

Programs in Italian are available at this link. Feel free to e-mail us for specific information. The final students’ performance will see the participation of music and dance courses. Students that are already enrolled in one course may also attend six 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

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): 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

The registration fee plus 50% of all tuition fees must be paid in advance by bank transfer to the account 10114.65 at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, branch 8692 (European IBAN bank code IT 73 B 01030 03304 000061162477 – BIC: PASCITM1380), 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). For residents outside the Euro area, payments are accepted through TransferWise or credit card: send us the registration form by e-mail and we’ll send you complete paying instructions. The advance payment won’t be refunded in case of cancellation after June 30th. If the cancellation arrives before June 30th a sum of 60.00 euros will be deducted. The registration form, together with a copy of the payment, must arrive before June 30th:

  • by mail to: Il Teatro della Memoria – c/o Toschi – via Gradoli, 56 – 00189 Roma (Italy)
  • by fax to the number (+39) 06-33267447
  • by e-mail to: info@teatrodellamemoria.org

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

The maximum number of students for each course is thus determined:

  • 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.

The check-in desk will be open on July 30th from 3.30 to 7 PM. The courses will be hosted by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio at Piazza Giustiniani 4/a (the ancient 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).

Registered students are insured against accidents during lessons with a maximum cover of 50,000.00 euros. Check with your health insurance company and 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 for minor illnesses (white triage code) is subject to a fixed fee (“ticket”) of 25.00 euros. In serious cases don’t hesitate to call the emergency phone number 118.

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
mobile:

  • up to July 29 (+39) 328 364 5555
  • July 30-August 7: (+39) 320 055 7319

European Union Baroque Orchestra announces its 2016 audition courses

An opportunity for young players of historical instruments

Since its onset during the 1985 European Music Year, the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) has provided young musicians with a unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory. Continuing this tradition, EUBO has announced its European co-operation project EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

For the year 2016 the project will start with two residential audition-courses – each one lasting four days and located in Echternach (Luxembourg) – the first one from April 5 to 8, the second from April 8 to 11. In order to be admitted, it’s possible to apply from 18 January  to 18 March 2016 using the application kit that can be obtained by writing to Communications Manager Noora Heiskanen at info@eubo.eu. Applicants – players of violins, violas, cellos, double basses, oboes, bassoons or harpsichords on a baroque instrument tuned at A=415Hz – must be EU nationals over 18 years of age and born after 1 January 1986.

The faculty members are:

Course Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Chamber Music Margaret Faultless
Violin Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
other name to be announced
Viola Torbjörn Köhl
Cello Alison McGillivray
Double Bass Margaret Urquhart
Oboe Alfredo Bernardini
Bassoon Alberto Grazzi
Harpsichord Marieke Spaans
Keyboard Technician Simon Neal

At the end of the courses, some of the participants will be selected for EMBO 2016 and will take part in concert tours and other activities from July 2016 to March 2017, under the direction of distinguished conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Margaret Faultless and Alfredo Bernardini.

Info: info@eubo.eu – tel. +44 1993 812111

 

 

New opening at the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

The ensemble invites application for the position of Co-Principal Cello

Click on the picture to watch the OAE’s New Year’s concert trailer

London based Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment (OAE), mainly devoted to late Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertory, has announced a selection process, by audition and trial, for the post of Co-Principal Cello. Experience in historically informed performance is essential. The official announcement is available at this link.

The pitch OAE plays at is A=415 for the  Baroque repertory and A=430 for the Classical one. OAE, now in its 30th season, produces about 100 concerts per year. Some of its principal positions are shared, which can allow principal players to specialise in but not necessarily confine themselves to different areas of repertoire.  Co-Principal players are expected to divide the scheduled work between them, so that the majority of projects are covered.

Highly qualified and experienced candidates should e-mail a covering letter and CV to:

Sarah Irving, sarah.irving@oae.co.uk
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2016

 

Milan Conservatory hires Early Music Teachers

A selection process is announced for Baroque and Classical Oboe and Baroque and Classical Cello

The Music Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” at Milan (Northern Italy) has announced the opening of a selection process in order to assign contracts for the teachings of Baroque and Classical Oboe and Baroque and Classical Cello.The selection is open to citizens of European Union member countries. The applications (the form to be filled is avalable at this link) must reach the Director’s Office not later than 30 September 2015 by registered mail or e-mail.

New audition courses for EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy 2015

An opportunity for young players of historical instruments

Click on picture to download the  flyer in  PDF

Since its foundation during the 1985 European Music Year, the European Union Baroque Orchestra has provided young musicians with a unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory. After one year of interruption in the courses due to a change in the rules for European Community financial support, this year the orchestra launches a new European larger scale cooperation project EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBO) featuring two residential audition-courses – each one lasting three days and located in Echternach (Luxembourg) – the first one from 29 July to 1 August and the second from 1 to 4 August 2015.

Applicant musicians – players of violins, violas, cellos, double basses, oboes, bassoons or harpsichords (baroque instrument tuned at A=415Hz) – must be EU nationals born after 1 January 1985. At the end of the courses members of EMBO 2015 will be selected and will take part in concert tours and other activities from September 2015 to May 2016, under the direction of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and other artists. It’s possible to apply from 30 April to 10 July 2015 filling the form at this link: http://www.eubo.eu/EUBO/courses.

Info: info@eubo.org.uk – tel. +44 1993 812111

EUBO 2015

 

Academia Montis Regalis auditions for its 22nd Classical & Baroque Orchestra Course

Scholarships will be awarded to study at Mondovì in 2015

Up to 21 october it’s possible to apply for the selections that will take place on 21 and 22 november 2014 at Mondovì (Northern Italy). Candidates must be born after 1st January 1982 and will compete for 13 scholarships offered for the following instruments:

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

Candidates must play on a baroque instrument with gut strings and appropriate bow, tuned at A = 415 Hz. A Continuo accompanist will be supplied by the Academia on request.

The course – held by Olivia Centurioni, Alessandro De Marchi, Ophelie Gaillard,Thibault Noally and Luigi Mangiocavallo  – will take place between March and August 2015, subdivided in five study sessions – each lasting from five to sixteen days – held at monthly intervals with a final concert for each session. Selected candidates will be awarded a gross sum of 2000,00 euros, plus boarding during the study sessions and a contribution towards travel expenses.

The offical notice in Italian and English is available at this link: www.academiamontisregalis.it

Accademia Montis Regalis auditions for its 21st Classical & Baroque Orchestra Course

Scholarships will be awarded to study at Mondovì in 2014

Montis RegalisUp to 21 octtober it’s possible to apply for the selections that will take place on 12 and 13 november 2013 at Mondovì (Northern Italy). Candidates must be born before 1st January 1981 and will compete for 13 scholarships offered for the following instruments:

  • 8 violins
  • 2 violas da braccio
  • 2 cellos
  • 1 double bass

Candidates must bring a baroque instrument with gut strings and appropriate bow, tuned at A = 415 Hz. A Continuo accompanist will be supplied by the Accademia on request.

The course – held by Olivia Centurioni and Alessandro De Marchi – will take place between March and August 2014 and will be subdivided in five study sessions – each lasting from five to sixteen days – held at monthly intervals, with a final concert for each session. Successful candidates will be awarded a gross sum of 2000.00 euros, plus boarding during the study sessions and a contribution towards travel expenses.

The offical notice in Italian and English is available at this link: www.academiamontisregalis.it

Up to 18 March to register for the European Union Baroque Orchestra audition courses

An opportunity for young  players of baroque instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord, oboe, bassoon) with A=415

eubo2013

The European Union Baroque Orchestra – supported by the European Commission – has provided since its foundation during  the 1985 European Music Year young musicians with the unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory.

Following the annual tradition, during the coming month of April 90 young musicians – aged less than 30 and citizens of one of the member countries of the European Union (including candidate members) – will be admitted to one of the two audition courses that will be held at Echternach (Luxembourg). The cost of the course (inclusive of meals and accommodation at the Youth Hostel) will be of  €250 or £205. A limited number of participants will be granted a travel bursary. Candidates must apply online before March 18th on the EUBO website www.eubo.eu.

Courses will be taught by:

Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Director of Studies Margaret Faultless
Violin Anton Steck, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
Viola Richard Gwilt
Violoncello Kristin von der Goltz
Double Bass Love Persson
Oboe Katharina Arfken
Bassoon Alberto Grazzi
Harpsichord Béatrice Martin
Tuning and temperament Simon Neal

At the end of this first phase the members of the 2013 Orchestra will be selected and will spend six months together, training, touring and performing throughout Europe under the direction of leading specialists such as  Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Gottfried von der Golz. The published performance schedule is still a sketch: the only fixed dates are three concerts  during the month of May in Echternach, Göttingen and London. For these concerts and for the summer concert tour – conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen – music by Handel and other composers active in London will be programmed; in October Gottfried von der Goltz will conduct music by Zelenka, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi; the November concerts’ program and conductor haven’t yet been defined, while in December Lars Ulrik Mortensen will again lead the Orchestra in a program with music by J.S. Bach, Leclair and Rameau.

Info: info@eubo.org.uk
tel. +44 1993 812111 – fax +44 1993 812911
www.eubo.eu/Contact

At Mondovì (Italy) the 20th Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Course selections

Academia Montis Regalis will award 13 scholarships for young players

On November 9th and 10th 2012 the town of Mondovì (near Cuneo in Piedmont) will host the selections for the 20th Baroque and Classical Orchestra training course organized by Fondazione Academia Montis Regalis Onlus, that will admit 7 violin, 2 viola da braccio, 2 cello, 1 double bass and e 1 harpsichord players. Candidates must have a Conservatory diploma and be born after January 1st 1980. Those that will be selected to attend the course – that will be subdivided in 5 study periods of one week per month between March and July 2013 – will be awarded a scholarship of €2.000 (before taxes), free board for all study periods and a grant toward travel expenses. The courses will be taught by Luigi Mangiocavallo, Olivia Centurioni, Amandine Beyer, Enrico Onofri, Alessandro De Marchi. At the end of the course the best participants may be called to fill vacant chairs in the Orchestra of the Academia Montis Regalis for concert and recording activities during the season 2013-2014.

The brochure with information about how to apply – before the deadline of October 21st – and the audition programs is available on the webpage of the Accademia Montis Regalis. Candidates for bowed instruments must perform on a baroque instrument with gut strings and period bow, tuned to A = 415 Hz.

Info: Fondazione Academia Montis Regalis Onlus
via Francesco Gallo, 3 – 12084 Mondovì Piazza (CN)
tel./fax +39 0174 46351
e-mail: segreteria@academiamontisregalis.it