Summer Academy

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SUMMER ACADEMY

COURSES and SEMINARS 2020

Despite the Covid-19 emergency, courses are currently confirmed for July and August 2020 and may take place “in-person” in Siena and/or remotely via an online digital platform.

The Accademia Chigiana will promptly communicate any changes in the course schedule, should they occur, as the crisis continues to develop. 

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 first course was inaugurated in 1932 at Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena. Since then, the number of students has gradually increased; 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.

Celebrated musicians have attended the advanced level masterclasses at the Chigiana during their studies, including: Carlo Maria Giulini, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Roman Vlad, Claudio Abbado, Salvatore Accardo, Uto Ughi, Daniel Barenboim, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Alirio Diaz. Among the great musicians who have graced the halls of the Academy, Boris Belkin, Jurji Bashmet, Raina Kabaivanska, Renato Bruson, Patrick Gallois, Salvatore Sciarrino, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Antonio Meneses, David Geringas, Joaquin Achucarro, Luis Bacalov, the Quartetto Alban Berg and many other instructors.

COURSES

VOICE
matteuzzi
21 JULY / 8 AUGUST
GUITAR

AND CHAMBER MUSIC

ghiglia
6 JULY / 18 JULY
GUITAR

AND NEW MUSIC FOR GUITAR

PUDDU
17 AUGUST / 27 AUGUST
CLARINET
Alessandro Carbonare_2017_rit_Foto Roberto Testi
20 JULY / 1 AUGUST
COMPOSITION
sciarrino
20 JULY / 31 JULY
DOUBLE BASS
ettorre
27 JULY / 8 AUGUST
ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING
Luciano Acocella_2017_Foto Roberto Testi (1)
22 JULY / 25 JULY
ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING
gatti
27 JULY / 6 AUGUST
CHORAL CONDUCTING
DONATI_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (1)
6 JULY / 16 JULY
FLUTE
GALLOIS_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (6)
9 JULY / 22 JULY
PERCUSSION
CAGGIANO_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (2)
20 JULY / 31 JULY
PIANO
ZILBERSTEIN 2019_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (4)
28 JULY / 13 AUGUST
STRING QUARTET

AND CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

GREENSMITH
14 JULY / 28 JULY
VIOLA

AND CHAMBER MUSIC

Bruno Giuranna_ Foto Roberto Testi_2016
17 AUGUST / 29 AUGUST
VIOLIN
11 AUGUST / 29 AUGUST
VIOLIN
17 AUGUST / 5 SETTEMBRE
CELLO
Geringas_Fountain_2018_Foto Roberto testi (1)
10 AUGUST / 25 AUGUST
CELLO
MENESES 2019_Foto Roberto Testi (1)
16 JULY / 29 JULY

SEMINARS

FIVE CENTURIES OF GUITAR
FISK 2019_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena (2)
7 AUGUST / 13 AUGUST
CROSSING MUSICAL BOUNDARIES
Krakauer-Jazz_1[1]
27 JULY / 1 JULY
LIVE ELECTRONICS

SOUND AND MUSIC COMPUTING

vidolin
30 JULY / 8 AUGUST
MORPHING MUSIC TO MEDIA
REIJSEGER_2019_Foto Roberto Testi, Siena
7 AUGUST / 14 AUGUST
OBOE
Christian Schmitt_2019_Foto Roberto Testi (1)
17 AUGUST / 25 AUGUST
TABULA RASA

THE ART OF IMPROVISATION

STEFANO BATTAGLIA
3 SEPTEMBER / 10 SEPTEMBER

WORKSHOP

TELL ME CHIGIANA
foto di Roberto Testi (4)
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