Music School A. Vivaldi, Bolzano ~ ITALY
July 6th – July 17th, 2020
*due to COVID-19 the
trip is canceled
Salvo Barrale and Anna Vavilova
Director of Music School A. Vivaldi
Livia Bertagnolli, Italy
Artist Director & Faculty
Roberto Federico, Italy
Tuition: €750 (Euro)
Tuition: €1250 (Euro) performance with Bolzano Orchestra
Hotel inc. breakfast: €45 per night per person
Meals: Lunch & Dinner €20 – 40 per day per person
Travel/airfare: CAN $1600 approx. per person
Registration Opens: December 15th, 2019
Eligibility: Piano, Violin, Viola students all levels
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 students
World of Music and Arts offers local and international students and young performers an opportunity to participate in master classes and workshops with world’s leading artists and renowned professors. Situated in the historic center of Bolzano, Italy the Music School A. Vivaldi is a place for talented young musicians of Bolzano. Festival students will have daily access to their practice studios and all scheduled lessons, students’ concerts and masterclasses will be held at this location. Vibrant and stimulating atmosphere encourages an exchange of musical ideas and creation of new contacts and friendships. Festival will include: Our intensive 11 days schedule focuses on close student-faculty collaboration through individual instrumental study, chamber classes and student/faculty recitals as follows: 3 private lessons, 3 chamber classes, 3 student/faculty recitals, Gala Concert, as well as performance with Bolzano Orchestra.
Maestro Roberto Federico, Conductor / violin & viola / ITALY
Maestro Roberto Federico received his diploma in Viola at the “V. Bellini” Conservatory of Music in Palermo. He attended Master Classes and served with the Orchester des Jeunes de la Mèditerranèe under the guidance of Maestro R. Filippini, P. Amoyal, M. Tabachnik. Mr. Federico traveled to Austria to advance his music education with D. Benyamini, as well as ARS NOVA in Palermo with Maestro C. Pozzi, G. Caramia, G. Principe and A. Faja. He also attended MasterClass of ensemble music for strings at ISMEZ and Advanced Classes in Viola at the Lugano Conservatory of Music with Maestro Brenner. Since 1987 he has collaborated with various Italian Chamber Groups and Orchestras. Among the most important collaborations: Compagnia di Operette by S. Massimini, Orch. Chamber “The Armonici”, Orch. from Sicilian Room, Orch. Savona Symphony, Orch. Symphony “Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese”, Orch. Sicilian Symphony, Orch. “J. Haydn” Symphony of Bolzano, Orch. of the “Teatro Massimo” of Palermo, the Franciacorta Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a Musical director of the Merano Pop Symphony Orchestra.
Rita Cinzia Turatti, piano / ITALY
Pianist, Rita Cinzia Turatti has been a recipient of many prestigious awards from important piano competitions, including “Città di Stresa” (1987), “Junge Musiziert” Innsbruck (1981), “City of Leoben” Austria (1981), “Rinaldo Rossi” Mantova (1987), “Città di Bardolino” (1988), “City of Ostuni”(1993), “F. Liszt” Lucca (1979-1980-1984-1988).
Ms. Turatti attended masterclasses in Belgium and Russia studying with pianists J. Rouvier, A. Delle Vigne, V. Merzhanov, A. Aleksandrov. In 1988 she has completed her studies with the Polish pianist Marian Mika, first attending I.C.O.N.S. courses from 1988 to 1993 of the International Academy of Music of Novara and then annual summer camps and masterclasses in various Italian cities, such as Lucca, Ferrara, Padua, Venice, Trento, Rovigo, Sassari and many others. Ms.Turatti has been on a faculty of “Vivaldi” Music School in Bolzano since 1988.
Andrea Leopardi, violin / ITALY
Violinist Andrea Leopardi graduated from Rossini Conservatory of Pesaro under the guidance of M. Luca Aretini. He continued his musical studies by completing composition program with M. Federico Zandonà and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Orchestral conducting with Maestro Manlio Benzi.
Mr. Leopardi had collaborated with many orchestras such as Rossini Symphony Orchestra of Pesaro, Merano Pop Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Bozen and others. Mr. Leopardi also attended numerous conducting masterclasses under the guidance of Maestro Piero Bellugi, he was also an assistant to M. L. Bernstein, and a student of a first violinist of La Scala in Milan Vadim Brodsky. Andrea is founded the Novus Baroque Ensemble, a group that interprets pieces from the Baroque period playing on copies of original instruments.
Monika Macchion, violin /ITALY
Violinist Monika Macchion graduated from “Claudio Monteverdi” Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Prof. Georg Egger. After the Conservatory she perfected the study of the violin with Maestro Renato Zanettovich and with Maestro Enzo Porta. In 1985 she collaborated with the Calabrese Chamber Orchestra at the International Competition F.Cilea di Palmi. In September 1986 she joined the Haydn Symphony Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento until 1992. Ms. Macchion is a violinist in demand and performed with many Italian Symphony and Chamber Orchestras: Laboratorio Lirico di Alessandria, Abruzzese Symphonic Orchestra, International Orchestra of Italy with which she has participated in numerous tours both in Italy and abroad and with recordings (Fisionomica di F. Battiato). She has also collaborated with the Caserta Chamber Orchestra, Accademia Filarmonica Trentina, Chamber Orchestra of Bergamo, Orchestra of the Women of Bologna and with the Orchestra of the Arena de Verona. Ms. Macchion is also a member of the string quartet “Le Frecce” of Bolzano.
Luca Schinai , piano / ITALY
Born in Bolzano, he graduated with honors from the “C. Monteverdi” Conservatory under the guidance of Lydia Conter. He is the winner of a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which allows him to obtain a further diploma at “HakademieMuzicky Umeni” in Prague.
TOURS: Venice, Lake Garda & Dolomites Mountains
Bolzano is a city in the South Tyrol province of north Italy, set in a valley amid hilly vineyards. It’s a gateway to the Dolomites mountain range in the Italian Alps. In the medieval city center, the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology features the Neolithic mummy called Ötzi the Iceman. Nearby is the imposing 13th-century Mareccio Castle, and the Duomo di Bolzano cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Our festival will organize 3 tours for students and parents to join (not included in tuition cost).
Venice: A short 2h30min train ride will take you to Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location in northern Italy. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age. It’s location gives Lake Garda a year-round temperate climate where olives and lemons grow well north of their usual range, and a turbulent history that has left several well-fortified castles and Roman remains. Add long sandy beaches and a clutch of towns with lakeside promenades and cafés surrounding postcard marinas, whose sole purpose seems to be la dolce vita, and Lake Garda really does have something for everybody.
Dolomites Mountains (Italian Alps): About two hours north of Venice lives a scene that looks as if it could have been born in the brain of Vincent Van Gogh or nicked straight off the pages of a Grimm’s fairy tale. Rolling green hills dotted with charming village chalets intersect abruptly with dramatic, craggy mountains that pierce the sky. It’s an outdoorsman’s paradise with endless activities for hikers, bikers and skiers alike. But it also offers premium relaxation for a heaven-on-earth holiday that’s chock full of diverse culture.
4 stars Accommodations:
Hotel Kolping Bolzano, Largo Adolph Kolping 3
I-39100 Bolzano, South Tyrol / Italy
Located only a few minutes away from the Music School A. Vivaldi, Kolping Hotel offers festival participants 60% group discount on accommodations including free breakfast buffet. (Approx €45EUR per day/per person).
Tuition & Fees:
Individual Program for Tuition: €750 (Euro)
Individual Program for Tuition, including Orchestral Performance: €1250 (Euro)
Hotel inc. Breakfast: €45 per night per person
Meals: Lunch & Dinner € 20 – 40 per day per person
- Application Fee: €100 (Euro) due with completed application
- Tuition: €650 or €1150 (non refundable) due March 1st
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WMA Strings and Piano Festival • Italy • 2020
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