Teacher: M° Vittorio Parisi
Orchestra: Cupiditas Orchestra – Professors of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Period: April 5th- 9th 2023
Place: Cupiditas Hall, viale Marconi 36/d, Prato (Florence)

Programme of the Course

The masterclass is directed to conductors who want to study in deep scores of their choice.

The course is articulated in n°5 (five) days of lesson. The lessons with the orchestra will be recorded and at the end of the day the students will discuss with the teacher about their performance with the help of the recording.
The recording will be given to the students in digital format (micro SD memory cards) at the end of the course.

Only 16 active students are admitted; each student will have about 90 minutes of podium time.

The huge amount of podium time in front of a full symphony orchestra is intended to offer to the students a real opportunity to practice the pieces chosen, under the wise guidance of a very experienced teacher like M° Vittorio Parisi, working in some of the most important institutions around the world.

Programme

Wednesday, April the 5th
10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 1  p.m.)
registration and briefing with the teacher

14.00 – 19.00 (2 – 7  p.m. )
lesson with four hands piano

Thursday, April the 6th

10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 1  p.m.) and 14.00 – 17.00 (2 – 5  p.m.)
lesson with the orchestra

from 17.00 – (5.00 p.m.) video session and discussion with the students

Friday, April the 7th   

10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 1  p.m.) and 14.00 – 17.00 (2 – 5  p.m.)
lesson with the orchestra

from 17.00 – (5.00 p.m.) video session and discussion with the students

Saturday, April the 8th  

10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 1  p.m.) and 14.00 – 17.00 (2 – 5  p.m.)
lesson with the orchestra

from 17.00 – (5.00 p.m.) video session and discussion with the students

Sunday, April the 9th  

10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 1  p.m.) and 14.00 – 17.00 (2 – 5  p.m.)
lesson with the orchestra

from 17.00 – (5.00 p.m.) video session and discussion with the students

 

Repertoire

European Union Conducting Masterclass aims to give the students the opportunity to work in deep on the pieces they want to rehearse and perform. Thus, the choice of the piece is up to the students who are asked to propose the pieces they want to conduct.

The only limit is the instrumentation, which must not exceed the following:

3 flutes (one playing also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (contra-bassoon optional), 3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 percussionists, timpani, harp (pieces that can be reasonably performed with only 1 harp can be chosen), piano, strings.

The repertoire must be chosen by common consent by the student and the teacher.

Course fee and  requirements
Course fee, active students: € 1.300,00
Application fee: € 250,00
Total amount of fees: € 1.550,00

The applications will be processed in order of arrival, there is no admission examination, even if we expect a basic knowledge of conducting technique and recommend some experience in conducting professional orchestras. In order to evaluate properly if European Union Conducting Masterclass is a good choice for the students’ particular situation, we encourage them to send an email before applying.

Auditors
The participation fee for the auditors is unique and permits to assist to the whole day lessons.
Course fee auditors: € 300,00

Accomodation and meals
Meals and accommodation are up to the participants. The organization will offer assistance in finding proper accommodation in Prato or Florence for the period of the masterclass. Prices for a single bedroom range from € 30 per night.

Final provisions
The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students.
The application and participations fees will not be returned to the admitted students in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case the students will be promptly advised. The participaton at the courses implies the full acceptance of the present rules. Artes Association will give prompt notification of any modification of the rules that may occur. For any legal action,  the competent forum is Prato’s.