Divertimento Ensemble Conducting course 13° edition 9th – 16th September 2017 Teatro Comunale, Moncalvo (Asti – Italy)

György Ligeti Aventures for voices and ensemble (1962)
Luciano Berio Folk Songs for soprano and ensemble (1964)
Marco Di Bari Sea’s widows, Nésas Séknus for soprano and ensemble
Brian Ferneyhough Flurries for ensemble (1997)

Struttura del Corso


The course comprises eigth lesson days, from September 9th to 16th 2017, structured as follows:
Sept. 9 – six hours dedicated to an analysis of the scores in the programme
Sept. 10 / Sept. 13 – six rehearsal hours followed by two hours of work review
Sept. 14 – four rehearsal hours followed by the master class held by Marco Di Bari
Sept. 15 – six rehearsal hours followed by two hours of work review
Sept. 16 – dress rehersal and first concert at Moncalvo Theatre
Sept. 17 – concert at Tenuta Santa Caterina in Grazzano Badoglio
Sept. 18 – concert at Archivio di Stato in Asti
Sept. 20 – concert at Litta Theatre in Milan

From September 14 onwards the composer Marco Di Bari will attend, as tutor, the reharsals of his composition.
The concerts will be performed within the Rondò 2017 concert season and will be conducted by different students.

The Course will be realized in synergy with the master class for vocal chamber repertoire from the second half of the 1900s to the present day (teacher Alda Caiello, Call for Young Performers 2017 / Voice, Piedmont, September 4 to 16, 2017). The repertoire for voice and ensemble of the master class and the one of the conducting course are the same: the singers, selected among those who will partecipate in the masterclass, will work (and perform in the concerts) together with the musicians of Divertimento Ensemble and the conductors of the conducting course.


Musicians of any age and nationality can take part in the course, either as students or as auditors

The student application must be received by April 30, 2017 to the following e-mail address: idea@divertimentoensemble

The application must include
– apllication form: applicationconductingcourse2017
– a CV and
– the bank (or PayPal) receipt for the enrolment fee, €30. This fee will only be reimbursed in case the course will be cancelled.
Divertimento Ensemble’s bank account:Banca Prossima,
account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble
IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448
Banca Prossima – 20121, P.zza P. Ferrari 10 Milano.
PayPal:  € 30

Selection for students admission to the course will be done on the basis of the applicant’s CV and of any video recordings attached. Results will be announced to all applicants by email by May 10th, 2016. A maximum of 10 students will be admitted.

Participation fees:
students: € 900 to be paid in a single installment by May 30, 2017
auditors: € 200 to be paid in a single installment by September 9, 2017

Scores: the scores will be sent free of charge to the selected conductors.

Concerts: The course will culminate with four concerts, all performed within Rondò concert season and conducted by different students.

Upon request, a certificate of participation will be issued to the participants at the end of the course.


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