The master class week in Montisi begins on Tuesday evening with a ‘welcoming dinner’ in the Castello garden (19:00) for orientation and to allow participants to meet the professor, the Piccola Accademia staff and each other. The rhythm of each week will be set by the individual master class teachers, but generally classes take place in the morning (9:30 to 13:00, and in the afternoon 16:00-19:00, the evenings are available for practice and socialising. The master class week ends Sunday evening with a public student concert (18:00), and finishes with a farewell dinner at the Castello.
The courses are usually limited to 10 students. However, the final number is at the discretion of each professor. To ensure your place in the class early registration is recommended.
The Summer 2014 Masterclasses will be given on:
- Original Ruckers virginal-spinet 1604
- Double manual after Couchet 1650, Kennedy 2008
- Double manual after Blanchet 1730, Kennedy 2011
- Double manual after Mietke 1702-4, Kennedy 1997
- Flemish Muselar after Ruckers, Skowroneck 1965 (recently acquired
from the private collection of Gustav Leonhardt)
- Italian single manual, after 17th Century models, Kennedy 2007
While getting to Montisi takes a little effort, once there life in Montisi is easy and comfortable. Read about how to get to Montisi.
Student accommodation at reasonable cost is available in Montisi and should be booked directly once class acceptance is confirmed by the Piccola Accademia.
For all questions concerning the master classes, travel and other student issues please contact the Piccola Accademia administration at: email@example.com