Piano Course “Piano Duo Repertoire”

Teachers: André Gallo, Igor Roma

 

The Piano Course “Piano Duo Repertoire” addresses to all the students who intend to specialize in Piano Duo ensemble.  The Piano Duo Repertoire is essential in young pianist’s cultural and instrumental education. Its literature is very specific and wide. With original pieces and transcriptions which enhance the capacity of notation and the growth of the piano technique, it goes through time and different styles, making this subject so particular in High Specialization Courses. The Piano Duo Repertoire for two Pianos/ 4 hands Piano requires an advanced view of the piano and ensemble sound, asking to both pianists remarkable abilities, technical and tonal, and most of all a deep attention in earing and organizing the sound.

Lessons will be held with both Teachers in co-presence.

The teaching method at the Academy is built up of courses, seminars, practice and concerts, which are scheduled for every year by the Academic Board and approved by the educational committee.

The academic year starts on October 15th and finishes on October 14th of the following year.

It is possible to enter as Auditor, under a previous authorization to be obtained by written request via e-mail to the main office address. Auditors may attend to all the Academy’s activities, under the single teacher’s authorization, but they are not allowed to write on their resumé that they are or were students at the Academy.

Admissions to the “Piano Duo Repertoire” Courses at the Academy follow the age of thestudents:1) Multi-annual Course – from 15 years old to 19 years old
2) Three-years Course – from 20 to 26 years old
3) Post-Diploma Course (after diploma) – reserved to students who graduated at the Accademia
4) Senior Courses – for pianists over 27 years old

 

Multi-annual Course

The Multi-annual Course is reserved for pupils between 15 and 19 years old(subject to exceptions at the discretion of the Teachers).
The Multi-annual Course addresses to young students who intend to improve their ability, starting from specific skills, as an individual and as an ensemble.
The educational activity will proceed in line with the Three-Year Course, so as the teaching continuity is guaranteed.
The Course includes 24 hours of lessons, that will take place in the presence of both Teachers.

Admission exam:
A free program, at least 30 minutes long, including important pieces of Piano duo repertoire (at least one piece of classic/baroque period and a piece of modern/romantic repertoire). The program may contain pieces from two Pianos repertoire and four hands pieces. This free program should be appropriate to the age and the skills of the student: this matching will be rated during the admission.

Admission exam enrollment

Passage exam:
A 35/40 minutes recital chosen with the Teachers.
It is not allowed to introduce the same pieces of the past years, except for the passage exam from Multi-Annual to Three-YearsCourse (see below Passage Exam to Three-Year Course).

Passage exam to Three-Year Course:
At the end of Multi-Annual Course, after the annual verification exam, it will be released an Attendance Certificate and not a Diploma.
When both candidates will turn 20 years old (subject to exceptions at the discretion of the Teachers) it will be possible to take the passage exam from Multi-Annual Course to Three-Years Course directly.

Passage exam program:
A 45/50 minutes recital including pieces from different styles and period, according to Teachers of the Course.

Important:
-The dates of the passage exam will be released on our Portal by the secretariat
-The students will receive a notifying mail and they can look at their personal area, where they will find the exam sessions
-Teachers are responsible for verifying that programs follow the pre-established rules, in relation to minutes and chosen pieces.

Cost and deadlines:
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo: 1450,00 €
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo for internal students: 1000,00 €
-1° fee: October 15th / 2° fee February 15th

 

Three-Years Course

The Three-Years Course is reserved for pupils between 20 and 26 years. To be allowed to this Course both candidates should have turned 20 years old (subject to exceptions at the discretion of the Teachers).
The Three-Years Course addresses to the students who want to improve their ability in the Piano Duo Repertoire for two Pianos/ 4 hands Piano. The required repertoire will be extracted from the most important literature for these ensembles, concerning specific cultural and instrumental skills.
The Course includes 30 hours of lessons, that will take place in the presence of both Teachers.

Admission exam:
A free program, at least 45 minutes long, including important pieces of Piano duo repertoire (at least one piece of classic/baroque period and a piece of modern/romantic repertoire). The program may contain pieces from two Pianos repertoire and four hands pieces. This free program should be appropriate to the age and the skills of the student: this matching will be rated during the admission.

Admission exam enrollment

Academic Diploma:
At the end of Three-years Course, it will be possible to officially obtain the Imola Academy Diploma, after passing the Diploma exam.

Passage exam:
A 50/60 minutes recital chosen with the Teachers.
It is not allowed to introduce the same pieces of the past years.

Diploma exam:
A 70/75 minutes recital chosen with the Teachers.
It is not allowed to introduce the same pieces of the past years.

Cost and deadlines:
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo: 1750,00 €
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo for internal students: 1000,00 €
-1° fee: October 15th / 2° fee February 15th

Important:
-The dates of the passage exam will be released on our Portal by the secretariat
-The students will receive a notifying mail and they can look at their personal area, where they will find the exam sessions.
-To the unquestionable judgement, by requirements of the Teacher, the Three-Years Course can be extended for a year for important didactic.
-Teachers are responsible for verifying that programs follow the pre-established rules, in relation to minutes and chosen pieces.

 

Post-Diploma Course

The Post-Diploma Course is reserved to pianistic duos who have already obtained the Academy Diploma. Students who have the Three-Years Course Diploma are allowed to Post-Diploma Course without taking admission exam.
If students enrol after more than two years from the Three-Years Course Diploma, it will be taken an admission exam, consisting of 60 minutes program, that must be passed with a positive opinion of the Commission unanimously.
The Course includes 24 hours of lessons, that will take place in the presence of both Teachers.

Passage exam:
A free program, at least 30 minutes long, including important pieces of Piano duo repertoire; it may contain pieces from two Pianos repertoire and four hands pieces.
To continue the Course is necessary a unanimous opinion of the Commission.
It is not allowed to introduce the same pieces of the past years.

Important:
– The dates of the passage exam will be released on our Portal by the secretariat
– The students will receive a notifying mail and they can look at their personal area, where they will find the exam sessions
– Teachers are responsible for verifying that programs follow the pre-established rules, in relation to minutes and chosen pieces.
– The Course can last no more than 5 years.

Cost and deadlines:
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo for internal students: 1000,00 €
-1° fee: October 15th / 2° fee February 15th

 

Senior Course

The Senior Course is reserved to pianistic duos older than 27 years (subject to exceptions at the discretion of the Teachers).
The Senior Course addresses to the pianistic duo who want to face with the Academy Teachers to deepen the repertoire and the specific methodological tools of the interpreter.
To be allowed to the Course it is necessary being introduced by one or more Teachers of the Academy, and only after having passed an admission exam with a unanimous vote by the Commission.
Students who won important Piano competitions can be allowed without taking the admission exam, at the discretion of the Director.
The Course includes 24 hours of lessons, that will take place in the presence of both Teachers.

Admission exam:
A free program, at least 60 minutes long, including important pieces of Piano duo repertoire (at least one piece of classic/baroque period and a piece of modern/romantic repertoire). The program may contain pieces from two Pianos repertoire and four hands pieces.

Passage exam:
A 60 minutes recital chosen with the Teachers.
It is not allowed to introduce the same pieces of the past years.
To continue the Course is necessary opinion of the Commission unanimously.

Important:
– The dates of the passage exam will be released on our Portal by the secretariat
– The students will receive a notifying mail and they can look at their personal area, where they will find the exam sessions
– Teachers are responsible for verifying that programs follow the pre-established rules, in relation to minutes and chosen pieces.
– The Course can last no more than 5 years.

Cost and deadlines:
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo: 1850,00 €
-The annual fee for the pianistic duo for internal students: 1000,00 €
-1° fee: October 15th / 2° fee February 15th