Viola and String Quartet Academy

Director Antonello Farulli

Assistant Margherita Fanton

Visiting professor Danilo Rossi

Teachers

 

The Viola Advanced Course is a three-year course, for those who are willing to make individual musical progress on technique linked to chamber music; for this reason, there will be a collaboration with other instrument classes, string and Piano. The Course addresses to young violists graduated or not.
There will be individual lessons with the main teacher and with one or more world-famous guest teachers, and many occasions of performances, on-site and public, in solo and chamber concerts.

LESSONS/ATTENDANCE
Individual or group lessons usually take place from November to June.
A minimum of 35 hours of lessons a year is granted; lessons will be distributed in a balanced way during the Course.
The Course is made up of 4 meetings a year, for about 4 hours a month.
Applicants who have passed the Admission Exam will schedule the lessons with the teacher.
There will be the collaboration with Maestro Margherita Fanton as an assistant, and 2 masterclasses held by Maestro Danilo Rossi, at the beginning and the end of the academic year.
Applicants are required to undertake the attendance when signing up, as holding a place in a class means that some other applicant will be excluded.
Exceptions:
– Applicants who wish to have more class hours may choose the Intensive Course formula when signing up, which includes 40 hours a year (5 hours a month).
– In exceptional cases, applicants can request to enrol to half-year, 15 hours a month. In both cases, exceptions are at the discretion of the teacher.

The study plan includes the study of repertoire in order to get ready for competitions and auditions every year. At the beginning of the course, a detailed work plan will be scheduled, which is likely to be changed under the teacher’s approval; it will include public performing, concerts and technique tests.
There are two exams each year: a technique test in winter and a final exam in June or September.
The examination program will be decided by the students together with the teachers during the academic year, and it must reflect the reached level.
The Course includes some class and public performances, and the repertoire will be decided each time based on the educational path of each student.
In-Class performing is planned by the teachers, at least once a month, half of them are mandatory, which means 4 in a year.
Performances may be audio and video recorded. The recordings are available for the students.
During the academic year, there will be a technical exam consisting of a performance of a complete-scale, drawn at that moment (major, minor, double string and arpeggio) and of two chosen studies, responding to each student’s level.

The admission exam is by audition and its program must include the execution of:
• A Studio or Capriccio which will show the applicant’s level
• one tempo from a Concert chosen from the viola repertoire;
Even if it is not mandatory, the performance by heart is very appreciated.
There will be a Piano accompanist, so applicants shall bring all the necessary piano parts.

NEW ENTRIES
The Course attendance is for a limited number of students, applicants will be admitted according to the ranking set during the Admission exam.
In case of documented requests of relevant interest, the exam could be taken during the academic year, but the admissions will be influenced by the ranking.

TUITION FEE
Triennial course: €1.200 a year
Triennal course with one stage with guest teacher: €1.350 a year
Triennial course with two stages with guest teachers: €1.500 a year
The payment will be made as follows:
First fee expiring 15th October each academic year
Second fee expiring 15th February each academic year

To pass on to the following year students must pass the final exam, consisting of a 60 minutes program including:
• a Concert or piece for viola and orchestra took from the most important repertoire;
• a piece for solo viola ;
• a virtuoso piece;
• one or more pieces to be defined with the teacher.
If the pupils are younger than 16, programs will be adapted to the level of the course of studies.


STRING QUARTET COURSE

The String Quartet Course is for the quartets, already formed ones or not. Individual enrollments are admitted too. The program of the Admission Examincludes two movements, different in style and time period. The individual performers will play two different pieces.

LESSONS /ATTENDANCE
The Course is made up of 4 meetings a year, for about 4 hours a month.
In exceptional cases, due to artistic-professional reasons, lessons can be distributed in a different way, respecting the number of hours of the academic year.
Each quartet who will pass the Admission Exam will schedule his personal calendar of lessons with the teacher.

There will be the collaboration with Maestro Margherita Fanton as an assistant, and 2 masterclasses held by Maestro Danilo Rossi, at the beginning and the end of the academic year.

DATES AND DOCUMENTS FOR SESSIONS AND ADMISSION EXAMS

TUITION FEE:
€50 for each group member
Payment must be made within 15th October each academic year.