Early MusicWorkshop - Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli Cremona

Early MusicWorkshop

5 - 9 maggio 2019

with Ottavio DantoneDelphine Galou e Alessandro Tampieri
in collaboration with Accademia Bizantina


The Foundation Amilcare Ponchielli of Cremona organizes an Early Music Residency, within the next edition of the Monteverdi Festival, in order to offer a deeper understanding and training on the XVII and XVIII century Italian repertoire, based on an historical informed performance practice. 

Ottavio Dantone (harpsichord and continuo), Delphine Galou (Baroque singing) and Alessandro Tampieri (strings), will lead the workshop on Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Friedrich Handel’s concerti grossi and cantatas. The workshop will lead to a final concert programmed within the Monteverdi Festival on 9th May 2019.


The workshop will be held at the Ponchielli Theatre, according to the following schedule: 

Sunday, 5th May: 15.00-20.00
Monday, 6th May: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.30 pm
Tuesday, 7th May: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.30 pm
Wednesday, 8th May: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.30 pm
Thursday, 9th May: 10.00-13.00 am / General Rehearsal h. 18.00 pm / Concert: h. 21.00 pm

The workshop is open to young musicians of Italian of any European nationality, age range 18-30 years old, playing the following instrumentalists and singers:

- 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 bass/baritones
- 7 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 violone
- Continuo Section (1 harpsichord, 1 theorbo e 1 harp).

For the workshop, participants should use the baroque bow and instruments with gut strings; the pitch will be A=415 Hz. During the workshop, one will investigate notions as per historical treatises, period instruments, continuo technique and textual criticism. 

Participation is free (no fee is due) but attendance is compulsory. Candidates admitted to the workshop should guarantee their participation for the entire workshop and the final concert.
Participants may require free accommodation provided in a premises chosen by the Theatre (for five nights, twin room accommodation, 5th-9th May). Participants will not receive a fee for the final concert on the 9th May 2019. 

For the selection, applicants should submit an audio or video recording no longer than 10 minutes and their profile (cv) by 11th March 2019 to: festivalmonteverdi@teatroponchielli.it
The candidates chosen for the workshop will be announced by e-mail by 25th March 2019.
Listeners can also attend the workshop, prior permission from the Theatre. 

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