The advanced course in piano is held by Ricardo Castro, Pietro De Maria, Filippo Gamba, Andrea Lucchesini and Enrico Stellini, who interchange with each other as teachers of the course, which has a minimum duration of three years.
The teacher and the student will together decide on the repertoire for the course, the student’s participation in competitions and concerts, and the scheduling of their Accademia exams.
The annual study pathway will include:
- a programme of recitals, from Bach to contemporary composers
- one concerto for piano and orchestra, from Mozart to the 20th century
- supplementary studies based on the needs of the individual student.
The student is entitled to two lessons per month, for eight months, from October to May.
At the end of the course each student will take an exam to assess whether they can be awarded a Diploma or Master’s Diploma. Students who achieve a Master’s Diploma are then eligible to apply for a scholarship for the following academic year.
To apply for admission candidates must be no older than 30, in possession of a Conservatorio Diploma (old system), a Level 1 or Level 2 degree, or equivalent qualification from a country other than Italy. The commission reserves the right to accept any student who shows exceptional talent, even though they do not meet the above-mentioned requirements.
Applications must reach our offices by 31 May 2019.
Entrance exams will be held on 19 and 20 June 2019.
Candidates who apply for admission are responsible for keeping themselves informed about the date and time of the auditions, which will be held at the Accademia in Pinerolo.
The entrance exam will consist of the performance of a programme that includes:
- the first movement of a sonata (from Beethoven to Mozart)
- an étude (Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Skriabin, etc.)
- a piece by a Romantic composer
Candidates may express a preference regarding the Accademia teacher they would like to study with. On your enrolment form you must give the names of at least two teachers in order of preference.
After the student has passed the entrance exam, the Directors of Studies (consisting of all the Accademia’s piano teachers) will decide on the most effective study pathway for the individual student, including the specific organisation of the lessons in the Accademia, which may be taught by one, or more than one, teacher.
Payments of enrolment and tuition fees must be made by bank transfer on the following bank account details:
Bank: INTESA SAN PAOLO
Account held to: ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA ONLUS
address: PIAZZA SAN DONATO 37 – PINEROLO
For students concurrently enrolled in the course of piano for contemporary music at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo, enrolment is free and there is a discount of € 100.00 on the total amount of the tuition fees.