The advanced course in piano has a minimum duration of two years.
The course is intended to help students extend their knowledge of the repertoire of their instrument, thus giving them a solid basis on which to build a professional career, as teachers or performers.
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 includes the study of repertoire for:
- solo performance
- chamber music
- orchestra performance
Students have the right to two lessons per month, with their teacher and the collaborative pianist, from October to May (or June depending on the calendar needs) for a total number of 16 lessons. An accompanying pianist Valentina Messa will be present at the lessons in order to assist the teacher in exemplifying certain aspects of repertoire.
Nothing can replace the personal rapport between teacher and student, but if the restrictions put in place by national and regional governments to contain the Covid 19 pandemic make it impossible for the Accademia to hold the one-year advanced music courses lessons as normal, the academic year 2022/23 will be held online with an innovative platform, enjoying a much higher sound quality than common videoconference platforms.
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 for Academic Year 2022/2023 must reach our offices by 24 May 2022.
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.
The admission exams will take place in presence on 28 June 2022.
If the pandemic evolution and the future rules make impossible for the Accademia to hold the exams in presence, the selections will take place by sending a video containing the required programme.
Students resident outside Italy, who want to make the entrance exam to the courses of the Accademia, can choose to make the exam in presence or sending a performance video; in this last case the video must be sent together with the application form.
The entrance exam will consist of the performance of a programme that includes:
- A composition by J. S. Bach
- A Classical Sonata or Concerto
- a Romantic or Modern piece
Enrolment fee (annual):
Tuition fees (annual):
For students concurrently enrolled in the course of orchestra training at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo, enrolment is free and there is a discount of € 100.00 on the annual tuition fees.
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
ADRESS: Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 10121 Milano
COVID-19 DISCOUNT on annual tuition fee
- Discount of € 70 for students of 2021/22 one-year courses
- Discount of € 50 for new students.