Light course Piano
Mariangela Vacatello
Light course
Study pathway

A Light Course is a short course scheduled during the academic year and it consists of 6 lessons of one hour and half, divided into 3 teaching sessions distributed over the year (October / June).

The course is dedicated to pianists (both graduates and not). The main objectives of the course are the extension of the repertoire and the preparation for major international competitions.


Dates of lessons for the Academic Year 2020/2021 are as follow:

1 – 2 February 2021

1 – 2 April 2021

5 – 6 May 2021


Dates of lessons for the Academic Year 2021/2022 will be scheduled after the entrance exams.


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 2021/22 will be held online with an innovative platform, enjoying a much higher sound quality than common videoconference platforms.


Age limit: to apply for admission candidates must be no older than 30.


The course is open to students enrolled in the Accademia as well as to external students.


Students attending annual academic courses may also enrol in the Light Course.

Applying for admission

Applications must reach our offices by 27 September 2021.


Preselection: together with their application form, candidates must send a CV and an audio / video file with free program.

Entrance exam

Entrance exams for 2021/2022 will be held in October 2021.


The selection takes place in two phases:

1st STEP – together with their application form, candidates must send a CV and an audio / video file, made no earlier than 2020. The Artistic Director and Prof. Vacatello will assess the materials submitted and will make a list of candidates, who will be called for an audition at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo.

2nd STEP – entrance exam (by invitation of the artistic director of the Academy)


Admission exam program:

three compositions for piano of different styles, including a movement of Classical Sonata.


Candidates who are not admitted to the 2021/2022 Light Course, will be given the opportunity (at the discretion of  Prof. Vacatello and the Artistic Director) to attend one (or more) masterclass held by Prof. Vacatello during the academic year.

Course fees

Enrolment fee:

€ 95.00


Tuition fees:

€ 900.00


COVID-19 DISCOUNT on annual tuition fee:

2021/22 one-year Light Course in piano: discount of € 50 for all students.


Payments of enrolment and tuition fees must be made by bank transfer on the following bank account details:



IBAN: IT71X0306909606100000101696




Candidates admitted to the Light Course are considered internal students of the Accademia and are entitled to all the associated privileges (free admission to all concerts of the Concert Season, the opportunity to perform in the concerts organised by Accademia and to be recommended by the Accademia to other concert organisers, as well as free use of the concert hall to make recordings).


Mariangela Vacatello
Light course
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