Light course Piano
Roberto Plano
Light course
Study pathway

A Light Course is a short course scheduled during the academic year and it consists of 8 lessons of one hours divided into 4 teaching sessions distributed over the year (October / June).

The course is dedicated to pianists (both graduates and not) who wish to improve their skills with a professor who holds a chair in one of the most renowned international schools in the world, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. 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 will be published in October 2020.

Teaching dates for 2019/2020:

27 – 29 October 2019
19 – 22 December 2019
18 – 22 February 2020
3 – 6 June 2020



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 15 September 2020.


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

Entrance exam

Entrance exams for 2020/2021 will be held in October 2020.


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 2018. The Artistic Director and M° Plano 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 2019/2020 Light Course, will be given the opportunity (at the discretion of  M° Plano and the Artistic Director) to attend one (or more) masterclass held by M° Plano during the academic year.

Course fees

Enrolment fee:

€ 95.00


Tuition fees:

€ 900.00


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).


Roberto Plano
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