Early Music Workshop – Cremona Baroque Residency

Cremona Baroque Residency

Early Music Workshop

with Ottavio Dantone, Delphine Galou and Alessandro Tampieri
in collaboration with Accademia Bizantina
Cremona, May 5th – 9th 2019


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’s and Georg Friedrich Händel’s concerti grossi and cantatas. The workshop will conclude with a final concert on May 9th, 2019 programmed within the Monteverdi Festival.

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

  • Sunday, May 5th: 15.00-20.00
  • Monday, May 6th: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.30
  • Tuesday, May 7th: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.30
  • Wednesday, May 8th: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.30
  • Thrusday, May 9th: 10.00-13.00 / General Rehearsal h. 18.00 / Concert: h. 21,00

The workshop is open to young musicians, age range 18-30 years old, for the following instruments and vocal ranges:

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

For the workshop, participants should use the baroque bow and instruments with gut strings; the pitch will be A=415Hz.

The workshop will also investigate 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 will not receive a fee for the final concert on the 9th of May, 2019.
Participants may require free accommodation provided in premises chosen by the Theatre (for five nights, twin room accommodation, 5th-9th of May).

For the selection, applicants should submit an audio or video recording no longer than 10 minutes and their profile (cv) by March the 11th 2019 to: festivalmonteverdi@teatroponchielli.it

The candidates chosen for the workshop will be announced by email by March 25th, 2019.

Listeners can also attend the workshop, prior permission granted by the Theatre.

La rosa dei candidati ammessi al workshop verrà comunicata via email entro il 25 marzo 2019.

Sono ammessi anche uditori, previa autorizzazione della Direzione del Teatro.

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