Every year, one or more masterclasses are organized and held by the soloists of Divertimento Ensemble and are intended for young performers who desire to draw closer to contemporary repertoire. Masterclasses were created for and aimed at pianists, percussionists, brass players and vocalists. Classes are spread over 5 to 6 months between November and May, or concentrated in a period of 8to 10 days between August and September. The location varies from one instrument to another. The youth that attend the masterclasses are placed in the Rondò scheduling as a soloist or chamber training.
Registration deadline: October of every year for winter- spring courses, April of every year for summer courses

Admitted pianists 2018: Firmina Adorno, Riccardo Bisatti, Stefano Cascioli, Alessia Cecchetti, Mattia Cicciarella, Daniele Fasani, Giovanni Galletta, Francesco Melani, Annalisa Orlando, Emanuele Stracchi.

Calendar of the meetings:
– Tuesday 14th November
– Monday 18th December
– Saturday 20th January
– Sunday 4th February
– Sunday 4th March
– Saturday 24thMarch
– Saturday 28th April
– Sunday 29th April

Concerts with the Call for Young Performers PIANISTS:

Sunday 6 May, h 17.00
Fabbrica del Vapore, Sala del Porcellino (ex-cisterna)
Ligeti, selection

Saturday 19 May, h 18.00
Novara, Conservatorio
Ligeti, selection

Sunday 20 May, h 10.20 – 13.30
Milano, PianoCity
Salone d’onore della Triennale di Milano

Wednsday 6 giugno, h 21.00
Teatro San Carlo di Modena

Date and venue to be defined,
Musica Insieme, Bologna


APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15th, 2017

Divertimento Ensemble is selecting young pianists to perform in a concert dedicated to the piano works of György Ligeti in the programme of the Ensemble’s 2018 Rondò concert season.

Up to eight candidates selected will be eligible to participate in a masterclass held by Maria Grazia Bellocchio, consisting of eight sessions that will take place in Milan, during the period of November 2017 to May 2018.
The repertoire studied will be performed at a concert of Divertimento Ensemble’s 2018 Rondò season to be held in the month of May in Milan, and will be replicated in other Italian cities.
All the selected pianists will participate in the concerts.

The selection is open to pianists of all nationalities born after 1 January 1983.
Applications to participate in the selection must be submitted no later than 15 October 2017 by email to

Each candidate must include in his/her application:
– application form: en_FormCFYP2018
– a curriculum;
– his/her own repertoire of music of the 1900s;
– the compositions that he/she intends to perform, chosen from amongst the proposed repertoire;
– an audio or video registration of the candidate’s performance of compositions of the 1900s (not compulsory);
– receipt of payment by bank transfer of the registration fee of € 30.
Details for bank transfer (Account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble with Banca Prossima, IBAN: IT70P0335901600100000101448, BIC: BCITITMX) or by PayPal

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the documentation submitted.
The result of the selection will be communicated to all applicants by electronic mail no later than 25 October 2017.

The cost of the masterclass is €250, to be payed within November 10, 2017.

Full repertoire for piano of
György Ligeti 
Études, libro 1, 2 e 3
Musica ricercata
Capriccio 1 e 2
Fünf Stücke, for four-hands piano


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