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Vocal chamber repertoire of  1900s and contemporary
Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, October 2018-May 2019
Dates of the course:
27 and 28 October
10 and 11 November
15 and 16 December
26 and 27 January
16 and 17 February
9 and 10 March
6 and 7 April
27 and 28 April
Final Concert: 29 May
Teacher, Alda Caiello
Application deadline: September 15th 2018

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The course will foresee 8 meetings (2 days each meeting on Saturdays and Sundays) from October 2018 to May 2019.
When applying, students can also show a repertoire of the XXth Century different from the one suggested by the announcement, which will have to be approved by the teacher.
Each participant will be entitled to 8 individual lessons (one hour each) on the pieces chosen by the student among those suggested by the Course or proposed by the student.
Composers and renowned artists will participate in three common lessons to deepen scores, theories and practice of contemporary and modern voice.
A tight connection with the Composition Course 2018-2019 will allow the students to work together with young composers in the premiere of pieces written specifically for their voices.
The vocal technique will be stimolated by the requests of the composers and it will be of inspiration for the creativity of the composers. Composer and singer, under the guidance of Alda Caiello, will develop a relationship that has been very fruitful in the history of western music.
A pianist will attend the lessons, for the whole studied repertoire.

– concert with the students of the Composition Course, March 2019 Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore;
– final concert of the course May 2019 Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore. All the singers who have attended at least six meetings out of 8 foreseen will perform in this concert.
Divertimento Ensemble will commit to engage the best students for the following concerts:
opening concert of the International Workshop for Young Composers in Bobbio (Pc), July 2019 (repertoire for solo voice or voice and piano);
– opening concert of the Rondò in Monferrato, Grazzano Badoglio (At), September 2019 (repertoire for voice and piano);
– concert in Casale Monferrato (At), Rondò in Monferrato, September 2019 (repertoire for voice and piano);
– concert in the Tenuta Tenaglia (Al), Rondò in Monferrato, September 2019 (repertoire for solo voice);
– two concerts in Rondò 2020 in Milan, January-June 2020 (repertoire for voice and ensemble).

Singers of any nationality, with no age limit, may participate in the selection.
Applications to participate in the selection must be submitted no later than 15th September 2018, filling in the form available online at the following

In the enrollment form you’ll be asked to attach:
– a curriculum vitae (pdf)
– his/her own repertoire of music of the 1900s to nowadays,
– the list of compositions object of the study
– link to an audio or video registration (if any) of the candidate’s performance of works in line with the repertoire of the course
Filled in the application form you’ll be addressed to the PayPal page to pay the enrollment fee of € 30 (this fee will only be reimbursed in case the course is cancelled).
Alternatevely, should Pay Pal payment be not possible, you may proceed to bank transfer as follows:
IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448 in the name of Divertimento Ensemble, (Banca Prossima) showing as payment reason First Name, Surname CFYP CANTO 2018′.
You’ll then be asked to send copy of the money transfer to

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the documentation submitted. The result of the selection will be communicated to all applicants by email no later than 20th September 2018.
A maximum number of 12 students will be selected for admission

Participants: € 800,
to be paid in two payments: the first one within September 30th, 2018,
the second one within february 28th, 2019
Observers: € 150,
to be paid within September 30th, 2018
Four scholarships of € 400 each
will be awarded by IDEA to four students in need with particular merits. Application for the scholarships should be submitted by e-mail to, enclosing copy of the latest revenue declaration.

IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy
Phone +39 02 49434973
mobile +39 338 2225014


Repertoire suggested by the Course
(updated as of April 7th – updates will follow)

Solo voice
George Aperghis, Récitations
John Cage, Aria
Luciano Berio, Sequenza III
Niccolò Castiglioni, Così parlo Baldassarre
Niccolò Castiglioni, Così parlò l’Abarbanel
Federico Gardella, Jeder Mensch trägt ein Zimmer in sich
György Kurtag, József Attila-töredékek
Gabriele Manca, Capricci
Alessandro Solbiati, To whom?

Voice and piano (or violin)
Luciano Berio, Quattro canzoni popolari, for voice and piano
George Crumb, Apparition, for soprano and piano
George Crumb, Three Early Songs for voice and piano
Luigi Dallapiccola, Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado, for voice and piano
Luigi Dallapiccola, Rencesvals,  for voice and piano
Marco Di Bari, Lullaby,
for soprano and piano, Sea’s widows, for soprano and pianof, Frammento primo for soprano and piano and for basso and piano
Stefano Gervasoni*, Tre canzoni popolari, for voice and piano
György Kurtag, Kafka Fragmente, for voice and violin
György Kurtag, Három dal Pilinszky János verseire for basso and piano
György Ligeti, Mysteries of the Macabre, for soprano and piano
Bruno Maderna, Liriche di Verlaine, for voice and piano
Luca Mosca, Canzoni crudeli op. 44 , 30 Novellette op.38 for voice and piano
Goffredo Petrassi, Tre Liriche, for baritone and piano, Lamento di Arianna, for soprano and piano
Dai Fujikura, Lakeside, for soprano and mezzosoprano
Aperghis. Rondò, for soprano and mezzosoprano
Luigi Nono, ¿Donde estás hermano?, for two sopranos, mezzosoprano and contralto