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Edition 2019
Professor, Maria Grazia Bellocchio
Deadline October 15th, 2018

Divertimento Ensemble is selecting young pianists, soloists or chamber ensembles to perform in the programme of the Ensemble’s 2019 Rondò concert season in one concert dedicated to the piano works and chamber music of Mauricio Kagel.

Up to ten candidates or groups selected will be eligible to participate in a masterclass held by Maria Grazia Bellocchio, consisting of eight sessions that will take place in Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini, 4, with the following schedule:

8 and 9 December 2018
5 and 6 January 2019
2 and 3 February
2 and 3 March
23 and 24 March
13 and 14 April
4 May
11 May

The repertoire studied will be performed at  two concerts of Divertimento Ensemble’s 2019 Rondò season to be held in  in Milan on May 5th and 12th, and will be replicated in other Italian cities. All the selected pianists will participate in the concerts.

The selection is open to musicians of all nationalities born after 1st January 1984.

Applications to participate in the selection must be submitted no later than 15th October 2018, filling in the enrollment form available online:


In the enrollment form you’ll be asked to attach:

– a curriculum

– her/his own repertoire of music of the 1900s;

– the compositions that she/he 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)

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 PIANO 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 electronic mail no later than 22nd October 2018.


Cost of the masterclass

€300 (piano solo), € 400 (duo), € 450 (trio)

to be payed within October 30th, 2018.

Pianists that are applying for chamber ensemble (duo or trio) will be registered also as soloist.

Selected pianists will receive the chosen scores.

The Stiftung Kagel-Burghardt endorses the Call for Young Performers, piano Masterclass 2018/2019 donating three scholarships covering the participation cost.

Application for the scholarships should be submitted by e-mail to, enclosing copy of the latest revenue declaration.


Repertoire for piano solo

Quatro piezas para piano

Ragtime aus Westen

Der Eid des Hippokrates (pianoforte a tre mani)


Impromptu II


A deux mains

An Tasten

Mimetics (Metapiece)

Passé composé (KlavieRhapsodie)


Chamber repertoire

Unguis incarnatus est, per violoncello e pianoforte

Klangwölfe, per violino e pianoforte

Phantasiestück, per flauto e pianoforte

Trio in drei Saetzen, per violino, violoncello e pianoforte

2° Trio in einem Satz

3° Trio in zwei Saetzen


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