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Annual vocal course

Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore
October 2019 – May 2020

Teacher: Alda Caiello

Application Deadline: September 15th 2019

Download the announcementCallCanto2020okok3

The course will foresee 8 meetings (3 days each meeting on Friday (or Monday), Saturdays and Sundays) from October 2019 to May 2020.
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.
A pianist will attend the lessons, for the whole studied repertoire.
It is also possible to enrole with an instrumentist at one’s own choice.

Three final concerts will be planned, April 5th and two on May 27th 2020; All the singers who have attended at least six meetings out of 8 foreseen will perform in these concerts.

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 2020 (repertoire for solo voice or voice and piano);
– opening concert of Rondò in Monferrato, Grazzano Badoglio, September 2020 (repertoire for voice and piano);
– concert in Casale Monferrato (At), within Rondò in Monferrato, September 2020
– two concerts in the season Rondò 2021 in Milan (January-June).

In the concert season 2020-2021 will also foresee the following cooperations:
– concert in cooperation with GAMO Florence
– concert in cooperation with NED Ensemble Desenzano del Garda
– concert in cooperation with Amici della Musica di Modena
– cooperation with the Associazione Cluster di Lucca and the Puccini Chamber Opera Festival – project of contemporary chamber opera

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 2019, filling in the form available online at
the following link:

Application form, CFYP Canto 2020

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 IT26L0306909606100000101448 in the name of Divertimento Ensemble, showing as payment reason ‘First Name, Surname CFYP CANTO 2020’.
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 2019.
A maximum number of 12 students will be selected for admission.

STUDENTS: € 800 (also for chamber ensemble)
to be paid in two payments of € 400 each.
The first one within october 4th, 2019, the second one within February 28th, 2020
Observers: € 150 to be paid within October 4th, 2019

Donatella Campoleoni
mob. +39 392 2880857

(updated as of 04 February 2020)
Solo Voice
George Aperghis, Récitations
John Cage, Aria
Luciano Berio, Sequenza III
Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Nox, tellus
Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Kypris
Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Amans, Supplex
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
Luigi Nono, Djamila Boupacha
Raffaele Sargenti, Liquid preludes
Alessandro Solbiati, To whom?
Voice and piano, violin and percussions
Maurizio Azzan, Aria(e). Tre studi sull’aura, per voce e percussioni
Alban Berg, Lied der Lulu, per soprano e pianoforte
Luciano Berio, Quattro canzoni popolari, per voce e pianoforte
Daniele Bravi, Lettere dal Manicomio – Il lamento del Tasso, per voce e pianoforte
John Cage, A flower, per soprano e pianoforte
Niccolo Castiglioni, Dickinson lieder
Pasquale Corrado, Lahmer, per voce e percussioni
George Crumb, Apparition, per soprano e pianoforte
George Crumb, Three Early Songs per voce e pianoforte
Luigi Dallapiccola, Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado, per voce e pianoforte
Luigi Dallapiccola, Rencesvals, per voce e pianoforte
Marco Di Bari, Lullaby, per soprano e pianoforte
Ivan Fedele, Liriche minime su testi di Gemma Bracco, per voce femminile e pianoforte
Bianca Maria Furgeri, Sorge Alba Pandemia, per voce e pianoforte
Federico Gardella, An die Nacht, per voce e percussioni
Stefano Gervasoni, Tre canzoni popolari, per voce e pianoforte
György Kurtag, Kafka Fragmente, per voce e violino
György Kurtag, Három dal Pilinszky János verseire per basso e pianoforte
György Kurtag, Three old inscriptions op.25
György Ligeti, Mysteries of the Macabre, per soprano e pianoforte
Paolo Longo, Raw smell of infinity, per voce e pianoforte
Bruno Maderna, Liriche di Verlaine, per voce e pianoforte
Mauro Montalbetti, Night Dances su testi di Sylvia Plath, per voce e pianoforte
Luca Mosca, Canzoni crudeli op. 44 per voce e pianoforte
Goffredo Petrassi, Tre Liriche, per baritono e pianoforte
Kaija Saariaho, Iltarukous per voce e pianoforte
Salvatore Sciarrino, Due Melodie
Alessandro Solbiati, Tre lieder su George
Voice and electronic
Luigi Nono, La fabbrica illuminata, voice and magnetic tape
Nicola Sani, Non poté mai sfiorire, for soprano and magnetic tape
Mauro Lanza, Erba nera che cresci segno nero tu vivi, for voice and syntesis sounds
Kaija Saariaho, Lonh, for soprano and electronic
Kaija Saariaho, From the grammar of dreams, for soprano and electronic
Vocal Ensemble
Gerardo De Pasquale, Silenzi irregolari, per due soprani
Dai Fujikura, Lakeside, per soprano e mezzosoprano
Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Diana, Luna, per due voce femminili
Liza Lim, Three Angels, per soprano, mezzo e baritono
Luigi Nono, ¿Donde estás hermano?, per due soprani, mezzosoprano e contralto
Kaija Saariaho, From the grammar of dreams, versione per due voci (soprano/mezzosoprano)
Caroline Shaw, Dolce cantavi, per tre voci femminili