Annual vocal course

Edition 2021

Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore
October 2020 – May 2021

Teacher: Alda Caiello

Application deadline: September 22th, 2020

Download the Announcement

The course will foresee 8 meetings (2 days each meeting on Saturdays and Sundays) from October 2020 to May 2021.
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.

All the singers who have attended at least six meetings out of 8 foreseen will perform in the finals 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 2021 (repertoire for solo voice or voice and piano);
– opening concert of Rondò in Monferrato, Grazzano Badoglio, September 2021 (repertoire for voice and piano);
– concert in Casale Monferrato (At), within Rondò in Monferrato, September 2021
– two concerts in the season Rondò 2022 in Milan (January-June).

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 22th September 2020, filling in the form available online at the following link:

Application form – CFYP canto 2021

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 2021’.
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 30th September 2020.

Students: € 800 (also for chamber ensemble) to be paid in two payments of € 400 each.
The first one within October 16th, 2020, the second one within February 28th, 2021
Observers: € 150 to be paid within October 16th, 2020

Donatella Campoleoni
mob. +39 392 2880857


(updated as of 20th June 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
Francesco Filidei, Proesie
Federico Gardella, Jeder Mensch trägt ein Zimmer in sich
György Kurtag, József Attila-töredékek
Gabriele Manca, Capricci
Raffaele Sargenti, Liquid preludes
Alessandro Solbiati, To whom?

Voice and piano, cello

Luciano Berio, Quattro canzoni popolari, per voce e pianoforte
Harrison Birtwistle, 9 setting of Lorine Niedecker, per voce e violoncello
Daniele Bravi, Lettere dal Manicomio – Il lamento del Tasso, per voce e pianoforte
Aureliano Cattaneo, Weg (prima italiana), per voce e violoncello
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
Ivan Fedele, Paroles y Palabras, per voce e violoncello
Carlo Galante, Note di pianto (testi di Nicola Gardini), per voce e violoncello
Stefano Gervasoni, Tre canzoni popolari, per voce e pianoforte
György Kurtag, Három dal Pilinszky János verseire per basso e pianoforte
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
Wolfgang Rihm, Gesäng op.1, per voce e pianoforte
Wolfgang Rihm, Hölderlin – Fragmente, per voce e pianoforte
Alessandro Solbiati, Tre lieder su George
György Kurtag, Three old inscriptions op.25
Niccolo Castiglioni, Dickinson lieder
Salvatore Sciarrino, Due Melodie

Voice and electronic

Luigi Nono, La fabbrica illuminata, voce e nastro magnetico
Nicola Sani, Non poté mai sfiorire, per soprano e nastro magnetico
Mauro Lanza, Erba nera che cresci segno nero tu vivi, per voce e suoni di sintesi
Kaija Saariaho, Lonh, per soprano ed elettronica
Kaija Saariaho, From the grammar of dreams, versione soprano ed elettronica

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
Luigi Nono, ¿Donde estás hermano?, per due soprani, mezzosoprano e contralto
Kaija Saariaho, From the grammar of dreams, versione per due voci (soprano/mezzosoprano)