The Trasimeno Music Festival Association presents:

The 4th International Angela Hewitt Masterclass, July 5 – July 12, 2020 in Perugia, Italy, in partnership with the Istituto Musicale Diocesano G. Frescobaldi.

Angela Hewitt invites you to take part in her fourth International Piano Masterclass in beautiful Umbria. The chance to participate in a masterclass for a week with one of the most sought-after pianists in the world will be an inspiring event, not to be missed!

The venue for the masterclasses will be the Auditorium Marianum of the Istituto Musicale Diocesano G. Frescobaldi in Perugia, Corso Cavour 184. The masterclasses will be given in English.

500 € for active participants
100 € for auditors
50 € for auditors (under 25)
50 € for the four extra active participants at last session

Daily auditors:
20 € per day (adults)
10 € per day (under 25)
Per 3-hour Session:
10 € (adults)
5 € (under 25)

All applications for active participants must be received by March 10, 2020.
To avoid disappointment please apply early, as places for active participants are limited.
Active participants – Maximum 10 (plus four extra for the last session to play just one piece)
Active participants must be between 14 and 30 years of age. Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Auditors may apply at any time.

Applications must be sent by email to:

All students wishing to perform as active participants in Angela Hewitt’s masterclass must submit recent (in the past 2 years) links to online videos of performances of two works from different periods. Auditors need not submit any links.

Angela Hewitt will choose the 10 participants for the full masterclass and the 4 for the final session. All of the participants will receive notification of acceptance by email no later than March 20, 2020.

A certificate of participation will be given to all active participants at the end of the course.
The tuition fee for active participants must be received no later than June 15, 2020. The method of payment will be given upon acceptance.

Accommodation and practise facilities
Practise facilities are available in the Istituto G. Frescobaldi where the course is held. The studios are open from 8:30 am to 9 pm.
For suggestions regarding accommodation, please contact us on:
If you are interested in sharing a room with another student, please let us know.

Masterclass repertoire
All active participants must prepare the following:
– One major work of J.S. Bach (not including The Goldberg Variations or The Art of Fugue), or 2 Preludes and Fugues
– One classical Sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, CPE Bach, Schubert)
– One romantic work
– Two own choice pieces (but not by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Medtner, Bach/Busoni or any other Bach transcriptions)
– One concerto for piano and orchestra (may include a Bach Concerto)

The four active participants for the last session will be chosen from the general applications, and advised in March 2020.

All works must be prepared from memory.

All week-long students will be expected to attend more than their own lessons. They must sit in to listen for either the morning or afternoon sessions.

Masterclass schedule

July 5th:
Arrival; students will have practice time in the school.
18.00: Angela Hewitt welcomes all students and auditors at the Istituto Frescobaldi, at which point the order for the first day will be confirmed.
July 6th:
10.00: Lessons begin
13.00: Lunch break
15.00: Lessons resume
18.00: Lessons finish
July 7th:
10.00-13.00: Lessons
15.00-18.00: Lessons
July 8th:
10.00-13.00: Lessons
15.00-18.00: Lessons
July 9th:
10.00-13.00: Lessons
15.00-18.00: Lessons
July 10th:
10.00-13.00: Lessons
15.00-18.00: Lessons
July 11th:
10.00-13.00: Lessons
15.00-18.00: Lessons (open to four additional students to perform one piece)
July 12th:
Morning free
Afternoon rehearsal for concert
18:00: Final Concert (Location TBA)
Recital given by the students, and open to the general public.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on:

Previous events: Perugia 2016 / Spoleto 2014