Spoleto 2014

The Trasimeno Music Festival Association presents:

The 2nd International Angela Hewitt Masterclass. July 14 – July 19, 2014 in Spoleto, Italy, in partnership with the Community of Spoleto.

Angela Hewitt invites you to take part in her second International Piano Masterclass in beautiful Umbria. The chance to participate in a masterclass for six days with one of the most sought-after pianists in the world will be an inspiring event. Angela Hewitt’s busy concert schedule allows her to plan and organise such an event only every three or four years, the last time being in 2010. Not to be missed!
The venue for the masterclasses will be the Liceo Artistico “Leoncillo Leonardi” in Spoleto. The masterclasses will be given in English.

500 € for active participants
150 € for auditors

Daily auditors:
30 € per day (adults)
15 € per day (under 25)
Per 3-hour Session:
15 € (adults)
7.50 € (under 25)

All applications for active participants must be received by May 15, 2014.
Late applications will not be considered. To avoid disappointment please apply early, as places for active participants are limited.
Active participants – Maximum 10
Active participants must be between 16 and 30 years of age.
Auditors may apply at any time.

Applications must be sent to:
Associazione Trasimeno Music Festival
Via XX Settembre 47 P – 06124 Perugia (PG) – Italy

Or, by email to:

All students wishing to perform as Active Participants in Angela Hewitt’s masterclass must submit a recent (in the past 2 years), good quality DVD recording of at least 20 minutes duration with their application. If a DVD is not available, then please send a CD made within the last year and of at least 30 minutes in length. If neither is available, then a link to a Youtube clip(s) of at least 20 minutes duration is acceptable.
Auditors need not submit a DVD or CD.
All active participants will be notified of acceptance via e-mail no later than June 1st, 2014.
A certificate of participation will be given to all Active Participants at the end of the course. Any student who is exceptional will be kept under consideration by Angela Hewitt for future events in the Trasimeno Music Festival.
The tuition fee for active participants must be received no later than June 14, 2014. The method of payment will be given upon acceptance.

Accommodation and practise facilities
Various levels of accommodation are available. For more information, please contact Mrs Chiara Rossi Profili or Mrs Marina Dolce at the addresses and phone numbers below:
+39 0743 420130 (from 10 a.m. to 13 a.m.)
Mrs Marina Dolce mobile phone +39 338 4184621
You can also visit: magic-umbria.com

Practise facilities will be announced.
Special price for lunch (first course, main course, water, coffee) Euro 12,00

Masterclass repertoire
All active participants must prepare the following:
– One major work of J.S. Bach (or 2 Preludes and Fugues, not including The Goldberg Variations or The Art of Fugue)
– One Beethoven Sonata
– One work of Chopin or Schumann
– One work by a French composer (Ravel, Debussy, Chabrier, Fauré, Roussel, Dukas, Messiaen)
– Two own choice pieces (but not by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, or Medtner)
– One Bach Concerto (to be chosen from BWV 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1058)
– One Mozart Concerto

All works must be prepared from memory with the exception of the Bach Concerto.

It is possible that during the week, all active participants will be given a “quick study” piece to learn at short notice. All students will be expected to attend more than their own lessons. They must sit in to listen for either the morning or afternoon sessions. This will be agreed at the beginning of each day. Angela Hewitt will strive to give each active student at least four 45-minute lessons during the week.

Masterclass schedule

July 14th:
9.30 – 10.00 Welcome in the Liceo Artistico “Leoncillo Leonardi”
10.00: Lessons begin
13.00: Lunch break
15.00: Lessons resume
18.00: Lessons finish
July 15th:
10.00 – 13.00: Lessons
15.00 – 18.00: Lessons
July 16th:
10.00 – 13.00: Lessons
15.00 – 18.00: Lessons
July 17th:
10.00 – 13.00: Lessons
15.00 – 18.00: Lessons
July 18th:
10.00 – 13.00: Lessons
15.00 – 18.00: Special session – A selection of students who applied as auditors will be given the chance to perform one piece from their repertoire.
July 19th:
18.30 – Chiesa di San Salvatore, Spoleto
Recital given by the students, and open to the general public. Free entrance. Details to be announced.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on: masterclasses@trasimenomusicfestival.com