ADVANCED VIOLIN COURSESADVANCED VIOLIN COURSES
To be enrolled as a student of the Academy the candidate must pass an admission examination according to the relevant requirements. The purpose of the Advanced Violin Courses is to direct the student towards a solo career, and it comprises two degree levels: Ordinary and Masters.
The Masters Qualification is achieved for outstanding merit, conferred upon the student by an absolute majority of the Board during the annual examinations. Master students are thus exempt from payment of the annual fee.
Students may also attend the courses in an observational capacity, by submitting a written request to the secretary.
These "passive students" may attend the violin lessons, as well as all the other activities of the Academy, subject to prior authorization by individual tutors.
These students, should they wish to participate in the seminars as performers, must submit a written request to the Head Office, which reserves the right to hold an audition.
As "observers", these students are not permitted to state in their CVs that they are, or have been, students of the Academy.
TYPES OF COURSES
- ARTIST DIPLOMA (TRIENNIAL COURSE)
Open to students in possession of a Conservatory Diploma (Italian system - three years at primary level), or, in the absence of such documentation, a training level considered by the panel as appropriate and compatible with the specialization of the course. Any of these exceptions will need to be evaluated by a committee.
- PLURENNIAL COURSE
For young students up until Conservatory graduation level.
This group of young performers will participate in activities parallel to those of the students of the Triennial Course, thus laying the groundwork for didactic continuity at the Academy.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSES
The Triennial Violin Course aims to train high level professionals with strong technical and artistic skills. The ultimate aim is the creation of an artist with the requisite tools needed to pursue a solo or chamber music career and be equipped to perform at high-profile concert events. Performing in public is clearly considered a key part of the educational process.
The Plurennial Violin Course is designed for students not yet in possession of the Conservatory Diploma, and aims to provide them with the technical and interpretational skills required to complete their studies at a high level.
The Triennial Advanced Violin Course includes the annual study of:
- Two recital programmes;
- Two pieces for violin and orchestra;
- Two virtuoso pieces;
- A piece from the contemporary repertoire.
All the pieces, with the exception of the sonatas and the contemporary piece, must be performed from memory.
The Plurennial Violin Course includes the annual study of:
- A recital programme
- A piece for violin and orchestra
- A romantic concerto for violin and orchestra
- A virtuoso piece
- A piece from the contemporary repertoire
TECHNICAL EXAMS AND PERFORMANCES FOR TEACHING PURPOSES
During the Academic Year a minimum of four public performances is expected: two academic concerts and two technical examinations, in the presence of an evaluation committee.
- The two technical examinations are to take place during the last November study session and the penultimate study session in May (see study plan)
- The two public performances are to take place during each of the first study sessions of December and May
All course students must take part in the academic concerts and will be required to perform the pieces they have studied over the course of the year. The best students will have the opportunity of performing a concert recital (see Tutorials and Concerts).
The Technical Examinations consist of performing a full set of scales and arpeggios to be set at the time of the examination (major, minor, arpeggios, double stopping - in thirds, sixths, octaves, fingered octaves and tenths) and two studies (Paganini, Mazas, Dont, Kreutzer, Wieniawski, etc., with a selection compatible with the level of each student). The simple string scale and the arpeggios must be performed slurring at least four notes in a bow, double strings scales must be performed at least tied "at four". The entire examination must be performfrom memory.
The lessons normally take place in the period between October and June.
The monthly classes for both courses are run on the basis of the following plan:
A minimum of 4 sessions of 60 min each month, for a total of 36 hours per year.
The number of student admissions is limited, and is determined on the basis of rankings in the entrance examinations.
In the case of a written request of particular interest, an examination may take place during the Academic Year, but will still be subject to the rankings list.
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ADMISSION EXAMINATION PROGRAMME (TRIENNIAL AND PLURENNIAL COURSES)
The programme requires the performance of:
- A piece for violin solo of the candidate's choice
- A piece for violin and piano of the candidate's choice
- Triennial Course : € 2.250 per year , payable in two installments of € 1125, which expires on October 15 and February 15 of each academic year .
- Pluriennal Course : € 1.900 per year , payable in two installments of € 950, which expires on October 15 and February 15 of each academic year .