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Santa Fiora
Ministero politiche sociali    
Provincia di Grosseto  
Unione Europea  
Comune di Santa Fiora  
Agenzia Formativa IFOA, FOREL    
Regione Toscana  
In association with La Settima Musa    
High formation courses
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    The purpose of these courses is the training of young Italian musicians, which will be joined by principal players of international level to form the ITALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. This will study and perform masterpieces by W. A. Mozart, L. V. Beethoven, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, so continuing a way initiated in the last editions by wooodwinds and brasswinds.
Namely we will have a full classic orchestra, which, in addition to the standard repertory, will collaborate with Soloists, Actors, Dance Groups and Singers.
Specialization courses are planned to improve the artistic level of the young instrumentalists and to help them practice the symphonic and chamber repertory, and also to give them indications for their musical career.
The 32 posts will be assigned by an examining committee of high reputation, which will consider curricula and auditions. The courses will last from July 15 to September 5, for a total of 300 hours, and will be held in the schools of the Commune. The winners will be hosted by the organization and will have the possinility of studying with musicians and experts of the highest international level.
The courses are sponsored by the Province of Grosseto and by the European Social Fund, which agreed to promote again this initiative in view of its importance.

The Province of Grosseto and the Education Agency IFOA, in collaboration with the Commune of Santa Fiora, organize two high formation courses for orchestral players, called "Prove d'Orchestra", for woodwinds, brasswinds, strings and percussions. The courses are supported by the European Union (F.S.E.) and will be held at Santa Fiora (Grosseto).

The courses are reserved to:

  • Course n. 1 (Measure A3): 16 students, not older than 24 and unemployed for at least 6 months, or older than 24 and unemployed for at least 12 months, holding a Conservatory Diploma or equivalent title. Eight posts (50%) are reserved for women.
  • Course n. 2 (Measure E1): 16 women, either employed or unemployed, holding a Conservatory Diploma or equivalent title.

Course n. 1 Measure E1
6 Solo violin
4 Viola
2 Flutes
2 Oboi
2 Clarinet

Course n. 2 Measure A3
5 Violin
3 Cellos
2 Horns
2 Double Basses
2 Bassoon
2 Trumpets


Fabrizio Meloni
1st Clarinet, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Teacher at the Accademia della Scala
Enrico Maria Baroni
1st Clarinet, Orchestra Sinfonica RAI
Francesco Di Rosa
1st Oboe, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Paolo Pollastri
1st Oboe, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Marco Salvatori
1st Clarinet, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Teacher at the Accademia Maggio Formazione
Riccardo Crocilla
1st Clarinet, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Teacher at the Accademia Maggio Formazione
Patrik De Ritis
1st Bassoon, Wiener Sinfoniker
Andrea De Flammineis
1st Bassoon, Covent Garden, London
Teacher at the Royal Academy, London
Marco Zoni
1st Flute, Teatro alla Scala
Michele Marasco
1st Flute, Orchestra Regionale Toscana
Andrea Oliva
1st Flute, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Marco Pierobon

1st Trumpet, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Luca Benucci
1st Horn, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Teacher at the Accademia del Maggio
Davide Simoncini
1st Trumpet, Teatro Verdi, Trieste
Teacher at the Conservatory of Fermo

Carlo Parazzoli
Spalla dell'Orchestra Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma
Roberto Ranfaldi
1st solo violin, Orchestra Nazionale RAI
Pietro Horvath
Spalla dell'Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Giuseppe Laffranchini
Solo cello, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Domenico Pierini
Solo violin, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Augusto Vismara
Teacher at the State Conservatory of L. Cherubini, Florence
Alberto Bocini
Solo Double Bass, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Riccardo Donati
Solo Double Bass, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Simone Briatore
Solo Viola, Orchestra Nazionale RAI
Sandro Laffranchini
Solo cello, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Antonio Sciancalepore
Solo Double Bass, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Dott. Gregorio Moppi
Musical critic of the newspaper "la Repubblica"

Dott. Marco Brazzo

Teacher of Musicians' Physiopathology
European Accademy of Musical Physiopathology


Duration of the courses:
Course n.1 (Measure A3): 300 hours (absences are permitted up to 20% of the total duration).
Course n.2 (Measure E1): 300 hours (absences are permitted up to 20% of the total duration).

from July 15 to September 5, 2003

Technique of individual performance, technique of performance in an orchestral section, chamber music, physiopathology of instrumental performance, history of music, music profession and formal analysis, music and computer, training in concerts.

1. G. F. Haendel, Feuerwerk Music and Water Music;
2. L. Mozart, Toys symphony;
3. W.A. Mozart symphonies n. 40 and 41, divertimenti for strings and winds;
4. S. Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf;
5. L. Van Beethoven, symphonies n. 5 and 7;
6. A. Dvorak, Serenatas for strings and winds;
7. B. Britten, The Young Guide for the Orchestra.

Students will receive free half-board and lodging according to the regional rules regarding the European Social Funds. Course attendance is free.

Admission to the courses will be determined through a selection process if the requests will be more than the vacancies for each instrument. The date and the place for the auditions (to be defined in June) will be communicated to the candidates through a telegram. An audition will consist of:

a) performing a classical program;
b) sight reading;
c) motivational interview.

After the auditions, a list of the candidates for each instrument will be compiled. After the courses, attending students will receive a certificate. The admission request form can be dowloaded from

The admission form must have the following attachments: curriculum vitae, phocopy of an identity document, copy of the diploma certificate, self-certification of the unemployment situation for course n.1 (Measure A3); foreign students: validation of education certificate by the embassy; extra-comunitarian students: stay permit for study. A 10.33 Euros revenue stamp must be attached to the admission form, which must arrive not later than june 20, 12.00 hr., to:
Provincia di Grosseto, Polo Formativo di Arcidosso, loc. Colonia - 58031 Arcidosso GR Italia - E.mail: - Polo Formativo di Grosseto, Via Latina, 5 58100 Grosseto Italia E.mail:

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