Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Fondation Concordance, Irma Merk Stiftung and L. + Th. La Roche Stiftung offer scholarships for Baroque soloist singers to partecipate to 2018 Early Music Seminars, directed by Pedro Memelsdorff.
The Seminars, on Caribbean Concerts Spirituels, will take place at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini from November 26 to 30, and will be focused on a comparison between 18th century manuscript Concerts spirituels and the Messe en cantiques, underlining the unique kaleidoscope of cultures—and tensions—of the French Caribbean at the dawn of the Haitian revolution.
The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers three scholarships each year for studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio, as well as on other literary archives held by the Foundation. The scholarships are in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè’s will and are associated with the “Premio letterario Benno per la traduzione poetica”, an annual poetry translation prize, set up to commemorate her father.
The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is pleased to announce a new series of collaborations with TORCH – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, generously funded by the John Fell OUP Fund, that will bring students and professors from Oxford to Venice, to pursue research projects at the Cini’s Vittore Branca Center for visiting scholars.
In 2011 Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Renaissance Society of America (RSA) established the Patricia H. Labalme Grant, awarding $3,000 to a selected American scholar willing to study Renaissance-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month.
In 2014 Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Renaissance Society of America (RSA), with the generous support of the Kress Foundation, established the RSA-Kress Patricia H. Labalme Grant, awarding $3,000 to a selected American art historian willing to study Renaissance Art-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month.