The Fondazione Giorgio Cini – with the contribution of the Fondation Concordance and the Foundations Irma Merk, and L. & Th. La Roche (Basel, Switzerland) – will grant full scholarships to professional or semi-professional young soloist singers specialized in medieval repertories to the next Early Music Seminars, directed by Pedro Memelsdorff, focused on Roman de Fauvel. Music and Corruption in Paris at the Court of Philip the Fair (1300-1315).
The Seminar will consist in master-classes, lectures and workshops by three of the main experts in the field: Benjamin Bagby, founder and director of the ensemble Sequentia, Margaret Bent and Anna Zayaruznaya (eminent musicologists at the Universities of Oxford and Yale).
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. This year grant holders are: Harriet Boyd-Bennett (Musicology), Malcolm Bull (Art History), Lisandra Costiner (Renaissance Studies), Luca Zenobi (History of Venice) and Katie Lynn-Gardner (Theatre Studies).
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. This year grant holder is Clement Godbarge, from New York University, who will work on the research topic “The Scepter of Asclepius: Medicine and Politics in Renaissance Mantua 1328-1630.”
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. This year grant holder is Lorenzo Buonanno, from Columbia University, who will work on the research topic “Sculpture in Renaissance Venice: Carving in the City of Colorito, c.1460-c.1530.”