The Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers six scholarships – aimed at two vocal soloists (a soprano and an alto) and a string quartet that will be accompanied by a thoroughbass, coached and directed by Eduardo López Banzo and assisted by the musicologist Dinko Fabris – to partecipants to next Early Music Seminars, directed by Pedro Memelsdorff, that will take place on February 7-10, 2017.
The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, is offering eight scholarships for singers and instrumentalists who will then form an ensemble at the six edition of Bîrûn, a series of advanced workshops on Ottoman classical music, directed by Kudsi Erguner, and addressed to professional or semi-professional musicians.
Thanks to the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers 1 six-month residential scholarship worth 12,500 euros for the purpose of studying 20th-century glass-making art in Venice.
Part of the Stanze del Vetro project, the scholarship will be awarded to an Italian or foreign undergraduate or graduate student (PhD or post-doctorate) wishing to spend six months doing research at the Glass Study Center in the Institute of Art History in the period April–December 2017.
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.”