The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, together with Fondation Concordance, Irma Merk Stiftung and L. + Th. La Roche Stiftung, offers scholarships to instrumental ensembles and young solo singers specialised in the eighteenth-century repertoire, to participate to next Early Music Seminar, directed by Pedro Memelsdorff, on: Jan Dismas Zelenka – Masses and sonatas (1720-30). The Seminar, to be held on 19-24 February 2018, will see the participation of renowned oboist Alfredo Bernardini and the vocalist-conductor Václav Luks.
The Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers 10 scholarships to professional and semi-professional solo singers,‘ûd players, tanbûr players, kanûn players, kemençe players and percussionists to participate to the next edition of Ottoman Music Seminars Bîrûn, directed by Kudsi Erguner that will take place on March 19-24, 2018, on the topic: Religious music and songs of the Istanbul Armenians. The selected Ensemble will be made of 5 singers and 5 expert players of the typical instruments of cultivated Ottoman music. The seminar will end with a public concert of the Ensemble Bîrûn, conducted by Kudsi Erguner, on Saturday 24 March 2018.
Please note: only requests for admission sent in Italian or English will be accepted.
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.”