The skill of a good répétiteur can never be underestimated, nor can their importance in a singer’s life and development. The term “repetiteur” belies the full nature of their work; they are the ultimate multi-taskers of the music world. Their eyes and ears must be constantly alert to what they are hearing, whilst comparing and assessing it with the score in front of them. This is why so many go on to be some of the finest conductors in the world – Solti, Pappano, Gergiev and Muti, to name but a few.
Since 2014, the Solti-Peretti Répétiteurs Masterclass at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, has offered a fully-funded nine-day course to six outstanding young pianists. In collaboration with a world-class teaching staff and six talented young singers, these masterclasses offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help young pianists develop the many skills required of a répétiteur.