Call for “Conducting Twentieth-Century Chamber Music”

From 13 to 15 March 2023 the Institute for Music of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice, in partnership with the Orchestra Foundation of Padua and Veneto, is organising a workshop in the Research-led Performance cycle aimed at young conductors (age limit: 35 years) interested in an in-depth study of 20th century instrumental music.


The call for applications is aimed at the study, concerting and conducting of the following works:

– Arnold Schönberg, Kammersymphonie op. 9 for 15 players

– Bruno Maderna, Serenata 2

– Giacomo Manzoni, Hölderlin: Epilogue


The first two days will be divided into two parts: 

the morning (three hours) will be devoted to the analysis of the scores and concertation strategies (gestural technique, rhythmic and listening problems, methods of communication with orchestra and ensemble) with talks by Marco Angius, Gianmario Borio and Francisco Rocca; the afternoon includes a series of guided rehearsals with members of the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto (five hours).

On the third day there will be a concert with the participation of three scholarship holders chosen by the course lecturer, with a rehearsal in the morning and concert in the evening.


Applications deadline February 27th 2023

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