In October 2019 the Giorgio Cini Foundation will dedicate an Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminar to English liturgical and devotional repertoires of the mid-sixteenth century. While focussing on the mass-settings of John Taverner, Christopher Tye, and John Sheppard occasionally based on traditional melodies such as Westron Wynde (Western wind) the Seminar will also discuss some of their motets, psalms and antiphons. These witness the religious controversies following the German and English Reformations after the 1530s, and during the reign of Mary Tudor (1553-58).
Scholarships are available for young, small, consort-singing vocal ensembles.
The Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers 1 residential scholarship to PhDs and post-doc students who must not be over 40 years old on August 30, 2019. The scholarship enables studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio, as well as on other literary archives held by the Foundation. The scholarship is in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè’s will and are associated with the “Premio letterario Benno per la traduzione poetica”, an annual poetry translation prize, set up to commemorate her father.
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.
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.