Age limit: 30 years
Online video-audition: April 20
Entrance examination: July 16 / 9:30 a.m.
The Course can be attended by percussion soloists and ensembles (until Quartet).
For the entrance examination Candidates must perform as follows:
Soloists: a program of their own choosing, about 20
minutes long, in which important XXth Century works for
solo percussion are to be included;
Ensemble (until Quartet): a program of their own
choosing, about 20 minutes long, in which important XXth Century works for ensemble percussion are to be included.
The chosen pieces must be indicated beforehand on the application form under the letter A. For the entrance examination the following instruments will be given available by the Accademia Chigiana:
- 3 bongos
- 4 cowbells
- 4 cymbals
- 3 djembe
- pedal bass drum
- side drum
- symphonic bass drum
- wood drums
- thai gong
- hi hat
- marimba 4 octaves and 1/3
- 6 tom toms
- 2 congas
- 3 timpani
- 3 tambourines
- 2 triangles
The Course will consist of daily lessons divided into two parts: one dedicated to instrumental techniques of Twentieth Century percussion instruments literature and the other one dedicated to the study of the following pieces:
Kathinkas Gesang, Kreuzspiel, Refrain, Vibra Elufa, Zyklus by Karlheinz Stockhausen;
Ostinato by Giorgio Battistelli;
Okho by Iannis Xenakis.
These compositions will be performed during the concerts on July 21st and July 26th within the Chigiana International Festival 2018.