The 41st Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte will run from 15th to 31st of July 2016. Opera, symphonic and chamber music concerts, contemporary ballet, theatre, performance : more than 40 events will take place in Montepulciano and in the hinterland of Siena with over 400 international artists. Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, founded in 1976 by Hans Werner Henze, promotes interaction between international professionals and young talents who express themselves in a creative setting surrounded by the marvels of Montepulciano's architecture and landscape.
The 41th edition is inspired by the theme of Nature and Technology under the artistic direction of Maestro Roland Böer. The festival extends to picturesque settings in Cetona, Chianciano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano, SInalunga, Torrita di Siena and Trequanda. The official artwork is made by Max Frezzato.
ICARUS 15-16 July
(opera by DAVID BLAKE / KEITH WARNER)
POLLICINO 29-30-31 July
(opera by HANS WERNER HENZE / GIUSEPPE DI LEVA)
DIDO AND ÆNEAS 22 July
(opera by HENRY PURCELL)
RNCM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ROLAND BÖER
27 and 31 of July
BALLET GALA 23 July
ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI DANZA
COMPAGNIA FRANCESCA SELVA, ÉCOLE DE BALLET
RNCM ENSEMBLE, ALESSANDRO FERRARI
NOTOS QUARTETT, MONTFORT QUARTETT
MARKUS BELLHEIM, JUSTUS GRIMM & FLORIAN WIEK
THOMAS PIETSCH & DAGMAR LÜBKING
L’INCOGNITA “MAH” (VALERIA PARRELLA / MARIA CONCETTA GRAVAGNO / CARLO PASQUINI)
ISTITUTO DI MUSICA "H. W. HENZE", ALESSIO TIEZZI
MODUS ENSEMBLE, MAURO MARCHETTI
TRIO VOX & DUO SOLEIL, FREE CHAMBER BRASS
ENSEMBLE IL FISCHIO / EL CIMARRON ENSEMBLE
ORCHESTRA POLIZIANA / CORALE POLIZIANA / JUDY DIODATO
CORSO DI COMPOSIZIONE DAVID GRAHAM
ORCHESTRA SCOLASTICA REGIONE TOSCANA, GISELLA COSI
SERGIO SORRENTINO / JACOPO FRANCINI
MOSTRA REINCARNAZIONI (GIANNI FANELLO)
GIOVANI ARCHI POLIZIANI / COMPUTER CLASS
MOSTRA SCENOGRAFIE / BANDE DELLA VALDICHIANA
Did you always want to think up your own piece of music? And hear it played perfectly? In front of an audience? Here's your chance!
In a 10-day workshop you can work with other young people and with the composer David Graham to discover your own music and find ways of getting it onto paper. You will be able to try out and rehearse the piece with a group of professional musicians who will give the first performance in a concert during the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepuciano.
During the course we will also listen to new classical music, try out different forms of notation and experiment with new sounds and techniques for normal instruments. In the final concert some pieces will be performed which recent research has uncovered: music by composers from past ages of Montepulciano. So it's new and old together!
You need: only the desire to express yourself with music. And a pencil.
Course dates: 18th-28th of July 2016
Place: Istituto di Musica Henze, Montepulciano
Date/Time of final concert: 30th of July, 9.00h p.m.
Frequency: daily, 10-13h a.m.
Languages: I, UK, D
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
DAVID PAUL GRAHAM was born in 1951 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, studied in Reading and in Hans Werner Henze's Master-class in Cologne. He lived and worked for three years in Montepulciano. David Graham is an enthusiastic teacher, directed composition-projects in several European countries and in Cuba. He has written chamber music, music theatre, music for radio-plays; film music for Bill Douglas and Volker Schlöndorff, music videos with Harald Klemm. After the Youth-Opera The Girls from Theresienstadt he wrote the childrens' Opera 5 and IT!
Istituto di Muisca "H. W. Henze"
tel. +39 0578 758416
The International Singing Competition “Giulio Neri” will take place in Torrita di Siena, Italy, from April 1st till 3rd, 2016. The competition is open to male and female singers of all nationalities and ages.
Registration deadline: March 10th, 2016
The Candidate must provide the following documents:
- Completed registration form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Payment receipt (subscription fee 70,00 euro)
The application form and the above mentioned documents must be sent no later than Thursday, March 10, 2016:
- by certified mail to: 9th Concorso Internationale di Canto “Giulio Neri” c/o Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, Via Fiorenzuola Vecchia, 5 – 53045 MONTEPULCIANO SI – ITALY.
The fee of 70 euro must be paid via to the following account of “Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte”:
- Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Montepulciano IBAN IT92R0867025601000000901427 (Swift Code: ICRA IT RR IM0). Description: 8th CONCORSO GIULIO NERI- ISCRIZIONE- first and last name.
If the payment hasn’t been made on time the candidate will not be accepted.
Accompanist pianists will be made available to the contestants; however, contestants may be accompanied at their own expenses by a pianist of their own choice.
The competition consist of three parts: Preliminary, Semifinal and Final in concert form on Sunday, April 3rd at 4 p.m. There will be a specific aword by the audience. The winners will receive their awords only if they will be present at the final concert. The members of the Jury are not allowed to judge any contestants with family-ties or teaching relationship. In that case they have to declare such condition before the competition. The Artistic Director will participate the judge session and will have the right of vote in case of even score.
All the candidates are supposed to present four complete opera arias in their original language and tone.
First prize -> € 2.000,00
Second prize -> € 1.000,00
Third prize -> € 500,00
Prize "Giulio Neri" -> € 500,00 offered by Comune di Torrita di Siena to the best Bass in memory of G. Neri
Audience prize -> € 400,00
Young talents prize -> € 300,00 offered by Amedeo Monfardini to the young singers born since January 1st 1991.
Mozart prize -> € 300,00 offered by Amedeo Monfardini to the best performance of a Mozart aria if presented
Possible participation in Opera production of Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano in the year 2016.
It is up to the jury to withdraw any of the awarding prizes.
It will not be possible to change the list of opera arias after March 10th, 2016.
The preliminary part will take place as follows: performance of two pieces chosen by the contestant among those presented. The jury may interrupt the performance of a piece at any time. The semifinal and final part will take place as follow: performance of pieces chosen by the Jury among those submitted by the consistant. The Jury will communicate the pieces after each session of the competition.
The candidates are requested to be at the City Hall of Torrita di Siena, Piazza Matteotti, 10 – TORRITA DI SIENA, on Friday April 1st, 2016 at 11 a.m. The order in which they are performed will be established in the presence of the participants. The accompanist pianist will be available from Thursday March 31th, 2016, from 11 a.m.
Any recording and/or video and/or audio broadcast of the various phases of the Competition, including the Final Concert of 9th Concorso di Canto “Giulio Neri”, does not give the participants any right to compensation. The participants will be required to sign a release that waives any rights to recorded material that is published for promotional purposes
ROLAND BÖER - Music Director of Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte – President
PIERANGELO CONTE – Artistic Coordinator of Opera Firenze - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
STEFANO SCARDOVI - Artist manager from Stage Door
TIZIANA TRAMONTI – Soprano and Teacher in Conservatorio di Bologna
RICCARDO ZANELLATO – Basso
Artistic Director of the competition: Mrs. ELEONORA LEONINI – Teacher of Conservatorio "G.B. Martini" - Bologna
Accompanist Pianists: ELEONORA LEONINI, KAORI SUZUKI
The registration to the Competition implies the acceptance of this document. In the event of dispute, the reference shall be the original Italian text.
FONDAZIONE CANTIERE INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Via Fiorenzuola Vecchia, 5 – 53045 MONTEPULCIANO (Si)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m - 1 p.m. and 3p.m. - 7 p.m. - Friday 9 a.m - 1 p.m.
Tel. 0578/757007 – 757089
MONTEPULCIANO, PIAZZA GRANDE
Royal Northern College of Music Manchester
WEDNESDAY JULY 29th
Montepulciano - Piazza Grande
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Royal Northern College of Music Manchester
Markus Bellheim, piano
conductor Roland Böer
Tuesday July 21th
Montepulciano-Giardino Bracci Testasecca
Thursday July 23th
Sarteano - Auditorium della
Riserva naturale di Pietraporciana