The Virtuoso & Belcanto 2024 will have advanced courses for:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Our educational program is quite unique: it is created to give students the opportunity to work with all the Maestros who will alternate during the two weeks of activities. The young musicians will study with all the professors of the program they are admitted to (instrument and/or chamber music classes). Check the Faculty for the next edition of Virtuoso&Belcanto.

The following activities are planned over the course of the two weeks:

  • 6 individual lessons (for students admitted to the instrument classes) or 8 ensemble lessons (for students of the chamber music program);
  • Lectures, Concerts and Special events.

Piano students will have the chance to take part in a special fortepiano masterclass.

It’s possible to apply for both instrumental and chamber music classes. Students admitted to both programs will have 6 instrumental classes + 8 chamber music classes.

The chamber music course is open exclusively to pre-formed ensembles.

It is possible to indicate one or more “main professors”: the Festival’s secretary will evaluate preferences expressed by all students to create a personalized class schedule, balancing many factors (professors’ availability, time spent in Lucca, other students’ requests).

Registration as an auditor is also allowed. Auditors will be able to attend all scheduled lessons and all scheduled public events. Likewise, those enrolled in an instrumental or chamber music program will be able to attend all the other lessons as auditors.

The Virtuoso&Belcanto 2024 edition will be held in Lucca, July 15th – 28th. Classes will start on the morning of Monday, July 15th; the last day of classes will be on Saturday, July 27th. Students, at their discretion, can decide to participate in the Festival for a shorter period than scheduled: the registration fee and educational program would remain unchanged but with a more intense class schedule.

Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2024.