Marioara Trifan internationally active pianist, conductor, coach and teacher, graduated from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York before completing postgraduate studies in both piano and orchestral conducting in Vienna and Cologne, Germany. Ms. Trifan has won numerous top prizes at the most prestigious international piano competitions and concertizes extensively on all continents. She has also held conducting positions at theaters in Germany and the United States, leading hundreds of performances of opera, symphony and ballet in a wide range of repertoire. From 1998 to 2015, Ms. Trifan was on the faculty of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany, having previously taught at Louisiana State University as music director of the opera department and at the music universities of Hamburg, Heidelberg-Mannheim and Cologne. She gives frequent courses and master classes for singers, pianists and collaborative pianists in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.
The renowned American soprano Valerie Girard will give masterclasses together with James Gray and Marioara Trifan in the medieval town of Stia in the Casentino Valley in Tuscany. Masterclasses will be conducted in vocal technique and vocal repertoire as well as private voice lessons and individual coaching. The program will culminate in an open-air festival concert for all participants. Coaching in French Melodie, German Lieder, Italian, Spanish and English song will be available as well as appropriate operatic, oratorio and early music repertoire. Master classes will be held in English. Private instruction is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Non-active participants are also welcome.
Course fee and accommodation
The course fee for active participants is $750, for non-active participants $250. Accommodations are not included in the fee, but can be arranged in affordable housing in apartments shared with other students nearby. There are lovely cafés, restaurants and shops also within walking distance, as well as swimming in the Arno at the municipal park (Parco del Canto alla Rana). Free Wi-Fi is offered in several of the cafes.
The selection of active participants will be made on the basis of the candidate’s CV, a demo-recording or link to an online source such as YouTube. Works chosen should be from the classical vocal repertoire (opera, oratorio, art song). Those who wish to be non-active participants do not need to submit any audio material. Please include your personal details, a short biography, photo and a list of repertoire you would like to work on during the course, and submit with a Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50. (Early registration is recommended to secure your place in the course!) Application Form
Your application fee and payment for the course can be made with Zelle (for those with U.S. bank accounts), Paypal, Wise, or with postal money order or bank draft. For further information and questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Master classes, Voice lessons, Coaching, Performance
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Date: July 28 to August 6, 2023
Location: Musicaint – Scuola di Musica - Via del Vecchio Municipio 1, 52015 Pratovecchio/Stia (AR), Italy
Sponsored by the Musicaint Scuola di Musica Intercomunale del Casentino - www.musicaint.it