Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

We need you, to bring music and culture to Cortina.

Jeffrey Swann

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The Festival brings together, in the heart of the Dolomites, the most brilliant stars on the international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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One of the greatest pianists of recent decades; an angel who found himself on earth, only to return too soon to his heavenly home.

Paolo Isotta • Corriere della Sera

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Music at high altitude and artistic offerings of the highest level.

Il Gazzettino

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This festival is renewed year after year under the artistic direction of Jeffrey Swann.

Il Giornale della Musica

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A festival with ambitions of becoming the most important musical event at high altitude in Italy.

Corriere della Sera

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Concerts, meetings, and master classes that transmit, even to the youngest, what Dino Ciani was and continues to be.

Amadeus

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Invaluable opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with pianists of international fame/renown and young talents of the keyboard.

Il Giornale della Musica

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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

I am left with the memory of the purest of artists, a great poet of the keyboard.

Riccardo Muti

2020 Beethoven Piano Masterclass

Beethoven Piano Masterclass with Jeffrey Swann
July 17th-26th 2020

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Dino Ciani Festival and Academy will give eleven young pianists the opportunity to explore the piano works of Beethoven in an intensive 10-day masterclass with internationally-acclaimed artist Jeffrey Swann. One of the first of its kind, the Beethoven Piano Masterclass will take place entirely online using one of the internet’s most advanced platforms for classical musicians, mfclassrooms.com.

The masterclass will offer not only offer one-on-one instruction with Jeffrey Swann, but also: 

  • a seminar on online audio and visual streaming techniques, given by concert pianist and pedagogue Roberto Prosseda;
  • ongoing computer technical support for the duration of the masterclass;
  • full access to Jeffrey Swann’s interactive lecture series on Beethoven’s piano works (see below), as well as all lessons;
  • the opportunity to play in an online streaming performance at the end of the course;
  • a certificate of participation

Languages spoken: English, Italian, German

The Masterclass will accept eleven participants, to be informed three weeks before the commencement of the masterclass. Each student will receive 2.5 hours of instruction: one lesson of 1 hour, and two lessons of 45 minutes.


Participants of the Beethoven Piano Masterclass
Course Fee: €340

The Masterclass will accept eleven participants, to be informed three weeks before the commencement of the masterclass. Each student will receive 2.5 hours of instruction: one lesson of 1 hour, and two lessons of 45 minutes.

Repertoire: Participants will need to propose two Beethoven works, listed in order of preference, which they wish to present in the masterclass. 

Applicants will need to send a one-page CV, a recent recording of up to 15 minutes of a Beethoven work and a contrasting piece of music, and a $50 registration fee to:

The Dino Ciano Festival and Academy
accademia@festivaldinociani.com
IBAN: IT65k0851161070000000028535
BIC: CCRTIT2T95A
Cassa Rurale e Artigiana di Cortina d’Ampezzo e delle Dolomiti Cortina d’Ampezzo · BL · Italia

Accepted participants will have their registration fee deducted from the course fee.


Auditors of the Beethoven Piano Masterclass and Interactive Lectures
Fee: €110

For an all-inclusive fee, all ten days of the Beethoven Piano Masterclass and Interactive Lectures will be also open to auditors, who upon registration and payment will receive access to the mfclassrooms.com platform. With this access, all lessons, lectures, and performances will be available for viewing until August 31st, 2020.

For any other questions, please contact us at: accademia@festivaldinociani.com