Masterclasses and Workshops

Violin masterclass by Maestro Gabriele Pieranunzi: repertoire, solos and orchestral excerpts

19 Maggio 2022

We are pleased to welcome Maestro Gabriele Pieranunzi, internationally renowned violinist.
In the beautiful setting of Palazzo Magio Grasselli, Maestro Pieranunzi will give a violin masterclass on “Repertoire, solos and orchestral excerpts”, according to the following schedule:


                     Monday, June 6,   from  9:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 20.00

                     Tuesday, June 7,    from 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 20:00

Masterclass “The Voice at the Center Between Science and Art” – Dr. Vanna Rosellini

Dr. Rosellini will be holding a lecture entitled “The Voice at the Center between Science and Art” according to the following schedule:

Saturday, June 4, 2022     from 9:30 – 12:30 / 14:00 – 17:00

Sunday, June 5, 2022     from 9:30-12:30 / 14:00 – 17:00

The entire seminar comes free of charge for students enrolled in the conservatories, while a fee of €120 applies to external students.

Please note that you can also make your payment through the Teacher’s Card.

Below is the form you need to fill out to register:

For additional information: 0372-22423 –

Masterclass by Maestro Bruno Canino at Palazzo Grasselli

Maestro Bruno Canino’s Masterclass will be held at Palazzo Grasselli, Cremona on the following dates:

– Tuesday, May 3    11:00-13:00 / 15:00 – 19.00

– Wednesday, May 4    10:00-13:00 / 15:00 – 18:00

– Thursday, May 5    10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 17:00.

Free entrance until all the seats are filled out. Reservations at

Masterclass – Baroque Music workshop, upcoming dates:

Prof. Thomas Chigioni – Baroque Cello workshops:
Ornamentation and improvisation

Friday, May 13    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Saturday, May 7    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Friday, April 22    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Tuesday, April 12    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Tuesday, March 29    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Prof. Valerio Losito – Baroque violin Masterclass

Friday, April 29    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Tuesday, May 17    from 10:00 – 13:00.

Wednesday, March 30

Friday, March 11    (10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 17:00)

Wednesday, January 26

Tuesday, January 25

Prof. Filippo Mineccia – Baroque singing Masterclass

Wednesday, September 7,   from 10:00 – 13:00.

Tuesday, September 6,   from 10:00 – 13:00/ 15:00 – 20:00.

Monday, September 5,   from 16:00 – 20:00.

Thursday, June 23    from 10:00 – 15:00.

Wednesday, June 22   from 10:00 – 15:00.

Tuesday, June 21   from 14:00 – 19:30.

Tuesday, May 31    from 10:00 – 17:00.

Monday, May 30    from 17:00 – 20:00.

Tuesday, March 29    from 10:00 – 15:00.

Monday, March 28    from 14:00 – 19:00.

Saturday, April 23    from 10:00 – 16:00.

Friday, April 22    from 17:00 – 20:00.

Sunday, Feb. 6    from 9:30 – 15:00.

Saturday, Feb. 5    from 14:00 – 19:00.


For any additional information, please feel free to contact the Conservatory at the following number: 037222423, or by sending an email to:

Mario Brunello Masterclass–Aimez-vous Brahms?

On Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 – 17:00 will be held a lecture with Maestro Mario Brunello under the title Aimez-vous Brahms?

The project is organized by the classes of Laura Gorna, Silvia Chiesa and Francesco Fiore, in partnership with the Bergamo and Pavia Conservatories.
The event will take place in the beautiful venue of Grasselli Palace.
For more informations, contact 0372 22423 and reserve your place at:

Online seminar “Musicological research in a musician’s career” 

Maestro Francesco Molmenti’s online educational seminar entitled “Musicological Research in a Musician’s Career” will be held on April 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
The meeting is organized as part of Prof. Federica Marsico’s Music History Investigation Methodologies course. All interested are invited to attend.
To receive access instructions for attending, send an email to: .

“Beethoven: Presente!” – Masterclass on Beethoven’s Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Salvatore Accardo

Monday, November 2

14:00 Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12
Violin: Stefan Stancic
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov
2:45 p.m. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12
Violin: Davide Facchini
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov
16:30 Sonata No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 12
Violin: Ann-Sophie Volz
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov
17:15 Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23
Violin: Leonardo Pellegrini
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov

Tuesday, November 3

09:30 Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30
Violin: Leonardo Pellegrini
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov
11:00 Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30
Violin: Sofia Manvati
Piano: Giorgio Lazzari
12:00 Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”
Violin: Heesun Lee
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov
15:00 Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”
Violin: Heesun Lee
Piano: Yevgeni Galanov
16:00 Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
Violin: Sofia Manvati
Piano: Giorgio Lazzari

It is a gift to the city of Cremona and to the young musicians of the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Claudio Monteverdi and the Gaetano Donizetti Conservatory of Bergamo that Salvatore Accardo is giving a master class scheduled for November 2020.
The seminar will consist of three days devoted entirely to the ten Violin and Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birth anniversary will be celebrated in 2020.
Each of the selected students will have the chance to work in-depth on their assigned sonata under the guidance of Maestro Accardo, who will conduct the meetings with the piano collaboration of Yevgeni Galanov and Giorgio Lazzari (a student at the Bergamo Conservatory of Music).
This event is part of the broader “Beethoven: Present!” project, which includes a series of meetings at the Monteverdi Conservatory with Prof. Laura Gorna, titular, professor of violin class at the Cremona Conservatory.
A concert series with great symbolic value.

Masterclass with Maestro Liviu Casleanu 

On Feb. 14 – 16 we invite you to a masterclass in violin and chamber music with Maestro Liviu Casleanu, First Violin of the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn and the Beethoven Quartet, and professor at the Hochschulen in Mainz and Rostock.

Chamber music masterclass with Maestro Wilson Hermanto, Thursday 14th November 2019 from 10:00 until 17:00

Masterclass with Maestro Wilson Hermanto, Principal Guest Conductor of the Cameristi della Scala. For students of the Conservatoire (and of other northern-Italian conservatoires), but all are welcome to come and listen. In the Sala Manfredini at the Museo Civico Ala Ponzone.

Info: 0372 22423

Learn more:

Summer Workshop of Musical Education – Maria Montessori and Emile Jaques-Dalcroze: a possible harmony 27 – 30 august 2019

Teachers: Mr Pietro Diambrini and Ms Ilaria Riboldi

Courses for primary school teachers.

For more information:

Iscritions on S.O.F.I.A. website, MIUR, with teacher’s pass

Erasmus Masterclass in Piano and Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Music with Christophe Simonet (ESMD Lille – France)

June 7 – 8, 2019-   from 10:30 a.m

Manfredini Hall

For registration:

The professor

Christophe Simonet began studying piano at the Avignon Conservatoire in the class of Yves Marie Bruel, where he won the premier prix in piano and chamber music. After winning the same prize at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in the class of Jacqueline Landowski, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he won a premier prix in piano and a special jury prize in the class of Jacques Rouvier and Théodore Paraskivesco.
He has performed in many concert halls besides France, including Germany, England, Holland, Spain, Malaysia, Polynesia, Algeria, and Kenya.
With violinist Frédéric Pélassy he has recorded discs dedicated to Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Franck, Fauré, and Debussy. He also performs with singers and in particular with mezzo-soprano Marie Boyer or tenor Pierre Vaello, with whom he recorded a disc of opera arias, as well as with baritone François Le Roux.
In 2010 he performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations numerous times.
Following ten years of teaching in the singing department of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Christophe Simonet is professor of accompaniment and chamber music at the École Supérieure de Musique et Danse (ESMD) de Lille.

of the Cremona Conservatory of Music

February 14 – May 12, 2019

The Baroque Music Workshop is aimed at singers and instrumentalists inside and outside the Cremona Conservatory of Music. The workshop aims to promote activities related to the Academic Diploma courses in early music (Baroque and Renaissance Singing, Baroque Violin, Baroque Cello, Harpsichord and Historical Keyboards) and for which admissions are scheduled for next July 2019.
The project is supervised by teachers Isabella Longo (violin teacher and coordinator) and Luca Antoniotti (organ, harpsichord, ensemble music for voices and ancient instruments), and has the valuable collaboration of some of the best performers and scholars of performance practice and repertoire:

Sonia Prina – baroque and renaissance singing

Enrico Casazza – baroque violin

Paolo Beschi – baroque cello

Thanks to the collaboration with Teatro Ponchielli, the workshop is included in the activities of the Monteverdi Festival during which a final concert is planned. Other concerts are also planned.
Classes and rehearsals will be held in the period between February 14 and May 12, 2019 according to the attached schedule. Baroque and Renaissance repertoire (performance practice) will be addressed during the lectures, with special attention to the program identified for the performance of the final Concert of the Workshop.
Singers and instrumentalists can participate in all classes, reference masterclasses and attend others.
Applications are made by filling out the application form available online at the Conservatory’s website and sending it to the Cremona Conservatory Secretariat:

1. The registration fee must be paid by February 10. The registration fee must be paid by Bank Transfer c/c payable to Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali C. Monteverdi di Cremona – IBAN IT56L0845411400000000088271 with the reason for the registration fee: Laboratorio Barocco.