Summer Workshop - Italy




After several editions of our workshop held in Umbria and then in the hills between Siena and Volterra, we go on exploring central Italy... in music! This year we invite you to discover Pistoia, a charming small city of Tuscany, that offers a beautiful and lively historical centre. The Cathedral square, the market square and the shops are all reachable on foot (or by shuttle bus) from the hotel that will host our artistic residence.

Equipped with comfortable bedrooms, bright meeting rooms, a large swimming pool and a restaurant with a terrace to have dinner "al fresco", the Villa Cappugi**** hotel will be an ideal place to rehearse for the musicians, and an excellent basis  to explore Tuscany for their relatives. Easily accessible by car or train, Pistoia is located 40km from Florence and Lucca, 60km from the seaside and from Pisa. Florence and Pisa are the closest international airports.

The workshop consists of rehearsals every morning and in the late afternoon, while early afternoons are dedicated to rest or relax by the pool. One afternoon in the middle of the week and one full day at the end is left free for excursions.

The workshop usually terminates with two concerts in the area.

This year Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony is on the programme and our work will be divided between tutti rehearsals conducted by M° Matthieu Mantanus, and sectional rehearsals supported by our team of professional musicians for the various sections of the orchestra.

Workshop duration: 7 days

Orchestra dimension: symphonic

Programme: Tchaikovsky's Symphony nr 6 op.74  

Instruments: 3 fl (of which 1 piccolo), 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bs, 4 hn, 2 tp, 3 tbn, 1 tb, strings, 2 percussionists

The workshop is now confirmed and is full for fl, ob, cl, bs, tp, tb and cellos, but 1 horn, 3 trombones, a few violins, a few violas and 1-2 double basses can still register.


Musicians: € 820 including workshop, accommodation in double room, full board (except 3 dinners). € 995 in single room. € 780 in family room (1 double bed + 1 single bed).

Workshop only (without accommodation nor meals): € 300

Non-musician relatives: € 420 including accommodation in double room and half-board (without lunches and without 3 dinners).  €375 in family room (1 double bed + 1 single bed).

Children 4-12 y.o.: € 285 in family room (1 double bed + 1 single bed) including accommodation and half-board (without lunches and without 3 dinners).
Children 0-3 y.o.: free accommodation. Meals invoiced as consumed.

Other room types can be available for families - please contact us if necessary.