Summer Workshop - Sondalo, Italy

Update May 7th, 2020: We are sorry to announce that our Sondalo workshop is cancelled. Having no certainty at all from the Italian government regarding the authorization to hold concerts and the opening of international boundaries, we can't reasonably imagine to form a complete orchestra in such short time. We hope to be able to realize this project in summer 2021.

The next summer workshop of the Musicando Academy will be held from August 1st to 9th, 2020 at Sondalo, in the Valtellina area of the Alps (Northern Italy). Our headquarters will be the Vallesana centre, an early 20th-century Liberty-style building offering comfortable rooms with private bathroom, a restaurant, many rehearsal rooms and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains!

Thanks to a collaboration with the prestigious Società dei Concerti di Milano, we will become the residence orchestra of their Mondadizza Music Week festival: in addition to performing Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony, we will also accompany a trio of young  soloists in Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The study will be divided between tutti rehearsals conducted by M° Matthieu Mantanus and sectional rehearsals conducted by our team of professional coaches for the various sections of the orchestra.

The workshop will terminate with two concerts in the area, as part of the Festival.

The workshop consists of 6-7 hours' study per day, in the morning and in the end afternoon, but some free time is left for relax or  excursions: the area is a must for hiking and mountain-biking (see and nearby Bormio is a lovely mountain village with prestigious thermal facilities ( 

If you don't have a car, access to Sondalo is by train from Milano Centrale to Tirano, and then by Perego bus to Sondalo (ask us for schedules if needed).

During breaks between two rehearsals and at nights, rooms will be at your disposal for self-organised chamber music practice.


All meals (except one dinner during the week and on the concert nights) are taken in the residence restaurant and included in the workshop price.

Duration: 8 days / from Sat August 1st at 7pm to Sun August 9th after breakfast, 2020
Orchestra dimension: symphonic

Programme: Beethoven's Triple Concerto op.56 in C minor + Tchaikovsky's Symphony n.6 op.74 in B minor

Beethoven: 1fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bs, 2hn, 2tp, timpani, strings

Tchaikovsky:  3fl (3rd also piccolo), 2ob, 2cl, 2bs, 4hn, 2tp, 3 tb, 1 tuba, timpani and percussions, strings 


  • Workshop+8-night accommodation+full board: € 720 in double room / € 850 in single room (not guaranteed)

  • Workshop only (without accommodation nor meals): € 360

  • Workshop+8-night accommodation+full board for musicians under 26 y.o.: € 550

  • For non-musician companions: 8-night accommodation, half-board (no lunches): € 320 in double room (please book for companions by announcing them in the "Other comments" box at the end of the musician's registration form).

Registration deadline: April 30th, 2020

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