Early Music Summer Academy in Bertinoro


For the seventh consecutive year, we invite you to Bertinoro, to share with you the joy of making music together, to teach, to learn.

Bertinoro is one of those magical Italian villages where you are delighted not only by the natural beauty - it is on top of a hill, and comfortable shoes are recommended! - but also by the hospitality of the people and, last but not least, by the wonders of the Romagna cuisine that awaits you in every restaurant, in every osteria.

Days full of music

The first four days of the course will be dedicated to individual lessons: you will have time to study and also to collaborate in small chamber music groups. The teachers will listen to you and can give you precious advice. Is there a piece you would like to play in a group? Pack it in, and let's play it together!

Over the next three days, we will do two workshops: one orchestral, one vocal. That means we will play and sing side by side, teachers, and students, and we will also try to teach you a few 'tricks of the trade'. Other musicians from La Risonanza will also participate in these workshop, which will allow us to have all the parts covered, should anyone be missing!

During the week you will be able to listen to one lecture and various concerts performed by the teachers. Naturally, you will also play! After the first 4 days there will be a concert with solo or chamber music repertoire and, at the end of the course, the orchestral/vocal concert. 

And a prize to be won!

In all these activities we will keep an eye on you - amicably, of course! - because in the course of the week, we will choose the one among you who seems to us to be the most mature, the readiest to tackle a solo or chamber concert experience in the next series of 'La Risonanza per Milano' concerts, a season in which he or she will, in fact, be invited to play.

In order to apply, download the form below and send it, together with the required documents, to:


To confirm the registration, it is requested to pay a non-refundable fee of €80. The the remaining balance of the course fee must be paid by bank transfer before July 3rd. Food and lodging costs can be paid upon arrival in Bertinoro, preferably not in cash.


Course dates 3-9 August 2024

Course structure
3-6 August, individual lessons
7-9 August, orchestral and vocal workshop

9 August, 9.30PM, final concert with all the participants

All courses are held in Bertinoro

Fabio Bonizzoni (Conservatory of Novara, Royal Conservatory of The Hague) - harpsichord, basso continuo, orchestral workshop
Ryo Terakado (Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Toho Gakuen School of Music) - baroque violin and baroque viola
Bettina Pahn (University of the Arts of Bremen) - baroque singing, vocal workshop - class full, inscriptions closed. Waiting list possible
Marco Brolli (Conservatorio E.F. Dall'Abaco di Verona and Civica Scuola di Musica C. Abbado of Milan) - transverse flute
Agnieszka Oszanca (Katowice Music Academy) - baroque cello
Joachim Held (University of the Arts of Bremen, Royal Conservatory of The Hague) - lute, theorbo

The course costs €300 (this includes a €80 registration fee). We are offering an Early Bird deal of €250 for the first three inscriptions submitted.

Accommodation is available in the guest quarters of the former Episcopal seminary in Bertinoro, now the study and congress centre of the University of Bologna
Address: Via Aldruda Frangipane, 6, 47032 Bertinoro FC
Double room with breakfast €34 per day per person
Single room with breakfast €42 per day
Lunch at the guesthouse canteen €15

Reservations must be confirmed by June 15 

La Rocca of Bertinoro
Via Aldruda Frangipane, 6, 47032 Bertinoro FC

We look forward to meeting you next August in Bertinoro!


Throughout my musical career, some of the most meaningful and memorable moments have been captured through recordings. I am pleased to share with you a comprehensive list of the many albums that I have been a part of - some of which I have recorded independently, while others were created in collaboration with a few close colleagues or with a large ensemble. As an active performer for many years, particularly with La Risonanza, there are indeed many recordings to my name - perhaps even an overwhelming number.