Fosco Corti Study tour 

A guided and complete tour to follow the competition from the front row.

→ Applications deadline 4 June 2021 

During the first edition of the F. Corti International Choir Directors Competition, we would like to offer the possibility to participate to the event from a different point of view and with the valuable guidance of an experienced teacher-conductor. 

This educational programme, already in use in important national and international events, is intended for choir conductors and students of choral conducting in a training and in-depth study path that allows them to analyse a plurality of situations, experiences, repertoires, in a context of high international profile

It will be possible to follow all the competition rounds (preliminary round, semi-final and final) with reserved access and a guaranteed seat inside the G. Verdi Conservatory of Turin, the competition venue. 

There will also be specific moments of discussions and analysis, outside the competition hours, led by the Study Tour leader, Matteo Valbusa (Italy). An opportunity, therefore, not only to listen but also to deepen and share aimed at personal and professional growth. 

The programme will start at 9.30 a.m. on Friday 25th June and will end on Sunday 27th June with the prize-giving ceremony at 7 p.m. Detailed times will be communicated after the closing of registration, which is scheduled for 4th June 2021 (subject to availability).

The application fee is € 60 for direct and indirect ECA/EC members and € 80 for non-members and includes the complete scores in PDF, "sample" mode. 

According to the order of registration a maximum of 20 participants will be admitted.

Matteo Valbusa (leader)

He is a musician, teacher and event organiser from Verona (Italy). After the diploma at the classical high school, he graduated in cultural heritage sciences, choir and orchestra conducting, perfecting his skills in several masterclasses throughout Europe. He has been awarded in many national and international competitions, including those in Arezzo, Ljubljana, Budapest, Vittorio Veneto and Riva del Garda. He has conducted the choir of Fondazione Arena di Verona, the Coro Lirico Veneto and ensembles such as the Padua and Veneto Orchestra, the Orchestra Interpreti Italiani and the Ensemble Il Falcone. He leads important amateur groups such as the choral ensemble Ecclesia Nova, the male choir La Stele and the Marc'Antonio Ingegneri Choir of Verona, with which he supports an intense concert activity. Since 2013 he has been coordinator and teacher of choral conducting at Accademia Piergiorgio Righele. He is invited to join the jury of prestigious competitions and is called to hold masterclasses in choral singing, conducting and leadership. He is a member of the Music Commission of ASAC Veneto and collaborates with the most important national and international choral institutions. He is the artistic director of the international choral festival VOCE!, the vocal festival Dodekantus and the composition and performance competition for choir and organ Caecilia Virgo. In 2020 he created the online guided listening cycle La corona musicale and Choral trekking, days of outdoor choral singing.

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