Accademia Vicino

The "Accademia Vicino" is an innovative project to bring together young musicians from all countries with the aim of communicating the importance of living music making.

The participants of the academy are offered a three-part spectrum of music-making with diverse references to the practice of the music business. Both intensive instruction in chamber music in various instrumentations and practical music-making in an orchestra are the central contents. Individual lessons, career and audition coaching as well as seminars on music management, sound engineering and improvisation complete the range of teaching content.

Participants have the opportunity to benefit from the extensive practical experience of the internationally active lecturers and tutors.

Under the direction of Johannes Wildner (Professor of Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, former member of the Vienna Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra London, Principal Conductor of the Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra), a programme will be developed in orchestral work, which will be presented to the audience in concerts in Accumoli, Ascoli Piceno and Norcia.

The star violinist Rusanda Panfili will develop cross connections between classical music and other musical styles as part of the chamber music programme and take the participants into a new form of boundary-crossing music-making. She will be assisted by Reinhold Rieger (viola), Teodora Miteva (cello) and Angela Casanova (bassoon).

The special venue of the "Accademia Vicino" in the municipality of Accumoli, which was so badly hit by the earthquakes of 2016/2017, may be understood as a symbol for the necessary renewal of society through active cultural work and the importance of listening to each other.

In addition to the orchestra concerts, contact with the audience will also be sought and certainly found with smaller chamber music sessions "on the street".

The "feel-good factor" is provided by the millennia-old hospitality of the people of the region and, not to be forgotten, the equally old tradition of Italian cuisine.



Music Leadership

Wildner Panfili




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