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Regulation Masterclass 2024 – ENG





Conducting Workshop “Beethoven’s Symphonies” (for active students under 35): € 500 + € 100 (registration)

Violin, viola, cello, double-bass, harp, singing, guitar, piano, horn, flute, oboe: € 300 + € 100 (registration)

Piano M.o Lovato (course suitable for preparation for pre-academic exams): € 200 + € 100 (registration)

Chamber Music  € 140 + € 100 (registration)

Music Pedagogy
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for the whole period: € 100
daily ticket: € 20




The 42nd edition of the Portogruaro International Music Festival launches for the first time a Workshop for conductors dedicated to Beethoven’s symphonies.
The Workshop will be held by Maestro Marco Angius with the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto (OPV), resident orchestra in Portogruaro, and will take place over 5 days divided into a theoretical lesson (15 July), the orchestra rehearsals of the Festival preview concert, conducted by Marco Angius (15 and 16 July), two days of practical Workshops (17 and 18 July) and a final concert (19 July).
During the Workshop, students will have the opportunity to conduct Beethoven’s symphonies 1 – 3 – 4 – 7. At the end of the Workshop, two students will be selected and will conduct the OPV in a final concert, which is planned on Friday 19 July, as part of the Portogruaro International Music Festival.

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Courses are open to instrumentalists and ensembles from all nations and with no age limit. Masterclasses will be held according to the schedule and the rules contained in this regulation. General rules are fixed for all the classes and particular rules for chamber music courses and for singing course.
Students are divided into active students and auditors.
Courses reaching the minimum requirement of 8 participants will be activated.
Six lessons are expected to each student, excepting special courses and workshops. Each teacher will determinate the lessons schedule based on the individual needs of every class member. Courses may include group lessons.
Some teachers may collaborate with teaching assistants and collaborators. It is the exclusive responsibility of teachers to assign students to their class or to the assistant one and also to decide how lessons will be subdivided.
While enrolling, students have to state their individual repertoire by using the space available on the application form or with an attachment. Students are required to bring musical scores, parts and piano arrangements of the musical excerpts they intend to play. Students are required to bring along parts and piano reductions of the pieces they intend to play and, if necessary, they are required to send copies of the parts for the accompanying pianists via email to (indicating the link on the website IMSLP or in pdf format in case of non-downloadable parts).


In order to attend the courses, students may need to pass an admission test, if the teacher deems it necessary. The possible admission test will be held on the first day of the course; duration and method will be communicated in advance by the Secretary Office.
The admission commission may interrupt the examination at any time. All decisions of the admission commission are unappealable and final.
For all active students it is possible to attend the course of another teacher by paying only the attendance fee. Active students can participate as auditors in the lessons of the other Masterclasses without paying.
Those applicants who are not admitted as active may attend courses as auditors.


Waiting list
In the case of courses with a limited number of places, once the available places are sold out, a waiting list will be opened.


Lessons calendar
Courses will be held within the time period indicated for each one. Upon request and in agreement with the teacher, lessons may be concentrated within a shorter period, with the exclusion from final concerts.
The starting and the ending date of the courses may vary according to the number of students.


Class schedule
Course scheduling will be sent via email before the beginning of the lessons.
While applying students have to specify their scheduled arriving and leaving date. With no information about dates, lessons will be assigned by the Secretary Office and they will not be refunded if not attended.


Students concerts
During the courses various concerts will be planned for students, who will be chosen by the teachers and are required to participate. All students are required to have concert attire..


Thanks to the generosity of private citizens and specific clubs, Portogruaro International Musical Festival offers scholarships for the best students attending summer Masterclasses. Teachers may submit one or more students (depending on the number of students enrolled for each course) who will have to sustain a specific audition. Winners may be required to play on the occasion of the awarding or at concert events organized by Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia during the year 2024/2025 or at other concert institutions, subject to the revocation of the scholarship itself..


Chamber music
Participation in the chamber music courses is permitted only to already formed ensemble: each member must pay both the application and attendance fee.
Upon request, if considered qualified and according to the teachers and the Secretary Office, instrumentalists admitted to individual courses can attend some chamber music lessons instead of individual lessons and within the total number of the 6 individual lessons. In this case, there is no further application or attendance fee.


Singing Masterclass
During the lessons students will be able to master every aspect of their preparation: repertoire, vocal technique, interpretation of the score, reading and psychological analysis of the characters. In particular, this year the singing course will study in deep the bel canto repertoire from Rossini to Donizetti.
As a part of Portogruaro International Music Festival, at the end of the Masterclass a concert with the orchestra is dedicated to the singing course. The teacher will select among the students those who will take part in the concert and who can be awarded with a scholarship kindly offered by the Durante Family and by Luigi Maset’s nephews.


During the Masterclass period, active students can practice in some dedicated classrooms, that have to be booked in advance with the staff at the Masterclass location entrance.


Music Pedagogy
Two courses will be activated in August 2024. For the detailed programs and fees, please consult the specific regulation (downloadable from the website or write to the Secretary Office at


Regulation for foreigners stay in Italy
Form E/111 is required for medical assistance for foreign students coming from countries within the European Community. Students from non-European Community countries are required to present their health care information to the Secretary Office.
In the case of awarding a scholarship, foreign students must have an Italian tax identification number. More information on how to request and obtain the Italian tax identification number is available at the link:


It is possible to apply by filling this Online enrollment


Application is valid only if it is complete in all its parts, including:
• a copy of the receipt of payment of the registration fee;
• a detailed curriculum vitae;
• n. 1 passport photo;
• front and back copy of an ID card.

The application form has to be completed by sending a copy of sheet music for the piano accompanists either by email at or by ordinary mail (via email it is sufficient to send the IMSLP link or the pdf file in case of parts unavailable to download).
Ensemble members must present an individual application indicating the name of the ensemble which they are member of.
Enrollment deadline is fixed on July 10th 2024.
Auditors can enroll after the deadline.



In order to enroll students must pay the registration fee, which is non-refundable.
The registration fee payment has to be made by bank transfer with the following bank details:
Bank transfer made out to
Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia
Corso Martiri della Libertà 14 – 30026 Portogruaro (Ve)
IBAN: IT 72 A 08904 36240 049003011102
IMPORTANT: specify the name of the student and the course.

The attendance fee payment, which has to be made after the results of any admission test and before starting the lessons, can be made by cash, credit card (except American Express) or bank transfer. Foreign countries checks are not accepted.
If students withdraw from the course, the registration fee will not be refunded.




Home stay accomodation
Secretary Office will provide accommodation in host family (in town and outskirts) if requested by the student. Accommodation is subject to availability and is granted against a daily contribution agreed by the organization with the host family. Reservation should be made as soon as possible with the appropriate field in the form, specifying the exact date of arrival and departure and all the information requested.
For confirmation and/or information please contact the Secretary Office at the address
Secretary Office will contact the students to confirm the accommodation in family and give them all the information needed.

Secretary office will not arrange accommodation without full completed application form and registration fee proof of payment.


Special arrangements have been made with restaurants offering low price menus.



Many yearly advanced courses are organized by Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro. Specific rules and programs can be found on the website from October 2024.



Summer Masterclasses are an integration of Portogruaro International Music Festival. Established in 1983, it organizes concerts enriched by collateral events, all planned in the town of Portogruaro and the surrounding areas. Concerts are performed by Masterclasses’ teachers, guest orchestras and soloists, and by the students themselves.
Both active students and auditors have a price reduction on tickets for the concerts.