Masterclass Project

Join the masterclass project at Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno, Italy!

Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi launches the first masterclass project in the wonderful city of Salerno, where you will have the chance to learn and be inspired by the greatest artists and pedagogues.

All the selected students will also be rewarded with a free access to Monteverdi Circle online courses for one year!

Applications are free and open until July 24.
There are limited places available.

For more information, read the full announcement here


The Masterclasses

Conducting

Daniel Oren – From September 6 to 9

After studying cello, voice, composition and piano in Israel, Daniel Oren graduated in conducting from Berlin Hochschule. He began his career as a conductor very young, in 1975, when he won the first Prize in the first Herbert Von Karajan competition, chosen by von Karajan himself.

Regarded as one of the greatest conductors of our time, he is particularly acclaimed for his unique interpretations of the Veristic repertoire and his ability to cooperate with singers. He collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo Kraus, Ghena Dimitrova, Placido Domingo, Raina Kabaivanska, Piero Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Leo Nucci and other greatest artists of the XX century.

Daniel Oren is guest conductor of the most prestigious opera and symphony institutions worldwide, such as Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Metropolitan Opera, Opera de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, Arena di Verona Opera Festival.

He was musical director of several prestigious institutions such as Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Rome Opera House, Genova Opera House, Israeli Opera House, Arena di Verona Opera Festival. Since 2007, he is the artistic director of Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno, Italy.

After studying cello, voice, composition and piano in Israel, Daniel Oren graduated in conducting from Berlin Hochschule. He began his career as a conductor very young, in 1975, when he won the first Prize in the first Herbert Von Karajan competition, chosen by von Karajan himself.

Regarded as one of the greatest conductors of our time, he is particularly acclaimed for his unique interpretations of the Veristic repertoire and his ability to cooperate with singers. He collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo Kraus, Ghena Dimitrova, Placido Domingo, Raina Kabaivanska, Piero Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Leo Nucci and other greatest artists of the XX century.

Daniel Oren is guest conductor of the most prestigious opera and symphony institutions worldwide, such as Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Metropolitan Opera, Opera de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, Arena di Verona Opera Festival.

He was musical director of several prestigious institutions such as Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Rome Opera House, Genova Opera House, Israeli Opera House, Arena di Verona Opera Festival. Since 2007, he is the artistic director of Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno, Italy.


Voice

Eva Mei – From September 11 to 15

Eva Mei began her musical studies in Tuscany, where she grew up in a family of musicians. Since her young debut at 22 years old at the  Wiener Staatsoper as Konstanze in Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail, Eva Mei is considered a refined performer of Italian Belcanto such as Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi, as well as Mozart’s operas, of which she has performed all the main roles.

She currently performs in the most prestigious institutions such as Teatro regio di Torino, Israel Philhaermonic Orchestra, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre National de Paris, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

She collaborated with the greatest conductors, such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Colin David, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Ivan Fischer, Daniele gatti, Franz Welser-Most, Jonathan Nott, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi.

In addition to her career in opera and concerts, she has always been a chamber musician, performing in recitals and concerts in the most prestigious halls. Passionate about teaching, she regularly holds Masterclasses in Italy, Israel and Japan. Since the 2016/17 season has been teaching at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and since 2020 at the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Eva Mei began her musical studies in Tuscany, where she grew up in a family of musicians. Since her young debut at 22 years old at the  Wiener Staatsoper as Konstanze in Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail, Eva Mei is considered a refined performer of Italian Belcanto such as Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi, as well as Mozart’s operas, of which she has performed all the main roles.

She currently performs in the most prestigious institutions such as Teatro regio di Torino, Israel Philhaermonic Orchestra, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre National de Paris, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

She collaborated with the greatest conductors, such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Colin David, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Ivan Fischer, Daniele gatti, Franz Welser-Most, Jonathan Nott, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi.

In addition to her career in opera and concerts, she has always been a chamber musician, performing in recitals and concerts in the most prestigious halls. Passionate about teaching, she regularly holds Masterclasses in Italy, Israel and Japan. Since the 2016/17 season has been teaching at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and since 2020 at the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.


Violin

Pavel Berman – From September 18 to 22

Pavel Berman was born in Moscow in 1970. He studied in the Central School of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Igor Bezrodniy and then went to the Juilliard School in New York to study with Dorothy DeLay and later with Isaac Stern.

Mr. Berman attracted international attention when he won the Second Prize int the 1987 Paganini Competition at the age of 17 and received First Prize and the Gold Medal at the 1990 Indianapolis International Violin Competition.

He has performed as a soloist and/or conductor with orchestras such as the Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestra RAI di Torino, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Berliner Symphoniker, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

He has performed in prestigious halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Bunkakaikan in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 1998, Mr. Berman founded the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania and was its artistic director until 2005.

Pavel Berman has collaborated with musicians such as Lazar Berman, András Schiff, Bruno Canino, Alexander Rudin, Eliahu Inbal, Daniel Oren, Shlomo Mintz, Alban Gerhardt, Donald Weilerstein. Additionally, he has recorded for Koch International, Audiofon, Discover, Phoenix Classics, Dynamic.

He currently gives masterclasses in numerous academies and is regularly invited to participate in the juries of the Paganini International Competition, the George Enescu International Competition, the Isang Yun Competition, Classical Strings and many others.

In 2021, Mr. Berman became the co-founder and artistic director for the Monteverdi Circle Online Centre for the Performing Arts. Pavel Berman is currently a professor in Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, and in Accademia Perosi in Biella, Italy.

Among his former students are such artists as the recent winner of Paganini competition Giuseppe Gibboni, the concertmaster of La Scala orchestra Laura Marzadori, the winner of ICMA 2022 prize Gennaro Cardaropoli and many other violinists who have taken leading positions in orchestras. He plays an Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1702 ‘ex David Oistrakh’, kindly lent to him by the Fondazione Pro Canale in Milan.


Violin

Alessandro Moccia – From September 23 to 27

After graduating from the Conservatory of Milan with F. Cusano and specialising with Salvatore Accardo, Pavel Vernikov and Zina Gilels, Alessandro Moccia embarked on a career as both soloist and chamber musician, performing in the most renowned halls.

Extremely passionate about performance practice, he has always carried out a parallel activity between the modern violin and the ancient instrument, collaborating with great specialists of ancient music such as Frans Bruggen, Sigiswald Kujken, René Jacobs, Anner Bijlsma, Andreas Staier.

He created the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique (JOA) in France in 1996 with Philippe Herreweghe, an orchestra where young musicians are introduced to the philological interpretation of the classical repertoire.

He has given master classes and courses in modern and baroque violin at numerous academies, such as the Académie de Musique française in Kyoto, Japan, the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon, the Conservatoire de Genève and Singapore. Since 2011 she has been professor of violin at the Conservatorio Superiore in Gent and since 2017 at the University School of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. He plays a Ferdinando Gagliano violin (1774).

After graduating from the Conservatory of Milan with F. Cusano and specialising with Salvatore Accardo, Pavel Vernikov and Zina Gilels, Alessandro Moccia embarked on a career as both soloist and chamber musician, performing in the most renowned halls. Since 1992, he has been concertmaster of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe, with whom he still performs as soloist and maestro concertatore in a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Mahler.

Extremely passionate about performance practice, he has always carried out a parallel activity between the modern violin and the ancient instrument, collaborating with great specialists of ancient music such as Frans Bruggen, Sigiswald Kujken, René Jacobs, Anner Bijlsma, Andreas Staier.

He created the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique (JOA) in France in 1996 with Philippe Herreweghe, an orchestra where young musicians are introduced to the philological interpretation of the classical repertoire. He has given master classes and courses in modern and baroque violin at numerous academies, such as the Académie de Musique française in Kyoto, Japan, the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon, the Conservatoire de Genève and Singapore.

Since 2011 she has been professor of violin at the Conservatorio Superiore in Gent and since 2017 at the University School of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. He plays a Ferdinando Gagliano violin (1774).


Piano

Rena Shereshevshkaya – From September 28 to 30

Rena Shereshevskaya is a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the postgraduate course of the same Conservatory, a holder of the “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (France), winner of the Ippolitov-Ivanov International Prize in Music Education and an honorary professor of the Ippolitov-lvanov Music and Pedagogical Institute in Moscow.

Rena Shereshevskaya taught for 12 years at the Special Central School of Music for gifted children at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and was then invited to the Ippolitov-lvanov Music Institute as a professor of piano and head of a piano department.In 1993 she was invited to France as a guest professor of piano and has been working there ever since.

She is currently a piano teacher at the Alfred Cortot School of Music in Paris and at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory. She gives master classes all over the world (France, USA, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Monaco, China…) and is often invited as a jury member in international piano competitions.

Many of her students have become winners of major international competitions, such as Rémi Geniet, Lucas Debargue, Alexandre Kantorow and many others.

In parallel with her pedagogical activity, she plays chamber music with internationally renowned musicians and also performs in duo with her daughter, the mezzo-soprano Victoria Shereshevskaya. She is also the founder and artistic director of the ‘Artistic Dynasties and Families’ festival.


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