Monteverdi Madrigal Week 2024

Venice, 21 - 26 July


for soloist: Emma Kirkby (UK)

for ensemble advanced: Robert Hollingworth (UK)

for Basso Continuo (lute, theorbo): Julian Behr (CH)


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Ensemble advanced 

Ensemble  professional

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Ensembles - Plenum

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Basso Continuo

Lute - Theorbo

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Again in 2024 it will be possible to be part of this wonderful opportunity:

from July 21st to 26th 2024

The main emphasis will be on Monteverdis 6th Book of Madrigals and his contemporaries. The course will finish with a concert. 

The Monteverdi Madrigal Week is aimed at experienced and also professional (choir) singers, choral singers, soloists and continuo players, who would like to spend a week studying representative works of Monteverdi and his contemporaries in the unique atmosphere of Venice.

There will be a final concert at Friday, 26th July 20:00 in Chiesa Sant' Agnese.

Course fee 480 €, students 380€ - accommodation not included - it must be organized by the participants themselves.

The Course:

Start: Sun 21 July 15:00

Sun evening: Dinner together at the Ristorante San Trovaso

Mo/Tue/Thu/Fri: 9:30 until 18:30 (Lunch break from 12:45 to 15:45)

Mo: Teachers Concert Chiesa Sant' Agnese 20:00

Tue evening: lecture with Mauro Masiero (Venice)

Wedn: 9:30 until 12:45, afternoon free

Thu: Singing at Monteverdis grave Chiesa dei Frari 13:00

Fri: Final Concert of the participants 19:30

after the concert: Dinner together at the Ristorante San Trovaso

Location of the course:

Istituto Cavanis Venezia

Dorsoduro 898
Rio Terà Foscarini
30123 - Venezia

'It was a wonderful week, and if everything works out, I’ll be back next year. What a great idea to sing Monteverdi’s music in the city where it was born. I was thrilled about your workshop.' (Dagmar Ziegner, Königswinter)

'It is a lot of fun to work with you on the madrigals! You are a great team and you transfer your enthusiasm to the group. The Madrigal Week is a great experience - a wonderful interplay of the unique atmosphere of Venice, the great music of Monteverdi and the good mood of the group during the rehearsals - and also outside the rehearsals.' (Britta Heiermann, Rommerskirchen)

'The week was simply wonderful! Great teachers, beautiful music, picturesque location ... couldn’t have been better. A great experience! I highly recommend this course to others!' (Katrin Koberling, Berlin)