6th Monteverdi-Madrigal-Week 2024

Basso Continuo - Registration

S. Agnese - Gesuati, Venice  

Sunday, 21st til Friday 26th July 2023 

The basso continuo course is aimed at harpsichordists (students or professionals), with at least basic notions of basso continuo practice, who wish to delve into or perfect themselves in the performance of the basso continuo in the music of Monteverdi and his contemporaries. The aim of the course is to give an overview of the various practices of the basso continuo in the first half of the 17th century in order to obtain a solid basis for the practical approach to the compositions.

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

Early bird 430€/330€ (students) til 31st January 2024



(*) = required,  

    Please transfer the course fee to the account:

    Mag. Johann Fromhund


    IBAN: AT30 4715 0403 8642 0000

    'Monteverdi Week Basso Continuo 2024'

    Once the fee transfer has been registered, your place on the course is secured.

    Cancellation policy:

    until 31.5.2023 a full refund (-10% handling fee)

    until 7.7.2023 a 50% refund, after that no refund (if possible find a substitute participant)

    'It was a wonderful week, and if it works, I'll be back next year. What a nice idea to play Monteverdi's music in 'her birth city'. I already told you that I am enthusiastic about your workshop.' (Dagmar Ziegner, Königswinter)


    Pablo Kornfeld (Buenos Aires - Prague)

    Basso Continuo

    Pablo Kornfeld was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He discovered music at the age of five, playing the recorder with his grandmother. Later he began to study the piano with Edith Preston. Because of his interest in early music, he began to play the harpsichord and obtained a master in Basso Continuo in Lyon's National Conservatory (CNSM), France, in 2000.

    He plays in the ensemble Mala Punica (conducted by Pedro Memelsdorff), focused on the late middle-age music, since 1999. He has performed with this ensemble all around Europe and in North America.

    Since 2002 he resides in Prague, in the Czech Republic, where he plays with the baroque ensemble Collegium 1704 (conducted by Václav Luks) since its foundation in 2005, performing in many important festivals in Europe (La Chaise Dieu, Sablé, Gstaad, Utrecht, Antwerp, Vienna, Versailles, Warsaw, Krakow, Cremona, etc.) and recording several cd's. He also appears in the recordings of the baroque ensemble L'Onda Armonica, conducted by Sergio Azzolini.

    Pablo teaches basso continuo and chamber music in the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

    '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)