6th Monteverdi-Madrigal-Week 2024

advanced ensemble - Registration

S. Agnese - Gesuati, Venice  

Sunday, 21st til Friday 26th July 2024 

The course 'advanced ensemble' is aimed at semi-professional and professional singers. It is possible to participate as a fixed ensemble or individually. In this case, you will be assigned to a suitable ensemble.

Obligatory for participation:
1. sending an mp3 recording of a song of your choice.
2. to ascertain sight-reading and preparation ability, the applicant will be sent a Monteverdi madrigal of which he/she will record his/her voice on video (no cuts allowed) and return this video the following day. The applicant can determine the date of sending the madrigal himself, but it should be in the immediate vicinity of the application.

After confirmation of the application by Robert Hollingworth, the course fee should be paid. This ensures participation.

The audio and video files are to be sent to
to hannesfromhund@gmail.com or, if necessary, a link for downloading the file (eg https://wetransfer.com/)

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

No sopranos can be accepted at the moment, except when registering a whole ensemble


(*) = required,

    Please transfer the course fee to the account:

    Mag. Johann Fromhund


    IBAN: AT30 4715 0403 8642 0000

    'Monteverdi Week advanced ensemble 2024'

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

    Cancellation policy:

    until 31.5.2024 a full refund (-10% handling fee)

    until 7.7.2024 a 50% refund, after that no refund (if possible find a substitute participant)


    Robert Hollingworth (United Kingdom)

    Robert Hollingworth founded I Fagiolini in 1986 to share his love of vocal ensemble music.  He has spent much of his life since thinking about how audiences receive music instead of just how performers want to deliver it. Aside from his award-winning work with I Fagiolini, he is a conductor, broadcaster, educator, editor and festival director.  Robert is musical director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s Monteverdi/Roustom production Clorinda Agonistes, with tenor Ed Lyon. He has conducted orchestras including the English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music, BBC Concert Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra and directed some of the world’s finest chamber choirs including Accentus, NDR Chor, RIAS Kammerchor (Berlin), Netherlands Chamber Choir, National Chamber Choir of Ireland, BBC Singers, Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Capella Cracoviensis. Robert is Artistic Director for Stour Music Festival and Reader in Music at the University of York where he directs two choirs and the UK’s only MA in Solo-Voice Ensemble Singing. He has written and presented programmes on BBC Radio 3 and more recently created over 30 episodes of the YouTube choral series SingTheScore as well as founding and co-presenting the UK’s top choral podcast series, Choral Chihuahua, with Eamonn Dougan and Nicholas Mulroy, now in its sixth season.

    More at www.percius.co.uk/roberthollingworth

    '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)