The course will be dedicated to the study and improvement of the great concert repertoire.

The timetable of the course will be defined by the professor according to the composition of the class.

The organization reserves the right to make some scholarships available to the most deserving students upon request to the secretariat, to be assigned at the end of the course and at the discretion of the teachers.

Conditions for registration and fees

For the SELECTIONS “Perform as a Soloist with the Orchestra” and “Perform with the Artists” in the concert program of this year's Festival click here


Davide Cabassi made his debut at the age of thirteen with Rai Symphony Orchestra of Milan playing the Shostakovitch’s Second Concerto conducted by Vladimir Delman, starting a career as soloist which led him to perform with the major European and American orchestras including the Munchner Philharmoniker, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Russian Chamber Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmoniker, Fort Worth Symphony, Enid Symphony, Big Spring Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Cordoba, Orchestra Haydn Bolzano, Orchestra Verdi Milano, Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali Milano, Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, Orchestra Romantique Paris, OSI of Lugano, OFT of Turin, Orchestra of the Arena of Verona, Tiroler Festspiele Erl Orchestra and many others, collaborating with conductors such as Gustav Kuhn, James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, David Coleman, Vladimir Delman, Marco Angius, Tito Ceccherini, Carlo Goldstein, Jader B ignamini, Enrique Mazzola, Daniele Callegari, Massimo Zanetti, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Philip von Steinaecker, Howard Griffiths, Johannes Wildner, Federico Maria Sardelli, Kimbo Ishi-Ito, Helmut Rilling, Gabor Takacs-Nagy and many others.

He has played for the most important Italian musical Institutions such as Società del Quartetto, Serate Musicali, Società dei Concerti, Brescia and Bergamo Piano Festival etc. and abroad, invited both in Europe and in more than 35 American states, in China and Japan in places such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Gasteig in Munich, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Forbidden City Hall and NCPA in Beijing, Roque d'Antheron and Tiroler Festspiele.

Passionate about chamber music, he played in numerous chamber ensembles, from duo to decimino (in 2018 he founded the BAggio Sinfonietta) and his large repertoire shows his particular interest in contemporary music - many are the compositions dedicated to him and performed in world premiere.

A long collaboration with the Teatro alla Scala has led him to play for étoiles such as Roberto Bolle, Svetlana Zacharova, Massimo Murru and Sylvie Guillem.

Along with concert activity, Cabassi has undertaken an intense recording activity. He has released his first recordings for labels such as Sony BMG (his first album Dancing with the orchestra won the Classic Voice magazine's 2007 Critics Award for best debut of the year), Concerto Classics and Col-legno.

In 2012 he has debuted for Decca, with an extraordinarily successful album (Mozart Sonatas and Variations) and he began recording Beethoven's Piano Sonatas.

He began studying piano at a very young age, graduating with honors in the class of Prof. Edda Ponti at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and he was the first Italian admitted to the International Piano Foundation in Cadenabbia, on Lake Como, with William Grant Naborè, KU Schnabel, L. Fleisher, D. Bashkirov, R. Tureck, A. Weissemberg, and many others.

He teaches in Italian conservatories since 2003: his students are regularly prize winners in major international competitions (Honens Calgary, Schumann in Zwickau, Cliburn, Epinal, Finale Ligure, Premio delle Arti, Montichiari, Piombino, Gorizia, Prima la Musica, etc.).

He is the artistic director of the Kawai concert seasons in Ledro (TN), Un piano in Ateneo (Kawai - Cattolica, Milan), Incontri Contemporanei (Milan), Kawai summer music camps in Ledro and of the Shigeru Kawai International Competition.

In 2010 he founded with his wife, the Russian pianist Tatiana Larionova, the Primavera di Baggio concert season: the aim is to enhance and relaunch the disadvantaged suburbs of his city, involving children and "invading" the association spaces, especially those redeemed by the mafia.

Born in 1979 in Primorskij Krai (URSS) Tatiana Larionova began studying the piano at the age of five. In 1991, she entered the Central Music School in Moscow, where she studied under Professor Yuri Slesarev. After graduating in 1997 with highest rating, Tatiana attended the Moscow State Conservatory where she studied until 2004 under Professor Victor Merzhanov, taking, again with best votes, her doctorate.

In 2005 she got a full-scholarship of the International Center for Music, Park University, Missouri where she studied with Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch and attended masterclasses of D. Bashkirov and Fou Ts’ong.

Tatiana Larionova is top prize winner of several international piano competitions, including: Web Concert Hall International Competition (USA, 2007); first prize Domenico Cimarosa International Piano Prize (Italy, 2009), first prize, “Palma d’oro” International Piano Competition (Italy, 2010).

Tatiana participated in International Piano Festivals, including “Bodensee-Festival” (Germany) and the International European Piano Forum (Berlin, 2001), and she is artist is residence of Col Legno Festival, Lucca, and Tiroler Festspiele Erl.

She has performed recitals and concerts in the most important halls in Europe (Russia, Byelorussia, Germany, Poland, France, Austria, Suisse and Italy) and US.

In 2001, Tatiana made her orchestral debut performing Mozart Piano Concerto # 23 in the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the orchestra of the conservatory conducted by A. Kaluzhnyi with incredible success of public and critic. After this date she performed with many orchestras around the globe.

In 2009, Tatiana recorded her debut CD/DVD for Limen Music featuring works by Haydn, Liszt and Rachmaninov and in 2015, Schuncke Piano Music CD for Brilliant Classics.

Tatiana is currently living in Italy where she regularly performs for the most important societies (as Società dei Concerti in Milano), and she is also passionately dedicated to chamber music (Tatiana plays in several different ensembles, from duo to quintet), and teaching. Since 2008 she is playing regularly in duo with Davide Cabassi, and together they are artistic directors of the festival "Primavera di Baggio" in Milan.

In 2009, Tatiana won “Milano Donna” prize. This award is dedicated to the women who with their professional activity represents the name of this city in the world.