The course will focus on the study and improvement of the great concert repertoire.

Admission to the course will take place after selection. To participate, candidates must send an application to the Festival secretariat at by May 31, 2024 attaching:

- A short video clip, single grip, duration 5/10 minutes, good audio quality, performing a piece at free choice, via YouTube link, Google Drive, Dropbox.

- The following form (click to download) for the application and the processing of personal data, completed and signed.

The results of the selection will be communicated via email by June 5, 2024.

No later than June 10, 2024, admitted candidates must confirm their participation by filling the online registration form (click to go to the form) complete with the payment of the registration and attendance fees.

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

The course provides a piano accompanist (only on request at the time of registration).

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


“...a  first-rate  violinist  with  a  rich  tonal palette,  fine  technique and a lovely singing vibrato....  a musician of surprising honesty and maturity” (The STRAD)

A prize-winner at three of the most prestigious international violin competitions - the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Queen Elizabeth in Brussels and the Indianapolis - Marco Rizzi  has soon been recognised as one of the most interesting young violinists of his generation and was awarded the Europäischen Musikförderpreis on the recommendation of Claudio Abbado.

Marco Rizzi is regarded as one of the most appreciated musicians from Italy. He regularly appeared in leading concert halls such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonic Society of Brussels, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory,  the Hamburger Musikhalle, the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Tivoli of Copenhagen.  He worked with such notable conductors as R. Chailly, G. Noseda, A. Ceccato, P. Eötvös, V. Jurowski, S. Denéve, G. Neuhold and was soloist with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre de Concerts Lamoureux, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquesta RTVE of Madrid, BBC Scottish, Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano 'G.Verdi', Radio Chamber Orchestra Holland, and many others.

Passionate about chamber music, Marco Rizzi cooperates with artists like A. Lucchesini, M. Brunello, E. Dindo, L. Zylberstein, G. Hoffman, N. Imai, M. Fischer-Dieskau, D. Poppen, and is dedicatee of various contemporary works composed by A. Corghi, L. Francesconi, F. Vacchi, U. Bombardelli, C. Galante, U. Pedraglio and U. Leyendecker among others.

Marco Rizzi recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Amadeus, Nuova Era, Dynamic, Warehouse, etc.

Marco Rizzi is fulfilling his dedication to younger artists teaching at prestigious institutions like the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold and in Mannheim as well the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. He is regularly serving as juror in important violin competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Bruxelles), the Joachim Violin Competition (Hannover) or the Paganini Violin Competition (Genova), several of his students have been prize winners in distinguished international contests.

Marco Rizzi plays on the “Baron Knoop” 1743 violin by Pietro Guarneri, owned by the foundation “Il Canale” ONLUS.