Stauffer Academy

Marco Rizzi – Violin

Home > Courses > Stauffer Academy > Masterclasses & Labs > Marco Rizzi – Violin
7 - 10 February 2024
11 January 2024


Speaking through Sound. From Bach to the XX century

One of the leading Italian violinists of his generation, Marco Rizzi holds a masterclass aimed at exploring the sound of the violin in all its wide-ranging aspects, both as a “world in itself” and in relation or contrast with the piano and orchestra. 

Students will be able to present pieces of their own choice on which to focus and deepen their search for sound, from the Baroque era to the 20th century.


The course is open to citizens of any nationality, maximum age of 30 years.

It is open to both Stauffer Academy students and external students.

Level of training:

Bachelor or Master Degree / Diploma issued by a Music Conservatory or equivalent school/institution in Italy or abroad.

Exceptions to the above requirements may be allowed, in the presence of exceptional artistic and performing qualities, at the discretion of the Professor.

Language: Italian and English.


Please apply online, by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.

The following documents should be attached to the application form:

  • Copy of a valid identity document
  • Curriculum vitae and any repertoire already studied

Registration fee

Payment of a registration fee of €55.00 through the Stripe platform, which must be paid through the application form, is required.

The fee is non-refundable.

Students enrolled in Stauffer Academy Annual Courses are exempt from payment.


The admission exam consists of a video audition. The candidate must create a private link to a YouTube video, specifying in the description the program performed.
On this page you can find all the directions for making a video that meets all the requirements.


Two pieces or two movements of different styles, one of which for solo violin.

Selection is at the sole discretion of the Professor and Academic Director.
Applicants will receive the results of the selections at the e-mail address provided during registration.


No tuition fee is required to attend the course.

Students will take charge of all other costs related to travel, board and lodging in Cremona.


Auditors may be admitted at the discretion of the Professor and the Director of the Academy.

Application for auditor attendance can be submitted through this link.

For any information regarding enrollment and/or the Academy’s study programs, please write to (subject line: Course Name | Last Name, for more efficient handling of inquiries).

Download academic regulations


Stauffer Academy

Marco Rizzi

Masterclass - Violin