The high specialization course – Stauffer Artist Diploma in String Quartet of the Stauffer Academy is an annual program for gifted and talented young musicians.
The course is held by M° Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli, Simone Gramaglia and Giovanni Scaglione, members of the Quartetto di Cremona.
Duration: one academic year
Period: from October 22 to May 23: 2 days of intensive session once per month
Special sessions with guest Professors will be scheduled during the course: Michele Campanella (piano), Alexander Pavlovsky (violin, Jerusalem Quartet), Miguel da Silva (Viola, Ysaÿe Quartet), Eckart Runge (cello, Artemis Quartet).
4 – 5 October 2022
21 – 22 November 2022
13 – 14 December 2022
17 – 18 January 2023
7 – 8 February 2023
14 – 15 March 2023
18 – 19 April 2023
16 – 17 May 2023
The course is open to formed string quartets, piano trios, string trios or other chamber music groups, Italian and foreign citizens.
Age limit: 35 years (average age)
Level of training:
Language: Italian and English
Application deadline: 23:59 CET on September 19, 2022.
Applications submitted after the deadline won’t be accepted.
Application mode: through the “Apply” section of this page. Applications sent by email or transmitted through other channels won’t be accepted.
A fixed administrative fee of €50.00 by bank transfer (net of any currency and commission charges) is required to finalize the application. Full details on how to proceed with payment can be found in the full application regulations (downloadable below).
The fee is non-refundable.
The admission exam will be held in presence on October 3, 2022 from 3 p.m. in Cremona, at Palazzo Stauffer (Via San Martino, 6).
In case of ensembles other than string quartet, the program requires pieces similar to those required for string quartet.
The Professors may require the candidate to perform the entire program or a part of it.
The selection is at the unquestionable discretion of the Professors.
Candidates will receive the results of the selections at the e-mail address provided during registration.
The course is entirely free of charge.
However, it should be noted that the students are responsible for their own costs relating to travel, accommodation and board in Cremona, as well as other personal expenses.
At the end of the course, the student has the opportunity to renew his or her enrollment for a new academic year by submitting the request through the “Apply” section (as if it were a new enrollment). At the end of the entrance examinations, the Professors decide at their sole discretion which students to readmit.
Students who apply for readmission are exempt from the selection examinations. Any exceptions are reported by the Professors.
At the end of the studies, a Diploma is issued and, at the proposal of the Professors, a certificate of merit, if any.
The course may be attended by a limited number of auditors, who will be admitted at the sole discretion of the Professor.
For any information regarding enrollment in the Academy’s study programs, please write to email@example.com.