Professor Maria Grazia Bellocchio

Divertimento Ensemble is selecting young pianists to perform in a concert dedicated to the piano works of György Kurtág in the programme of the Ensemble’s 2017 Rondò concert season.

Candidates selected will be eligible to participate in a masterclass held by Maria Grazia Bellocchio, consisting of eight sessions that will take place in Milan, during the period of December 2016 to May 2017, in the Showroom Fazioli.
The repertoire studied will be performed at a concert of Divertimento Ensemble’s 2017 Rondò season to be held in the month of May in Milan, and will be replicated in other Italian cities. All the selected pianists will participate in the concerts.

Candidate selectes: Riccardo Bisatti, Erik Bertsch, Raffaella Calia, Giacomo Carnevali, Alessia Cecchetti, Magdalena Cerezo Falces, Daniele Fasani, Elisabetta Galindo Pacheco, Giovanni Galletta, Luigi Antonio Nicolardi, Enrica Rita Paganelli, Giorgio Pesenti.

Calendar: 5 December, 23 January, 13 February, 27 February, 13 March, 18 April, 16 May, 17 May
First concert in Milan: 17th May, 2017


The selection is open to pianists of all nationalities born after 1 January 1982.

A part of the repertoire (selected pieces from Játékok) is suitable also for pianists who are beginners. Thus, the selection may include also a reduced number (not more than three) of very young pianists who wish to tackle for the first time the contemporary repertoire.

Applications to participate in the selection must be submitted no later than 15 October 2016 by email to Each candidate must include in his/her application:
– a curriculum
– his/her own repertoire of music of the 1900s
– the compositions that he/she intends to perform, chosen from amongst the proposed repertoire
– an audio or video registration of the candidate’s performance of compositions of the 1900s (not compulsory) and
– receipt of payment by bank transfer of the registration fee of € 30.

For younger pianists it would be sufficient to submit, together with their application form, a description of their studies, their reasons for participating in the selection and receipt of payment of the registration fee.

Details for bank transfer:
Account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble with Banca Prossima,
IBAN: IT70P0335901600100000101448, BIC: BCITITMX
The application form may be downloaded at the following link: ModuloIscrizioneCFYP2017

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the documentation submitted. The result of the selection will be communicated to all applicants by electronic mail no later than 25 October 2016.

The cost of the masterclass is €200.


György Kurtág
Játékok, volumes 1-8 (a selection)
Splinters op.6/d
Transcriptions for piano four hands by Johann Sebastian Bach
Eight pieces for piano op. 3


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