Brescia International Early Music Summer School & Festival


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Addressed to all-age players and singers, the summer school and travelling festival based in Brescia is designed and directed by Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli. It is a unique opportunity for intensive training and performing in Italy: it offers weeks of fantastic singing/playing classes, performance opportunities, along with concerts, social events and tours in some of the most beautiful cities and historic villages in Central and Northern Italy. We welcome students from all over the world to work with European leading early music ensembles, scholars specialised in HIPP and experts in Early Music Pedagogy and Improvisation.


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BIEMSSF in short

Music Programme · Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque Music for voices and instruments.
Festival · Concerts, social events and tours in some of Italy’s most beautiful cities and historic villages.
Who is it for? · Main programme for singers and players of all ages and abilities – Individual Coaching, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Special Projects, etc. Special programmes for youngers (6+), introducing kids to Early Music.
Schedule & Venues · TBA, in Brescia, Northern and Central Italy.


Specifics & Enrolment

Please have a look at the guidelines below and contact us in advance, as there are limited places available.



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Palma Choralis and BIEMSSF can count also on international partnerships.
The University of Massachusetts (USA) · Department of Music and Dance joined our network in 2016-17: we hosted Prof Emiliano Ricciardi (University of Massachusetts, USA) and the UMass Chamber Choir (Massachusetts, USA) conducted by Prof Tony Thornton (University of Massachusetts, USA).

robert-eisenstein-collegium-400x153The Five College Early Music Programme (Massachusetts, USA) and Mount Holyhoke College (Massachusetts, USA) invited BIEMSSF artistic directors Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli for an Early Music residency in USA in February-March 2018.

BIEMSSF 2018 will host Prof Robert Eisenstein (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA), Director of the Five College Early Music Programme, and his Early Music students.


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