Masterclass of Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich
in Florence

October 6th - 7th 2006, Florence
Auditorium al Duomo

Promoted by:
Associazione Nuovi Eventi Musicali
Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco
Comune di Firenze Assessorato alla Cultura

In cooperation with:

Organized by:
Promo Florence Events

Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich is finally coming back to his beloved Florence after a few years since his last visit. The Mayor of Florence Leonardo Domenici and the Culture Councilor Simone Siliani have invited the Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich to Florence in order to award him with the Honorary Citizenship of Florence. Being in Florence Maestro Rostropovich has offered to held a Masterclass for young talented chamber groups with masterpieces composed by his friends from the past : Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Britten.

The musical side will be cared by:
- Prof. Luciano Alberti – who has often invited Maestro Rostropovich either as director and as cellist and pianist when Prof. Alberti, was Artistic Director of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze and
- “Associazione Nuovi Eventi Musicali” (“New Music Events Association”), well known organizer of international concerts and events where Prof. Luciano Alberti is one of founder- members.

This important event is realised thanks to the cooperation with Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and Vivahotels of Florence, who are hosting it at the Auditorium al Duomo, new concert hall and congress centre realized for Florence.
Auditorium al Duomo is situated only a few steps from Duomo, with extraordinary acoustics and capacity of 300 people. This kind of structure, which can receive an elevate number of people, is very suitable for auditory lessons. Nothing better could have been realized, considering the fact that Florence has never had before an auditorium that could have been used for chamber music.

Therefore Promo Florence Events has prepared a special offer for participants auditors from all over the world for this extraordinary event.

Fee starting from499,00

Fee includes: 2 overnight stay in three and four stars hotel in the centre of Florence with buffet breakfast; participation as an auditor in two lessons by Maestro, on the 6th of October in the morning and on the 7th of October in the morning at the new Auditorium al Duomo; welcome cocktail; dinner in the first evening, lunch and dinner of the following day.

The participants of the course can take part at the ceremony of awarding of the Honorary Citizenship of Florence and of the Fiorino d’Oro by the Mayor of Florence Leonardo Domenici and the Culture Councilor Simone Siliani. The ceremony will be held at “Salone dei Cinquecento” in Palazzo Vecchio on the 7th of October in the afternoon. After the ceremony final concert of the Masterclass will be followed.

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