Orbifold Music Festival X Sicily

Festival Application

Sicily August 2-12

*Application details will be provided soon.

To complete your registration, kindly fill out application form and submit a pre-screen video showcasing one of your works.

*No application fees.

*Exciting news: Scholarships and fellowships available for our Sicily location, apply before June 15, 2024!

Festival Artists

Piano Faculty

Alberto Ferro

Piano Faculty at the “Alessandro Scarlatti" State Conservatoire of Music

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Carlo Palese

Piano Faculty at Conservatoire "Luigi Boccherini"

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Dahao Guo

Artist Director at Perfect Pitch Global Arts USA

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Hui Wu

Piano Faculty at Colburn Conservatory

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JenTao Yu

Piano Faculty at Jiangxi University of Technology

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Jiayan Sun

Piano Faculty at the Smith College; Prizewinner of the Leeds International Piano Competition

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Lin Chen

Piano Faculty at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music

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Lo-an Lin

Piano Faculty at the Soochow University School of Music

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Ning Zhou

Piano Faculty at Zhejiang Conservatory of Music

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Stefano Andreatta

Piano Faculty at Steffani Conservatory of Music, Artist Director at Orbifold Music Festival

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Tian Tian

Piano Faculty at Oakland University

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Yang Liu

Piano Faculty at Smith College

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Yi-Yang Chen

Piano Faculty at the University of Kansas

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Voice Faculty

Paolo Pecchioli

Washington National Opera, Opera Singer/Producer

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Luisella Germano

Vocal Coach, The University of Music & Performing Arts, Vienna

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Laurel McCloskey

Opera Festival Of Chicago, Soprano

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Elaine Huang

SOPRANO, KU ACMI

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Daria Rizzotto

Soprano

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Details

Type

Piano Academy

Voice Academy

Introduction

Welcome to our music and arts festival in the beautiful city of Palazzo Adriano! Located on the island of Sicily in Italy, Palazzo Adriano is a town with unique characteristics and charm.

It has a rich history, with numerous ancient churches and buildings, like the beautiful Church of Carmine and traditional Sicilian-style architecture. These structures not only showcase the town's history but also offer visitors a glimpse into its cultural heritage. From the Arab-Norman period to the present day, each building stands as a witness to history.

As the filming location for the famous movie "Cinema Paradiso" Palazzo Adriano attracts movie lovers from all over the world. Visitors can explore classic scenes from the movie and the Cinema Paradiso film museum, experiencing the nostalgia of the silver screen. The town hosts film festivals and cultural events annually, drawing tourists and filmmakers from around the globe.

Palazzo Adriano also boasts a rich culinary culture. Its restaurants and cafes serve traditional Sicilian dishes, allowing visitors to taste the unique flavors and warmth of Sicily. With its vibrant art scene and rich cultural activities, the town is a haven for art enthusiasts.

The annual music festival and cultural celebrations attract many artists and musicians, making the town an important hub for cultural exchange.

Schedule

  • August 2-3: Participants arrive at Palermo Airport (PMO) for the Festival registration.
  • August 2 to 4, the annual Paradiso Film Festival will take place. Participants are free to join and get acquainted with the town. Paradiso Film Festival official website
  • August 4: Orientation day
  • August 5-10: lessons officially start
  • August 11: Participants' concert and Awards ceremony.
  • August 12: Buses will take participants to the airport.
  • August 2 Participants arrive at Palermo Airport (PMO) for the Festival registration, orientation starts on August 3rd
  • August 2 to 4, the annual Paradiso Film Festival will take place. Participants are free to join and get acquainted with the town. Paradiso Film Festival official website
  • August 3-10: lessons and opera workshop rehearsal officially start
  • August 11: Opera Scenes showcase
  • August 12: Buses will take participants to the airport.

Applicants Requirements

  • Open to pianists of all ages

  • Good pianistic level required

  • All courses are offered in English.

  • Basic understanding of English preferred

  • Please prepare at least two works of contrasting styles

  • All courses are offered in English.
  • Basic understanding of English preferred
  • Please prepare at least two works of contrasting styles shows your voice type

Tuition Fee

Scholarship is available.
The participation fee is USD $3000, includes:
  • The individual intensity of minimum of four private lessons and/or masterclass.
  • Participants concert.
  • Workshops and concerts by faculty
  • Accommodation in a homestay-style guesthouse, with 2-3 students sharing a room. Each student has their own single or double bed (assigned randomly). If you wish to upgrade (for an additional fee), please contact us.
  • Airport transfers: from Palermo Airport to the arts festival on August 2 or 3, and from the arts festival to Palermo Airport on August 12.
  • At least two group meals.
Notes:
*Each accompanying person pays an additional €600, which includes accommodation (staying with the student they are accompanying) and access to all open classes and concerts.
*The fee does not include airfare, visas, daily meals, and any costs associated with personal activities not included above.
€2800 Euros (Financial assistance is available)
Includes: housing, private lessons, coaching, facilities, faculty, masterclasses, visiting guests, cultural excursions.
  • Private Lessons: Vocalists will receive applied voice lessons with a private voice instructor from the faculty. Applied lessons will be individualized to the vocalist's experience and will focus primarilyon vocal technique and repertoire.
  • Vocal Coachings: Vocalists will receive coaching with a vocal coach from the faculty. Coachings will be individualized to the vocalist's personal experience and will focus on repertoire, diction, musicianship, and interpretation.
  • Masterclasses: Vocalists will participate in regular master classes with renowned artists. Vocalists will have the opportunity to perform in a masterclass with an aria from their repertoire. These masterclasses will be geared towards crafting an audition-ready performance.
  • Opera WorkshopVocalists will participate in at least 1 role in opera scenes. Vocalists will feature some of opera's most famous scenes sung in Italian, French, German, and English. Vocalists will receive regular rehearsals to work on vocal technique, character development, staging, and ensemble coordination. Academy offers guidance on interpretation, expression, and stage presence.
Notes:
*Accommodation in a homestay-style guesthouse, with 2-3 students sharing a room. Each student has their own single or double bed (assigned randomly). If you wish to upgrade(for an additional fee), please contact us. *Airport transfers: from Palermo Airport to the arts festival on August 2 or 3, and from the festival to Palermo Airport on August 12. *The fee does not include airfare, visas, daily meals, and any costs associated with personal activities not included above. *Each accompanying person pays an additional €600, which includes accommodation (staying with the student)

Application Deadline

July 1st, 2024

June 21st, 2024
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: To apply for a scholarship, please prepare a brief letter of request to upload in the appropriate section of your application. Please specify exactly the amount of scholarship for which you are applying. In your letter, please include other sources of financial support, such as crowd-funding, fundraising concerts, fundraising dinners, completed applications for local scholarships, and other means of support. Scholarships are awarded on the basisof artistic merit and financial need, as well as casting requirements for each opera.

Cancellation policy & Refunds

  • A $300 withdrawal fee will be applied to your refund if the cancellations before May 5th.

  • No refunds will be made after May 31st.

  • All cancellations must be made in writing by email. We do not accept cancellations by phone or message


Lesson Location Istituto Comprensivo F. Crispi.
Concerts and Masterclasses Location Chiesa di Maria SS. del Carmine or Santuario di Maria SS. delle Grazie