Submission period

Thu Apr 20 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Jun 30 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon Jul 3 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course fee 350 €

«Composing Nature» is a one-week composition masterclass focusing on percussion instruments. It is open to students and composers of any nationality and it will take place in Lavarone, a beautiful town on the mountains in northern Italy. Admitted students will have the opportunity of working on a piece for percussions inspired by the nature of the place, together with three tutors and a percussion ensemble. The students will also be offered the possibility of taking inspiration from some features of the local territory, sonorous materials such as wood, rocks, water and peculiar acoustic contexts as the forest, the valleys and so on.


The institutions involved in this projects are: Conservatorio di Musica “C. Pollini” di Padova, Comune di Lavarone. Italian composers Giovanni Bonato and Stefano Bellon, and percussionist Massimo Pastore will be the tutors (Giovanni Bonato-composition; Stefano Bellon-repertoire analysis; Massimo Pastore-performance and writing practice for percussions). Art Percussion Ensemble, directed by prof. Pastore, will be the ensemble in residence.


From 27th August to 3rd September 2023.


The course will take place in Lavarone, a municipality of the district of Trento, around 1100 meters above sea level. The spaces for the activities will be provided by Comune di Lavarone; during the week the participants will be offered the opportunity to explore the local territory through walks and trips accompanied by an expert guide. Admitted students will be provided infos about possibilities of lodging at a discounted price.

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