Course 2018


26 July – 5 August 2018

Pra Catinat, Turin (Italy)

“An international project aimed at teaching and disseminating chamber music as a tool for intercultural and intergenerational dialogue.”

For whom is this course intended: young string players, with at least four years training from the age of 10-24 ; and pre-formed groups (such as string quartet) for whom a special programme can be devised at request.

DURATION: the course starts on July 26th and ends on August 5th 2018. The lessons will take place from the 26th of July at 4 pm to the final concert on the 4th of August at 9 pm. The fee includes the dinner and the night of the 26th of July, the night of the 4th of August and the breakfast of the 5th of August.


lessons: everyday each pupil receives 6 hours of coaching; three quartet sessions or other chamber formations (75 min each), plus string orchestra plus individual practice.

guest of honour: Simon Rowland Jones

quartet in residence

complementary training activities: lessons dedicated to posture and movement are also included in the program.

other activities: the students are invited to take  part in daily sporting activities in the open air, enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings of Pra Catinat. And also… evening traditional music sessions, a chance to practice your language skills in english/french/german/italian… and an enriching exchange of knowledge and culture that makes this Course a unique human and artistic experience.

CONCERTS: teachers, special guests and students also take part in the concert series “Encounters with Chamber Music”. Every year special locations are chosen in the beautiful natural setting around Pra Catinat.

ACCOMODATION: the full-time residential Course hosts students and teachers in the PraCatinat Centre, providing full board. The Centre welcomes guests in comfortable double/triple rooms with private bathrooms, and offers three-course meals made from fresh, organic local produce.

There are also lecture and leisure rooms at the students disposal after class, a cinema and a games room, a bar/caffè, a communal area, telephone, laundry and a spa. Outdoors are  several facilities for sporting activities, including a soccer field with synthetic grass, and a multi functional space (volleyball, basketball and tennis). Click here to visit the Centre!