In the field our great passion, MUSIC,
we offer several courses and the possibility of coaching.
All these music courses are conducted an the coaching is given by Francien Meuwissen.
Francien studied at the "Brabants Conservatorium" the recorder,
choral conducting and singing and has given several concerts on
stages throughout Europe. Furthermore she has worked as a
teacher of music at several music schools in the Netherlands and
music academies in Belgium. As a conductor she led several
choirs in the Netherlands and Belgium.
General information Al courses start on Saturday evening at
19:30 with a communal meal. After a week we say farewell at
Saturday morning after breakfast.
The price of € 450,- includes a room shared with one or two others, all
meals, the course and the scores.
As every week is concluded with at least one concert, we ask all
participants to study their part, that will be send to them in
advance, at home, so we quickly get round to making music.
At the admittance to each course not only the order of
registration is important, but also the division over the
We reserve the right to cancel the course till at the latest six
weeks before the start, if there is a disproportionate or
For more information on our courses please
AROUND BACH In may 2019 Martien van Woerkum,
a very enthousiastic Bach connaisseur, comes to Piansoave with a
program around Bach; Joihann Sebastian, his sons, pupils like
Homilius, Krebs, Kirnberger, but also Telemann. The project
is intended for advanced (amateur)singers who are willeng and
able to study their part at home.
Conductor: Martien van Woerkum Date: saturday25 may till
saturday 1 june 2019 Price: 660 euro's based on full board in
2-3 persons room, course, scores. Excluded: 1 dinner in a
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE MUSIC WITH MARCO BEASLEY AND STEFANO ROCCO From saturday 29 june till
saterday 6 july 2019, Marco
Beasley and his regular lutenist, Stefano Rocco, are coming
Casa I Fortunelli for an interpretation course on Italian
renaissance music. During this course Marco will focus on the
interpretation of frottole (popular songs of renaissance Italy).
Renowned for his narrative style of singing and his passion for
literature, he will always start working on a piece of music
from the text. The course is intended for
professional singers and advanced amateurs that are selected
based on a submitted sound recording. Participants are
expected to prepare a maximum of three pieces wich can be drawn
Le Frottole per canto e liuto, libro I e II del
Bossiniensis Emilio de Cavalieri: brani dalla
Rappresentazione di Anima et di Corpo Giulio Caccini: dal I e II libro delle Nuove Musiche Claudio
Monteverdi: estratti dall'Orfeo, favola in musica
estratti a voce sola ed a due voci dal Vespro estratti dal
Combattimento....... Allesandro Grandi: estratti
dai Motetti. libro II Giovanni Felice Sances:
Cantada a voce sola sul Passacaglie, libro II Stabat Mater
saturday 29 june - saturday 6 july 2019 Tutors:
Marco Beasley, Stefano Rocco Fee:
750 euro's Included: Accomodation based on
full board (excluding one
dinner at the pizzeria) in a double room, course
COACHING OF CHOIRS OR ENSEMBLES For choirs and ensembles which are in need of a fresh look
from the outside we offer the possibility of coaching. This
coaching can for example relate to the finishing touches of a
program, a new style or getting a nice balance within a group.
Make your questions and wishes known to us, and we will try to
offer you a project adjusted to those wishes.