34th edition 26.07.21 - 08.08.21
Over 30 years ago the International Music Summer Camp of Piandelagotti, founded and directed by Maestro Uri Chameides, was born. Even though the camp was traditionally focused on classical music, during the years more and more modern music’s classes (Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, World Music and more) had the chance to develop and flourish within the camp, so much so as having dedicated modern music concerts at the end of each camp.
With time, modern music’s classes, along with classical music’s ones, had the chance to find their own place in the camp’s physiognomy, attracting an increasing number of students. Therefore, this year, for the very first time, we offer a separate music camp, dedicated entirely to modern music’s students.
Participants will have the opportunity to focus exclusively on their instrument for two whole weeks, while being enriched by masterclasses on improvisation, original music writing, band management and jam sessions. The students will have the chance of challenging themselves with new artistic experiences and collaborations and to focus on their musical and personal development in a space designed to answer their specific needs.
How it all began
In 1987 M° Uri Chameides created a model music camps that since then welcome every year dozens of students from all over the world. This model was then taken and imitated in all North of Italy, but the original format and content are renewed every year in the enchanted resort of Piandelagotti, at the Albergo Alpino Hotel, in the heart of the Appennini mountains between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
Due to a natural evolution pushed by the participants requests, Piandelagotti music camp offers two types of courses, that differ in target and content, happening into two different periods of the summer. The first course happens generally between the end of June and the end of July, while the second one in the second half of August.
Each course has his start in the students that take part to it. Therefore, the didactive idea has birth in the individual, and put in the center the work of the student with his teacher,
During the years Piandelagotti hosted students and teachers from England, Irland, France, Sweden, Denamarc, Finland, Lituan, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Israel, USA, Korea, Japan and Swizerland.
The camps hosted professional teachers from different backgrounds and coltures, like William Butt, Fulvio Luciani, Vali Blotner, Yair Kless, Eyal Kless, Claudio Pavolini, Zoran Milenkovic, Dominika Falger, Maurizio Carnelli, Ester Abramson, Anat Nevo, Marco Pisoni, Lucy Hall, Svetlana Simmanovsky, Federico Allegro, Alice Cappelletti, Michal Rosenberger, Michela Blasi, Valentina Medici, Vicky Schaetzinger, Roberto Bassi, Jakob Reuven, Daniele Boni, Marco Giani, Avishai Chameides, Daniele Parziani, Dominic Dudley, Angela Feola, Eliana Lovenberg.
Among the students that participated to our camps, there are those who are today professional worldwide known musicians, such as Mauro Rossi, Stefan Milencovic, Gad Lev, Gai Perry, Netanel Dreiblatt, Franziska Schotensack, Michael Pavia, Giacomo Orlandi, Zoe Curren, Roisin Walters .
Piandelagotti is a small picturesque village in the municipality of Frassinoro-Modena, located in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Appennines (1220m high) between Florence, Parma and Bologna.
The course is based at the Aplino Hotel (see the details below) and makes use of many local facilities, including the school and a big tent structure for concerts.
Albergo Alpino (Alpino hotel)
Via Centrale, 128
41047 Frassinoro (Modena)
Tel. +390536 967051 – +390536 967034