The G. Verdi Conservatoire of Milan
“AN ITALIAN ECCELLENCE SINCE 1807”
by Barbara Ganetti
Founded upon Napoleon’s Royal Decree in 1807 by Eugène de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy, the “G.Verdi” Conservatoire of Milan has recently celebrated its bicentenary.
The inauguration and the contemporary issue of the first regulation took place in fact on September 3rd, 1808. Since then, the Conservatoire has been located in the historical ex-monastery next to the Church of Santa Maria della Passione. And since then the Milanese Conservatoire has been playing a central role, being one of the most important Institutions for music education with worldwide renown. Some eloquent figures: integrating and active part of the Arts and Music High-Education System, depending on the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the
Conservatoire of Milan counts:
More than 200 years of teaching and production
More than 1500 pupils
236 teaching staff
61 courses relative to the Level I Academic diploma
59 courses relative to the Level II Academic diploma
Master courses Level I and Level II
Doctorate in research
Masterclasses and Seminars held by tutors of international renown
Scholarships and prizes
60 exchange agreements according to the Erasmus program
The “G. Verdi” Conservatoire of Milan moulds up young talented persons, who are introduced to the work environment from the very beginning.
Open the whole year, the Production Office of the Conservatoire regularly organizes inner activities, inviting students to recitals or to take part in chamber and symphonic ensembles, for public concerts which often involve, together with the students, teachers and famous musicians (Daniele Gatti, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Rustioni, Yoichi Sugiyama, Francesca Dego, Tito Ceccherini…). Cooperation projects with other music production agencies are also promoted, so that students can perform for the greatest festivals and musical seasons in Milan.
At present, cooperation is in progress with some Institutions such as: Milano Classica, Risorgimento Museum, Society of Concerts, Humanitarian Society and Milan University, MITO Settembre Musica, Palazzo Marino in Musica, Piano City, Scala’s Museum.
Among our former successful students
Arrigo Boito, Amilcare Ponchielli and Giacomo Puccini; Luciano Berio, Bruno Bettinelli, Franco Donatoni; Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Noseda and Daniele Gatti; Giuditta Pasta, Giuseppina Strepponi and … Barbara Frittoli; Giorgio Gaslini and Enzo Jannacci; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Maurizio Pollini; Luciano and Riccardo Chailly… the story continues…
Conservatoire “G. Verdi”
Musica in Milan… from 1808