In 2023 again, the workshop will take place in Pistoia, a charming small city of Tuscany, that offers a beautiful and lively historical centre. The Cathedral square, the market square and the shops are all reachable on foot (or by shuttle bus) from the hotel that will host our artistic residence.
Equipped with comfortable bedrooms, bright meeting rooms, a large swimming pool and a restaurant with a terrace to have dinner "al fresco", the Villa Cappugi**** hotel will be an ideal place to rehearse for the musicians, and an excellent basis to explore Tuscany for their relatives. Easily accessible by car or train, Pistoia is located 40km from Florence and Lucca, 60km from the seaside and from Pisa. Florence and Pisa are the closest international airports.
The workshop consists of rehearsals every morning and in the late afternoon, while early afternoons are dedicated to rest or relax by the pool. One afternoon in the middle of the week is left free for excursions.
For the musicians staying at the hotel, all meals are included at the hotel restaurant (except 2 dinners). For their non-musician relatives staying at the hotel, lunches are not included but a bar serving snacks and light lunches is available by the pool.
The workshop will terminate with one concert in the area.
Our conductor M° Francesco Grassini was born in Siena where he first studied the trombone, but he is now conducting several orchestras and managing two music schools in Geneva: as always, the orchestral work will be divided between tutti rehearsals conducted by M° Grassini and sectional rehearsals supported by a team of professional coaches for the various sections of the orchestra.