Ticino Music and the “Silvio Varviso” International Opera studio is offering selected pianists the opportunity to experience a 360 degree learning and artistic experience: auditions will be held soon for vocal accompanists. Pianists of any nationality will be accepted, with an age limit of 30 years (born after 01.01.1988). The auditions will take place on March 5 and 6, 2018 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (Lugano). The program will consist of playing and vocally prompting an air, a recitativo secco and an ensemble piece from the opera L’Italiana in Algieri by G. Rossini. The selected pianists will be involved in rehearsals and performances from 18 June to the end of July in Ticino / Switzerland (dates and places will be communicated later). Any further performances outside of Ticino will be announced at the time of the audition. For participating in the rehearsals and performances, Ticino Musica grants the winners of the audition a scholarship to partially cover travel, board and lodging expenses. The scholarship will be paid directly at the end of the completed project (September 2018), if the required performance agreement is fully met. Travel, food and accommodation expenses will be paid by the selected pianists themselves. In order to register, you must fill in the application form (which will be published on this site soon) and pay a fee of 40 Fr. Entries will remain open until 20.02.2018.