Masterclasses with Lorenzo Coppola and Malcolm Bilson 12 - 19 May 2010

W. A. Mozart - Wind Serenade in C minor KV388

W. A. Mozart - Piano Quartet in G minor KV478

W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major

J. Haydn - Symphony No. 93 in D major

In the fall of 2009, after watching his video entitled “Knowing the Score”, we contacted Malcolm Bilson, the American pianist and scholar, asking whether he would have been able to spend some time with us during his trip to Europe the following spring.  Given the work he did throughout his life on the performance practice of classical and romantic repertoire and particularly on understanding the musical text, we thought he would have been a nice person to get in touch with, to talk about some of the issues we have been investigating for the past three years.

With a couple of days of rehearsals we went back with two symphonies we had played recently, Haydn 93rd and Mozart 39th ; Lorenzo Coppola, who was working with our winds on Mozart’s C minor Serenade on those dates,  also helped us with the preparation. We met Mr. Bilson in Parma during his master classes at the local conservatory; for two days he worked with us on the symphonies and, on the third day, he gave a chamber music recital with some of our string players. During our stay in Parma we also had the chance to meet the conservatory’s students for a long chat about what we do, how and why we do it. We really enjoyed the meeting and we are looking forward to do more of these things as well in the future.


Concert Mozart - Wind Serenade in C minor KV388

14/05/2010 20:30
Auditorium Corale Rossini (Modena Italy) View map

Open Rehearsal Mozart - Symphony No. 39 // Haydn - Symphony No. 93

17/05/2010 17:30
Auditorium del Carmine - Conservatorio di Parma (Parma Italy) View map

Concert Mozart - Piano Quartet in G minor KV478

18/05/2010 21:00
Auditorium del Carmine - Conservatorio di Parma (Parma Italy) View map

Photo Gallery


  • Igor Armani Clarinet
  • Sarah Assmann Oboe
  • Nicola Barbagli Oboe
  • Davide Bertozzi Oboe
  • Federica Bianchi Fortepiano
  • Malcolm Bilson Fortepiano
  • Lorenza Borrani Violin
  • Francesco Bossaglia Horn
  • Luise Buchberger Cello
  • Miriam Caldarini Clarinet
  • Michele Fattori Bassoon
  • Elena Favilla Viola
  • Timoti Fregni Violin
  • Katherine Elizabeth Morgan Goldsmith Horn
  • Gabriele Gombi Bassoon
  • Olga Hansen Viola
  • Simone Jandl Viola
  • Paolo Lambardi Violin
  • Andrea Landi Cello
  • Andrea Mascetti Violin
  • Simon Menin Trumpet
  • Gabriele Mollicone Violin
  • Raphaëlle Pacault Violin
  • Anne Parisot Flute
  • Ayumi Anna Paul Violin
  • Katharina Naomi Paul Violin
  • Francesca Piccioni Viola
  • Simone Roggen Violin
  • Juan Sebastián Ruiz Jaen Doublebass
  • Antoine Siguré Timpani
  • Luca Stocco Oboe
  • Tommaso Tesini Cello
  • Marco Toro Trumpet
  • Alja Velkaverh Flute
  • Malin William-Olsson Violin