Thanks to the support from the Banca del Monte di Lombardia, which has sustained the Solisti di Pavia project since 2001, the Pavia Cello Academy will be able to host a Principal Class of 8 cellists.
Students of Principal Class shall have the opportunity to work the cello repertoire with Enrico Dindo as well as participating during the academic year in three Master Classes given by world renowned cellists
Assistant Teachers Jacopo Di Tonno and Andrea Agostinelli will take care of a second pre-class class.
In 2012 Antonio Mosca, Frans Helmerson and Giovanni Solllima were our guests in the beautiful settings of the Sala degli Affreschi at Collegio Borromeo. In 2013 Asier Polo, Gustav Rivinius and Antonio Meneses. 2014 Maria Kliegel, Rocco Filippini and Gary Hoffman, 2015 Young-Chang Cho, Massimo Polidori and Thomas Demenga. 2016 three pleasant return: Frans Helmerson, Asier Polo and Gary Hoffman. For 2017 two new guests: Gabriele Geminiani and Jens Peter Maintz, in addition our friend Asier Polo.
The Academy aims to provide itself of a music library specific to the cello repertoire as well as researching for original manuscripts.
The City of Pavia thus becomes an International Cello Centre.