At the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole I teach harpsichord and basso continuo in individual and group lessons. Specifically, the courses I teach are:
Clavicembalo – preaccademico
Clavicembalo – triennio
Tastiere storiche clavicembalo
Prassi Barocca (clavicembalo) – Corso di perfezionamento
Details of the preaccademico and triennio courses can be found here:
Details of the two year “Corsi di perfezionamento” can be found here:
I also act as “Coordinatore dipartimento musica antica” (head of the early music department).
BA AND MA SEMINARS
2009-2010 Guildhall School of Music and Drama: The accompaniment of Purcell songs (MA in piano accompaniment).
2009-2010 Guildhall School of Music and Drama: The accompaniment of Handel’s operatic arias (MA in piano accompaniment).
2012 Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana: Improvisation in the accompaniment of eighteenth century music (BA and MA seminar).
2012, 2014, 2015 Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana: Per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti: Musica da camera nel primo seicento italiano (BA and MA seminar).
2013 Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana: 5 fortepianos Workshop, with Viviana Sofronitsky, Paul McNulty and Massimo Zicari.
Masterclasses and Summer courses
2008-2010 Royal College of Music: chamber music masterclasses in preparation for recording sessions for “The Listening Gallery” project.
2009 University of Birmingham: masterclasses on improvisation in the Italian style as part of “The Division Lobby Project”, directed by Paula Chateauneuf.
2009 Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Masterclasses on Baroque interpretation.
2011 Corelli and the music of 17th century Rome, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra course, directed by Pavlo Besnosiuk: Tutor and lecturer on continuo accompaniment, Britten-Pears young artist programme, Aldeburgh.
2015 and 2016 Michael Chance Summer Academy, tutor of harpsichord and basso continuo, Siena School for liberal arts, Siena.
Lectures and presentations
2009 A century of Italian keyboard music: What instruments can tell us. Grove Forum Lecture held on the harpsichord attributed to Onofrio Guarracino (c. 1675), Royal College of Music Museum of Musical Instruments.
2010 Another Dimension: Integrating Music with the new Renaissance Galleries. Studies in Art Lecture series, London.
2011 The Listening Gallery Project. “Displaying Music” workshop, Research Department, V&A.
2011 Lists of players in 17th century Rome: what can they tell us about interpretation?
Open lecture and masterclass, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra course Corelli and the music of 17th century Rome, with Pavlo Besnosiuk, Britten-Pears young artist programme, Aldeburgh.
2013, 2014, 2015
Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana: Authenticities and Performance practice (BA and MA seminar).
2012 ‘The scholar-performer’: Interpreting scores, workshop in “The Reflective Conservatoire”, Guildhall School of Musica and Drama.
2012 Il viaggio di un’idea musicale, with Jennifer McRitchie, “Music in Neuroscience” conference, Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità – Ascona.
2013 Instrument Choice in the Performance of late 18th Century Parisian Keyboard Repertoire, 2nd International conference on historical keyboard music “The keyboard and its role in the internationalisation of music 1600-1800”, University of Edinburgh.
2014 “The Listening Gallery”, key presentation given at the AEC Early Music Platform “‘The Spirit of the Place’: historically-informed performance in historically appropriate buildings, acoustics and cultural settings”, Conservatorio di Vicenza.
2015 Biases in the perception of dynamics in harpsichord performance, with Sarah Chiller-Glaus and Jennifer MacRitchie, “Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)”, Manchester.