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Galway Masterclass Residency - Italy

We are excited to announce our Italian Autumn Residency with Sir James and Lady Galway at Villa Medici Giulini! Applications are now closed and we look forward to seeing everyone! Observers are still welcome to register!


Thursday-Saturday,16-18 November 2017


Villa Medici Giulini, Via Medici 6, 20836 Briosco (MB), ITALY

The Classes

Each morning starts with Sir James' warm-up sessions for everyone. This is the time to check your daily practice routines and technique progress. Sir James will teach you how to achieve a beautiful tone with his exercises and Marcel Moyse's studies. He then conducts 2 masterclasses a day, which are open for everyone to observe. This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to fellow students perform and learn from "The Master of the Flute".

Sir James will have a class focused on orchestral excerpts and interpretation, which you will need for any upcoming auditions. He will teach you to look beyond the notes and examine how to take your performance to the next level.

Each day, Lady Galway works with her students in a masterclass, giving them the chance to perform a piece and be coached by her on both the piece and technique. Lady Galway's class suits all levels of players and she shares her passion for playing the flute by making all students feel relaxed and worthy.

We are excited to offer a new workshop for Adults, given by Lady Galway! This class will focus on tone and technique for those players who are brushing up on their skills and want an in-depth review.

The Ensemble

There will be a Student Chamber Ensemble for all participants, which will perform Saturday evening to end the class! We ask students to bring duos, trios, quartets and other chamber pieces to play together outside of masterclass times to further their musical growth and take advantage of this opportunity.

To Perform in Sir James' class

Sir James will accept a limited number of students to perform with a pianist in his masterclass. Applicants wishing to perform must submit video recordings with their application. Those accepted to perform are recommended to memorize the pieces they wish to perform. To be a performer in Sir James’ class, you must register and attend the entire course.

To Perform in Lady Galway's class

Lady Galway accepts students of all levels in her class to perform with a pianist.


All students and observers are welcome to particpate in the morning warm-up with Sir James and to observe all masterclasses.

Students must bring the following

  • Music for masterclass
  • Piano accompaniment
  • Music stand
  • Concert clothes: all black
  • Chamber music to perform with other students (optional)


Information to apply can be found here. Please fill out the application form and send it by fax (+39.02.6555576) or by e-mail to The deadline for application is 1 November 2017.

We are excited for a fun and inspiring residency and look forward to seeing you there!