Schools

Associazione Maderna

Associazione Musicale Bruno Maderna was born in 1997 from an idea of some musicians united by the desire to make music together, as well as by the desire to create something new. The Maderna Association stands out for its constant commitment to the dissemination of musical culture in Romagna and for the work of encouraging the work and professionalism of musicians from Romagna. Maderna has created the season “La Camera Della Musica” (The Chamber of Music), thus guaranteeing the orchestra a training course led by artists of the calibre of D. Bogdanovitch, C. Bogino, D. Giorgi, B. Canino. The experience of the symphony orchestra has an important turning point for the successful collaboration with Maestro K. H. Steffens, first clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Istituto Masini

Istituto Musicale “A. Masini” is one of the significant musical and cultural realities of the entire Romagna region.  

Its activity is not limited to instrumental didactic only, but ranges in all those areas that promote the general cultural enrichment.

Thanks to the administrators and the work of the talented teachers, Masini has built the musical history of Forlì and is a reference point for thousands of young people by tracing the artistic furrow so desired by the Angelo Masini, the great tenor who created the institute in 1926.

The important action of diffusion of the musical culture that distinguishes Masini, makes the city grow culturally giving answer to all the requests coming from the social fabric in which it is rooted.

Masini Institute is located in Palazzo Sangiorgi in the heart of the city, it has about 300 students, over 30 teachers and covers all musical disciplines.

Landesmusikschule Leonding

The Landesmusikschule Leonding was founded in 1980 in the old elementary school. The new school was built near the compulsory schools of Leonding and lessons started there in 1994.

Currently, the school counts about 1740 pupils, who are taught by 66 teachers. Included are the branch Wilhering, the dislocated site Kapuzinerstraße (Center for auditory and visual training), the dance workshop Casa Roja (Anzengruberstraße) and the Tanzakademie (State Theater)

The Landesmusikschule Leonding offers a wide range of services, among them instrumental lessons, speech training, ensemble conducting, wind band and projects as for example an orchestra class. 

Many students prizes at music competitions, former students that now play in an orchestra or teach themselves as well as content students that find music a fulfilling an creative occupation are proof for the quality and success of the school.

Stadtkapelle Leonding

Founded in 1926 as a music club with 20 members, the Stadtkapelle Leonding is today one of the most powerful wind orchestras in Upper Austria with more than 70 active musicians. 

An uninterrupted series of first prizes with honors in the highest levels D and E in an Upper Austrian wind competition since 1966 testifies the high level of the band.

International contacts are very important to the orchestra, what resulted in many visits to European music clubs.

The musical development was strongly influenced by Kapellmeister Otto Wimmer (1981-1996) and from 1996 on by Gerhard Reischl. The musicians are motivated each year to top performance.

As with the representation of Upper Austria at the 9th Austrian Brass Music Competition, the City Band Leonding regularly seeks new challenges in international competitions. An additional focus of the Stadtkapelle lies on the promotion of young musicians.

Conservatorio Caceres

The Conservatorio de Cáceres was created at the beginning of the eighties, thanks to the management of the Hermanos Berzosa.

Today, the student volume varies from 550 to 600 students every year, with an acceptable percentage concluding their professional studies and continuing studies of a higher level. In 1987-88, the Centre was transferred to the Ministry of Education and Science and since then until now, the Conservatory has considerably grown with respect to the number of students, teachers and specialities taught. Today, it counts with 20 instrumental specialities covering almost the entire orchestral staff and soloist instruments except the harp and accordion. The Conservatorio has several choral and instrumental groups allowing students to come into contact with the dynamics and works of the orchestra, the band or choral music, hence being a complement to their musical training.