Venice School of Early Music
(Scuola di Musica Antica di venezia, SMAV) is a non-profit organisation created in 1991 to promote the study of early music. It is the only school in Venice devoted to early music.
The main activity of the school is the organisation of specialist courses in early music performing techniques.
Besides its didactic activities SMAV also organises Early Music festivals, concerts and recordings: it was responsible for the International Festival of Early Music in Venice, in 1992 and 1994; from 1999 ito 2007 it has taken part every year in the Venezia Suona - Festa Europea della Musica; since 1997 it has been organizing every friday and saturday a series of concerts entitled Il Concertino in famiglia in association with the Querini Stampalia Foundation (more than 1000 concerts in twelve years).
In 1996 the teachers of the school recorded the CD La musica del Tiepolo (venetian music at the time of the painter Giambattista Tiepolo)
SMAV published the musical guide-book Venezia, i luoghi della musica (1995) by Aldo Bova, and I balli di Gaetano Grossatesta (2002), essaies on a recently discovered manuscript of Venetian Baroque dance.
SMAV promotes exchange projects with other associations and instutions: teachers of the school were invited to teach at the Conseravtories of Zwolle (Netherland), Potenza (Italy) and the universities of Graz (Austria) and Cremona (Italy). SMAV has been partner of MediMuses project, supported by the European Union.
MUSIC TRAINING AND SPECIALIST COURSES
RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE DANCE
GROUP LECTURES ON VARIOUS MUSICOLOGICAL SUBJECTS
Scuola di Musica Antica Venezia
Castello 6229 30122 Venezia
tel e fax 041 5231461