About us

The Association “Monsignor Celestino Eccher” was founded in February 1993 in Smarano as the natural evolution of a Committee previously established to steer the activities connected to the promotion of a pipe organ for the church of the village of Smarano. It was immediately clear that the future organ, assuming proper financing, had to be an high quality instrument, specifically featured for the baroque organ literature. Read more >

Why choose us

Smarano is a unique cultural platform in Europe. It isn’t just a summer school where students play once in a masterclass and have no time to practice: it is an immersion environment based on historical methods of teaching, where participants attend multiple integrated classes and have four hours a day of scheduled practice time and individual coaching on multiple keyboard instruments. Read more >

What is the Smarano Academy?

Smarano International Organ Academy 2019

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