Early Keyboards

Smarano (Predaia) – Vienna

25 July – 6 August 2022

Smarano International Early Keyboards Academy


Docendo discitur

“Smarano International Early Keyboards Academy” is a twelve days summer course in northern Italy, where multiple interconnected masterclasses about the art of keyboard music from the 16th to the 18th century are held by internationally renowned musicians and experts. During the course, based on historical methods of teaching, the participants can have four hours a day of scheduled practice time and private coaching on multiple keyboard instruments (organ, harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano).

That is why Smarano’s motto is a quotation from Seneca: Docendo Discitur, meaning “it is learned by teaching”. The Smarano Academy is a true meeting platform where people in our field gather to learn from one another and teach one another about a valuable European cultural heritage.

Academy 2022


The 2022 Academy is dedicated to the theme "Vienna musical heart of Europe". The courses will address the relationship between Vienna and Italy through the keyboard music of composers such as Frescobaldi, Froberger, Poglietti, Pasquini, Kerll and Muffat.

Where and When

The 2022 Smarano International Early keyboards Academy will be held from July 25 to August 6 in Smarano (Predaia - TN), a little village nestled between mountains in northern Italy, and Vienna, one of the most important European music centers, to which this Academy is dedicated.

Courses and Teachers

The Academy is characterized by individual and collective work on improvisation and repertoire.
The teachers of the 2022 edition are: Enrico Baiano, Edoardo Bellotti, Armando Carideo, Ulrika Davidsson, Greta Haenen, William Porter and Joel Speerstra.

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Why choose Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, active participants will be required to attend the whole Academy which will be held from 25 July to 6 August 2022 in Smarano (IT) and Vienna.

No, non-active participants will not be required to attend the whole Academy.

Each active participant is due to prepare a repertoire that will published by the end of January 2022.

After the application's approval, we will send you the list of the accomodation facilities in Smarano and Vienna affiliated with us (hostels, B&B, hotels). We will take care of the reservation.

The admittance will be confirmed upon payment of the application fee that is due within 15 days from the confirmation.

The fee includes the courses, 3/4 hours of individual practice/coaching per day, tuition materials, certificate of attendance, accident insurance, trip A/R Smarano-Vienna (by bus and train).

No, but practising instruments may be available for a limited extent.

Yes, when you will complete the Academy, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

What people say about us

One of our students

Very high academic level. Exceptional teachers. Inspiring classes. Friendly atmosphere. Wonderful collegiality between students and faculty.

one of our students

Smarano International Organ Academy was the best summer academy that I have ever attended, and I have attended a lot! Full of good teachers and great people.

one of our students

The greater strenght of Smarano Academy is the wide diversity of available instruments and teachers who are each experts in a particular field.

    The catalogue of "Tastata" series

    Read the digital and interactive catalogue of the "Tastata" series curated by the Istituto dell'Organo Storico Italiano of which the Academy is official partner.