Residency 16 - Strings Academy

23 - 28 April 2018 - Cressia (France)

Tutors: Chiara Banchini (violin), Gaetano Nasillo (cello)

Joseph HAYDN: String Quartet in D major op. 76 n. 5

Luigi BOCCHERINI: String Quintet in D major op. 39 n. 3 G 339

Giuseppe Maria CAMBINI: String Quintet in G major n. 23

Concert on 28 April 2018 in Dole

Residency 17 - Orchestral

1 - 10 June 2018 - Malborghetto (Italy)

Conductor: Claudio Astronio

Tutor: Petr Zejfart

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Ouverture from "Le Nozze di Figaro" KV 492

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony n. 35 in D major “Haffner” KV 385

Joseph Martin KRAUS: Symphony in c minor VB 142

Joseph Martin KRAUS: Chaconne from "Aeneas i Cartago" VB 23

Concert on 8 June 2018 in Malborghetto - Festival Risonanze

Concert on 9 June 2018 in Udine - Festival Risonanze


Everybody knows very well Mozart's Haffner Symphony! But perhaps not everybody knows that Mozart and Kraus met in Vienna in 1781, during the Grand Tour that Kraus undertook throughout Europe. In these years, he wrote the dramatic c minor Symphony, whose score came to Mozart's hands for a while. A few months later, Mozart wrote the Haffner Symphony, whose first movement's second theme replied thematic patterns from the first movement of Kraus c minor Symphony, a unique use in all of Mozart works. Geniuses meet and recognize their mutual value. Years later, Haydn wrote about Kraus c minor Symphony: "The symphony he wrote here in Vienna especially for me will be regarded as a masterpiece for centuries to come; believe me, there are few people who can compose something like that".

Residency 18 - Wind Academy 

13 - 16 September 2018 - Lodi (Italy)

Tutors: Paolo Grazzi (oboe), Alberto Grazzi (bassoon)

Music by Antonio ROSETTI and Franz DANZI

Concert on 16 September 2018 in Lodi - La Lira d'Orfeo

Residency 19 - Orchestral

1 - 7 October 2018 - Ossiach (Austria)

Conductor: Chiara Banchini

Tutor: Petr Zejfart

Solo Violin: Gemma Longoni

Jospeh HAYDN: Ouverture from "L'Isola Disabitata"

Joseph Martin KRAUS: Symphony in C major “violino obbligato” VB 138

Joseph HAYDN: Symphony n. 81 in G major

Concert on 6 October 2018 in Ossiach - Kloster Konzerte

Concert on 7 October 2018 in Munich - Residenz Konzerte

"The first genius I ever met". These words were written by Haydn in a letter to the Swedish ambassador Silverstolpe reporting the meeting he had with the German composer Joseph Martin Kraus. It was 1781 and on that occasion, Kraus spent quite a long time between Vienna and Estheraza, where he also conducted several works by Haydn. Kraus' Symphony VB 138 "Violino Obbligato" is one of the best examples of sinfonia concertante of the XVIII century, performed by the young soloists of Theresia.


Residency 20 - Strings Academy 

14 - 19 January 2019 - Lodi (Italy)

Tutors: Chiara Banchini (violin), Roel Dieltiens (cello)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Joseph Martin KRAUS, Luigi BOCCHERINI, Gioacchino ROSSINI e Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Concert on 19 January 2019 in Lodi

Residency 21 - Orchestral

28 April - 5 May 2019 - Lodi (Italy)

Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini

Franz Joseph HAYDB: Ouverture from Il Ritorno di Tobia

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony n. 36 in C major “Linz” KV 425

Michael HAYDN: Symphony n. 28 in C major

Concert on 3 May 2019 in Lodi - Stagione del Teatro alle Vigne

Concert on 4 May 2019 in Mantua - Trame Sonore

Mozart's Jupiter Symphony is one of the most famous orchestral works of the XVIII century. But what do you know about the roots of this masterpiece? You will be very surprised listening to the Finale of Michael Haydn's Symphony n. 28, which includes all four themes (!) of the Finale of the Jupiter, written four years later in 1788, and gorgeously elaborated. A true surprise, worth the discovery. The beautiful Symphony n. 36 in C major "Linz" is instead considered Mozart's "general rehearsal" for the Jupiter and is the first large-scale orchestral work of the late period of Mozart life. With this program Theresia proposes a new, original way of looking around a major Viennese masterpiece - the Jupiter Symphony - that so much

influence had on the young Beethoven.

"Warm-Up" Academy - Strings 
28 May - 2 June 2019 - Mantua (Italy)

Tutors: Gemma Longoni (violin), Claudio Astronio (conductor)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Franz Xaver RICHTER, Jan Vaclav STAMIC,

Matthias Georg MONN, Joseph MYSLIVECEK, Jan Křtitel VANHAL

Concerts on 30, 31 May, 1 and 2 June 2019 in Mantua - Trame Sonore

Residency 23 - Strings Academy 

2 - 8 July 2019 - Geneva (Switzerland)

Tutors: Chiara Banchini (violin), Girolamo Bottiglieri (violin)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH,


Concert on 7 July 2019 in Geneva - Les Concerts de St-Germain

Concert on 8 July 2019 in Geneva - Les Concerts de St-Germain

Residency 24 - Orchestral

8 - 22 August 2019 - Rovereto (Italy)

Conductor: Claudio Astronio

Joseph Martin KRAUS: Complete Ouvertures​

Residency 23 includes the CD recording of the program for a major world label

Concert on 15 August 2019 in Milan - Milano Arte Musica

Concert on 22 August 2019 in Bolzano - Bolzano Festival Bozen

A world premiere on authentic instruments collecting all the overtures composed by Joseph Martin Kraus for his operas, ballets, theatre, politics and sacred music during his lifetime, plus his major symphonic output, the monumental Chaconne from the opera Aeneas I Cartago. A large-scale program requiring Theresia in its largest scale setting (44 elements) and including, besides a reinforced string and wind orchestra, Turkish music. This two-weeks project will also include seminars and other learning events linked to the profile and the music of Joseph Martin Kraus and its era.

Residency 25 - Wind Academy 

8 - 11 October 2019 - Lodi (Italy)

Tutors: Alfredo Bernardini (oboe), second tutor (bassoon) to be confirmed

Music by Ludwig van BEETHOVEN, Franz DANZI and others

Concert on 11 October 2019 in Lodi

Residency 26 - Orchestral

18 - 26 January 2020

Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini

Fortepiano: Olga Pashchenko 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Concerto n.1 in C major op. 15 for pianoforte and orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony n. 41 in C major “Jupiter” KV 543

Concerts on 25 and 26 January 2020

Celebrating the 250th Beethoven’s birthday! Theresia will dedicate a large part of its 2020 activity to the performance of Beethoven’s music. We start with a “best-seller” program joining the last symphony of Mozart, the Jupiter Symphony, and one of the most loved early compositions of the young Beethoven, the first piano concert. Our soloist, Olga Pashchenko, comes back to Theresia as a soloist, 5 years after her first concerts with us in August 2015.

Residency 27 - Strings Academy 

17 - 22 February 2020 - Genoa (Italy)

Tutors: Chiara Banchini (violin), second tutor to be confirmed

Music by Ludwig van BEETHOVEN and others

Concert on 22 February 2020 in Genoa

Residency 28 - Orchestral

3 - 10 April 2020 

Conductor: Chiara Banchini 

Joseph HAYDN: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze

Concerts on 9 and 10 April 2020

"Some fifteen years ago I was requested by a canon of Cádiz to compose instrumental music on the Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross. It was customary at the Cathedral of Cádiz to produce an oratorio every year, the effect of the performance being not a little enhanced by the following circumstances. The walls, windows and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the centre of the roof broke the solemn darkness. After a short service the bishop ascended the pulpit, pronounced the first of the seven words and delivered a discourse thereon. This ended, he left the pulpit and fell to his knees before the altar. The interval was filled by music. The bishop then in like manner pronounced the second word, then the third, and so on, the orchestra following on the conclusion of each discourse. My composition was subject to these conditions." (F.J. Haydn, 1804).

"Warm-Up" Academy - Strings 

2 - 7 June 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

Tutor: to be confirmed

Program to be defined

Concerts on 6 and 7 June 2019

Residency 30 - Wind & Strings Academy

19 - 24 August 2020 - Geneva (Switzerland)

Tutors: Alfredo Bernardini (oboe), Chiara Banchini (violin), Girolamo Bottiglieri (violin)

Program to be defined

Concerts on 23 August 2020 in Geneva - Les Concerts de Saint-Germain

Concerts on 24 August 2020 in Geneva - Les Concerts de Saint-Germain

Residency 31 - Orchestral

5 - 12 October 2020

Conductor: Giovanni Antonini

Program to be defined

Concerts on 11 and 12 October 2020

Residency 32 - Orchestral (strings only)

11 - 17 January 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

Tutors: ALEA Ensemble (string quartet)

Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY: Symphonies for strings

Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH: Symphonies for strings

Concerts on 16 and 17 January 2021


Residency 33 - Wind Academy
February 2021 (dates to be defined)

Tutors to be defined

Program to be defined

1 Concert in February 2021

Residency 34 - Orchestral

April 2021 (dates to be defined)

Conductor to be defined

Program to be defined

2 Concerts in April 2021

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