The ‘Franco-Belgian Violin School’ From G.B. Viotti To E. Ysaÿe

International Conference

LA SPEZIA, CAMeC, 9-11 July 2012

On the occasion of the eleventh edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro the Società dei Concerti of La Spezia (Liguria, Italy) and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca/Pistoia (, in association with Palazzetto Bru Zane-Centre de musique romantique française of Venice ( and, are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «The ‘Franco-Belgian Violin School’ from G.B. Viotti to E. Ysaÿe», to be held in La Spezia, CAMeC, from Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 July 2012.
The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

— The existance of a French-Belgian Violin School and Tradition
— The French Violin School before Paganini
— Violin Techniques of the Franco-Belgian School
— French Treatises and Methods of Violin Playing in the XVIII and XIX Centuries
— Nicolò Paganini and the Franco-Belgian School: Influences, Styles and Reception
— The Bravura Tradition from G.B. Viotti to E. Ysaÿe
— New and Unpublished Sources of the Franco-Belgian School
— The Franco-Belgian School influence on European and Overseas Violinism
— Composers, Virtuosos, Violin Makers and Market

Andrea Barizza, La Spezia – Alexandre Dratwicki, Venice – Lorenzo Frassà, Lucca – Roberto Illiano, Lucca – Fulvia Morabito, Lucca – Renato Ricco, Salerno – Massimiliano Sala, Pistoia – Renata Suchowiejko, Kraków

DAVID MILSOM (University of Huddersfield, UK)
RENATA SUCHOWIEJKO (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume.
Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography.
All proposals should be submitted by email no later than ***Saturday 31 March 2012*** to Dr. Roberto Illiano With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the 15th of April 2012, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of April 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Roberto Illiano
Via Nottolini, 162
San Concordio contr.
I-55100 Lucca (Lu)
tel: +39/338.3122409