The University of Music

The University of Music: young, dynamic and international 

The University of Music (SUM) specialises in preparing young musicians for a successful career and is the most international department of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, with students from 40 different countries.

In line with legal requirements, the University of Music has four functions: training, research, continuing/further education, and service provision.

The SUM is a member of the Association of Swiss University Schools of Music (CSUM) and the European Association of Conservatoires and Schools of Music (AEC).

It was established in 1999 and 2000 on a government mandate tasking the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana with providing four university-level degree courses at the University of Music, that would replace the old study courses (diplomas) recognised by the Association of Directors of Swiss Conservatoires, and by the Canton of Ticino as early as 1988.

The four new degree courses were recognised by the Association of Directors of Public Education (CDPE) in 2005, while the accreditation of Master’s programmes came six years later, this time by the Confederation. Consequently, qualifications from the University School of Music are recognised both nationally and internationally.

The affiliation of the SUM to the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), which took place in 2006, ensures university level integration, but at the same time allows independent administration and management.

 

The study programmes of the University of Music of the Conservatorio have been reviewed according to the MusiQuE standards in 2018. Please find the report here.

 

Symphony Orchestra of CSI
30th anniversary

29.09.2015, Sala Teatro LAC

Tomás Netopil, conductor

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 

 

Symphony Orchestra of CSI

12.02.2018, Sala Teatro LAC 
1st part

Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Klaidi Sahatçi, violin
Mathilda Longué, cello
Anna Strbová, oboe
Miguel Ángel Pérez Diego, bassoon 

Franz Joseph Haydn
Ouverture from "L'isola disabitata"
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major

Symphony Orchestra of CSI

12.02.2018, Sala Teatro LAC 
2nd part

Giovanni Antonini, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 103 “The Drumroll"

Symphony Orchestra of CSI

23.09.2018, Sala Teatro LAC
1st part

Vladimir Verbitsky, conductor
Giacomo Cardelli, cello

Antonín Dvorák
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

 

Symphony Orchestra of CSI

23.09.2018, Sala Teatro LAC
2nd part

Vladimir Verbitsky, conductor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58

 

Symphony Orchestra of CSI

07.02.2019, Sala Teatro LAC
2nd part

Alessandro Moccia, concertmaster

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E major, Op. 55, "Heroic Symphony"