Dentro la Musica

Maestri Roberto Prosseda and Yulia Berinskaya join Massimo Marenzi for three days of intensive musical activity and more

Violin students held by Prof. Berinskaya

Piano students held by Prof. Prosseda

Chamber Music Programs are welcome


Masterclasses will be open to public

Recital of students will be performed inside and outside the facilities of Villa Sandra

The Academy is open to junior and senior students with no age restriction


Dates              24 - 26 August 2018       Lesa Lago Maggiore Italia

collective        Masterclasses and Recitals (free participation)


Active students of Piano or Violin

Lessons           3 hours of individual lessons per student 

Lodge             3 meals a day

tuition fee        490 euro


Active students of Piano or Violin and Chamber Music

Lessons           5 hours of individual lessons per student

Lodge             3 meals a day

tuition fee        680 euro



lodge and 3 meals                          290 euro


maximum of 10 students                   selected on video

maximum of 10 guests                     first arrived first served

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"Prosseda shapes the music in long, elegant phrases that soar and compel utterly... This is the finest set of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words now available." Classic FM magazine, 5* CD review, Jan '09.

Roberto Prosseda’s sensational discovery of new Mendelssohn works made headlines in Europe and lead to several Decca releases. His albums have won much acclaim in the press, including the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique Classique, the Diapason d’Or and Chamber Music CD of the Month in the UK’s Classic FM magazine.

Critics and public alike have come to recognise Prosseda’s interpretations as communicating a deep emotion and introspection, capable of moving the listener, thanks also to a particular use of rubato and a great variety of timbres, particularly in Prosseda’s use of pianissimo. In 2010, Deutsche Grammophon selected twelve recordings by Prosseda to add to the box set,

“Classic Gold”, released in May 2010.  In 2014 Prosseda completed his 10-years project of recording all Mendelssohn’s piano works for Decca in 9 CDs.

Roberto Prosseda has performed regularly with some of the world’s most important orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic, Bruxelles Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic and the mighty Leipzig Gewandhaus. With the Gewandhaus, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, he recorded the 3rd Piano Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, released on the Decca International label in September 2009. In Italy he performs regularly for the prestigious Serate Musicali di Milano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and is frequently invited to the major concert series, including La Scala Milan, Unione Musicale in Turin, Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rome and the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.

Other than Mendelssohn, whose piano music he is considered to be a leading interpreter of today, Prosseda’s interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin have been particularly praised, and these composers have in fact featured in Prosseda’s recent Decca recordings. An active proponent of Italian music, Prosseda also recorded the complete piano works of Petrassi and Dallapiccola.

In September 2011 Prosseda gave his debut on the pedal piano, performing the Concerto for Pedal Piano by Gounod in the world premiere version for modern instrument. Concerts are planned in the next seasons on this instrument, rediscovering the original compositions by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Charles Valentin Alkan. Several composers, including Ennio Morricone, have already written new pieces for pedal piano for Roberto Prosseda, and a recording of the four Gounod's pieces for pedal piano and orchestra with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Howard Shelley, released on the Hyperion label in fall 2013.

Roberto Prosseda is also very active in musical divulgation. He wrote the book “Il Pianoforte” for Curci Editori (2013) and realized three documentaries dedicated to Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt (Euroarts).



“… The purity of sound that flowed from the violin was something sublime, which added to the virtuosity expressed in solo passages represented the extraordinary talent of this artist …”

Yulia was born into an artistic and musical environment; her precocious talent was discovered at an early age by her father Sergey Berinsky, among the greatest composers of the 20th century in Moscow, and he encouraged her to study the violin.

Her training and her extraordinary musical potential were encouraged and cultivated by internationally renowned artists such as E. Tchugaeva and V. Tretiakov, the Borodin Quartet, the Moscow Trio, who guided Yulia to graduate with honors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She then continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna under the tuition of D. Schwarzberg. Aerwards Yulia began a brilliant career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, acclaimed in Italy and abroad: Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany, the former Yugoslavia, USA, Israel, Russia. Her recitals represent her quality as a versatile artist, and her virtuosity accompanies many diverse styles.


She has had prestigious collaborations with several orchestras: Verdi Orchestra in Milan, the Milan Conservatory Orchestra, Moscow Amadeus Orchestra, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Orchestra and I Musici di Parma ensemble. Being a passionate chamber musician, she has been invited to some of the major Italian and European festivals, performing alongside artists including: S. Krilov, Y, Bashmet, D. Cohen, V. Mendelssohn, F. Lips.

Yulia regularly gives masterclasses in Mendrisio (Switzerland), Timisoara (Romania), Rhodes (Greece), Mulin de Andee (France), Portogruaro (Italy), Cividale (Italy), Val Tidone Festival (Italy), Salsomaggiore (Italy), Cantu (Italy ), Venice (Italy); She has also founded her own violin course at the Milano Music Masterschool academy and is regularly a jury member in international violin competions.


Yulia has performed as a guest leader with the following orchestras: Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Orchestra Verdi in Milan, Haydn Orchestra of Trento and Bolzano, Orchestra Earl (Austria), Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ljubljana. She records for the record labels: Koch Records (Germany), and Gramsapis ArtClassic (Russia), Sonart Studio, Playing News, ClassicaViva,LimenMusic (Italy).  Yulia recorded the cds Red Violin, Violin in Blue, Violin in White and Violin in Bach, and with Limen Records she has released a double CD and a live DVD box set : Bear in the Sky – Unconditional Music.

Her latest albums Sturm und Drang, and the complete Beethoven Sonatas with ClassicaViva records are about to be released.

Her recordings are regularly broadcasted by Radio Vaticana, Radio Classica, Radio della Svizzera Italiana.

Yulia plays a violin by Giovanni Batista Guadagnini dated 1745