Dates of the Events

26.08.2024 – 29.08.2024

Piano Teacher

Johan Schmidt

Assistant Professor

Fabio Afrune

Antico Monastero di San Biagio, Loc. Lanciano.Nocera Umbra (PG)

By 15 June


Registration is subject to the filing of the
attached application and payment of the
first installment of € 120, by bank transfer
IBAN: IT49X0344038470000000151500
Reason: Masterclass Schmidt.

The deposit will not be refunded in case of non-participation except for serious and documented reasons. The balance of the entire registration fee can be paid by bank transfer one week before the event or by cash on arrival at the property.

The course fee is € 420 and includes:

The course fee is € 420 and includes:

  • membership fee,
  • insurance policy,
  • 4 lessons with M. Schmidt,
  • courses, workshops and in-depth study with the teacher Fabio Afrune (for information
  • use for personal study of acoustic and digital instruments (it is recommended to bring personal earphones)
  • possibility to perform (at the discretion of the teachers) in a concert at the end of the course in the evocative location of San Biagio.
    AUDITOR FEE: € 50


  • Among the greatest Belgian pianists of all time, his perfect technique and rare interpretive sensibility combines impeccable virtuosity with an elegant and enchanting sound.
    Schmidt has been awarded prizes at the most important piano competitions (Tchaikovsky in Moscow 3rd prize, Van Cliburn 4th prize, Queen Elizabeth 4th prize and the audience prize, International Japan Competition 1st prize, Maria Callas Athens 1st prize) and performs at concerts around the world.
    Schmidt holds the position of professor of piano at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels, Qingdao University in China and the University of Senzoku Gakuen in Japan.
    He also hosts masterclasses in Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, the Académie d’été in Nice, and Shanghai.
    Many of his students have gone on to win important international competitions.


  • The Italian pianist Fabio Afrune graduated cum laude at the Conservatoire in Perugia with special mention, before continuing his studies with Johan Schmidt and David Levy at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, where he was awarded a Master’s degree in piano “avec Grand distinction” and a Master Spécialisé “avec Distinction”.
    Afrune has won the Roscini Prize, a scholarship from the Rotary Club in Bruxelles, and theprestigious Gerofi Baschwitz Prize, which is awarded to outstanding graduates by the Conservatoire de Bruxelles.
    Afrune’s current activities include teaching and performing at numerous concerts, both as a soloist, and with choir and orchestra, for audiences in Italy, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Thailand.
    He has recorded many pieces by contemporary composers, and notably performed Luigi Nono’s “Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica” in the presence of Nuria Schönberg Nono.