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FIMAItalian Foundation for Early Music

FIMA - Italian Foundation for Early Music - formerly known as SIFD (Italian Recorder Society, founded in 1971 by Giancarlo Rostirolla) - is a non-profit organization based in Rome.

FIMA runs every year in Urbino an International Course of Early Music, an Early Music Festival and a Trade Exhibition for instruments makers.

FIMA publishes an annual journal called RECERCARE and maintains a specialized library.

For further information on our Foundation, dowload our social balance (in italian).


fima rosso Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica

Early Music Winter Class

Courses and concerts

Albano Laziale, March 14 – 16, 2019


comune albano lazialeWith the contribution of Città di Albano Laziale – Assessorato alla Cultura

Giovanni Togni Thoroughbass course March 14-15
Giorgio Sanguinetti Course on ‘partimento’ practice March 15-16
Gemma Bertagnolli Baroque singing course March 14-16


Program and courses schedule  

March 14: 9:00 – 14:00

Arrival, students registration

Sala Consiliare di Palazzo Savelli – Piazza Costituente, 1

Thoroughbass course Recitatives; openings of Arias’ with solo continuo accompaniment; some considerations about any possible use of ‘false’ chords in the late Seventeenth Cent.

March 14:         ore 15:00-18:00

March 15:         ore 9:00-13:00

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie - Via Anfiteatro Romano, 18

Course on ‘partimento’ practice

The art of partimento – with Giorgio Sanguinetti

During the course there will take place the presentation of the work about the “Partimenti scarlattiani”, just found, by Benedetto Cipriani

March 15:         ore 15:00-18:00

March 16:         ore 9:00-13:00
                         ore 15:00-18:00

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie –Via Anfiteatro Romano, 18

Baroque singing course Chamber cantatas and Opera arias by Alessandro Scarlatti and from his age: technique and style

March 14:         ore 15:00-18:00

March 15-16:    ore 9:00-13:00
                        ore 15:00-18:00

Sala Consiliare di Palazzo Savelli


Acquisto biglietti online

Friday, March 15, 2019 Complesso di Santa Maria delle Grazie –21:00

The Golden Age of chamber cantatas

Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano; Giovanni Togni, harpsichord.

pieces by A. Scarlatti & G. F. Haendel

Saturday, March 16, 2019Complesso di Santa Maria delle Grazie – 19:00

Canzonas, dances and sonatas for two instruments
Evangelina Mascardi & Andrea Damiani, lutes, theorboes and Spanish guitars
Pieces by S. Landi, A. Piccinini, G. Kapsperger, B. Pasquini

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – Complesso di Santa Maria delle Grazie – ore 11:00

Chamber pieces by A. Scarlatti
Students of the Winter Class

Subscription & Course Fees

Winter Class of Early Music

Registration & Insurance 30 €
Singing Course 150 €
Thorough bass + Partimento course 150 €
Residents in Albano Laziale 120 €
Auditor 90 €
Tickets for evening concerts: 15.03 and 16.03  
Reduced ticket * 12 €
Ticket 15 €
*Reductions for students Winter Class Course of Early Music, under 25 years and over 65 years, Residents of Albano Laziale  
Morning Concert of 17.03 FREE


From Fiumicino airport: train to Roma Termini (30 min) station and then train to Albano (55 min)

From Ciampino airport: bus Cotral (every 30 min; travel takes 25 min)

From Anagnina MetroA station: bus Cotral (every 30 min; travel takes 30 min)


  • Convitto dei Padri della Congregazione di San Paolo - Piazza S. Paolo, 4, 00041 Albano Laziale RM

Only Double and triple rooms*
* the private bathroom is not guaranteed in all the rooms; it will be announced later, in order of booking, if and which rooms will be missing it. In that case, we will indicate other accommodations with private bath to you.

Fees: Bed and breakfast € 10 per person

FOR RESERVATIONS: send one to the FIMA Secretary:

  • Convitto dei Padri Somaschi (away from the course places about 1 km)-Via Rufelli, 14, 00041 Ariccia RM

Single, double and triple rooms
Fees: Bed and breakfast € 40 per person

FOR RESERVATIONS: send one to the FIMA Secretary:

  • B&B Al Grottino - Via Don Minzoni 1 - 00041 Albano Laziale

3 rooms with 3 beds
Fees: 25€ per person

FOR RESERVATIONS: tel. +39 069320903 Cell. +39 3332054225 / 3290612065

  For other solutions to sleep in Albano Laziale :


B&B Al Grottino - Via Don Minzoni 1 - 00041 Albano Laziale tel. +39 069320903 

Cell. +39 3332054225 / 3290612065 

Lunch: € 10 Dinner: € 20

For other solutions to eat in Albano Laziale :



A down-payment of Euro 100 to "Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica" is required for subscription.

The sum must be free of any bank or postal charges and can be paid by:

  • Bank transfer to Banca delle Marche (Roma Sede), via Romagna 17, IBAN IT 98Z 03111 03233 0000 00018676 - BIC BLOPIT22
  • Credit card (CartaSI - Visa - Mastercard - Eurocard) written down in the registration form
  • Paypal to - please add 5 Euros for bank charges

If the credit card is registered to another person,please add a written authorization by the card holder.

Terms of payement

By registration form (click here to download the document). The form and the receipt of the down payment must be sent to FIMA:

  • by e-mail to
  • by mail to Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica Via Col di Lana 7 – C.P. 6159 – 00195 ROMA (ITALY)


Confirmation: a confirmation of enrolment will be sent before February 20th. Where necessary, programs may be changed and classes cancelled. In that case it will be possible to change the course or to ask for total refund.

Refunds: in case of cancellation communicated before February 15th, 50% of the fee will be refunded. No refunds will be made for cancellations communicated after this date.

Urbino Early Music 2019The Courses

LI Edition July 18-27 2019

Go to the courses website

For info and reservation contact our secretariat. Phone +39.06.3210806 email:

Urbino GiovaniThe Young Side of Urbino Early Music


July 21-27 2019

Go to the courses website

For info and reservation contact our secretariat. Phone +39.06.3210806 email:

The Urbino Early Music FestivalThe Best of Early Music in the Gem of the Italian Renaissance

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RecercareThe Musicology Journal of the Italian Foundation for Early Music

Starting in 1989, RECERCARE publishes scholarly articles on Italian music and musical culture, and on the musical relations between Italy and other countries from the fourteenth century to the first half of the nineteenth century. The journal accepts texts in Italian, English, German, French and Spanish. For articles written not in English, English summaries are provided.

ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems): class A

ERIH Plus (European Reference Index for the Humanities): cat. INT2

Jstor Archive: coverage 1989–2011


Umberto Eco“I chose the Italian Society of Recorder Unique, Truthful, Ancient and Accepted".

Umberto Eco 1986

Paolo Scarnecchia“We preserve unique and valuable manuscripts. Some of the most prestigious and competent musicians and scholars have chosen to come and live in Italy to breathe every day the language, art, architecture, nature in which our vocal and instrumental music have developed, but in general the institutions do not pay enough attention to this part of our cultural heritage. Urbino Early Music is a happy exception and there is more need than ever of his presence .” Paolo Scarnecchia
Mara Lacchè“FIMA has been confirmed as one of the most authoritative festivals of ancient music for the originality of the programs and the artistic importance of the performers invited, as well as for the variety of educational offerings, important lure for many students, coming from twenty-four countries.” Mara Lacchè

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ContactsWrite to Us

FIMA - Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica

Via Col di Lana, 7 00195, Roma, Italia


Post Address: C.P. 6159 - Ufficio Roma Prati, 00195 Roma