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Welcome to Triora Musica: summer courses in renaissance and baroque music within one of Italy's most beautiful small towns, perched high in the Ligurian Alps.

Each year, musicians, from young professionals to experienced amateurs, arrive from around the world to spend a week in magical, medieval, traffic-free Triora.

Courses range from early baroque opera, through instrumental weeks to a cappella polyphony, including rare music that would have been sung by renaissance nuns.

All courses are based around Casa Convento, a beautiful renaissance house, and former convent, in the heart of Triora. Some participants can stay in the house while others might opt for shared apartments or B&B. Don't worry. We will help everyone find somewhere to stay. We also arrange transport from Nice airport

Non-performing partners are welcome and will find plenty to do.

News for 2019:

A course on convent polyphony for female voices, directed by Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras is now being run through their Musica Secreta ensemble website:

Dates: 7th (arrive) 14th (depart) July 2019.

There will be a performance on Saturday 13th July.
This course will still be held in Triora and based around Casa Convento.
Course information and booking can be found here:


Triora Musica courses that took place in 2017:

June 25th


July 2nd 2017

performance July 1st


Broken Consorts at midsummer
A week of music making for viols, plucked strings, recorders, other soft winds and singers

Making her debut in Triora, Alison Kinder, highly experienced workshop leader and renowned performer, will lead a week working on a range of renaissance masterpieces for large and small ensembles and aimed at players with some experience.

Course tutor: Alison Kinder

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July 8th July to July 16 2017

La Daphne performance July 15th in Triora

Additional informal concert July 14th.


La Daphne by Marco da Gagliano (1575-1642) (first performed Mantua, 1608)
For solo and consort singers, strings, wind and continuo - young professionals, students and experiencd amateurs.

Plus talks, workshops and masterclass open to all performers. A total immersion in the exciting world of the early Baroque.

Course tutors include: Deborah Roberts, Oliver Webber and Claire Williams

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July 22nd
July 30th 2017

performance 29th July


The Nuns of Ferrara

Following the success of last year's course we will continue to explore the rapidly expanding world of renaissance convent music, including repertoire only recently emerging by composers including Josquin des Prez. A chance to take part in some first performances in modern times and learn about the research involved from one of the world's leading experts on renaissance female vocal ensembles!
For experienced female singers from high sopranos to low altos and tenors

Course tutors: Laurie Stras and Deborah Roberts

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2nd September to
10th September 2017

Performance Saturday 9th September


From Fayrfax to Taverner

Pre Reformation English music in the grand style!
A course for advanced consort singers who are good readers (or prepared to do work in advance) with clear, well-tuned voices and able to hold a part alone.

Course tutor: Deborah Roberts

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View from Casa Convento
Music room in Casa Convento
Triora from above
Preparing for the 2016 masterclass
Lunch on the terrace
Pizza party in Cetta 2016
Audience at one of our performances
Church of San Bernardino