Semper Music International Festival offers to its participants an intensive three-week program in disciplines including piano, violin, viola, cello, and voice. Students study with world famous artists, perform with them side-by-side and meet them in a non-formal atmosphere. All these help students to significantly raise their professional level and further their careers.


The festival is held in the spirit of “making music together”. During the festival, around 30 concerts are presented by students, guest and faculty artists in the Academy and in historic halls of the South Tyrol to full capacity audiences. The festival encourages students to collaborate in a variety of settings such as solo performance, chamber music and accompanying and to take advantage of gaining performance experience important for young musicians. Find detailed information about concert appearances and repertoire at admissions/repertoire.


Each student receives six private lessons. A student may exchange lessons with another faculty member and their assigned professor, by mutual agreement with another student. Students are required to attend all rehearsals, lessons, master classes and performances according to the personal schedule, given to each participant on the first day of the festival.

Chamber Music

Students performing chamber music receive chamber music coaching.

Master Classes

In addition to private lessons students participate in master classes given by guest artists and our distinguished faculty. Guest artists of the 2016 Semper Music International Festival include a legendary pianist and chair of the piano faculty at the Moscow Conservatory, Mikhail Voskresensky; one of the world’s greatest violinists Liana Isakadze, and outstanding cellist, conductor and professor at the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Rudin.  Two different master classes will be held daily (except on free days).

Additional Classes

Admissions/Tuition & Fees.

Language Classes

Entry-level Italian and German language classes will be offered to the festival participants. Singers will receive Italian, German and Russian language coaching by native speakers. You will be able to sign up for the language classes at the festival office in Völs am Schlern on July 7th, 2016.


Tours to Cremona, Venice, and to Alpe di Suissi will be offered. Find additional information at Festival Program/Excursions.


A Certificate of Semper Music International Festival will be issued to participants who successfully completed the program.

Cello Rental

Cello students can rent instruments for the period of the Festival for a reasonable price. If you would like to rent a cello, please email us at [email protected] by April 24, 2016.