Schlern Festival offers to its participants an intensive three-week program in disciplines including violin, viola, cello, piano, voice and conducting. 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.
Students performing chamber music receive chamber music coaching.
In addition to private lessons students participate in master classes given by guest artists and our distinguished faculty. Guest artists of the 2013 Schlern Festival include world famous musicians: Nikolay Lugansky (piano), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Dora Schwarzberg (violin), Sergey Khachatryan (violin), Alexander Rudin (cello) and Vladimir Chernov (baritone). Two different master classes will be held daily (except on free days).
Instrumentalists and singers can apply for CONDUCTING classes in addition to their discipline. Conducting classes help both, aspiring soloists, and orchestra musicians, to prepare themselves for their future collaboration with orchestras and conductors. Students can also apply for additional instrumental or vocal classes. Each additional class includes 6 lessons. Find fee information at Admissions/Tuition & Fees.
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 10th, 2013.
Tours to Venice, Alpe di Suissi and Cremona, visit of The Stradivari Museum and Villa Verdi will be offered. Find additional information at Festival Program/Excursions.
A Certificate of Schlern International Music Festival will be issued to participants who successfully completed the program.
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@example.com by March 1, 2013.