Cremona Academy and Chamber Music in Cremona
      Mark Lakirovich, Artistic Director  
Mischa Lakirovich, Program Director    

Welcome to the website of the International Music Academies! We are thrilled to present our Sixth Cremona International Music Academy and Competition and the Ninth European Season of Music Academies and unforgettable music making!

Cremona International Music Academy and Competition
Cremona, Italy

Three-Week Program

July 17 - August 7, 2016

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Cremona, Italy

Two-Week Program

July 24 - August 7, 2016

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This year Academy offers two optional courses of study: a rigorous three-week program, with the focus on private lessons and chamber music in the first week, and intensive two-week music program, which encompass private lessons, chamber music coaching, orchestral sessions, instrumental and vocal ensemble classes, and instrumental and vocal master classes.

The program of the 2016 Academy is carefully designed to benefit aspiring musicians of all ages, including young professionals, college, pre-college, and younger students. Public concerts are the highlights of the Academy. Students' solo, chamber music and orchestral performances, and the Distinguished Faculty Concert Series are taking place in various historic venues in and out of Cremona. Performances at the famous Cremonese violin makers’ workshops are another unique feature of the Academy. All activities are conducted at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Claudio Monteverdi" di Cremona and at the Cremona Chamber of Commerce.

The Sixth International Competition for Strings and Piano is scheduled for July 23 - July 24, 2016. A sightseeing tour of the Lombardi Region with its beautiful historical towns is planned for July 31.


This year's program features distinguished artists
Michael Kugel
, Felix Andrivesky, Anatoly Bazhenov,
Alexander Kaganovsky, and Roberto Cani
who join the faculty.

Michael Kugel

Felix Andrievsky

Anatoly Bazhenov

Alexander Kaganovsky

Roberto Cani





Street Concerts 2015
Cremona International Music Academy and Competition brings together passionate students and celebrated masters from around the world for a vibrant, exciting, inspiring, and rigorous music making summit, and provides an unforgettable experience to its participants. The programs offer a fine combination of private lessons, chamber music, public performances in historical venues, and sightseeing and educational tours. Participants will have a unique opportunity to visit and meet Cremona's renowned luthiers and play on their instruments.


MEET your personal goals and challenges through solo and chamber music performances

GAIN unique musical experience and tremendous artistic growth

ENJOY dynamic and passionate music making in the medieval setting of Cremona on the Po River

EXPLORE music, history and culture of Italy – discover the beautiful Lombardia Region and Cremona, the home of famous composer Claudio Monteverdi, the home Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri and Bergonzi, and the Capital of Contemporary Violin Making



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