Welcome to our site! We are thrilled to present you our Seventh Season of Music Academies in Europe and the Fourth Cremona International Music Academy. The Academy 2014 offers two very exciting programs and a truly unique Cremona International Competition for Strings and Pianists!
Two 14-day programs (Program I and Program II) of the Academy 2014 are carefully designed for musicians of all ages, including young professionals, college, pre-college, and younger students. Courses of study encompass private lessons, instrumental and vocal master classes, chamber music coaching, ensemble and orchestral sessions, all of which will be conducted at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Claudio Monteverdi" di Cremona and at the Cremona Chamber of Commerce. Public concerts are the highlights of the Academy. Student solo, chamber music and orchestral performances, and the concerts featuring distinguished faculty of the Academy will take place in various historic venues in and outside Cremona area, including Cortile Federico II of Cremona Town Hall, Piazzas Duomo and Marconi, and special performances in a beautiful Lombardian town of Crema. Performances at Cremona violin makers’ workshops are another unique features of the Academy. The Fourth International Competition for Strings and the Fourth International Competition for Pianists are scheduled for July 26- July 28, 2014. We are very pleased to announce many wonderful additions to this year program - “The Art of Bel Canto” vocal program and "Audition Preparation Class for Strings" will be offered in both, Programs I and II. Composition Course and Theory of Music Seminar will be offered in Program I. Program II will offer “Composition and Improvisation Class” and a special “Wind, Jazz and Improvisation Course”.
City-tours of Cremona will be offered to participants of both Programs. Sightseeing tour to Milan, the home of the famous “La Scala” Theater, is planned for Program I participants, and tour to Genoa, the Birthplace of Niccolo Paganini, for participants of Program II.
The Academy is extremely happy to welcome the JVL Summer School for Performing Arts (SSPA) from Canada, its brilliant faculty and students, who for the second year will join the Academy! SSPA will take part in Program I.
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 beautiful Lombardi and Cremona, the home of famous composer Claudio Monteverdi, the home Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri and Bergonzi, and the Capital of Contemporary Violin Making