Cremona Academy

Welcome to the website of the International Music Academies!
We are thrilled to present our
Eighth Cremona International Music Academy and the
Eleventh Season of unforgettable music making in Europe!

Cremona International Music Academy and Festival
Cremona, Italy

Three-Week Program

July 15 – August 5, 2018

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Two-Week Program

July 22 – August 5, 2018


The 2018 Academy offers two 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 2018 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 Seventh International Competition for Strings and Piano is scheduled for July 21 – July 22, 2018.

Cremona International Music Academy welcomes faculty and students of the JVL Summer School for Performing Arts.

Cremona International Music Academy 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 Academy offers a fine combination of private lessons, chamber music and public performances in historic venues in and around Cremona. Participants have a unique opportunity to experience sightseeing and educational tours, 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 of Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri and Bergonzi, and the Capital of Contemporary Violin Making


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