Cremona International Music Academy and Festival
Cremona, Italy



Three-Week Program

July 12 – August 2, 2020

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Two-Week Program

July 19 – August 2, 2020


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 2020 Program is carefully designed for aspiring musicians of all ages, including young professionals, college, pre-college, and younger students. Two optional courses of study are offered: a rigorous three-week program with the focus on private lessons and chamber music coaching in the first week, and an intensive two-week program, which encompasses private lessons, chamber music coaching, orchestral sessions, instrumental and vocal ensemble classes, and instrumental and vocal master classes. Students’ solo, chamber music and orchestral performances, and the Distinguished Faculty Concert Series are taking place in various historic venues in and around Cremona.

Keeping up with its tradition of introducing new innovative programs, the Academy will add several exciting courses, including Conducting Studies, Ear Training and Musicianship Classes, Introduction to Historical Keyboard Class, and Opera Program. Our celebrated faculty and guest artists will conduct masterclasses, workshops, and seminars that will continue the legacy of excellence that the Cremona International Music Academy has provided for the past nine years!

The Tenth International Competition for Strings and Piano and the First Competition for Voice are scheduled for July 18- July 19, 2020.

We invite you to join us for the wonderful Cremona Festival and explore the magic and beauty of music making at the highest level!

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, play on their instruments, and learn the secrets of instrument making from the greatest makers of today.

Our world class faculty will help students develop and enhance their solo repertoire, chamber music and ensemble skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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 birthplace of the famous composer Claudio Monteverdi, the home of Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati, and the Capital of Contemporary Violin Making!


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