Application Process

Go to Application Form 2017

1 – AUDITION – SUPPORTING MATERIALS

Deadline: March 19th, 2017 for all applicants

All supporting materials must be sent to the Artistic Director, Ms Anne Shih at the Canadian address:

11310 162 A St.
Surrey, B.C.
Canada    V4N 4P6

Supporting materials include:

  • A professional-quality recording not to exceed 20 minutes.
  • A short resume of accomplishments including musical education and conservatories attended.
  • Two most recent teachers with addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Degrees and diplomas.
  • Competitions.
  • A detailed repertoire list specifying repertoire studied and repertoire performed in public.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

VIOLIN – VIOLA – CELLO
One movement by J.S. Bach, any concerto movement and a shorter virtuoso piece. Maximum 20 minutes.

PIANO
One movement from the baroque period, any etude and one movement of a classical sonata or a major romantic work. Maximum 20 minutes.

OBOE
Own choice. Maximum 20 minutes.

 

2 – APPLICATION

Deadline: March 19th, 2017 for all applicants

Registration fee: 150 EUR

Bank transfer fees are to be paid by the applicant. We can not accept shared charges.

Please note: The registration fee does NOT count towards the tuition fee. The fee covers the cost of the registration process.

Method of payment:

Bank transfer to the following account:

Bank Name & Address:
BANCA PROSSIMA S.P.A.
(FILIALE 5000 MILANO)
VIA MANZONI ANG. VIA VERDI
20121
City: MILANO
Country: ITALY

Account Number (IBAN): IT17 Z033 5901 6001 0000 0010 972
SWIFT Code: BCITITMX500

Account Owner: Amici del Casalmaggiore International Festival
Account Owner Address: P.zza Garibaldi 26, 26041 Casalmaggiore (CR), ITALY
Please specify the student’s name in the money order

Scholarships

There will be no financial aid offered. A number of scholarships will be awarded based upon the quality of talent, as exhibited on the application recordings.

 

3 – ACCEPTANCE

Upon receipt of all application materials, notification of acceptance will be forwarded by April 2nd  2017 and successful applicants will be invited to submit solo performance requests to the Artistic Director Ms. Anne Shih no later than May 7th  2017. Chamber music assignments will be made known at this time.

 

4 – PAYMENT OF THE BOARDING & TUITION FEE

Deadline: April 16th, 2017 for all applicants. Please note that payments made after April 16th will be subject to a late fee of 100 EUR.

WHOLE PERIOD:
arrival at Casalmaggiore on July 2nd – departure from Casalmaggiore on July 24th

Fee for the whole period: 1480 EUR

HALF PERIOD:
arrival at Casalmaggiore on July 2nd – departure from Casalmaggiore on July 13th
or
arrival at Casalmaggiore on July 13th – departure from Casalmaggiore on July 24th

Fee for the half period: 740 EUR

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The fee includes room hire at Santa Chiara, Istituto Santa Chiara, Casalmaggiore, 3 daily meals & drinks (except on weekends) and administration fees. We are able to house students in B&B in the city center. Those accepted after the first 70 students will pay 250 EUR extra for lodging in B&B.
Airfare and other travel arrangements are the responsibility of each participant.

Extra fee for optional Italian Language Course: 100 EUR.

Bank transfer fees are to be paid by the applicant. We can not accept shared charges.

 

INFORMATION

The educational and training activities of the Association “Friends of the Casalmaggiore International Festival” are reserved to its members. Students enrolled in the “Casalmaggiore International Festival” are therefore legal members of the Association “Friends of the Casalmaggiore International Festival”.

Upon signing the application form, the candidate agrees to the following:

1) to allow recording and publication of my performances during the festival for website use. For removal requests, I will notify the Artistic Director within 24 hours after the performance.

2) to participate in 2 special event concerts which involve large ensembles. Further participation is possible if mutually agreed upon with the Artistic Director.

3) to serve as Stage Manager, which may page turning, for 2 concert events. Appropriate dress attire is required.

Le attività educative e formative dell’Associazione “Amici del Casalmaggiore International Festival” sono dirette esclusivamente ai propri soci. Gli studenti iscritti al “Casalmaggiore International Festival” sono pertanto soci dell’Associazione “Amici del Casalmaggiore International Festival”.

Inviando la domanda di iscrizione il candidato concorda su quanto segue:

1) permettere la ripresa audio e video e la pubblicazione sul web dei propri concerti effettuati durante il Festival. L’eventuale richiesta di rimozione dovrà pervenire al Direttore artistico entro 24 ore dall’esibizione.

2) partecipare a 2 concerti speciali con ampi gruppi strumentali. La partecipazione ad ulteriori concerti, se possibile, potrà essere concordata col Direttore Artistico.

3) prestare la propria collaborazione come stage manager, con eventuale mansione di voltapagine, nel corso di 2 concerti. È richiesto un abbigliamento adeguato.