Dear musicians,

We are pleased that you are interested in taking part in the Accumoli Festival Orchestra. Please read the following information carefully.

Participation criteria

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are at an advanced stage of training
  • You are available from August 16 - 28, 2021 (departure: August 29, 2021) for both the orchestra academy and the concerts
  • You have a valid health and accident insurance

Participation is open to musicians from all countries.

The jury reserves the right to accept younger or older candidates in exceptional cases.

The course language is English.



To apply, please create your personal account. There, you will find all the documents necessary for your application and the auditions for your specific instrument. The qualification for participation in the Summer Academy takes place by way of a video audition. For detailed information, please refer to the Audition Guide in the registration area of your account.

The number of participants for the auditions is limited. If the qualifications are the same, the participants will be ranked according to the date on which the application was received.

Applicants who cannot be considered due to a lack of space will be placed on a waiting list and given preferential treatment for future applications.

The application deadline is June 30, 2021.



Auditions are provided for the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute / Piccolo
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

So that we can get an impression of your musical abilities, you are asked to prepare excerpts from our  audition repertoire:

  • first movement of a solo concerto and
  • orchestral excerpts, that you can download from your personal account

Concerning the solo concerto, please chose ONE concert from the proposed repertoire and prepare it well. 

Concerning the orchestral excerpts, you will have to prepare ALL of them!

The final decision on your admission will be made by the jury members in Vienna. This year the jury is composed as follows:

  • Günter Seifert, Rusanda Panfili (high strings)
  • Franz Bartolomey (low strings)
  • Johann Hindler (woodwinds)
  • Friedrich Pfeiffer (brass)

You will be notified via email about the result. The judges‘ decision is final and not appealable. Legal action is excluded. The assessment of your audition will remain confidential and will not be communicated to third parties.

If the audition is successful, the applicant undertakes to take part in the Summer Academy!


Assumption of costs

The organizer bears the costs for accommodation with half board (breakfast and lunch) as well as training during the orchestra academy and the concert series.

Accommodation is in double rooms in the Hotel Pennile and the Albergo Sant'Emidio in Ascoli Piceno

The travel expenses for attending the audition will not be refunded.


Please note

The Summer Academy's activities will take place in strict compliance with COVID-19 safety regulations. The Organizer shall not be liable for any program changes, delays, or the cancellation of one or more activities or the entire course caused by events beyond its reasonable control. This includes in particular circumstances such as outbreaks of communicable diseases, pandemics, quarantines, national or regional emergency measures and other cases of force majeure.


Please contact us if you have additional questions, we are at your disposal (


Good luck with your application!