Application for the summer course 2022

Dear musician,

We are pleased that you are interested in participating in the Accademia Vicino. Please read the following information carefully.


Participation criteria

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are at an advanced stage of studies or a professional musician
  • You are available for both the orchestra academy and the concerts from August 10 - 25, 2022 (Arrival day in Ascoli Piceno: Wednesday, 10 August | Departure day from Ascoli Piceno: Thursday, 25 August)
  • You have a health insurance
  • You must qualify for participation by submitting an audition video. How this works is described in detail in our audition guide. Applicants with a personal recommendation from their professors or a recognised professional musician can also apply without sending in an audition video.

Participation is open to musicians from all countries.

The jury reserves the right to accept younger candidates in exceptional cases. There is no legal claim to participation.

The course language is English.



Auditions are provided for the following instruments

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

So that we can get an impression of your musical abilities, you are asked to prepare 

  • the 1st movement of a solo concerto  and
  • orchestral excerpts

Concerning the 1st mvt of the solo concerto, please chose ONE concert from the audition repertoire for your instrument. Regarding the orchestral excerpts, you will have to prepare ALL of them!

In summary, the audition process runs as follows:

1. Get the repertoire for your video audition

Audition Repertoire

2. Create your audition video

Audition Guidelines

3. Submit your audition video

Publish your video to a streaming service (Youtube, Vimeo, ...) and paste the URL of the video into the registration form.
Submit your video file directly via WeTransfer to office [at] accademiavicino [dot] eu.


The final decision on your admission will be made by the Board of Tutors.  

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


Assumption of costs

The participation in the academy is free of charge. The organizer bears the costs for the musical training and seminars as well as the costs for accommodation, breakfast and lunch during the Orchestra Academy and the concert series. Participants only have to cover their own travel and transfer costs as well as the cost for the evening meals

Accommodation is in double rooms in the Hotel Pennile in Ascoli Piceno

For participants arriving by plane, a bus shuttle will be arranged for the transfer from Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino airport to Ascoli Piceno. The travel fee for the transfer to and from Ascoli Piceno is 90 € in total per person. Those interested in using this service can mark this on the registration form.



To apply, please click the Apply button at the end of this page and fill out the application form carefully and completely.

The number of participants in the academy is limited. In case of equal qualification, participants will be ranked according to the date of receipt of the application.

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

The application deadline for wind players is 15 May 2022. String players can submit their application until 15 June 2022.


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 (office [at] accademiavicino [dot] eu).


We look forward to receiving your application!