Application for the summer course 2023

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 16 - 25, 2022 (Arrival day in Ascoli Piceno: Wednesday, 16 August | Departure day from Ascoli Piceno: Friday, 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 OR you ask your professors or a recognised professional musician for a personal recommendation. In this case you can 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

So that we can get an impression of your musical abilities, you are asked to prepare any piece of your choice from the Viennese Classical period repertoire (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert ... ) 

In summary, the audition process runs as follows:

1. Create your audition video

Audition Guidelines

2. Submit your audition video
  • Publish your video to a streaming service (Youtube, Vimeo, ...) and paste the URL of the video into the registration form.
  • Alternatively 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 with breakfast during the Academy and the concert series. Participants only have to cover their own travel and transfer costs as well as the cost for their meals

Accommodation is in double rooms in the Albergo Sant'Emidio in Ascoli Piceno.



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.


Please note

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!