"Youth classics is an amazing project – it breaks down the barriers between different age groups that are otherwise held in place by formal music education institutions. We often talk about learning from older and more experienced people, but rarely we realize how much our interactions with younger people shape our understanding of our own past (musical) development; only after understanding our past can we truly shape our future path and this is precisely what I experienced in the exhilarating ten days past July."


Izak Hudnik,

Participant SIMA 2018 and

Soloist at the concert of PreCollege Orchestra

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July 10 - 19, 2020

PreCollege Orchestra and participants of SIMA 2019 - concert September 14, 2019

SIMA Participants as prize winners


Two participants of the 10th Swiss International Music Academy, Maya Wichert and Raphael Nussbaumer, won 1st and 2nd prize at the prestigious 9th International Louis Spohr Competition for young violinists in Weimar. Congratulations for this great success!

Maya Wichert from Germany, student of Ana Chumachenco, 1st prize

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Raphael Nussbaumer from Switzerland, student of Philip A. Draganov, 2nd prize

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