"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
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,
Raphael Nussbaumer from Switzerland, student of Philip A. Draganov, 2nd prize
Specials SIMA 2020
Workshop and individual consultation about sound optimizing, sound adjustments and active participation in the process of building a violin with internationally renowned luthier Stefan-Peter Greiner.
Workshop Improvisation with Tim Kliphuis
Soloist Prize in cooperation with the Zurich University of the Arts. 1 participant of the SIMA 2020 will be selected to perform as soloist with the PreCollege Orchestra Zurich in May 2021.
Award SIMA 2020 In cooperation with the renowned violin makers company Hill & Sons London, YOUTH CLASSICS will award 2 violins for 2 years to selected participants of the 11th Swiss International Music Academy 2020.
Photo shooting by Marco Blessano
Physiotherapy by Brigitte Gerber-Zaugg