YOUTH CLASSICS Swiss International Music Academy

July 16th - 25th, 2021

The Swiss International Music Academy is intended for talented and advanced musicians aiming to study music as well as for music university students. The course content includes advanced engagement with technical and musical subjects, interpretation of works and/or preparation for competitions, exams and auditions. Participants should be challenged at both a musical and personal level.

 


Course content SIMA 2021

  • Intensive solo lessons

  • Rehearsals with piano accompaniment

  • Chamber music lessons

  • Orchestra projects for selected participants

  • Viola for violinists as secondary subject

  • Improvisation lessons with worldwide renowned Jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis

  • Participation at workshop “Style workout” with famous violinist, composer, comedian and entertainer Aleksey Igudesman

  • Performances during studio classes and in-house concerts

  • SIMA concerts featuring participants in Schaffhausen, Rheinau and Zurich

  • Leisure activities

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Specials SIMA 2021

  • 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 famous jazz violinists Tim Kliphuis

  • “Style workout” with Aleksey Igudesman

  • Award SIMA 2021: 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 2021.

  • Photo shooting by Marco Blessano

  • Physiotherapy with Brigitte Gerber-Zaugg
     

During the Swiss International Music Academy, all participants live on the Musikinsel Rheinau campus.

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Tuition fee

 

All prices per person.

Every student who is accepted to the academy 2021 receives a full scholarship for the course fee. The fee includes only room and board (double- or multi- bed room, 3 meals a day)

 

Costs for room & board SIMA 2021, departure on July 25th, 2021, directly after the final concert:

CHF 890.-  or Euro 820.-

 

Application fee: CHF 100.-  or Euro 100.- 

Applications without bank receipt proving the payment of the application fee will not be processed.

The application fee will be subtracted from the total costs. In case the applicant does not receive a place at the SIMA 2021 due to too many applications, the application fee will be paid back.

In case the participant cancels his/her participation, the application fee can not be refunded.

 

Costs for room & board SIMA 2021, departure on July 26th, 2021, after breakfast:

CHF 980.-  or Euro 890.-

 

Application fee: CHF 100.-  or Euro 100.- 

Applications without bank receipt proving the payment of the application fee will not be processed.

The application fee will be subtracted from the total costs. In case the applicant does not receive a place at the SIMA 2021 due to too many applications, the application fee will be paid back.

In case the participant cancels his/her participation, the application fee can not be refunded.

Family members:    

Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents/adult siblings who accompany participants pay CHF 95 or EUR 90 per night and per person for a double room with full board.



All prices are per person and include statutory value added tax applicable at the headquarters of YOUTH CLASSICS.

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Registration

Please register for the 11th Swiss International Music Academy 2021 (SIMA 2021) by May 16th, 2021 by sending the application via email to: anna.bertogna@youth-classics.com 

 

or by post to:

YOUTH CLASSICS        
Langweidstrasse 6      
8912 Obfelden / Switzerland

 

Tel.: +41 (0) 43 540 80 23

Mobile: + 41 (0) 76 411 68 16

You will receive confirmation of your registration afterwards.

Documents to be downloaded

Registration form (English) 


Rules and agreement (English)  

Application for reduction on room & board costs (English) 

​You can find a list of the clothes and other items that should be brought to the courses here

 

Bank account details CHF account:

Account holder: YOUTH CLASSICS, Langweidstrasse 6, CH-8912 Obfelden
Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
Swift code: ZKBKCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH31 0070 0114 8023 3338 0

Bank account details EUR account:

Account holder: YOUTH CLASSICS, Langweidstrasse 6, CH-8912 Obfelden

Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank

Swift code: ZKBKCHZZ80A

IBAN: CH54 0070 0130 0091 1880 2

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Important dates

May 16th, 2021     

Registration deadline

June 1st, 2021     

By this date, all registered candidates will receive a notification whether they can participate and who their main teacher will be.    

 

June 15th, 2021    

Announcement of chamber music groups and allocation of works and chamber music teachers

 

July 16th, 2021     

Arrival of all participants between 12 pm and 5 pm. Opening of the SIMA 2021 at 6 pm.

July 25th, 2021

Individual departure after the SIMA final concert in Zurich (around 8 pm)

OR

July 26th, 2021      

Individual departure (Hotel in Zurich) after breakfast

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How to travel to the Musikinsel Rheinau
 

Public transport

From Zurich Airport:

From Zurich Airport, there are various InterCity (IC) or InterRegio (IR) train connections to Wintherthur – or 

  • S24 Zurich Airport – Marthalen

  • Postbus 620 Marthalen – Rheinau Unterstadt (terminus)

  • 5 min. walk down towards the Rheinau Abbey

From Zurich main station: 

 

There is a fixed-interval timetable with one hour of travel time (departure every hour from 6:17 am until 11:17 pm, with changes in Winterthur and Marthalen).

  • S12 Zurich main station – Winterthur

  • S33 Winterthur – Marthalen

  • Postbus 620 Marthalen – Rheinau Unterstadt (terminus)

  • 5 min. walk down towards the Rheinau Abbey
     

Last connection from Rheinau Unterstadt to Zurich main station at 11:18 pm.

Car

 

Distance: Zurich:40 min./47 km, St. Gallen: 55 min./80 km, Winterthur: 20 min./26 km

Route:

  • Take the Zurich-St. Gallen highway

  • At the junction with the A4, take direction Schaffhausen

  • Take the exit for Benken/Rheinau

  • From Rheinau, follow signs to the Rheinau Abbey

www.musikinsel.ch (English) 
 

 
 
YOUTH CLASSICS office
Langweidstrasse 6 
CH-8912 Obfelden / Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0) 43 540 80 23
Mobile: + 41 (0) 76 411 68 16
Email: anna.bertogna@youth-classics.com

Bank account: Zürcher Kantonalbank

Konto CHF / IBAN: CH31 0070 0114 8023 3338 0

Konto Euro / IBAN: CH54 0070 0130 0091 1880 2