YOUTH CLASSICS Swiss International Music Academy

July 10th - 19th, 2020

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 2020

  • 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

  • Performances during studio classes and in-house concerts

  • SIMA concerts featuring participants in Schaffhausen, Rheinau and Zurich

  • Leisure activities

Specials SIMA 2020

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

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Scholarship by participating at the orchestra project 2021


A scholarship of 600 CHF can be given in case of participation at the orchestra project 2021 by the PreCollege Orchestra Zurich. This option is only possible for music college students. Due to a limited number of places, YOUTH CLASSICS will select the candidates for the orchestra project. In case of being accepted to the project, participation is mandatory.

 

Concert program: Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 and Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3, «Eroica». The information concerning rehearsal and concert dates is available on attached project schedule.

 

Downloads:

Application form orchestra project

Project plan May 2021

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Tuition fee

 

All prices per person.

Every student who is accepted to the academy 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 2020, departure on July 19th, 2020, 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 2020 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 2020, departure on July 20th, 2020, 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 2020 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 2020 (SIMA 2020) by May 10th, 2020 by sending the application via email to: anna.bertogna@youth-classics.com

 

or by post to:

YOUTH CLASSICS        
Neue Dorfstrasse 9      
8135 Langnau am Albis / 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, Neue Dorfstrasse 9, CH-8135 Langnau am Albis
Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank
Swift code: ZKBKCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH31 0070 0114 8023 3338 0

Bank account details EUR account:

Account holder: YOUTH CLASSICS, Neue Dorfstrasse 9, CH-8135 Langnau am Albis

Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank

Swift code: ZKBKCHZZ80A

IBAN: CH54 0070 0130 0091 1880 2

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Important dates

May 10th, 2020      

Registration deadline

May 31st, 2020      

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

 

June 15th, 2020     

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

 

July 10th, 2020      

Arrival of all participants between 12 pm and 5 pm. Opening of the SIMA 2020 at 6 pm.

July 19th, 2020

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

OR

July 20th, 2020      

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
Neue Dorfstrasse 9 
CH-8135 Langnau am Albis / Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0) 43 540 80 23
Mobile: + 41 (0) 76 411 68 16
Email: philip@draganov.ch 

Bank account: Zürcher Kantonalbank

Konto CHF / IBAN: CH31 0070 0114 8023 3338 0

Konto Euro / IBAN: CH54 0070 0130 0091 1880 2