YOUTH CLASSICS Swiss International Music Academy

Masterclasses for young talented musicians


The YOUTH CLASSICS Swiss International Music Academy (SIMA) is a private organization promoting young musical talents from Switzerland and abroad. The SIMA offers the opportunity to participate in exclusive masterclasses during the summertime to advanced musicians intending to study music as well as to music university students (string instruments).


The high-quality and intensive program consists of solo lessons with internationally renowned teachers, as well as rehearsals with piano accompanists, chamber music lessons, chamber orchestra rehearsals and different workshops.


Giving young musicians the opportunity to perform in concerts is an essential part of SIMA’s conception. During the whole academy, teachers and students live on the campus of the “Musikinsel Rheinau”, allowing the personal encounter between inspiring teachers and students, as well as the intensive exchange among peers.


We are looking forward to welcoming motivated young musicians to the 10th Swiss International Music Academy at the “Musikinsel Rheinau”.



The Swiss international Music Academy is supported by the non-profit association YOUTH CLASSICS. The Board of Directors is responsible for strategic planning, the development of the Academy and fundraising. The operations are led by the YOUTH CLASSICS office.


YOUTH CLASSICS is partly funded by membership fees. The major part of the funds to support all expenses of the SIMA is provided by foundations, donations, and contributions by sponsors and partners.


YOUTH CLASSICS Swiss International Music Academy established an excellent national and international reputation due to its concept and high-quality standards, generating a very high demand worldwide.

business office:
Philip A. Draganov 
Neue Dorfstrasse 9 
CH-8135 Langnau am Albis / Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0) 43 540 80 23
Mobile: + 41 (0) 76 411 68 16