Thank you for your interest in our Academy! If you want to submit an application, please follow these simple steps.
2.) Print the application form, prepare the supporting documents and send everything to:
Video (with professional audio recording) of major works of at least three important composers (NO TIME LIMIT).
Musical background (certificates, diplomas, courses, masterclass...)
Musical activity of the last three years (personal website, prizes, concerts, recordings...)
3.) Pay $150 USD of application fee as a money transfer to this bank account:
IBAN: IT06 N031 0451 5200 0000 0000 120
SWIFT (BIC): DEUTITM1023
ACCOUNT NR.: 120
Account Holder’s name: ACCADEMIA INTERNAZIONALE DEL PIANOFORTE LAGO DI COMO
Palazzo del Vescovo
Via Statale 14
22014 DONGO (Como)
Note: The application fee is not refundable. In your application email please include the receipt of your payment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH of the every year.
ACADEMIC YEAR: October-June
Applicants will be notified no later that 5 weeks after submitting their application if they have been chosen for a “live” audition. These auditions will usually take place at the end of the May (masterclass time) to the International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy; every applicant accepted to the audition will be notified personally about the date and the place of his/her audition.
Applicants chosen for the audition must sustain their own travel and lodging expenses.
An additional not refundable audition fee of $ 150 (or the equivalent in Euro) will be paid when the audition date is notified to the applicant.
Once an applicant is admitted to the International Piano Academy Lake Como having successfully passed the live audition:
ALL MASTERCLASSES AND COURSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE SO IS ALSO THE PRACTICE STUDIOS AND THE PRACTICE INSTRUMENTS. THE STUDENT APARTMENT IS ALSO FREE OF CHARGE (only a modest fee for maintenance of the apartment should be paid by the applicant).
Food will be at the charge of the student, however there are restaurants in Dongo that offer special prices to the students of the Academy.
For any further information please contact the administrator:
Turid Hjelmstad Johansen Prestinari