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An Academy for the Study and Performance of Classical Concerti with Orchestra

Perform a Classical Concerto

with a professional orchestra in historic European settings

For pianists, singers, and instrumentalists

Each year, 15-20 soloists are selected from all over the world to participate in this unique 13–day course. All concerto soloists receive:

  • 3 orchestra rehearsals

  • Festival concert performance with Slovak State Opera Chamber Orchestra

Course Features:

  • Private lessons with Vienna-trained professors

  • Master Class on performing with orchestra

  • Lecture on “unlocking Mozart’s concerto secrets”

  • Concentration on learning Classical period Concerti

  • Visit musical highlights of Vienna and

  • The magic of the Vienna Woods


Categories of participation:

  • Soloist in single movement

  • Soloist in complete concerto 

  • Festival auditors

Festival 2019 took place in Vienna and Bratislava.

Please click on the pictures/links below or categories in the menu bar to explore about the program.


You can reach us at for inquiries and comments.

*Please note that the 2021 festival dates/schedule are to be announced in Fall 2020. The festival summer 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bratislava Castle and the Danube riverbank 

“ A life-altering experience! There has been no greater musical experience in my life than the opportunity to study and perform two Mozart piano concertos in Austria.  The culture of the fine arts that surrounded me helped put everything into context. This is an experience every serious musician should not be deprived of.”     Student - Rochester, Minnesota

"One of the most amazing and special experiences I have ever had from a spiritual, musical and personal point of view. It definitively marked me.”     Student - Havana, Cuba

"Inspiring! As a teacher and parent I could not imagine a more valuable musical experience than attending this festival.  My daughter and I not only walked in the footsteps of Mozart, we performed where he performed!”      Teacher - Los Angeles, CA

“A must-festival for every young pianist, teacher and even professionals to have an exclusive opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra.”              Teacher - San  Marino, CA


"An invaluable opportunity for serious students, emerging artists and professional pianists!! I know of no other summer festival in the world that offers this kind of educational and professional experience!”      Teacher/Administrator - Irvine, CA


“In that environment, with help from the Professors, I seemed to rethink and relearn my Beethoven concerto in just one week.  It was amazing.”    Student - Hong Kong


"For me, an older amateur, to have this opportunity to play with orchestra---especially including such first-rate coaching and accompaniment ...was an unique and unforgettable experience.”      Doctor - New York City

Artistic Director - Robert Ward (USA)

Artistic Director - Slovak State Opera Chamber Orchestra - Arpad Patkolo (Slovakia)

​General Director - Sayuri Yatsubo (USA/Japan)

Local Manager - Amelie Kostelkova (Slovakia/Czech Republic) 

Private Lessons

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