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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahler Academy

1. Who can take part in the Gustav Mahler Academy?
Musicians who want to apply the Mahler Academy 2020 must be born between January 1, 1992 and July 19, 2002. Master classes are open for high-qualified European musicians, already selected in 2020.

2. Can musicians from other continents attend the courses or only those from Europe?
Only European musicians can attend the courses which means people from EU and the following countries (in alphabetical order): Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City.

3. Are the Academy courses free of charge?
No, they’re not. The selected musicians will have to pay a participation fee of EUR 75.00 within 10 days after receiving the invitation. All participants are entitled to a scholarship of EUR 400.00 which will be paid to them by bank transfer at the end of the Academy.

4. Must I organize and pay for the trip to Bolzano on my own?
Yes, the selected musicians plan their trip individually.

5. Where is the accommodation?
Participants will be given accommodations in a Comfort Hotel in Single/Twin Room in the city center at the expenses of the Busoni-Mahler Foundation.

6. Where will the courses take place?
The courses will take place in the “Monteverdi” Conservatory and in the “Vivaldi” Music Institute of Bolzano. Both locations are only a few minutes’ walk from the Hotel.