Useful information

Registration upon arrival

All students must personally come to the Academy office during our opening hours to receive their student card and welcome pack. If you plan to arrive outside of opening hours, we kindly ask that you inform us in advance so that we are able to make alternative arrangements.


Opening office hours

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
Sunday: 17:00 – 20:00
☎: +41 27 322 66 52


Further Information

  • – Each student receives one and a half hours of piano accompaniment during the course. If you would like additional practice with the pianist the fee is CHF 70/hour.
  • – The Academy provides students with several practice rooms with pianos, free of charge, from 8:30 to 22:00 daily. Students are to share the assigned practice rooms based on mutual understanding.
  • – If you are unable to come to Sion due to unforeseen circumstances, a partial refund of the registration fees will be considered on presentation of proof (e.g., a medical certificate) in a timely manner. The Academy reserves the right to assess each situation on a case-by-case basis.
  • – There will be an official welcome reception held every Tuesday for all students and professors. It will take place in La cave à Jazz, rue du Vieux-Collège 22 at 7pm.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Sion for this 56th edition of the Academy Tibor Varga!