Founded in 1952 by the famous violinist Tibor Varga, the Académie de Musique Tibor Varga (AMTV) takes place every summer, hosting professors and students wanting to improve their musical skills. Lessons take several forms:
The Academy will take place from July 15th to August 17th 2019. Registration opening with rate 1 January 15th 2019 Registration deadline with rate 1 Avril 14th 2019 Registration deadline with rate 2 May 19th 2019 Deadline for scholarships demands May 19th 2019 Late registration deadline with rate 3(*) From May 20th 2019 Scholarship and registration validations June 16th 2019 Payment deadline June 30th 2019 (*) Only if there are still places available, no scholarship applications possible.
Registration is exclusively available on-line via the Academy website. The administration office is at your disposal for further information.
Prices vary depending on the lenght and type of masterclass as well as on the professor.
Registration fees and accommodation fees vary depending on the date of the receipt of administrative fees according to the table below:
|Registration fees||Accommodation fees|
|Before April 14th||CHF 100.-||CHF 30.- / night|
|Before May 19th||CHF 150.-||CHF 35.- / night|
|From May 20th||CHF 200.-||CHF 40.- / night|
If a student would like to benefit from accommodation, the cost must be paid with the registration fees by June 30th 2019 at the latest. Registration for any masterclass will be validated only after receiving the registration fees. The date of receipt of registration fees determines the rate category. Course fees must be paid before the beginning of the Academy by bank transfer. Pay attention that PayPal charge a fee, which will be at your expense (4%).
Professors generally welcome between 8 and 12 students. If too many students have applied for a masterclass, the professor may make a pre-selection. The final decision will be announced by June 16th. In case of insufficient students enrolled, the Academy reserves the right to cancel a masterclass.
Students may take advantage of housing in private homes organised by the Academy. This organisation concern only students from the Academy (except for accompanied minors). In most lodgings, but not all, students may play their instrument until 22:00, at the latest. Students must pick up their keys during opening hours either at the Academy office (see below: Office) or from the accommodation provider. If the accommodation is left damaged or if a neighbour complains about noise at night (music after 22.00), the Academy reserves the right to charge additional fees. The Academy offers the best possible accommodation, but is not responsible for additional services (Wi-Fi, use of the kitchen, etc.). Fees paid with the registration are not refundable. If no accommodation request is made at the time of enrolment, the student must reserve his/her own lodging.
In case of force majeure, 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.
Following registration, accommodation and/or masterclass scholarships can exceptionally be granted to students who satisfy the following conditions: under 25 years old, difficult financial situation and outstanding musical results and references (video must be provided). Scholarship applications are processed and validated at the latest by June 16th. Students will be personally informed by email. A scholarship is valued at 300 CHF. It will be directly deducted from the final invoice. With the valuable support the Lyra Fondation and the hosts of the city of Sion.
Banque Cantonale du Valais – Place des Cèdres 8, CH – 1951 Sion, Account: Fondation Sion Violon Musique IBAN: CH57 0076 5000 C087 0582 6 SWIFT / BIC: BCVSCH2LXXX CCP: 19-81-6 Payments in cash or by cheque are not accepted.
All students must come personally to the Academy office during opening hours upon arrival in order to get their student card and practical information. If you plan to arrive outside of opening hours, you are asked to inform the office. Transport organisation and cost are borne by students.
Students and professors are welcome at the Academy office (address: 7 Place Ambuel, 1950 Sion). Opening hours:
Depending on concerts times, the office extends its opening hours.
Each student receives one hour and a half of piano accompaniment during the masterclass. If any student wants to practice with the pianist outside of the one and a half hour already included in the masterclass, the fees for extra hour is CHF 70/hour. Singing masterclasses do not follow this rule. Piano accompaniment is all included in the masterclass fees. Please do not forget to take your music for the pianist.
Teaching and practice rooms are located in the old town of Sion, either in the Conservatoire Cantonal (13 Place du Scex), or in one of the two buildings of the University of Music – HEMU, Haute Ecole de Musique – (13 Rue du Vieux-Collège and 5 Rue de Gravelone) and in the Collège de la Planta (1 Avenue du Petit-Chasseur). The Academy provides students with several practice rooms with pianos, free of charge, from 8:00 to 22:00 daily. Students share the assigned practice rooms based on mutual understanding.
The Foyer of the Academy is located under the Théâtre de Valère. It is at the disposal of students and professors before and after final masterclass concerts. Snacks and beverages are available at a reasonable cost. A welcome party is organised every week on Tuesday evening at 19:00 for students, professors and the Academy staff to share a convivial evening together.
Throughout the Academy, several concert opportunities are organised:
By submitting the online registration form, candidates agree to accept the general conditions of these rules, the French version of which is binding. The Academy reserves the right to record, reproduce and broadcast free of charge, whether on the radio, television, video, CD, DVD or any other medium or format, all student performances. The same applies to any interviews and/or photo sessions granted to the Media.