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 11th to August 14th 2022.
Registration opening with rate 1 March 15th 2022
Registration deadline with rate 1 April 27th 2022
Registration deadline with rate 2 May 25th 2022
Deadline for scholarships demands May 25th 2022
Late registration deadline with rate 3(*) From May 26th 2022
Scholarship and registration validations From June 13th 2022
Payment deadline June 30th 2022
Scholarship and registration validations From June 15th 2021
Payment deadline June 30th 2021
(*) Only if there are still places available, no scholarship applications possible.
Registration is exclusively available on-line via the Academy website, www.sion-academie.ch. 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.
Pre-College Masterclass CHF 300.-
Masterclass CHF 450.- / CHF 600.-
Singing 10 days CHF 640.-
With KulturLegi, offered by Caritas: 30% off the registration and masterclass fees.
Registration and accommodation fees vary depending on the date of the receipt of registration fees according to the table below:
|Rates||Dates||Registration fees||Accommodation fees|
|Rate 1||Until April 27th||CHF 100.-||CHF 30.- / night|
|Rate 2||From April 28th to May 25th||CHF 150.-||CHF 35.- / night|
|Rate 3||From May 26th||CHF 200.-||CHF 40.- / night|
If a student would like to benefit from accommodation, the cost must be paid with the masterclass fees by June 30th 2022 at the latest. The accommodation is only provided during the length of the masterclass.
By checking the corresponding box and sending the form, the student validates his/her registration. The date of this submission determines the fee category. Following confirmation of participation by the teacher (masterclass confirmation sent by the Academy), the student pays the total amount of the course, registration fees and accommodation fees (if requested). The amount must be paid before the beginning of the Academy, by bank transfer.
Banque Cantonale du Valais – Place des Cèdres 8, CH – 1951 Sion,
Account: Fondation Sion Violon Musique, Place Ambuel 7, 1950 Sion
IBAN : CH57 0076 5000 C087 0582 6
SWIFT / BIC : BCVSCH2LXXX
Please mention the student’s and the professor’s names
All bank charges are to be paid by the student. They must be paid on arrival at the Academy in cash (Swiss Francs – CHF).
Secure on-line payment by credit card available directly on request. Pay attention that PayPal charge a fee, which will be at your expense (4%).
Cheques are not accepted.
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, scholarships can exceptionally be granted to students who satisfy the following conditions: under 25 years old (except for singers), difficult financial situation and outstanding musical results and references (video must be provided during registration).
Scholarship applications are processed and validated from June 13th. Students will be personally informed by email.
A scholarship is valued between CHF 150 and CHF 300. It will be directly deducted from the final invoice.
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 15th.
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 (and only one accompanying person for minors, to be mentioned in the registration form in the “comments” section).
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 dirty 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.). Registration fees are not refundable.
If no accommodation request is made at the time of enrolment, the student must reserve his/her own lodging.
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.
The Academy office address is 7 Place Ambuel, 1950 Sion.
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, an agreement must be found with the pianist. The Academy is not repsonsable in any way.
Singing masterclasses do not follow this rule. Piano accompaniment is all included in the masterclass fees.
Please do not forget to take all piano parts for the accompanist.
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), in the Collège de la Planta (1 Avenue du Petit-Chasseur) and in the Ecole de Jazz et Musique actuelle (Rue de la Dixence 10).
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.
Every Tuesday evening from 7pm a welcome party takes place at “la Cave à Jazz” under the “Théâtre de Valère” (Rue du Vieux-Collège 22 ) with all students teachers and the Academy staff.
Throughout the Academy, several concert opportunities are organised (depending on the week and the health situation):
Students have the opportunity to register for free improvisation & jazz workshops given in collaboration with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music of Valais.
These free workshops are offered to students each week. They will take place depending on number of participants. They include two or three evening classes at the EJMA (rue de la Dixence 10) and will be given by professional musicians.
A public concert will complete the workshop.
Interested students must register online by checking the corresponding box in the registration form.
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.
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Fondation Sion Violon Musique
Place Ambuel 7