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 16th to August 18th 2018
Registration opens January 15th 2018
Registration deadline for the Campus Musicus April 30th 2018
Registration deadline for Masterclasses May 30th 2018
Scholarship and registration validations May 31st 2018
Late registration deadline (*) June 19th 2018
Payment deadline June 20th 2018
(*) 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.
Registration fees include the price of the masterclass and the administration fees. Prices vary depending on the length and type of masterclass as well as on the professor.
If a student would like to benefit from accommodation, the cost must be paid with the registration fees by June 20th 2018 at the latest.
Registration for any masterclass will be validated only after receipt of payment.
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 May 31st.
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. These lodgings are available from Sunday afternoon to the following Saturday morning. Accommodation costs CHF 35.- per night (6 x CHF 35.- = CHF 210.-). The full amount must be paid with the registration fees, by June 20th 2018 at the latest.
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.
Scholarship applications are processed and validated during the 2 weeks following the registration deadline (May 15th). Students will be personally informed by email.
With the valuable support the Lyra Fondation and the hosts of the city of Sion.
The payment has to be made in full by the given deadline.
Banque Cantonale du Valais – Place des Cèdres 8, CH – 1951 Sion,
Account: Fondation Académie Tibor Varga
IBAN: CH57 0076 5000 C087 0582 6
SWIFT / BIC: BCVSCH2LXXX
Secure on-line payment by credit card available directly on the website.
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).
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.
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 at the Petit Théâtre de Valère (9 Rue du Vieux-Collège). It is at the disposal of students and professors for the duration of the Academy. Opening hours of the foyer are the following:
Snacks and beverages are available at a reasonable cost and lunch is offered daily for CHF 10.-. Students can also bring their own meals. A microwave, Wi-Fi and other equipment are available. Students and professors can therefore meet in a friendly atmosphere.
The foyer is also designed to offer students the possibility to play in front of other students (see below: Concerts in the Foyer of the Academy).
During student concerts in the city of Sion, the foyer is closed.
A welcome party is organised every week on Tuesday evening at 19:00 in the Théâtre de Valère (22 Rue du Vieux-Collège) in the building next to the foyer of the Academy 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.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fondation Sion Violon Musique
Place Ambuel 7