Founded in 1962 by the famous violinist Tibor Varga, the Académie de Musique Tibor Varga (AMTV) takes place every summer and winter, hosting professors and students wanting to improve their musical skills. Lessons take several forms:

Winter Edition Masterclasses last 3 or 4 consecutive days between 26 February and 6 March 2022. Take advantage of at least 3 private lessons of 45 minutes each with the teacher of your choice. Intended for students graduated from a Conservatory or a University Music Department and for young professional musicians who want to work with new professors or prepare for an exam or competition. An accompanist is also present during part of the lessons.

Dates and deadlines

The Academy will take place from 26 February to 6 March 2022.

– 5 January 2022: Registration deadline with rate 1 and deadline for scholarships demands
– From 6 January 2022: Late registration deadline with rate 2(*)
– 19 January 2022: Scholarship and registration validations
– 11 February 2022: Payment deadline

(*) Only if there are still places available, no scholarship applications possible.


Registration is exclusively available on-line via the Academy website, It is validated by the professor no later than 19 January 2022.

Masterclasses Fees

Masterclass, 3 or 4 days (3 lessons of 45 minutes): CHF 320.-

Registration fees and accommodation fees

Registration and accommodation fees vary depending on the date of the receipt of registration fees according to the table below:


Rate 1: Until 5 January 2022: CHF 100.- / registration fee + CHF 35.- / night


Rate 2: From 6 January: CHF 150.- / registration fee + CHF 40.- / night


If a student would like to benefit from accommodation, the cost must be paid with the masterclass fees by 11 Feburary 2022 at the latest. The accommodation is only provided during the length of the masterclass.


Registration for any masterclass will be validated only after receiving the registration fees (CHF 100 until 5 January and CHF 150 from 6 January 2022). 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.

All bank charges are to be paid by the student. If there is a difference in the amount of money transferred, the student will be asked to pay the difference during his stay in Sion.
Bank details
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
CCP: 19-81-6
Information to the recipient: Please mention the student’s and the professor’s names

Secure on-line payment by credit card available directly on request. Pay attention that bank charges will be at your expense (4%).
Payments in cash or by cheque 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 by professors at the latest by 19 January 2022. Students will be personally informed by email.

A scholarship is valued between CHF 80.– and CHF 160.-. It will be directly deducted from the final invoice.

Number of participants

Professors generally welcome between 6 and 8 students. If too many students have applied for a masterclass, the professor may make a pre-selection. The final decision is taken by 19 January at the latest and the students are informed in the following days.
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 (for minors, one accompanying parent/person is accepted).
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.

Welcome and transport

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.



Academy Office

The Academy office address is 7 Place Ambuel, 1950 Sion.
Opening hours of the office depend on the schedule of the masterclasses.

Piano accompaniment

Each student receives one hour of piano accompaniment during the masterclass.
If any student wants to practice with the pianist outside of the hour already included in the mastersclass, an agreement must be found with the pianist. The Academy is not repsonsable in any way.
Please do not forget to take all piano parts for the accompanist.

Teaching and working rooms

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).
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.


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 :

Fondation Sion Violon Musique
Place Ambuel 7
1950 Sion