Violinists, Violists, and Cellists aged 16-26 on July 3th, 2021 are eligible to apply to the Geneva International String Academy

Exceptionally talented students under 16 can apply but they will need to be accompanied by an adult for the whole duration of the Academy.

The Geneva International String Academy is also open to already formed string quartets. Members of the groups will get individual lessons and/or chamber music coaching's with the faculty. Formed ensembles are welcome but each member needs to apply individually.

All candidates must provide: 

  • High-resolution picture (headshot)
  • CV (preferably in English or French), PDF only
  • 2 separate videos recordings of two contrasting pieces, minimum 10 minutes duration in total. YouTube links only (public or private).
  • At least one letter of recommendation (English or French), PDF only.
  • A statement explaining your motivation to participate to the Geneva International String Academy (English or French)

For formed string quartets, please add to your individual recordings, at least one video recording of the quartet. YouTube links only (public ou private).

Optional for solo applicants: a video recording of a chamber music performance.

Application fee non-refundable: 60 CHF (transfer and exchange rate at the charge of the applicant)

Tuition Fees: 0 CHF