The most frequently asked questions about the Mahler Academy
1. Who can take part in the Gustav Mahler Academy?
Musicians who want to apply the Mahler Academy 2019 must be born between January 1, 1991 and July 15, 2001. Master classes are open for high-qualified European musicians.
Each applicant must send his/her curriculum vitae in English or German together with a short video file (max. 5 minutes - see regulations for details) and the application documents.
2. Can musicians from other continents attend the courses or only those from Europe?
Only European musicians can attend the courses which means people from EU and the following countries (in alphabetical order): Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland, Serbia Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City.
3. Are the Academy courses free of charge?
Yes, the courses are free of charge and there is no registration fee either.
4. Must I organize the trip to Bolzano on my own?
Yes, the musicians plan their trip individually. The Busoni-Mahler Foundation will reimburse each participant travel expenses solely up to a maximum of Euro 300, - by bank transfer only and only upon receiving the original travel documents by post (or by email in case of e-tickets). In case of need for an extra-ticket for the instrument (cello or double bass), the Foundation will also reimburse travel expenses up to a maximum of further Euro 200, - only upon receiving the original travel documents.
5. Where is the accomodation?
Participants will be given accommodations in a Comfort Hotel in Twin Room in the city center at the expenses of the Busoni-Mahler Foundation.
6. Where will the courses take place?
The courses will take place in the “Monteverdi” Conservatory and in the “Vivaldi” Music Institute of Bolzano. Both locations are only a few minutes' walk from the Hotel.