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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 2018 must be born between January 1, 1990 and July 18, 2000.
Master classes are open for high-qualified European musicians. During selection phase, priority of admission is given to members of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and students from Bolzano Conservatory.
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.

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 Mahler Foundation will reimburse each participant travel expenses solely up to a maximum of Euro 100, - 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), Mahler Foundation will also reimburse travel expenses up to a maximum of Euro 100, - only upon receiving the original travel documents.

5. Where is the accomodation?
Participants will be given accommodations in a Comfort ***Hotel in Twin/Triple Room in the city center at the expenses of the Gustav 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.