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DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy

The fifth DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy will take place during the Summer Festival 2022 under the tuition of Holly Hyun Choe. Further information on programme and application will be published here in late autumn 2021.
Guiding principle

Every year the DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy invites around 20 young musicians to take an active part in the DAVOS FESTIVAL – young artists in concert to further their professional, individual advanced training. Selected participants spend every day for two weeks in rehearsals, workshops, and lectures, perfecting their art under the guidance of tutors, soloists, composers, established chamber music ensembles, and the festival’s advanced Young Artists. Members of the Academy are repeatedly formed into new ensembles, giving them the opportunity to perform as part of both the DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata and various chamber music groups. Additional education opportunities for Academy participants are also part of the programme.

Participants are expected to make careful preparations, both musically and organisationally. The organisers provide participants with an online organisation tool giving them access to scores, schedules, and rehearsal and concert plans. Participants can also use it to clarify questions about the organisation of travel, accommodation, visas, etc. with the festival’s management. Academy participants can also make preliminary contact with tutors and mentors – in fact, they are encouraged to do so.

On or before their arrival in Davos, participants will each be given a personal Academy plan. All participants are required to commit themselves wholly and enthusiastically to the DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy. On its completion, successful participants are awarded certificates issued jointly by the DAVOS FESTIVAL.

No charge is made for participating in the Academy. Participants are provided with accommodation (full board) for the time they spend in Davos. Travel costs are met by the Academy according to the festival’s guidelines.