Application and Regulations

Application & Regulations

Highly advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with performing experience are invited to apply for the masterclasses of the BRSO musicians by 10 May 2020.

Participation in piano performance and conducting masterclasses takes place by invitation only.

A prerequisite for participation at the Riga Jurmala Academy is a highly advanced technical and artistic level, to be certified by:

  1. A video recording – contrasting pieces of various styles, duration 20 minutes (applicants are kindly reminded that the quality of recording may influence the results of application);
  2. Completed application form, including biography (up to 300 words), publicity photo suitable for publication, and the proposed list of repertoire

The Riga Jurmala Academy will provide accompanists upon request for the participants for 1 hour rehearsal and masterclasses.
Every participant will receive at least 2 lessons of 1 hour each.* (subject to the availability of tutor)
Course languages: English, German.

Other Benefits

All active participants will be kindly invited to the concerts of Riga Jurmala Music Festival, meet & greet events with the artists and receptions, taking place during the course.

Competitions, scholarships and fees

The Riga Jurmala Academy will organize internal competitions for the course participants with performance opportunities and financial benefits.

The Riga Jurmala Academy will cover tuition fees for the applicants selected for participation. Application for a partial scholarship for maintenance costs (€ 300 max.) is possible as part of the online registration procedure. In addition to meeting the registration requirements, students seeking a scholarship must also include an additional letter of recommendation written by a current professor or internationally renowned musician.

Practical information

The masterclasses will take place at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.
Address: Kr. Barona Street 1, Riga, Latvia.

Please contact the Riga Jurmala Academy if you require assistance with identifying potential accommodations.

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