The most frequently asked questions about the Mahler Academy
1. Who can take part in the Gustav Mahler Academy?
String players, wind players and timpani players who want to apply the Mahler Academy 2017 must be born between July 18, 1989 and July 18, 1999.
Master classes are open for high qualified European musicians. During selection phase, in case of joint winners, 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 Eur 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 doublebass), Mahler Foundation will also reimburse travel expenses up to a maximum of Eur 150,- only upon receiving the original travel documents.
5. Where is the accomodation?
Partecipants will be given accomodations in a Comfort (***) Hotel in Twin/Triple Room in the city center at the expense 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.