REGULATIONS

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival educational program is dedicated to the best young musicians from all over the world.

All Virtuoso & Belcanto competitions are exclusively reserved for participants registered in the Instrumental Courses. Therefore, registration to the competitions is not allowed for non-participants to the classes.

Concerto Competition: Application and submission of selected repertoire no later than 10 June. 

Chamber Music Competition: Application before the start of the Instrumental Courses (18 July 2022) submitted via email to: secretary@virtuosobelcanto.com. 

The starting date for the Virtuoso & Belcanto educational program is planned for Monday 18 July 2022, and the final day of lessons will be Sunday 31 July 2022.

The Virtuoso & Belcanto advanced course educational program is dedicated to:

  • piano
  • violin
  • viola
  • cello
  • chamber music

All Virtuoso & Belcanto educational programs have a limited number of participants. Once the maximum number of participants is reached, a waiting list/ranking of eligible candidates will be established, from which applicants may later be selected.

The registration process will only be completed after payment of the relevant enrolment fees.

Payments must be sent no later than 10 days after receiving the letter of admission.

All students on the waiting list can be admitted as auditors. 

Registration as an auditor is allowed. Auditors will be able to attend all scheduled lessons and all scheduled public events. Likewise, those enrolled in an instrumental or chamber music program will be able to attend all the other lessons as auditors.

Terms of payment:

Early Bird Registration

Admitted students who have sent applications by 31 January 2022 can take advantage of the special Early Bird Registration fees, following this payment process:

  • € 200 as confirmation of registration no later than 10 days from the notification of admission after receiving the admission letter;
  • payment of the remaining amount no later than 28 February 2022.

Full Tuition

Applicable to admitted students who send applications between 1 February and 31 May 2022. Enrolment is confirmed after receipt of full payment of the tuition fees:

  • € 200 as confirmation of registration no later than 7 days from the notification of admission after receiving the admission letter;
  • payment of the remaining amount no later than 17 June 2022.

Payments made via PayPal entail a surcharge of 5%, to cover management costs.

Terms of cancellation:

In case of cancellation of participation, it will be possible to obtain a full refund of the enrolment fee by sending an email message to the Festival Secretary, no later than five (5) effective days from the date of the payment.

No refunds will be effected after this date.

Only in cases of objective impossibility to participate will any potential refund be evaluated.

For any clarification, please contact the Festival Secretary (secretary@virtuosobelcanto.com).

General Information: 

Housing accommodations and restaurant selections are the responsibility of the participants. 

The festival organization can only provide suggestions to participants. 

All students, including auditors, may avail themselves of a reduced-price ticket to all festival concerts, according to seating availability and/or logistic/organizational requirements.

All public events may be recorded for the festival’s promotional or archival use. Students may request a copy of their performance(s) directly with the camera operator and accepting his/her payment terms.

All participants must have proper concert attire, i.e. black dress and white or black dress shirt.

At the end of the festival, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

The Festival organization can place students in contact with Luthiers for string instrument rentals. 

For further information or clarification, please contact the festival secretary at: secretary@virtuosobelcanto.com