Szczecin Classic Academy 

International non-critical masterclass” 26 IV – 3 V 2021

Do you want to develop your skills through innovative approaches to artistic practice, with distinguished artists/professors and in beautiful surroundings?

Then this is the course for you! Not only will you participate in individual lessons, work with chamber groups and chamber ensembles, you will have a chance to work on your programmes and play them together with outstanding artists, musicians and teachers from leading academies of the arts across Europe. During the course you will work with several teachers of your choice, with additional opportunities and workshops focused on professional development such as methods of preparation for orchestral auditions, recording and publishing your own recordings, how to effectively use social platforms, and approaches to the acquisition of funding for your own artistic projects. Additional creative workshops include improvisation sessions, workshops with the Stradivari violin, dance classes, lectures, body exercise and sessions focused on psychological support – we know how to play well, deal with stage fright, strengthen your body and find the best strategy to develop your career! The breadth of opportunities for learning and support are designed to offer a programme that works to support you in your artistic practice, wellbeing and professional development.

Szczecin Classic Academy is a project designed for students and alumni of artistic schools and academies, for solo musicians (string instruments) as well as for already existing chamber groups (without determined instrumental set up).

There is a limited number of places:

Violin – 14 places

Viola – 8 places

Cello – 8 places

Participation is decided upon the order of applications.

The course will take place from 26.04.2021 to 03.05.2021 in Szczecin.


The participation of the course includes:

  • 2 individual lessons
  • minimum 2 chamber music lessons
  • minimum 3 chamber orchestra rehearsals
  • at least 2 concerts with the professors
  • free participation in all lectures and additional courses.

Due to the constantly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19, the Organiser will keep participants informed about any changes in the organisation of the course and the Festival. The organiser will adhere carefully to official guidance regarding sanitary and safety precautions throughout the course.

You can apply through the application form (here) until 15.03.2021, applicants must be aged 16 or above to attend the course.


All activities related to the course will take place in Technopark Pomerania at ul. Cyfrowa 2-8, 71-441 in Szczecin, with supplementary events and concerts held in various public spaces and concert halls throughout Szczecin.


Participation in the course is subsidised by the Organisation.

The course fee for an active participant is 250 EUR. Optional accommodation is available for the course (arriving 26.04.2021, departure 04.05.2021) can be provided at an additional cost of 200 EUR – if you require accommodation with breakfast, the additional fee should be added to the participation fee.

The course is also available to attend as a passive participant for a reduced fee of 100 EUR, without accommodation. This includes access to lectures and individual lessons as a listener, participation in the workshops with the Stradivari violin as well as physical activities.  

Prepayment of 100 EUR is obligatory for all participants and must be paid by the application deadline.

The total cost for an active participant is 450 EUR.

Payment details:

Stowarzyszenie Baltic Neopolis Orchestra
ul. Wyszyńskiego 27/9 70-202 Szczecin
Nr konta: 63 1870 1045 2078 1067 6797 0001

As REFERENCE in the transfer please include:

  • in case of prepayment (100 EUR):
    ”Prepayment for the course” + name and surname + instrument + include information about active or passive participation
  • In case of participation fee (relatively to chosen option):
    ”Payment for the course” + name and surname + instrument + include information about active or passive participation + include information about with or without accommodation 

Participants wishing to make use of the provided accommodation throughout the course will be housed in Hotel Campanile Szczecin, ul. Wyszyńskiego 30 in Szczecin.

Accommodation with breakfast is in either a two-person room for a fee of 200 EUR.


Please apply for the course using the linked application form.

Applications and prepayment of 100 EUR (down payment) must be delivered by 15.03.2021. An email confirmation will be sent to accepted participants by 20.03.2021. In the case of not being admitted to the course the downpayment will be returned to the same bank account; in the case of resignation from the course after being qualified and paying the downpayment, the downpayment will be returned only after providing an official resignation sent by email, in which the reason for the resignation are unforeseen circumstances.

All resignations must be approved by the Organisation at its own discretion. The total course fee must be payed not later than 31.03.2021.


Festival Office: +48 660 326 557