The Summer Music Academy FORTE is open for piano, violin, viola, cello and flute players aged 10-20 y.o. 


The Summer Music Academy FORTE will take place in majestic premises of Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege located in the heart of Brussels.

Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege is located 10 minutes from the central train station and the city center.

Masterclass Content

The second edition of Summer Music Academy FORTE for young musicians will take place in Brussels on July 3-10th, 2022 and will end with a Gala concert on July 10th, 2022.

The Summer Music academy FORTE is open for musicians of 10-20 y.o., players of piano, violin, viola, cello, flute.

Each participant will get the following masterclasses:

Individual lessons: 3  x 45min
Chamber music lessons:10-12 x 45min
Orchestra rehearsals:5-7 x 1h30min

Also included during this week:

  • 2 public concerts – your teacher will help make decision which ensembles to perform during concerts.
  • 1 Gala concert (on July 10th, 14:00 – 17:00)
  • 1 competition (solo music) – extra registration required

COMPETITION “Music Academy FORTE” with extra registration

One round Competition for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, flute  – open only for participants of the masterclasses.

Maximum 30 participants accepted by category strings and 20 participants by category piano.

  • Category A:  9 – 11 yo: program  5min
  • Category B:  12 – 14 yo: program  10min
  • Category C:  15 – 17 yo: program  15min 
  • Category D:  18 – 20 yo: program  20min                                                          
Violin, Viola , cello
  • one virtuous study, caprise + work(s) of a free choice
  • Piano
  • one virtuous study + work(s) of a free choice
  • Flute
  • one virtuous study + work(s) of a free choice
  • Prizes for Competition

    1-2-3 prizes (diplomas) + Special prizes:

    • Participation in multiple concerts at Royal Museums in Belgium
    • Participation in the orchestra “Chapelle Sauvage 2022″ as a player or soloist
    • Monetary incentives for participation in the Summer Music Academy FORTE 2023
    • Special Award for the best interpretation of the Virtuoso piece composed in 19-20st century. Donated by Young Classic Dialog Festival (Berlin)
    Costs for participation in the competition
    • Category A: 40 euro
    • Category B: 50 euro
    • Category C: 60 euro
    • Category D: 70 euro


    Participation in the Summer Music Academy FORTE for piano, violin, viola, cello, flute players: 600 euro


    On top of the masterclasses the costs also cover:

    • Open rehearsals
    • Meals (lunch&diner)
    • Professional photos
    • Professional video recording during the concerts and competition
    • Life streaming of main performances (YouTube)
    • Excursions in the area
    • Sport facilities
    • Rooms for practicing
    • Costs for supervision and day care for minor participants
    • Extra activities for young musicians

    A limited amount of scholarships are available. Each scholarship application (in the form of a letter) must be sent at the same time as the candidate’s application. No scholarship request will be taken into consideration if submitted after notification of the candidate’s acceptance.

    Along with the request to participate, you can send us a letter of motivation, supported by an income certificate, concerning obtaining a scholarship (maximum 50% of the cost of the Masterclasses). We do not provide scholarships for participation in the competition.

    Accommodation options

    To be announced in January 2022


    Each student is responsible for personal medical insurance, accident risk and personal belongings including insurance of his/her instrument. All insurance must be prepaid and copies of the contracts must be submitted to Summer Music Academy FORTE  by the beginning of the course.

    Additional Information

    Music of the different chamber music ensembles will be sent to the student by e-mail during Mai 2022.

    Course members must prepare two complete pieces by different composers in advance of the course (for SOLO lessons). However for children, one piece of an appropriate level of difficulty is sufficient.