1. The Third edition of Summer Music Academy FORTE for young musicians will take place in Brussels on July 8-16th, 2023 and will end with a Gala concert on July 16th, 2023.

The Summer Music academy FORTE is open for musicians of 10-25 y.o., players of piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar.

2. Important deadlines

May 1st, 2023  – deadline for application for participation at the master classes                

For registration you need to fill out an online application form.

When filling out the online form, you will need to:

  • attach a scan of an artistic photo of the participant (in jpeg format)
  • attach a passport or participant ID scan (in jpeg format)
  • attach a YouTube link with a recent performance of participant (free program max 10 min)
  • pay 50 euros as a registration fee (payment by credit card, not refundable).

While filling out the application form, you must indicate your choice of the mode of accommodation: Internat or Externat:

  • Internat: choose if you would like to sleep at academy premises during the entire duration of the event. In this case, you will get a bed in a shared room (4 children). Additional costs of 200 euros for the entire period applies.
  • Externat: choose if you would like to be present at the academy from 08:00 till 18:00 (or 22:00 depending on the planning) and sleep elsewhere (Attention! The leaving hours will be later on the days when you participate in concerts or competition). With Externat option no extra costs apply.

By May 5th, 2023 – selected candidates will receive confirmation and requests for payment of remaining amounts:

  • 550 euro players of piano, violin, viola, cello, flute
  • 450 euro players of guitar
  • 200 euro : for hostel for the participants, who choose Internat option

By May 8th 2023 – Remaining fees need to be paid 

+ Deadline for inscription for participation at the competition “Forte”

3. Total costs of Participation in the Summer Music Academy FORTE

  • Piano, violin, viola, cello, flute: 600 euro
  • Guitar: 500 euro

Refund policy

In case of cancellation:

  • before May 20th 2023 /participation fees/ Piano, violin, viola, cello, flute: 550 Euros will be refunded
  • before May 20th 2023 /participation fees/ Guitar: 450 Euros will be refunded
  • after May 21th 2023   : participation fees will not be refunded 
  • after May 10th 2023   : Internaut fees will not be refunded 

4. 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 (except piano, guitar)

Additional activities included in the price

Saturday, July 8th, 202313:00 – 20:00Competition “Music Academy FORTE” /extra inscription/
Sunday, July 9th, 202319:00 – 21:00Teachers concert “Welcome”
Tuesday, July 11th, 202319:00 – 21:30Concert Class Masters
Wednesday, July 12th, 202319:00 – 21:30Solo & Orchestra concert
Thursday, July 13th, 202312:00 – 13:00 Concert organised by MUSICORUM (Museum Beau-Arts)
Thursday, July 13th, 202319:00-22:00Solo & Orchestra concert
Friday, July 14th, 202318:30 – 22:00Chamber Music & Orchestra concert
Sunday, July 16th, 202314:00 – 18:00  Gala concert for all participants

The costs also cover:

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

5. Planning of a typical day

  • Sunday, July 8th at 8h15-8h30: check in for all participants at the venue of the Masterclasses.
  • Each day at 08h30: all participants check in at school
  • Each day: when the day completely finished (after the concert, competition etc, it’s around 22h00): participants can leave the school
07h45-08h00Breakfast (only for Internaut stay option)
08h30All participants check in at the venue
09h00-12h45Private / chamber music lessons
13h30-15h45Private / chamber music lessons
16h00-18h00Orchestra rehearsals
16h00-18h00Private guitar lessons/or time for practicing
19h00-22h00Different concerts, competition

6. Scholarships for masterclasses FORTE 2022:

Scholarships might be considered by administraiton based on results of music Competition FORTE

7. Insurance

Each participant 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.

8. Parents

Our staff will welcome all participants of younger ages. They make sure that they go to bed on time and eat properly.

Students will have some free time in between their lessons, concerts, excursions… but stay all together during their free time in order to be able to build new relationships and find new friends.

We encourage parents to attend the students’ concerts and festival concerts but they are not admitted to enter chamber music, individual lessons or orchestra rehearsals.

For the same reasons, parents are not allowed to enter the school area during masterclass period except for a concerts and competition.

9. Additional Information

  • Chamber music: music of the different chamber music ensembles will be sent to the participants by e-mail during Mai 2023.
  • SOLO: participants must prepare two complete pieces by different composers in advance of the course for SOLO lessons. 

After inscription for the participation in the masterclasses, the candidate can indicate his/her preference for competition or solo concert for SOLO program. The deadline for changes is June 10th 2023. No changes will be accepted after the deadline.

  • Accompanist: Solo lessons of flute, violin, cello will be done without accompanist. The accompanist will attend one rehearsal before the competition or concert. Rehearsal duration: 15 min – 30 min, depending on the age and program

10. Responsibilities

The administration of the academy does not bear any responsibility for the children who must move to the academy before the beginning of the master classes (9:00am, July 7th, 2023) or after the end of the academy classes (18:00 on the day of the Gala Concert (July 16th, 2023).
All responsibility beyond the hours/dates of the masterclasses rests solely with the parents.