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 Sacré-Cœur de Lindthout, the school that is located in the heart of Brussels.

Masterclass Content

Every participant will take part in solo as well as several chamber music ensembles from 08h00 till 18h00 each day.

For violin, viola, cello, piano and flute players

You 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
  • 1 Gala concert (on July 10th, 14:00 – 17:00)
  • 1 competition (solo music)

Your teacher will help make decision which ensembles to perform during concerts.


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)


    • 600 euro

    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.

    On top of masterclasses the fees also cover:

    • Rehearsals (open for participants only)
    • 2 meals per day: Breakfast + Lunch
    • Professional photos
    • Professional video recording during the concerts and competition
    • Life streaming of main performances (on our YouTube channel) 
    • Excursions in the area
    • Sport facilities 
    • Rooms for practicing
    • Costs for supervision and day care for minor participants

    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.

    Extra information for accompanying persons:

    Recommended hotels nearby: to be announced in January 2022