Thank you for your interest in our Academy! If you want to submit an application, please follow these simple steps.
The compiled form and the requested documents must be submitted on line to:
An application fee of $150 USD is also required. The application fee must be paid as a money transfer to this bank account:
IBAN: IT06 N031 0451 5200 0000 0000 120
SWIFT (BIC): DEUTITM1023
ACCOUNT NR.: 120
Account Holder’s name: ACCADEMIA INTERNAZIONALE DEL PIANOFORTE LAGO DI COMO
Palazzo del Vescovo
Via Statale 14
22014 DONGO (Como)
Note: The application fee is not refundable.
Due to many requests from candidates, we have decided to accept applications to our Academy throughout the entire year without a deadline. This is done in order to facilitate procedures.
Applicants will be notified no later that 5 weeks after submitting their application if they have been chosen for a “live” audition. These auditions will take place at the Academy in Italy or in other countries outside of Europe to facilitate and help diminish the travel costs of those chosen these auditions.
Due to great interest of so many candidates to attend the Academy, we will fix the audition dates and sites towards the middle of March to facilitate our initial screening. For this reason we ask applicants who live outside of Europe to send in their application form as soon as possible so we can arrange the venue and dates of these auditions. However those chosen for the live audition who live outside of Europe can always, if they prefer, pass their audition at the Academy in Italy. We will provide upon request all travel and accommodation information. Applicants chosen for the audition must sustain their own travel and lodging expenses.
An additional not refundable audition fee of $ 150 will be paid when the audition date is notified to the applicant.
Once an applicant is admitted to the International Piano Academy Lake Como having successfully passed the live audition:
ALL MASTERCLASSES AND COURSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE SO IS ALSO THE PRACTICE STUDIOS AND THE PRACTICE INSTRUMENTS. THE STUDENT APARTMENT IS ALSO FREE OF CHARGE (only a modest fee for maintenance of the apartment should be paid by the applicant).
Food will be at the charge of the student, however there are restaurants in Dongo that offer special prices to the students of the Academy.
For any further information please contact the administrator:
Turid Hjelmstad Johansen Prestinari