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General Information

The IMAS Autumn Academy is directed towards highly gifted, young musicians. There is no age limit.

Autumn Academy 2024

Time Frame

September 09th -15th, 2024

Closing Date for Application

June 1st, 2024

Course Location

Lessons take place at Schloss Bückeburg and at the State Archives by the castle.

Teachers and accompanists 2024

Prof. Matti Raekallio // Piano
Prof. Christiane Iven // Voice
Prof. Dorin Marc // Double Bass
Prof. Boris Kusnezow // Piano Chamber music
Mamikon Nakhapetov // Accompanist Voice
Dunja Robotti // Accompanist Double Bass

Course Details

Active participation comprises 210 minutes of teaching (270 minutes for chamber music). There are usually internal class concerts in the evenings. Sitting in on classes with all three teachers of the Autumn Academy is included. For selected participants, there is the opportunity to perform at the final concert on September 15th 2024.

All applications will be assessed by the teachers after the registration deadline. Based upon their decision, the active participants will be selected. All applicants will be notified immediately.


The masterclasses for voice and viola are accompanied by professional accompanists. Early arrangement of the repertoire is strongly advised.

Attendance Fee

For solo categories:

The fee for active participation is 300 Euro.

For Piano Chamber Music:

The fee for duo is 500 Euro (250 Euro per person).

The fee for trio is 600 Euro (200 Euro per person).

The fee is to be transferred 7 days after the positive admittance to the masterclass at the latest on the following account:

Bankhaus Seeliger
IBAN: DE50 2703 2500 0000 0032 61

Certificate of Participation

Participants are given a certificate of participation at the end of the Autumn Academy on request.

Practice Space

For the duration of the course, practice rooms are available at the Bückeburg music school. Some host families are able to offer instruments (pianos and grand pianos). Practice is gerenally welcome in the host families, but should be arranged with consideration to them.


Upon request, accomodation with a host familiy is available. It is neccessary to specify this on the form. A fee of 50 Euros (for piano chamber music: 50 Euros per ensemble member) is charged and should be transferred together with the attendance fee.

  • Total Fee:
  • 300 Euro attendance fee
  • + 50 Euro accomodation fee
  • = 350 Euro total fee