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Conditions of participation
Regarding the participation at the “3rd International Masterclasses for Chamber Music”

General declarations

Within the framework of the 3rd International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2017 the forum alte musik : sankt gerold will be holding masterclasses and concerts in Propstei Sankt Gerold (Vorarlberg, Austria). These will be held by renowned baroque specialists with international acclaim.

Schedule of masterclasses

The 3rd International Masterclasses for Chamber Music will take place in the Propstei Sankt Gerold from August 20th - 26th 2017. The participants will receive lessons from several of the teachers with daily varying schedules. Lessons are open to the public.

Availability of practice facilities

The participants are allowed to practice in their rooms, in the class rooms as well as on the campus of the Propstei.


The participants will stay at the Propstei Sankt Gerold.

The arrival is on the 20th of August, until 4:00 pm. latest.  All participants stay at the provostry Sankt Gerold in shared rooms
(for 2-4 people). The allocation will be made by forum alte musik : sankt gerold.

On the day of departure, rooms have to be vacated by 11am. 

Exceptions from the above times can be made under special circumstances if they are appointed with forum alte musik : sankt gerold beforehand (e.g. at registration).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the restaurant of the Propstei Sankt Gerold.


A complete application including signed (in case of online registration this point is omitted) application form and a recording of the applicant (video or audio) may be handed in until the deadline of July 31st 2017 to the office of forum alte musik : sankt gerold.

The directors of the masterclasses will choose the active participants in agreement with the teaching staff.

Requirements for Participation

Applicants are expected to have experience or even made studies in historically informed performance. Participants have to bring their own instruments, except for harpsichord and organ. Minimum age for participation is 18. In particular cases of outstanding talent exceptions can be made regarding the artistic vita of the applicants; a supervisor has to be present in this case.

Video – and Audio Recording

The submitted recordings should contain pieces of the actual repertoire of the applicant. The recording should not be older than one year. It has not to be a professional recording. Nevertheless, cut and edited recordings are not permitted. The recordings can be sent to info@fam-forumaltemusik.com, videos can be uploaded on YouTube as “unlisted”, so that they are not public.


Closing date for registration: 31st July 2017

Payment of course fee: at the latest 15th August 2017


The fees include masterclass and housing.

Course fee

The course fee is 350 €.

This fee becomes due after the applicant’s participation has been confirmed.

A refund of the fees is only possible in case of the cancellation of the Masterclasses. If a participant cancels his participation at the masterclass, the fee will be kept as processing fee.


The housing for the whole week is to be paid at the day of arrival. Housing fee: 350€

It includes modern rooms, three meals and the use of the indoor pool...


The final concert of the 3rd International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2017 is taking place on August 26th 2017. Other concerts and performances will take place during the course of the week. Concert programmes will be compiled by the director of the masterclasses in agreement with the teaching staff. Participation at a concert cannot be requested.

Granting of Rigths

The society forum alte musik : sankt gerold reserves the right to take photos, audio and video recordings during the masterclasses. The participants transfer all rights of use to the society forum alte musik : sankt gerold, especially the rights to use photos and videos for future advertisements (flyer, poster, website, etc.).

The participants have to care for and handle carefully and rooms and furnishings, such as their private rooms, class rooms and open spaces as well as the furniture and equipment therein. This includes, but is not limited to, musical instruments, media equipment, conference technique and any other inventory. Damages are the sole liability of the participants.

Limitation of Liability 
The society forum alte musik : sankt gerold is not responsible for any loss or damages of personal items of the participants. This includes, but is not limited to, musical instruments.

Data Protection
The society forum alte musik : sankt gerold saves contact data of the participant in order to enable the organization of the International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2017. Data will only be used with this purpose and is not being passed on to third parties.

Final remark
Corrections of mistakes as well as print- or calculting errors is reserved. The house rules of the Propstei Sankt Gerold are part of these general conditions.