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Conditions of participation

Regarding the participation at the "9th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music" 

General declarations

Within the framework of the "9th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2024" forum alte musik : vorarlberg will be holding masterclasses and concerts in Feldkirch (Vorarlberg, Austria). These will be held by renowned baroque specialists with international acclaim.


Schedule of Masterclasses

The "9th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music" will take place in the Kapuzinerkloster Feldkirch from July 28th - August 04th 2024. The participants will receive solo and ensemble lessons from several of the teachers with daily varying schedules. Lessons are open to the public. Additionally workshops, choir and orchestra rehearsals will be held.


Availability of practice facilities

The participants are allowed to practice in their rooms, in classified practicing rooms, in the (free) class rooms as well as on the campus of the Kapuzinerkloster.



The participants will stay at the Hotel Night Inn.

All participants stay at the Hotel Night Inn in shared rooms (for 2 people). The allocation will be made by forum alte musik : vorarlberg.

A small number of single rooms are available, however an extra fee of 20 € per day has to be paid (-> fees -> housing). If you desire to have a single room, you have to mention it with your application, for the rooms will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.


Arrival and departure

The arrival is on July 28th, until 4:00 pm. latest.

Departure is scheduled for August 4th 2024.On the day of departure, rooms have to be vacated by 10:00 am. 

Exceptions from the above times can be made under special circumstances if they are appointed with forum alte musik : vorarlberg beforehand (e.g. at registration). For cancellations of the accomodation after June 30th 2024 (application deadline) a cancellation fee of 250 € has to be paid. 



All participants and teachers will eat together. Full board is included in the housing fee. Breakfast will be served at the Kapuzinerkloster, the shared meals (lunch and dinner) will take place at different restaurants in Feldkirch. The kitchen will be able to accommodate you, whether you suffer from any food intolerances or allergies (celiac disease, lactose, histamine, etc.) or are vegetarian or vegan.



A complete application including the application form and the application fee may be handed in until the deadline of June 30th 2024 to the office of forum alte musik : vorarlberg.

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 (if available, not obligatory)

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, Dropbox- or WeTransfer links are possible. Videos can be uploaded on YouTube as “unlisted”, so that they are not public.



Closing date for registration: 30th June 2024


Payment dates:

Payment of application fee: with the application

Payment of course fee: after confirmation of participation, at the latest 15th July 2024

Payment of housing fee: at the latest 25th July 2024



The fees include application fee, masterclass and housing.


Application fee

The application fee is 100 €.

This fee becomes due with the application. The applicants will receive the account details via e-mail.

This fee has to be paid in any case; it serves as a processing fee and will be kept even if you cancel your participation at a later date.


Course fee

The course fee is 250 €.

This fee becomes due after the applicant’s participation has been confirmed, at the latest 15th July 2024 

(-> Deadlines -> Payment of course fee). All participants will receive an invoice for the course fee.

Partial participation in the Masterclasses (i.e. fewer days than the full duration) is possible, depending on the availability of free spots. A discount on the full course fee is only possible, however, if the partial participation is equal to, or less than half of the full duration of the Masterclasses.

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 latest 25th July 2024 (-> Deadlines -> Payment of housing fee). Housing fee for students: 55 € per day, for professionals and other interested parties: 65 € per day. 

For single rooms an additional 20 € per day has to be payed (Attention: limited number of single rooms, see above). All participants will receive an invoice for the housing fee. 

The housing fee includes modern rooms and full board (three meals per day). 



The participants of the International Masterclasses get free entrance to all concerts during the Masterclasses. This includes the "Eröffnungskonzert" of the teachers on 28 th July 2024 at 06.00 pm. in the Kapuzinerkirche Feldkirch.

The final concert of the “9th International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2024” is taking place on 3rd August 2024. 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

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



The participants have to care for and handle carefully all 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

forum alte musik : vorarlberg 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

forum alte musik : vorarlberg saves contact data of the participant in order to enable the organization of the "International Masterclasses for Chamber Music 2024". 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 calculating errors are reserved. 

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