The Crescendo Summer Institute (CSI) offers talented young musicians the chance to take part in a wide range of courses, including solo instrumental studies, chamber music, voice, piano accompaniment, opera scenes, baroque, and jazz-improvisation.

An important theme this year will be the music of Joseph Haydn, commemorating the 210th anniversary of his death.

CSI provides great opportunities for young people preparing for or considering a career in music to study alongside seasoned professionals in a cosy and non-competitive environment.

Students will also participate in thought-provoking and inspirational morning meetings known as ‘Tune Ins’, and will work with coaches and psychologists in small groups on problems they face as artists.

The application deadline is 2 June.

“Classical musicians today focus on not making mistakes. At CSI, we concentrate on their potential instead.”

Members of celebrated orchestras and teachers from prestigious European and American music academies gather in the Hungarian town of Tokaj – famous for its special wine – to welcome students to their masterclasses.

CSI 2019 will host more than 40 professors, including:
Violin: David Danel (CZE), Beata Halska (POL), Bernard Le Monnier (FRA), Attila Füzesséry (HUN), 
Viola: Ellen Rose (USA), Corneliu Dinu Serfezi (ROU), Eszter Dudás (HUN),
Cello:Ágnes Kállay (HUN), Béatrice Reibel-Petit (FRA),
Double-bass: David Daly (IRL).

Song for the Nations Cultural Foundation
H-1053 Budapest, Királyi Pál utca 20.
Phone: +36 1 321 77 96