Important Dates

  • Postmark Deadline for Application: April 15, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2019
  • Tuition Payment Deadline:  May 15, 2019

The Lake Como Summer Piano School makes its home on the shores of Lake Como, one of the most beautiful and romantic Italian Lakes. Under the auspices of the world-renowned International Piano Academy Lake Como, the Summer Piano School will give young pianists a unique chance to learn from the hands of the masters.

Individual piano lessons and master classes will be offered. Public concerts of the participants will take place in the “Aula Magna Schnabel” in the Palazzo del Vescovo.

Session I:

Arrival Day August 4th, 2019
Session Duration August 5th – August 10th, 2019
Departure Day August 11th, 2019


Session II:

Arrival Day August 12th, 2019
Session Duration August 13th – August 18th, 2019
Departure Day August 19th, 2019

Each session includes:
– 1 Master class with Professor Ioudenitch
– 1 Master class with Professor Nabore
– 1 Master class with either Angela Cheng (Session I) or Alvin Chow (Session II)
– Food & lodging
– Public concerts
– Recreational activities

Students who enroll in both sessions receive all the masterclasses included in each session plus two bonus master classes, one with Professor Ioudenitch and one with Professor Nabore.

Clear and calm waters of Lake Como reflect its amazing scenery, combining northern rigidity and sophistication with the lush expansiveness of Mediterranean vegetation.

From ancient times it was considered to be an exclusive getaway destination for the noble families of Lombardy, captivating with its mild, stable climate and natural beauty. Built by the dynastic families of the 16th century, villas, castles and towers arose on the coast, encircling the charming beaches like a string of precious pearls. Throughout history the lake has attracted many prominent figures of the arts. Among them were Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Arthur Schnabel, Lord George Byron, Mary Shelley, Stendhal, and Percy Shelley…

Giuseppe Verdi wrote a part of Traviata here; Franz Liszt composed his Dante Sonata.