Important Dates

  • Postmark Deadline for Application: May 1, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2018
  • Tuition Payment Deadline: June 1, 2018

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.

Join Artist-Teachers Danwen Wei, Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Grant Naboré for another exciting celebration of music in August 2018 on the fabulous Lake.

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.

School for Students:

Arrival Day July 31st, 2018
Session Duration August 1st – August 14th, 2018
Departure Day August 15th, 2018

International Master Course for Teachers:

Arrival Day August 16th, 2018
Session Duration August 17th – August 19th, 2018
Departure Day August 20th, 2018

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.