The Association “International Piccolo Festival” promote the X International Piccolo Festival, that will be held in Marktoberdorf, Bavaria, Germany, from the 21st to the 25th July 2024.

We will be working with the German Pro-Piccolo Association and will be hosted at the Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf from July 21-25, 2024!
We are very honoured to host internationally renowned artists as Nicola Mazzanti, our Artistic Director and Former Piccolo of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Natalie Schwaabe, piccolo of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and piccolo teacher at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Anaïs Benoit, piccolo of the Orchestre de Paris and piccolo teacher at the CRR of Boulogne Billancourt as well as at pôle supérieur Paris-Boulogne, Marta Rossi, piccolo of the Opera House Orchestra and piccolo teacher of the Italian Flute Academy in Rome and Thaddeus Watson, former piccolo of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and former piccolo teacher at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main.
We will have the great pleasure to host also other Guest Piccoloists, that give us lectures and workshops, and exhibitors from all over the world with their instruments.

Registration will be open from March 1st, at 00.00 UTC +1 (Rome time).
Submit your application from March 1st, at 00.00 UTC +1 (Rome time) for the super early-bird special price!
It will expire on March 31st.

You will receive an email with payment information in a few weeks.

This year you can participate in person as an effective student or an auditor student.
Active performers can take part at the festival only in presence; it’s not possible to have online lessons.

Everyday active performers and auditors can join the warm-up session, workshops, conferences, interviews and concerts. Active performers will have lesson 45 mins long with three of the five guest artist.

The fee includes only the 3 individual lessons and all the festival activities, no hotel or travel.
Your application will not be processed until the application fee has been received.

There are no entrance exams. Active participants will be selected based on the date of registration and payment.

This year you have the chance to get accommodation at the Academy in a 3- or 4-bed room (from the afternoon of July 20 to the morning of July 26) and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner from the afternoon of July 20 to the morning of July 26) for the following fees:

Accommodation & Meals300 EUR
Meals only150 EUR

For those wishing to stay in single rooms, it is recommended to make reservations at hotels in Marktoberdorf (list of hotels will be sent upon registration).
Active performer and auditors will communicate any food intolerances later.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned to our social media pages to learn more about the artists and all the news!

That will be a great Festival!

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e-mail to one of the members of the staff, or use this form.