XXXIIII International Summer Academy Cervo

1.9.2024 - 12.9.2024

We welcome the renowned teachers who have confirmed their attendance and look forward to new discoveries among the young musicians who will present themselves here.

In the past 34 years always in September Cervo has developed into a meeting place for young musicians from all over the world with lecturers of international status. Therefore the summer academy of Cervo can look back at a rich and exciting history.

With pleasure we can see again and again that graduates of the academy prove themselves as soloists in the hard competition of concert life or gain leading positions as professors at universities and concertmasters or soloists in important orchestras.

The incomparable atmosphere of the old part of Cervo has always fascinated the students and contributed to the creation of a spirit of friendship and teamwork that in two weeks often created exceptional performances. A big “Cervo music family” has developed, that lives together here, making wonderful music and also includes the competent and interested audience.

We thank the community of Cervo, the district of Imperia and the region Liguria for their long standing cooperation. At the same time we say thanks to everyone, who has filled with their collaboration the academy with life and substance, first of all my wife Elfe von Arnim, who died in 2004 and who was the heart and soul of the academy for a long time. Without her tireless effort during the first years the academy would not exist today.

Arnulf von Arnim

Music for romantic window blinds.
Music, which connects itself with the Italian summer.
That is Cervo.

I warmly support the idea to offer young musicians a forum, which enables them to experience a meeting of different cultures and musical ideas, through learning, performing and living together.

I therefore hope that the Summeracademy Cervo will remain the meeting ground for young european musicians in the future, and that the Academy concerts from the festival participants will form a link between the Liguria region and young musicians from Europe and the rest of the world.

Dr. h.c. Annemarie Renger 1919-2008
Parliamentary speaker a.D.- Bonn

I hereby warmly welcome the organization, the teachers and the young musicians of the International Summeracademy to Cervo.

With enthusiasm I welcome the return of the talents, that each year allow the small city of Cervo to be distinguished as "music village", to a place where the music finds it's way through the Ligurian alleys and squares and makes Cervo an omitted and enchanted town.

The summer academy is an ideal extension of the chamber music festival, joining the international successes of different nationalities, cultures, languages, professional and human experiences, which enrich our everyday life.

So a lot of thanks to all the teachers, the young talents, to Cervo, which offers facilities for the concerts, and thus supports the chance for musicians and people to enjoy the inspirations of friendships and meetings of different cultures.

Lina Cha


Masterclasses 2024

Erika Geldsetzer

Violin and chamber music

Photo by Jan Greune

Ingolf Turban


Aleksey Semenenko


Andreas Willwohl


Jean Sulem

Viola and chamber music

Troels Svane


Gustav Rivinius


Arnulf von Arnim


Ian Fountain


International Summer Academy Cervo

01.9.2024 - 12.9.2024

General Conditions

The master classes are open to professional musicians and music students. From 20.7.2024 the participants will be informed, whether they are eligible for active participation. An audition or the submission of recordings is not necessary. Participation as an auditor is possible. It is valid for all courses, also active participants are allowed to listen to other courses for free.

There will be 12 public concerts held by Academy professors as well as participants. The final Concert will be played by a chamber orchestra, which will be formed by students of the string classes. The participation is obligatory. The soloists for this concert will be chosen by the professors of the different classes during the course. Participants (violin, viola, cello and piano) will be informed of the concertos to be played in time in advance.

The program prepared for the courses must be indicated in detail at the time of .
During the course the student will receive four lessons. Languages of courses: German, English, Italian, French.

Registration Modalities and Payment Terms

  1. Registration Fee: € 60,00
    With the registration, the registration fee must be payed to the bank account of the “Sommerakademie Cervo” by bank transfer (free of charge for the receiver).
    End of registration 30.6.2024. Only after the payment of the registration fee is received, confirmation of registration will be sent. The registration fee cannot be refunded in case of withdrawal (preventing or missing the deadlines).
  2. Tuition Fee: € 400,00
    The tuition fee must be paid to the bank account of the “Sommerakademie Cervo” by bank transfer (free of charge for the receiver) by 31.7.2024 at the latest. If payment terms for tuition fees are not complied, participation in the course cannot be guaranteed.
  3. Accommodation: € 350,00
    More information on the payment modalities of the accommodation fee will be communicated to the participants shortly before the summer academy.

Active participants: € 400,00
Auditors: € 160,00
Chamber music: one tuition fee and the corresponding number of registration fees depending on the size of group (e.g.. string quartet: 4 registration fees and 1 tuition fee).

Important: in bank transfer the use of the name and the surname of the student must be stated.


Accommodation of students will be arranged by the Academy in private apartments/houses usually in living communities in single, double bedrooms or dorms in Cervo.

If a student wishes to stay in a Hotel he/she has to inform the secretary of the Academy. The room rent shall be his/her sole responsibility.


A student participates on his/her own risk.
The Academy does not incur liability for anything.

Bank Account

Kto.: 0211 806 301
Sommerakademie Cervo
Commerzbank Dortmund
BLZ 440 800 50
IBAN: DE96 440800500211806301

Important: in bank transfer the use of the name and the surname of the student must be stated.


Registration using the registration form below by 30.6.2024 → € 60,00
Payment of the tuition fee by 31.7.2024 → € 400,00
The accomodation → € 350,00 (info on payment tba)

N.B. In case of disagreement on the interpretation of any of the above, the German text will apply.

Application Form

International Summer Academy Cervo

1.9.2024 - 12.9.2024

Format with country code, no periods, no spaces, etc.

I agree for my number to be added to a messenger group, through which all students of the Summer Academy 2024 will receive updated information during the master classes. The numbers will be visible to all group members.


International Summer Academy Cervo 2024
Head of Organisations

Lisa Well

Artistic Management

Prof. Arnulf von Arnim
Viktor-Scheffel-Straße 5
80803 München

Address in Italy (during the Academy)

Associazione Accademia
Internazionale Estiva di Cervo
c/o Palazzo Communale I-18010 Cervo (IM)

Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Cervo
+39 0183 408197

Information and

Tickets reservation
Office IAT
+39 0183 406462 - int.3.

Before sending us a message, please read the General Conditions. Thank you!


Cervo is located between San Remo and Alassio in Liguria, Italy.

Closest airports:

  • Nice (95km)
  • Genoa (108km)
  • Milan (230km)

TThere are regular railway connections from Nice, Genoa and Milan to the new DIANO railway station located outside the Diano Marina town centre.

The old station of Diano Marina has been shut down, and the new DIANO station is about 5 km away from Cervo. As there are no direct bus lines, we suggest that you take a taxi to Cervo as soon as you arrive at the DIANO station – you can find them at the taxi stand outside the new station – or you can call/reserve one from one of the following numbers:
Fabio Carrera, Taxi 5, Diano Marina, mobile no. + 39 349 4072066, or:
Taxi terminal Diano Marina + 39 0183 495210
- 7 seats car