Astona is a two-week international Summer Music Academy, accompanying many students on their path to a musical career and providing them 14 days with a free and protected space in which to work and grow and enjoy.
Founder (1988) and director:
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Astona 2020: soon to be published
Final closing date for application:
March 15, 2020
At the age of 15 to 17, I had the good fortune to attend Astona International.
I can attest to the fact that these years were the most formative in my musical education.
Philippe Jordan, born 1974,
Astona participant 1990 - 1992,
Musica Director: Paris Opéra
Principal Conductor: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Astona International on the Swiss National News, July 21, 2018
I'd heard only positive things about Astona before I came and now that I’ve been there myself, I can with 100% certainty say that they’re true. I’ve learnt a lot, some of the things that I expected to learn and some skills that I did not realise I would. Astona is certainly an experience that I’ll never forget. I greatly appreciate all your hard work and that of your fellow teachers. Thank you for an amazing opportunity!
Student from Norway, 16, Participant 2019
„After the intermission, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's octet for strings, followed by frenetic, well-deserved applaus and standing ovations. Seldom does one encounter so much energy and enthusiasm as was audible and evident in all aspects of Astona."
Zuger Zeitung 2019