Welcome to the Astona Summer Music Academy for highly-gifted string players and pianists!

July 14 to 27, 2019 - at the Lassalle-Haus Bad Schönbrunn, Edlibach above Zug, Switzerland

The final closing date has expired. We are looking forward to 33 high talented students from 13 nations: 19 violin, 6 viola, 7 cello and 1 piano!

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:

Nancy Chumachenco


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Astona 2019



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

Musical director: Paris Opera
Principal conductor: Vienna  Symphony Orchestra 

Astona International on the Swiss National News, July 21, 2018