12 – 24 years (strings)
16 – 24 years (piano)
It is required of every candidate to possess some ability in either German or English.
A complete application consists of:
The application form must be filled out in full and sent to the Director by email (PDF, no scans or JPGs). Please try to include everything in ONE email.
Auditions (no mandatory pieces)
Strings: 2 pieces of choice
Piano: 2 pieces of choice
Only Youtube recordings with direct link will be accepted. The audition material must be sent at the same time as the application, not afterwards.
Pieces of choice
Strings: from one's current repertoire
Piano: solo pieces, no accompaniments or sonatas with other
Closing date for application/Application fee
Procedure for selection of candidates and notification of acceptance
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance shortly after May 1st by email. Applicants must be available by email and must check their emails regularly, especially between May 1st and 5th.
Directly following notification of acceptance, applicants MUST confirm their participation within 24 hours by email, otherwise they risk their invitation.
Applicants are accepted for the entire two weeks only.
It goes without saying that accepted applicants will definitely participate in Astona. In the case of a cancellation, fees will be refunded based on the reasons for as well as the time of cancellation.
Applications without payment of the application fee will not be considered. The application fee is non-refundable, no matter whether the candidate is accepted or not.
Applicants who were accepted to Astona 2020 (which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid) do NOT have to pay the application fee in 2021.
The student pays CHF 250 for the two weeks. The vast difference between this and the true cost of the course (CHF 1'200) is made possible by generous contributions from sponsors. We want to give this advantage directly to our students at Astona ONLINE 2021. There are, however, no further scholarships in 2021.
The tuition covers the entire curriculum: private instruction and performance preparation for the house concerts and possible public performances.
The payment of the course fee must arrive in the Astona account by latest June 15th.
Payment method / Account information
The application and the course fees must be remitted by bank transfer to the Astona account:
Credit Suisse AG 8070 Zurich, Switzerland
Clearing-No. 4835 / BIC CRESCHZZ80A
Holder of account: Verein Astona, Artherstr.167a, 6317 Oberwil
IBAN: CH06 0483 5142 1468 5000 0
Please note: All bank fees must be assumed by the applicant. Please be sure to arrange this with the bank. Checks will not be accepted.
Closing dates for payments
Application fee: with the application
Course fee: by latest June 15, 2021
In order to qualify as a participant in Astona ONLINE 2021, the student must have a strong internet connection at his/her disposal. The connection must be up-to-date and reliable. One must have a PC or a laptop of good quality. A smartphone will not be adequate.
We are sorry we cannot provide the possibility of external Online- auditors.
May 1, 2021 - extended until May 17, 2021
Final Closing Date for Application
May 1 until May 5, 2021
Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance of the candidates by the director. Confirmation by the applicants.
June 15, 2021
The course fee must have reached the Astona bank account.
July 11 2021 Online
Opening assembly: 18.45h
July 24, 2021 Online
Online Gala concert