Application Regulations - VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses 2021

  1. VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses are intended for music students, professional musicians and teachers, who can apply in the modalities of active participant (categories soloist and chamber musician) and listener. The teachers will give classes on technique and musical interpretation, based on the works presented by the participants.
  2. There are two modalities of participation in VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses:
    1. Active participant (categories of soloist and chamber musician), entitled to:
      • Three lessons of Instrument or Chamber Music, depending on the participant’s category. Possibility of adding extra lesson(s), to choose at application.
      • Participation in the concerts of VERÃO CLÁSSICO Festival, upon teachers and artistic direction's selection.
      • Possibility of attending all Masterclasses.
      • Eligible for VERÃO CLÁSSICO Prizes.
      • Free entrance in all concerts of VERÃO CLÁSSICO Festival.
      • Practice rooms (availability of 2 hours a day, at least).
      • Certificate of attendance of Festival and Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO.
    2. Listener, entitled to:
      • Possibility of attending all Masterclasses.
      • Free entrance in all concerts of VERÃO CLÁSSICO Festival.
      • Practice rooms, when available.
      • Certificate of attendance of Festival and Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO.
  3. In the Instrument Masterclasses with more than one Professor – Piano, Violin and Cello -, participants should indicate, at the time of application, their choice concerning the Professors.
  4. Chamber music ensembles may be duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc, and will have classes with one or more Professors, according to the instrumental formation, the proposed repertoire and the evaluation and selection of applications. For the Chamber Music Masterclasses, each ensemble member should apply individually and mention in the application the other members.
  5. Participants (soloists and ensembles) must present at least three musical works or three movements of a work.
  6. Some participants (soloists and ensembles) may be invited to perform in concerts of VERÃO CLÁSSICO Festival.
  7. All active participants are candidates for VERÃO CLÁSSICO Prizes (in the categories of the various instruments and chamber music), whose jury is formed by the teachers. At the end of VERÃO CLÁSSICO, diplomas will be awarded to the prizewinners. Some prize winners will be invited by VERÃO CLÁSSICO for next seasons’ concerts of orchestras and festivals in Portugal.
  8. The Masterclasses will have collaboration of piano accompanists.
  9. Fees:
    1. Active Participant (soloist or chamber musician):
    2. Soloist Application fee Masterclass fee Total fee
      1st phase: until March 1st 125 € 315 € 440 €
      2nd phase: until April 15th 145 € 420 € 565 €

      Chamber musician Application fee Masterclass fee Total fee
      1st phase: until March 1st 85 € 115 € 200 €
      2nd phase: until April 15th 95 € 180 € 275 €

      Extra lessons available for active participants (soloists or chamber musicians):

       Fee per extra lesson
      Instrument 130 €
      Chamber Music 60 €

      In case of unavailability of the Professors' timetable for the extra lessons, the value of the extra lessons will be fully refunded to the participants.

    3. Listener:
    4.  Total fee
      1st phase: until March 1st 100 €
      2nd phase: until April 15th 130 €
  10. Application:

    Application can only be made here and should include:

    • Participant's Identification.
    • Artistic Curriculum Vitae.
    • Proposed works. Possible amendments until April 15th.
    • YouTube, Vimeo or GoogleDrive link(s) of soloists or ensemble's video or audio recording(s), with a duration between 3 and 10 minutes, with 1 or 2 works

    Application deadlines:

    • 1st phase: March 1st
    • 2nd phase: April 15th

    After April 15th, a registration request by e-mail, to, may be accepted if the Masterclasses are not full.

  11. Payment:

    Payment must be made online, at the moment of the application, with credit card.

    Payment receipts will be sent by e-mail together with confirmation of application.

  12. Applications will be assessed by order of arrival.

    If the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies, a pre-selection of participants will be carried out under responsibility of the teachers and the pedagogical direction, based in the curricula and the video recording(s) of candidates.

    Result of the admission decisions will be communicated to candidates at the latest by May 1st.

    Candidates not selected as active participants will be totally reimbursed with Masterclass fee and will have the right to become a listener participant at no additional cost.

    Candidates who cancel their application until May 1st will be reimbursed with 50% of the Masterclass fee.

    Application fee is meant to cover administrative costs and is non-refundable.

  13. By applying to VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses, participants agree that photographs, videos and recordings of Masterclasses and concerts, may be used for non-commercial goals.
  14. All cases omitted in this regulation will be decided by VERÃO CLÁSSICO Professors and the Pedagogical Direction.