Welcome 2017

Welcome 2017 - Students lying on the ground an a circle. Welcome to the 15th season of the Semper Music International Festival (named Schlern Intl’ Music Festival before 2016)!
We are heading toward the 2017 season with our fabulous faculty and guest artists, including “…one of the most excellent teachers who brought up world-famous performers”, violinist, Boris Kushnir, whose “contribution could be compared to those of Leopold Auer, Carl Flesch or Ivan Galamian…” (Strad Magazine); Metropolitan Soprano, Olga Makarina; outstanding cellist, conductor and professor at the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Rudin; brilliant and and versatile pianist, Polina Osetinskaya; composer and philosopher, Alexander Knaifel, one of the “greatest individuals and artistic personalities of the 20th century…”(Music in the USSR).

We continue to pursue our goal to unite people in the world through music, build peaceful connections between different countries, and celebrate our diversity by making music together. Join us this coming July for Music, Friends and Fun in the Italian Alps!

During the last season, it was exciting to watch how the whole town of Völs am Schlern celebrated the new festival name, Semper Music International Festival, which represents our dedication to bring “Always Music” to the people and replaced the old name, Schlern Festival. This beautiful town looked more radiant than ever decorated with newly made flags with the name Semper Music International Festival on them.

  • Interact with great musicians on stage; learn from them in private lessons and master classes; meet them daily in informal atmosphere.
  • Develop your career.
  • Get inspired and energized by the unique Alpine landscape; combine an intense musical experience with recreation in the heart of the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park.