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JVNY Chamber Music Workshop in Valmorel, France

Courchevel Workshop Information

JVNY's intensive string and piano workshop, "Rencontres Musicales Internationales a Courchevel" will be held this summer from July 12th to July 26th, 2015.  Located in the heart of the French Alps, this course provides advanced students with an opportunity to study intensively with international faculty in an inspiring setting, and to perform regularly in masterclasses and concerts.  

The festival takes place in Courchevel 1850, an exclusive ski resort situated in the Savoie region of France.  Students are housed in the Mercure Courchevel 1850 hotel  just a few steps from the world famous ski slopes.  The hotel boasts a heated outdoor pool, quality dining emphasizing the specialties of the region of Savoie, ample rehearsal space and a large concert hall.  Students will be paired into double rooms unless they request a single room.  An extra charge of 630 Euros per applicant will be applied for single rooms.   The highest level of respect for the premises is expected of all festival participants. A key deposit of 30 Euros per student will be required from festival participants upon arrival. The deposit will be refunded at the end of the festival unless heavy cleaning is required. 

Meals are taken communally in the hotel restaurant.  Specialties of the region will be served along with traditional cuisine.  Weather permitting, lunch will be taken in the open air on the poolside terrace overlooking the panoramic view of the Saulire mountain.   Festival participants should alert the office about any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

Travel to Festival:

Festival participants should book their flights to arrive at the Geneva-Cointrin airport by the morning of Sunday, July 12th, and must communicate their travel plans and itineraries to the New York office.  A festival shuttle bus will pick up students at the airport on the arrival day by 11AM, or once all the flights have arrived. The pickup time is based on the arrivals information provided by the festival participants, but should preferably not be later than 12 noon. The meeting point is the Montreux Jazz Cafe in the arrivals section of the Geneva airport. Students and families who prefer to arrive to Courchevel independently should communicate their plans to the office.  Festival organizers may not be held responsible for transporation to the festival due to missed or delayed flights.

The departure day is Sunday, July 26th at which point a festival shuttle bus will bring students back to the Geneva airport.  Departure flight times should be no earlier than 11AM to allow sufficient time for transportation to the airport.  Festival participants who make travel arrangements outside of this time frame will be responsible for the cost of their travel to and from the airport.  


On campus tuition: $3450
Off campus tuition (does not include housing & meals):  $2200 
*An extra surcharge will apply to piano students to cover the rental of practice instruments.   

Tuition includes 4 private lessons with an in-residence faculty member of choice, daily ensemble work, chamber music coaching, participation in masterclasses and concerts, housing and meals (except in the case of off-campus tuition), access to all festival concerts, as well as travel to and from the Geneva Cointrin aiport.  Students who prefer to stay off campus must make their own housing arrangements.  

*An additional non-refundable application fee of $75 must be included with the application form if received by April 30th, 2015, and $100 if received after this date.

*Tuition is to be covered in full within 10 days of receiving a letter of acceptance from JVNY, inc.  Tuition is non-refundable after May 30th, 2015.  

The cost of housing & meals for additional accompanying family members or friends is 120 Euros per day for a single room and 150 Euros per day for a double room (housing & meals for 2 people sharing a room). 


Additional Chamber Music:

*Participants who wish to study additional chamber and solo works other than what they have been assigned are encouraged to bring the music along should extra performance opportunities arise. Pending teacher approval students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to perform at the festival.   Students are responsible to bring all the parts for any extra projects, as well as piano accompaniments where applicable.

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