Kronberg Academy

The Kronberg Academy, an independent, private institution, aims to support the world’s best young string and piano players. It combines inspiring world-class music projects with the Kronberg Academy Study Programmes for young musicians. These programs offer selected leading young musicians tailored support and enable them to earn an officially recognized Bachelor of Music (BMus/MMus) in International Solo Performance.

The Kronberg Academy study programmes train outstanding young musicians as soloists and prepare them for an international career.

In 2007, Kronberg Academy established a high-calibre educational structure for exceptionally gifted young artists. The academy offers five study programmes that are individually tailored to the needs of young musicians seeking to combine educational studies at the highest artistic level with professional life as a performing artist. One of the five study programmes is the “Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists”, which will start in October 2018 for the first time.

In 2018 Stichting Horizon signed a 4-year patronage agreement with the Kronberg Academy, which offers talented young musicians a study place at the ‘Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists’ at the Kronberg Academy in Kronberg. The “Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists” is a two-year study course that focuses primarily on the exploration of duets and chamber music works with the students on the Kronberg Academy study programmes for string players (violin, viola, cello). The ‘patronage’ has a duration of four years and therefore covers a study place for two successive students.