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CIMA Masterclasses 

CIMA - Central International Music Academy Festival

Unfortunately the CIMA Masterclasses could not be held this Summer due to Coronavirus restrictions. Please inform yourself about the 

CIMA Online Courses and the CIMA Online International Competition 2021

The Masterclass 2019:


The Masterclass offers coaching by internationally renowned artists and will take place between 5th and 9th of August at the premises of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and other Viennese music institutions. Each participant of the masterclass will receive 4 individual lessons with a teacher of choice.* The CIMA International Music Competition 2019 follows the masterclass from August 10th to 12th. Participants of the masterclass are encouraged to apply for the competition without extra costs.

Participants of the masterclasses will have the chance to perform in a talent showcase concert on August 9th at the University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna.

Additionally, the Festival offers the following workshops for the participants without any extra costs;

- "String Instrument Care" by the Viennese Luthier Martin Koch

- "Thomastik Infeld Workshop" by Attila Pasztor

- "Piano Maintenance and Care" by Bösendorfer Vienna at the Stadtsalon, Wiener Musikverein


- "Musical Medicine": Therapy for musicians

Masterclass Summary:

・Application deadline: July 15th 2019

・Lesson time August 5th - 9th (first lessons on August 5th, optional CIMA Competition August 10th to 12th)

・Venue: University of Music and performing Arts Vienna and other music institutions in Vienna

・Internationally renowned tutors

・Each participant will receive 4 individual lessons from a teacher of their choice.* 
      *Students of o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Dagmar Glüxam will receive one day of musical theory coaching and min. 2 individual lessons.

・Participation at final student concerts at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna




・Completed registration form (available here)

・Application fee € 100,- (non-refundable) to be transferred together with the application

Participants will receive an email with the bank transfer details after submitting the application

・Tuition fee for "About the “correct” performance of 17th and 18th century music"
    by Univ.Doz .Prof. Dr. Glüxam: € 150,- (+ € 100,- Application fee if only this course is selected)

・Scholarships for financially disadvantaged participants are available

・Registration form, passport copy and one photo have to be sent per email to


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Payment information:
The application fee of € 100,- has to be transferred together with the application (free of transaction costs for the receiver). Bank details will be submitted per email after submitting the application. The application fee is non refundable. The application is not valid until the application fee has been submitted.

The masterclass fee has to be transferred until the application deadline, July 15th 2019. Please bring a proof of payment to Vienna.




CIMA is unable to offer full scholarships and any financial help that it can give is severely restricted. However, those facing serious financial difficulties should send a personal statement with their application to The number of bursaries available are limited and are by no means guaranteed. Students therefore need to be prepared to look for sponsorship elsewhere if necessary. 

Additional information:

・CIMA does not carry responsibility for the housing, travel, insurance, lodging of the masterclass and competition participants and will not be held liable for any damage.

・CIMA assumes no responsibility for applicants personal belongings or instruments

・by submitting the registration form the applicant authorizes CIMA to photograph and make audio-video recordings at all events, particularly concerts within the period of the festival and use the aforementioned recordings and photographs for publicity, non-commercial and commercial use. No claims for reimbursement for applicants may arise from this.

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