General information

Due to the uncertainty regarding the corona virus pandemic, we want to inform you about the AIMS Festival 2020 planned for August 7th to 24th. Our Team continues with the preparation work with the expectation that AIMS Academy and AIMS Festival 2020 will take place as planned.

We therefore encourage you to apply for this year’s edition!

The AIMS Foundation will fully refund all fees paid (i.e. registration, course, accommodation and board fee) in case that a situation of “force majeure” would cause the cancellation of the AIMS edition 2020.  AIMS Foundation will not reimburse travel or other costs incurred. Students are advised to purchase travel tickets with a full refund insurance.

We will announce any news and changes to the current plans by e-mail to each applicant, through our webpage and through our social networks.

AIMS String & Piano Academy

  • The course will begin on Tuesday, August 11th.
  • The departure will be August 24th in the morning
  • The enrollment period ends on July 15th, 2020.
  • Registrations are limited; will be attended in order of arrival. The teachers will select the students and reserve the right to select students before July 15th. We recommend that you submit your registration as soon as possible.
  • Students will receive a minimum of 4 master classes and may attend any of the classes taught during the course as listeners.
  • Students will participate in the orchestra and chamber groups prior selection by the faculty members.
  • Minors are welcome in AIMS. Parents or legal guardians will have to send a consent authorization and medical certificates.
  • All students will have to have medical insurance to cover any illness or accident.
  • Students will be awarded a certificate from the University of Lleida.


General Information

  • AIMS is a top-level academy with 18 years’ experience.
  • AIMS is your chance to meet your future teacher, to work hard and to live a unique experience with other young talents from all over the world in a stimulating environment (25 nationalities on the latest course!).
  • The Festival concerts will offer you numerous opportunities to perform on stage as a soloist or in chamber groups.
  • You will receive master classes from a faculty drawn from leading opera houses and renowned music schools.
  • You will be coached and will rehearse by our highly experienced pianists accompanists
  • You will play chamber music.
  • You will receive specific audition training.
  • You get the chance to enter the Concerto-Competition.
  • You will experience the Festival Orchestra with maestro Riccardo Frizza.


AIMS is like a big music family. It is very intense, with lots of fun and chances to present yourself. Once you get there, you wanna come back every summer.

Ekaterina Manafova

viola student , Universität der Kunste (Berlin)

One of the most intense days, busy and super fun with the best group of boys and teachers. I cannot recommend it enough because it fascinated me.

Anna Litvinenko

cello student , The Juilliard School (New York)