Rimini beach

The dates for the 3rd (in-person) Edition of the Altschuler Summer Music Institute will be July 10-23, 2023 at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “G. Lettimi” in Rimini, Italy. ASMI’s faculty hails from The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, the Royal College of Music, Bologna Conservatory, Pesaro Conservatory, Cesena Conservatory, and pupils of the Leopold Auer legacy.

One of the key differences between ASMI and other international festivals, is that we are hosted by an Italian conservatory, and the concert series La Sagra Malatestiana, which gives us access to a recently renovated monastery offering 18 classrooms, almost all with baby grand pianos, an auditorium with 88 seats, a library that seats 60-70 people and a beautiful 300-seat theater. Many Lettimi students also participate in the program. With an administration that is bilingual, international, and passionate for Italian culture, we pride ourselves in fostering this relationship with Lettimi, its faculty, and students. We believe in an exchange of cultures and ideas, inviting Italian teachers and students to participate in the program.

We invite students of all ages and levels, and cultivate an inclusive, open, and non-competitive atmosphere amongst students and faculty. They flourish by focusing on themselves and the music, rather than competing directly with each other. Students participate from around the world including Ukraine, Venezuela, China, Romania, Mongolia, Israel, Mexico, Italy, Greece, and the USA.  

ASMI improves musicians of all levels and ages that desire to develop their technique and artistry, through participation in masterclasses, private lessons, chamber music, and orchestra, taught by world-renowned artists. The institute creates high level musical opportunities for all of the participants: students, teachers and professionals. It is a diverse, inclusive, and immersive program, with an intense yet relaxed atmosphere, that inspires the growth and development of the students during the year. 

The institute is open to all orchestral instrumentalists, guitarists, pianists, and collaborative pianists.

The orchestra performs standard repertoire as well as exploring contemporary music. It offers opportunities to the students and faculty to perform as soloists and experiment with new repertoire and arrangements. Videos are not used for admission and are only used for placement in chamber ensembles and orchestra.

Students are coached and perform with faculty in chamber ensembles, learning through high level demonstrations. Some students will be invited via their video auditions and their performance at the institute, to perform with faculty in the United States and abroad. 

The program has many performances open to the public, both inside and outside of the institute. The concerts include a student Solo concert, an Orchestra concert, and a Chamber concert.

Teachers will share their artistry and cover technique including scales, etudes, caprices, sonatas, orchestra excerpts, unaccompanied Bach, sonatas, concerti, showpieces and transcriptions.

One of the goals of the institute and of the director Emil Altschuler (pupil of Erick Friedman), is to raise awareness of this great legacy, and to prepare young talent for a professional future, focusing on technique and interpretation, directing them toward artistic channels suitable to their personalities and propensities. The institute aspires to grow and become a international point of reference for young musicians of today and tomorrow. 

Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy located on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe, thanks to its 15-kilometre-long (9 mi) sandy beach, over 1,000 hotels, and restaurants. An art city with ancient Roman and Renaissance monuments, Rimini is the hometown of the famous film director Federico Fellini as well. The Emilia-Romagna region was recently ranked one of the top places in the world to visit in the New York Times:


Enjoy Stanley Tucci’s ‘Searching For Italy’ Emila-Romagna episode on CNN. Here is a Forbes article about the region: https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2021/02/19/searching-for-italy-tuccis-bologna-episode-showcases-gems-of-emilia-romagna/

We hope to have the opportunity to work with you next summer! 
– The ASMI Team

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