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Practical facts & prices "Viennese Masters, for orchestra, choir and soloists"

Admission and confirmation

It is our aim to form groups well-balanced according to their musical level. This is our first criterion when selecting participants. The second is the date of registration. If two candidates are of equal level for one place, preference will be given to the candidate who applied first. Please contact La Pellegrina if you have any doubts about your musical level or ability.

For the above reasons all registrations will first be collected. Final confirmation of participation cannot be given until 1 March. In view of the limited number of places it is recommended to register early. It is possible to apply after 1 March, but only for places that are still vacant.

To register

You can register for a course by filling out the registration form (see the link at the bottom of each course page) completely and transferring a deposit of EUR 300. We will then send you provisional confirmation of your registration. Deposits will naturally be refunded to applicants who cannot be placed. The entire fee is to be paid on 15 June at the latest.

To pay

La Pellegrina offers two methods of payment. You may either transfer your payment to bank account NL33 ASNB 0707 2500 72 in name of La Pellegrina, Utrecht, Netherlands (for transfers from outside the European Union: BIC ASNB NL21). Or you can pay the easy way through PayPal, the safest online payment method. PayPal accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard Visa American Express. Because PayPal charges us a percentage of the amount paid, we have to add a fee of EUR 10 on the deposit for payments made through PayPal.

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The course fee - EUR 990 per person - includes accomodation in double rooms (with private bathroom) at the conservatoire, breakfast, lunch and (only on the first and last night) dinner. Travel and insurance expenses are not included. Any bank charges are payable by the participant.

Not yet 36? Student? Pay the reduced price!

Applicants up to 35 years old and fulltime students at a university or polytechnic pay EUR 650  per course, per person. Please send us a copy or scan of your registration with an university or other institution of higher education, or of your passport as proof of age.

Single rooms and your own accommodation

Single rooms (with private bathroom) at the conservatoire are available to an extra charge of EUR 210. If you want a single room, please let us know at an early stage.

There is also the possibility of booking your own accommodation in Ceské Budějovice. There is a wide range of hotels, from classic in the center to modern just outside. Through you get a quick overview of the possibilities. Also via Airbnb there are plenty of options. If you arrange your own accommodation and breakfast, you get a discount of € -100 on the course fee. Lunch and (on the first and last night) dinner are shared with all participants.

Reduction for early applicants

If you apply before 1 March you will receive a reduction of EUR 50 on the course fee. This applies both to the normal fee and to the reduced fee for students and those under 36 (but not for auditors). After 1 March you can still register for the places which are still open, but the reduction doesn't apply any more, of course.

Extra reduction for Eastern-european participants

For participants from Central European countries and countries of the former Soviet Union specially reduced course fees are available thanks to a fund sponsored by western participants. Here you find more information in English or Czech.

Auditors and non-participating spouses

If you just want to come along with your spouse who is participating in the course, you pay EUR 600 for meals and accomodation in double rooms (course fee, travel and insurance expenses not included). You are invited to sit in on all rehearsals, concerts and other activities during the course. Also, there is plenty to see in and around České Budějovice. Please email La Pellegrina for more info.

Large instrument? Rent instead of bringing your own!

Sometimes it is more convenient for players of large instruments like cello, double bass and viola da gamba to rent it locally than to pay an extra ticket. La Pellegrina can help to rent quality instruments at a surcharge. Count with a rent of about 50 to 100 EUR for the duration of the course. It is recommended to request it at an early stage. With some luck you get to play the spare instrument of one of our teachers. For string players, it is in principle wise to bring your own bow.

Taking part in more than one course

If you want to participate in more than one course offered by La Pellegrina in the same year, we can offer you a EUR -100 reduction. Please complete both forms, and click the checkbox at the option 'I wish to register for both courses'.

Exchange rates

In short: all prices and reductions When registering
before 1 March:
When registering
on or after 1 March:
Participation in course incl. double room in the conservatoire EUR 940 EUR 990
Student participating in course incl. double room in the conservatoire EUR 600 EUR 650
Auditor incl. double room in the conservatoire EUR 600 EUR 600
Supplement single room in the conservatoire EUR 210 EUR 210
Reduction for arranging your own accommodation and breakfast EUR -100 EUR -100
Reduction when participating in two courses (in total, not per course) EUR -100 EUR -100
Surcharge for PayPal payments EUR 15 EUR 15
Parking a car in the safe parking area behind the conservatoire for the duration of the course EUR 50 EUR 50

We speak English

The courses organised by La Pellegrina are are open to an international audience, with most participants coming from Western and Eastern Europe. We do, however, have some regular guests from Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico and the US. As English will probably be the language we all have in common, tuition will be mainly in English.

Holiday in Czechia

The La Pellegrina summer schools offer excellent possibilities to combine ten days of music-making with further holidaying in Czechia, which for its peaceful and beautiful countryside is an increasingly popular part of Europe.

Laurie Boltjes: 'I always go on a long cycling tour after the course. Sometimes some of the other participants join me for a short holiday.'

Katy and Jan de Jongh: 'Before the course, we stay in Prague for a few days, and afterwards, we have a quiet holiday near the town. Bohemia is so cheap that we can afford to stay a little longer.'


If La Pellegrina is unable to offer a place, or is forced to cancel a course, any fees that have been paid will be entirely refunded. Deposits cannot be refunded to applicants who withdraw from the course. Applicants cancelling after 15 June are obliged to pay the entire course fee. It is therefore advisable to take out a cancellation insurance.

La Pellegrina retains the right to change tutors and programmes if such changes are considered necessary.



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