When do I arrive?

DE: Participants arrive on the Friday evening as lessons start early on the Saturday morning. However, if you would like to arrive earlier teaching can be arranged from 14.30 onwards on Friday.

IT: Participants arrive on Thursday during the day. Practice time can be arranged even before the opening concert on the Thursday evening.

Can I arrive even earlier?

DE: On site accommodation with breakfast is possible, but at an extra cost which can be settled separately from the APM purchased package.

IT:  Participants can arrive whenever it suits them. Practice facilities will only be available from the Thursday though.

How do I get there?

DE: See website under APM – Germany

IT: See website under APM – Italy

Is it possible to have extra tuition?

All active participants will receive three lessons as part of the selected package deal. Extra lessons are available, if time permits, at an additional cost.

What do I need to bring to APM

It is important to bring your music scores as well as semi formal clothing for the final participant’s concert.

How many teachers will I have?

You will have two lessons with one teacher and one lesson with another teacher on the faculty.

Will I be able to practise during the weekend?

There will be sufficient practice time during the course of the masterclasses. There will also be a slot for each participant to practise in the main concert space before the final participants’ concert.

How many meals are included during the weekend?

DE: If you decide to stay on site, breakfast is included on both Saturday and Sunday morning. A buffet dinner with drinks will be served as part of the post concert reception on the Saturday evening. Light snacks and drinks will also be available on arrival on the Friday night.

IT: Participants will receive an aperitivo on the Thursday night, pizza on the Friday night, and an invitation to a post concert dinner on the Saturday night.

Does the on site accommodation offer en-suite facilities?

There are no en-suite bedrooms if you choose to stay on site. There are two communal bathrooms. Each bathroom is equipped with two showers, two basins and two toilets.

How much experience do I need to be able to take part?

APM is designed to accommodate participants of all ages, levels and backgrounds. A willingness and enthusiasm to learn and to improve your pianistic skills, and an overall passion for music are the most important qualities needed.  No audition is required.

What is the cancellation policy?

You are asked to let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend an APM weekend.

In the event of you having to cancel your booking, our refund policy will depend on how much notice we are given.

More than 28 days’ notice – Provided you let us know a minimum of 28 full days before the day of the event, you will be refunded 100 percent of the price paid.

Between 28 and 7 days’ notice – If you let us know between 28 and 7 full days before the day of the event, you will be refunded 50 percent of the price paid.

Less than 7 days’ notice – If you let us know less than 7 full days before the day of the event, we will not be able to offer you any refund.

It is possible to keep your payment on account to secure a place on another APM weekend.