Photo: Stephan Baumann

Carl Flesch Academy 2023

Details and online application

The master-classes will take place from July 17 to 23, at the Cloister Lichtenthal, Baden-Baden. The course fee is 699 €

Schedule 2023

  • July 16Arrivals (from 1 pm)
  • July 17 – 20Master-classes (4 x 45 minutes)
  • July 20 – 22Rehearsals with the orchestra
  • July 21, 8 pmMasters concert 1 (with orchestra and award ceremony)
  • July 22, 8 pmMasters concert 2 (with orchestra and award ceremony)
  • July 23, 11 amMasters concert 3 (chamber music and award ceremony)
  • July 23, 4 pmMasters concert 4 (chamber music and award ceremony)
  • July 24Departures

Location (courses & accommodation)

Kloster Lichtenthal
Hauptstr. 40
76534 Baden-Baden
Google Maps

A detailed schedule of the master classes, chamber music groups, workshops and the daily routines will be sent to all accepted participants prior to arrival or handed out on site. The schedule is subject to change before and during the Academy week.

Accommodation: All participants will stay at the Cloister Lichtenthal. Depending on the room category, the price per room including three meals per day is between 550 € and 750 € for the entire academy week. The booking of your room and its payment will be part of the final course booking. Please find more information about the rooms here

Application, confirmation & payment

Application deadline is June 1, 2023. Applications sent after this date will not be considered. Applications must be made through the application form on this page (further below). We cannot accept applications sent by mail, e-mail or other means.

Confirmations of participation will be sent to the selected participants by e-mail, on June 15, 2023.

Payments for booked master-classes as well as accommodation bookings & payments must be made by July 1, 2023. If payments are not made on time the invitation to the academy week will be revoked and the free spot will be given to another applicant.

Master-Classes 2023

4 lessons (45 minutes each, one per day) during the period July 17 – 20.
For more information about the instructors and the accompanying pianists please click on the photos.

Awards & Scholarships

Once again this year, prizes and scholarships with a total value of more than 20,000 € will be awarded to the participants of the Carl Flesch Academy.

Furthermore, for the first time, the G. Henle Publishing House is supporting the Academy with a sponsorship award that will benefit all participants: The publishing house will supply printed scores for all pieces taught/performed at the Academy free of charge (max. € 50 list price per person). In addition, all teachers and participants will be granted free access to the Henle Library App for one year.

In addition, all participants who perform publicly with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic will receive a free video of their performance for future applications. Details can be found here

Application for the Carl Flesch Academy 2023

Please select the master class you would like to participate in, fill in all fields and upload your CV as a PDF file.

Please enter anything in the comments box that might be relevant to us in the context of your application or participation in the academy.

Public Solo Performance

If you would like a solo performance with orchestra, please enter three pieces in the "repertoire" field that you have mastered as a soloist, that you would like to perfect in the master-class, and that you would like to perform together with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic. The application jury will select one of your pieces for the academy.

Your selection can include: 1st movement or 2nd & 3rd movement of a concerto or virtuoso pieces (show pieces).

It is not necessary, but beneficial, if your application video shows one or more of these pieces.

Application video

You may enter up to three videos. Your application videos can be of any length and may contain any number of pieces. Any video that gives our jury an impression of your playing skills is welcome, whether self-recorded and uncut or a professional video production of a solo performance with orchestra.

Please upload your application videos to YouTube or Vimeo, or store them on a server as an MP4 file with H.264 compression. If a password is required to view your videos, please enter it in the comments field.

Attention: If your videos cannot be viewed by our jury, due to an unusual file format or due to missing/incorrect access data, this can lead to the rejection of your application.

First name
Last name
Date of birth
E-mail address
Mobile phone
I'm using WhatsApp
I wish to perform as
soloist with orchestra
Solo-repertoire for
concert with orchestra
Application video 1
Application video 2
Application video 3
Optional: Website or
social-media presence
I agree to the privacy policy
Send application
© 1981 – Carl Flesch Academy