12th to 17th August 2024

Guimarães Clássico Festival and Academy offers an enriching summer program tailored to young advanced musicians in the picturesque setting of Guimarães, Portugal, a UNESCO Heritage town. Directed by leading professors Vasko Vassilev, Emanuel Salvador, Andriy Viytovych, Emilia Goch Salvador, and Rafal Jezierski, the academy provides a comprehensive curriculum comprising solo lessons, chamber coaching, and chamber orchestra experience.

Participants can expect a minimum of three solo lessons, along with intensive chamber music coaching, and the opportunity to collaborate within a chamber orchestra under the guidance of esteemed artists. This immersive approach allows students to closely engage with the artistic process and glean insights from accomplished professionals.

In addition to the masterclasses, the academy hosts a series of concerts throughout the week, showcasing both faculty and student performances to the public. This platform not only serves as a culmination of the work accomplished but also fosters a dynamic exchange between artists and audiences.

Looking beyond traditional pedagogy, Guimarães Clássico Festival and Academy presents a fresh artistic concept, inviting participants to explore diverse facets of their craft. Through a blend of individual lessons, chamber music performance and chamber orchestra concerts, the young artists will have a real experience to learn alongside leading musicians.

Open to students and graduates of art schools and universities, including instrumentalists and chamber ensembles, the academy welcomes aspiring musicians seeking to refine their skills and chart a course for career advancement. Qualification for the course is determined on a first-come, first-served basis, making early application advisable for interested individuals.


Classes will be imparted at the Guimarães Conservatoire.

Concerts will take place in various concert halls, churches and museums in Guimarães.


Charges Course fee:

For active participants – 350 Euro

(without accommodation)

This includes 3 individual lessons, chamber ensemble coaching and rehearsals led by the professors.

Various concerts by professors, students and joint ensembles of professors and students.

For passive participants – 100 Euro

(without accommodation)

this includes passive participation in all courses, and access to all the festival activities

Guimarães Clássico fees should be paid to Quadrantinfinito Associação IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 53840330001 68 Swift: BBPIPTPL Banco BPI The accommodation fee, in case it is chosen, should be added to the course fee. Please include the following information when doing the bank transfer: Guimaraes Classico fee +  first and last name + instrument and select the active / passive participation as appropriate.

Accomodation fee

Accommodation for the whole period of the course (arrival 11th August 2024 – Departure 18th August 2024):

Guimarães Clássico has a limited number of rooms at Pousada da Juventude de Guimarães (Guimarães Youth Hostel) for a special price of 180 euro (for the full period) in a double bedroom / per person including breakfast.

Participants who wish to use the suggested accommodation, are invited to include this in their application form. There are very limited places for this offer!

The accommodation fee should be added to the payment of the course fee.

Apart from this option, Guimarães has a big offer of hostels and hotels.

More info at


You can apply for the course through the application form (here).

Application and payment deadline is 30th June 2024.


Solo – Free choice

Chamber ensemble led by Vasko Vassilev, Andriy Viytovych, Emanuel Salvador or Rafal Jezierski

Program coming soon…


Câmara Municipal de Guimarães

Quarteto de Cordas de Guimarães

Quadrantinfinito Associação

Conservatório de Música de Guimarães


Rua Alto da Bandeira 118
4835-014 Guimarães
Tel: 00351 939301115