Renowned for advanced music training


One of the most prestigious schools of advanced music training in Italy, the Accademia di Musica has been open since 1994. Every year around 600 students from all over the world choose courses from our professionally oriented teaching offer, entrusting their future to the expertise of 50 internationally renowned teachers. Our tailor-made approach accompanies each student on a personalized path, building on 30 years of teaching experience and responding to the needs of new generations of musicians.

  • Postgraduate Specialist Courses – 3rd level recognized by the Ministry for University (3 points in public competitions): piano, contemporary piano, guitar, opera singing, viola, violin, cello;
  • Advanced Music Courses taught by musicians of international fame and aimed at extending and deepening students’ knowledge of repertoire, in preparation for a professional career: piano, contemporary piano, viola, violin, cello, woodwinds, chamber music, performance-oriented composition;

  • Special Projects: summer camp Musica d’Estate, Professione Orchestra in partnership with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Accademia Chamber Orchestra, music in hospitals and care.


For 30 years our varied, renowned Concert Season in Pinerolo has seen great soloists of international fame performing with award-winning young musicians. We also hold a summer concert series for Musica d’Estate in Bardonecchia and other performances at venues around Piedmont. An ever-growing number of student concerts offer pre-professional opportunities to perform at events in the area, at festivals organized by the Accademia or events held with partner institutions throughout Italy.


Since its inception, the Academy has developed an important international dimension, as we involved teachers and students from all over the world. This has been consolidated through the International Chamber Music Competition Pinerolo e Torino Città metropolitana’, a competition which is part of the WFIMC (UNESCO), and European Projects, and enables performances from some of the best young musicians on the international scene.

3rd university degree
3rd level – Postgraduate Specialist Courses

We have always been dedicated to developing the artistic personalities of our students, whether they be very young talents or graduates. We are now proud to announce the latest, long-awaited achievement in our progress: the 3rd level – Postgraduate Specialist Courses:  in Instruments (2019) and in Opera Singing in partnership with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation (2024). Students will be awarded a qualification recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (3 points in any public competition for a teaching position in a higher education institute of music and dance performance).

Advanced music training
Shaping the future generation of professional musicians

The Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo can undoubtedly be classified as one of most important and renowned schools of advanced music training in Italy. It has always been our mission to support young music students of exceptional talent and to give them the opportunity to study with the musicians of international prestige and fame who form our teaching staff

With great generosity and dedication our teachers provide our students with the training that will shape them into the future generation of professionals, through courses and masterclasses, as well as postgraduate specialist courses, annual specialization courses, pre-university courses, special Focus courses, Light Courses, top level Master classes, special seminars, Golden workshops and special learning experiences, such as the Musica d’Estate summer camp and the Professione Orchestra training programme for orchestra skills.


Concert Season and the Musica d'Estate performance programme

The Accademia’s Concert Season includes performances by musicians of international fame, as well as by upcoming young talents, with programmes ranging from classical repertoire to innovative, contemporary works. The concerts are held from October to May in the Accademia auditorium and also in the Teatro Sociale theatre in Pinerolo. Over the years we have held more than one thousand concerts.


Since 1994, every summer in Bardonecchia, the Accademia has organized a series of concerts called Musica d’Estate. The performers are drawn from the 150 talented music students from the academy who attend our summer camp to follow courses or masterclasses. Each year this concert programme attracts music lovers.

The International Competition
International Chamber Music Competition

Inaugurated in 1994, the International Chamber Music Competition of Pinerolo and the Metropolitan City of Turin is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva.


A source of great pride for our school, the Competition is known for the high level of the performers who take part (competing for prizes amounting to 31,500 euros) and for the renowned musicians forming the jury, who judge ensembles coming from all around the world.

Special Projects
Advanced Music Experiences

The Special Projects are designed to complete our teaching offer, so alongside our  courses and masterclasses for advanced music training, we also provide international experiences rich in learning opportunities: the Musica d’Estate summer camp, with internationally renowned teachers and the opportunity to perform in public concerts; the on-the-job orchestra  training programme, Professione Orchestra, the result of a partnership with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale of the RAI national TV network; the collaboration with the Istituto Civico Corelli music school in Pinerolo; the activities of the Orchestra Accademia which give students the practical experience of playing together.

Music in the community
Multimedia Centre and library, choir, concert/lessons

Important donations of instruments, books, scores and other teaching materials have over the years enriched the contents of the Accademia’s library and multimedia centre. The Centre is intended to make specialist materials available to the music schools and societies active in the area, thus providing a rich store of resources freely available for local teachers to use. The Accademia actively promotes music education for the Pinerolo area through a number of initiatives: from concert/lessons in schools, to a Choir formed by the subscribers to the concert seasons, to the “Guide to the Music” lectures held before the concerts performed in the Accademia.

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