Light course Violin
Sonig Tchakerian
Light course
Study pathway

A Light Course is a short course scheduled during the academic year and it consists of 10 lessons of 1 hours divided into 5 teaching sessions distributed over the year (October / June). Dates of lessons for the Academic Year 2023/2024 will be published in October 2023.


The course is dedicated to violinists who wish to improve their skills: the main objectives of the course are the extension of the repertoire and the preparation for major international competitions. A contributor pianist will be present during the lessons, if requested.


Candidates admitted to the Light Course are considered internal students of the Accademia and are entitled to all the associated privileges (free admission to all concerts of the Concert Season, the opportunity to perform in the concerts organised by Accademia and to be recommended by the Accademia to other concert organisers, as well as free use of the concert hall to make recordings).


The course is dedicated to pianists, both graduates and not. Age limit: to apply for admission candidates must be no older than 30. The course is open to students enrolled in the Accademia as well as to external students. Students attending annual academic courses may also enroll in the Light Course.

Applying for admission

Applications must reach our offices by

Entrance exam

Entrance exams for 2023/2024 will be held on November 2023.


The selection takes place in two phases:

  • together with their application form, candidates must send a CV and an audio / video file with free program, made no earlier than 2022. The Artistic Director and Prof. Tchakerian will assess the materials submitted and will make a list of candidates, who will be called for an audition at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo.
    File program:
    – one movement from a concert (chosen by the candidate)
    – one virtuosistic piece for solo violin or for violin and piano (chosen by the candidate)
  • entrance exam by invitation of the artistic director of the Academy. Admission exam program (the movement from a concert and the virtuoso piece could be the same performed in the audio/video file of the preselection):
    – one movement from a concert (chosen by the candidate)
    – one virtuoso piece for solo violin or for violin and piano (chosen by the candidate)
    – a composition by J. S. Bach

Course fees

Enrolment fee (annual):
€ 95,00 

Tuition fees (annual):
€ 1.150,00 





The enrolment fee must be paid annually by bank transfer. It is non-refundable. Payments of enrolment and tuition fees must be made by bank transfer on the following bank account details:

BANK: Intesa San Paolo

ACCOUNT HELD TO: Accademia di Musica onlus

IBAN: IT71X0306909606100000101696


ADRESS: Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 10121 Milano



Sonig Tchakerian
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