Frequently Asked Questions


The workshop can best be described as serious, friendly fun. Every musician is supported and encouraged to play their best. And we also encourage building new friendships. The goal is have a satisfying musical and personal experience. There is a video of the 2022 workshop which will give you a feeling of the experience.

The first four days of the workshop are spent working on pieces assigned well in advance of the workshop’s start. Each day, there are three 90 minute sessions, two each morning and one in the afternoon.  There is an optional orchestra session in the evening before dinner.

The fifth day is unscheduled, so that you can tour the island, perform free-lance pieces, practice, and just relax.

On the sixth and seventh days, each group will focus on a specific pieces which you, your colleagues,  and coaches decide will be most interesting.

There is a final public concert featuring these last pieces before dinner the last day.

The next morning, the workshop ends after breakfast together.

Yes! For the 20th anniversary edition in 2024, we are planning a special concert in a unique location. Stay tuned for more details.

You can see a complete description of the ACMP self rating here.

No, it is fine if you prefer to end your participation at the workshops.   The concerts are extras, intended to add to your playing experience in front of audiences.

The festival works on pieces from the standard western classical music repertoire, from Baroque through Contemporary composers.   We select pieces based on players abilities and interests.   And the groups range from duets to nonets.   We include at least one orchestral piece for all players.