Alion Baltic Festival in Riga, Latvia

Posted on 07.03.2019 by Darden

  VI Alion Baltic International Music Festival and Academy 2019

                                                                                  Riga, Latvia ~ July 10 – 29, 2019

  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 15, 2019 



ABOUT Alion Baltic International Music Festival

Located in Tallinn Estonia, The Alion Baltic International Music Festival and summer Academy is one of the top rapidly developing classical music festivals in Northern Europe, noted for its diverse concert programming and its musical education of young-adult music students. Annually, the ABIMF presents a 3 weeks-long summer season, which includes more than 25 classical music events—including concerts by 2 orchestras in-residence, The Alion Baltic International Orchestra, solo and chamber music performances, an opera production, master classes, educative career seminars, and children’s programs — and draws in over 2,000 audience members, including tourists from around the globe.


Program includes:

– Chamber music

– Lessons/masterclasses with internationally acclaimed Professors:

– Orchestra program (for strings/winds/brass)

– Accommodation/Meals– Performance opportunities in:  Latvia (Riga), Finland (Helsinki), Lithuania (Palanga), and Estonia.
– Participation in VI Alion Baltic International Music Competition – Gershwin International Competition pre-selection
– Chance to perform concerto with festival orchestra



Student concerts take place in 8 Halls in Riga, Palanga, Parnu, Tallinn, and Helsinki.

Every concert is video-recorded. Recordings are available to students for download.


Students for Strings, Winds/Brass, and Percussion have opportunity to be part of Alion Baltic Chamber orchestra, combined from professionals from Estonian National Orchestra, Mariinsky, talented Estonian students and international students coming to the festival. The orchestra will perform 3 concerts full of symphonic works. Students will learn the repertoire and excerpts for the auditions to top orchestras.


                                                                                   Conductors – Alion Baltic Festival 2019.

Maestri Sergei Stadler (Russia) (Conductor for Sankt-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra) and Maestro Robert Butts (USA) (Music Director – Baroque Orchestra).


Online Application:

Application fee: 75 Euro – $83
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019 
Program dates: July 10 – 29, 2019

Schedule: Masterclasses: July 10-24; Concert Tour: July 25-29.

PROGRAMS: Choice of 1 WEEK, 10 DAYS, 2 WEEKS, 3 WEEKS.

Who can audition: Any vocalist or instrumentalist – all orchestral instruments percussion are accepted.

Scholarship: Festival accepts everyone, but video selections are offered for scholarships and orchestra principals selection. To apply for scholarship, Send a link with your playing to (youtube, vimeo, soundcloud, etc.)

Scholarship results: will be posted on festival website on May 1, 2019.

Festival Location: Riga, Latvia.

Concerts: Take place in Tallinn, Parnu (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Helsinki (Finland), Palanga (Lithuania)