It is our aim to form groups well-balanced according to their musical level. This is our first criterion when selecting participants. The second is the date of registration. If two candidates are of equal level for one place, preference will be given to the candidate who applied first. Please contact us if you have any doubts about your musical level or ability.
For the above reasons, all registrations will first be collected. Final confirmation of participation cannot be given until April 30th. In view of the limited number of places it is recommended to register early. It is possible to apply after March 1st, but only for places that are still vacant.
To Register (apply for the course)
You can enrol for a music course only as a Pellegrina site member after logging in – there is a special application form inside the non-public area. If you are not member yet, don’t worry, the site membership is completely free and you can register immediately on the New Member Registration page. The reason for this site registration is very practical: once registered, we will safely keep your usually non-changing personal data, such as your name, e-mail, date of birth, address, etc., so you don’t have to copy them over and over. It is for the safety as well: only registered users can access the Pellegrina member’s section, where all the personal data can be accessed (names and addresses of your chamber music partners, your member account details, etc). As mentioned before, once logged in, you can access the music course application page as well (and we will not have to ask for your name again!), as well as non-public photos and videos from the courses, etc. If you change your mind, you can cancel your membership account at any time (unless you have applied for a music course in the future).
After log in, you can enroll for a music course by filling out the application form completely. Within a few days, you will receive an e-mail with the deposit of EUR 250 payment order. When the transfer is completed, you will receive provisional confirmation of the registration. Ultimately on April 30th you will receive a notification of placement. The entire fee is to be paid on June 1st at the latest. Deposits will naturally be refunded to applicants who cannot be placed, or in case the Czech Republic Government’s regulations will prohibit organizing the music course.
The course fee – EUR 1.060 per person – includes accommodation in double rooms (with a private bathroom) at the conservatory hostel with breakfast and light lunch. Dinner is not included in the course fee. There are many good restaurants for each budget nearby. Travel and insurance expenses are not included. Any bank charges are payable by the participant.
Not yet 36? Student? Pay the reduced price!
Applicants up to 35 years old and students pay EUR 620 per course, per person. Please send us a copy or scan of your registration with an university or other institution of higher education, or of your passport as proof of age. You can also do that during the application process. Students studying music can apply for price reduction.
Single rooms and your own accommodation
Single rooms (with a private bathroom) at the conservatory are available to an extra charge of EUR 100. If you want a single room, please let us know at an early stage.
You can also book your own accommodation in České Budějovice. There is a wide range of hotels, from classic ones in the center to modern ones just outside. Through Booking.com you get a quick overview of the possibilities. Airbnb also offers plenty of options. If you arrange your own accommodation and breakfast, you get a discount of EUR 100 on the course fee. Lunch is shared with all participants.
Reduction for early applicants
If you apply before March 1st, you will receive a reduction of EUR 70 on the course fee. This applies both to the normal fee and to the reduced fee for students and those under 36 (but not for auditors, see below). After March 1st you can still register for the places which are still open, but the reduction doesn’t apply any more, of course.
Auditors and non-participating spouses
If you just want to come along with your spouse who is participating in the course, you pay EUR 520 for meals and accommodation in double rooms (course fee, travel and insurance expenses not included). You are invited to sit in on all rehearsals, concerts and other activities during the course. Also, there is plenty to see in and around České Budějovice. Please contact us for more info.
Large instrument? Rent instead of bringing your own!
Sometimes it is more convenient for players of large instruments like cello, double bass to rent it locally than to pay an extra ticket. We can help to rent quality instruments at a surcharge. Count with a rent of about 100 to 250 EUR for the duration of the course. It is recommended to request it at an early stage. For string players, it is in principle wise to bring your own bow.
In short: all prices and reductions
|When registering before March 1st:||When registering on or after March 1st:|
|Participation in course incl. double room in the conservatory||EUR 990||EUR 1.060|
|Student participating in course incl. double room in the conservatory||EUR 550||EUR 620|
|Auditor incl. double room in the conservatory||EUR 520||EUR 520|
|Supplement single room in the conservatory||EUR 100||EUR 100|
|Reduction for arranging your own accommodation and breakfast||EUR 100||EUR 100|
|Surcharge for EU PayPal payments||EUR 10||EUR 10|
|Surcharge for non-EU PayPal payments||EUR 15||EUR 15|
The payment methods
The payment order will be sent to registered participants by e-mail based on their choice:
- Revolut payment – The fastest and cheapest way to pay (by registering via this link, both you and Kinsky Trio will receive a small change: https://www.revolut.com)
- transfer your payment to the bank account (will be sent to you when you apply)
- transfer your payment via PayPal service. Because PayPal charges us a percentage of the amount paid, we have to add a fee of EUR 10/15 on the deposit for payments made through PayPal.
- pay the fee in cash
If we are unable to offer a place, or are forced to cancel the course, any fees that have been paid will be entirely refunded (small differences may occur due to exchange rate). Deposits cannot be refunded to applicants who withdraw from the course. Applicants cancelling after June 1st are obliged to pay the entire course fee. It is therefore advisable to take out a cancellation insurance.
Pellegrina with the Kinsky Trio & Friends retains the right to change tutors and programmes if such changes are considered necessary.