New Magic Moments

When we met for the first time in 2012, The European Summer Music Academy in Pristina was the first event of this kind and of this importance organized in Kosovo's capital. In a truly European spirit it brought together outstanding professors of music from several European countries with their colleagues from Kosovo and the region to work with students from Kosovo and abroad.


     Summer in Pristina is always full of Europe, not only because so many people who earn their living abroad come to see their families, but also so many Kosovo students return from universities all over Europe. We wanted to make summer in the city, already full of enthusiastic young people and vivid artistic scene, even warmer with a touch of classical music. And the closing concerts, with incredible emotions and state-of-the-art music, were the best proof of this "global warming".


     Here we are again in 2014 edition of European Summer Music Academy, inviting students and professors not only tomaster their skills but also toenrich thespirit of the audience. The European Summer Music Academy will again offer master classes of internationally renowned pedagogues. Students will participate in public performances and interact with their colleagues from a number of European countries. At the same time, they will have an opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of Kosovo and its capital, its diverse culture, habits and the well-known hospitality of its citizens.


     With my colleagues, representatives of EU member states present in Kosovo, and our friends from Kosovo authorities we will do everything we canfor 2014 European Summer Music Academy to achieve new magic moments.


     Samuel Žbogar,

Head of the European Union Office in Kosovo and EU Special Representative

European Summer Music Academy 2014

The third edition of the European Summer Music Academy (ESMA) takes place from 17to 27 July in Pristina. Music students from Kosovo and other countries will have a unique opportunity to follow master classes led by renowned professors from a number of European countries as well as to meet their colleagues from abroad. The following instruments will be taught: piano, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute, violoncello, trumpet and singing. Furthermore, this year an opera class is offered in order to contribute to the establishing and developing of opera in Kosovo.


This event is jointly organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with a number of other embassies, the EU Office and international as well as local institutions. The local project implementer is the NGO MUTE Foundation. Participation for students from Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania is free of charge. Accommodation for foreign students will be secured in the dormitories of the University of Pristina.


Application deadline is 25 June 2014.