Vallis Gratiae Academy

Naantali Music Festival arranges an annual music course Vallis Gratiae Academy during the Festival for students of cello, violin, viola and chamber music. The course will be held from June 6th to June 13th, 2019. Artists appearing at the Festival also give master class tuition at the Academy. The students participating in the course have free admission to the Music Festival concerts and can participate as passive students in the master class tuition.

Teachers for the year 2021:
VIOLIN: Janne Malmivaara (visiting tutors Mihaela Martin, Elina Vähälä and Jaakko Kuusisto)
VIOLA: Lilli Maijala
CELLO: Arto Noras (visiting tutors Frans Helmerson, Niklas Schmidt, Samuli Peltonen) and Hannu Kiiski

STRING QUARTET: Niklas Schimdt 

Specific tutors and schedules will be confirmed by week 21.


The course fee is 400 €. It includes minimum 5 x 45 min private lessons, possibility to follow other Academy lessons  and a free access to the concerts of the Music Festival (except sold-out concerts). Accompaniment is also included.

Apply for the Academy here

Contact information:
Academy director Minna Laukkanen 
tel. 050 365 2823