Creative Associates Program

Maisky Trio

30/03/2023 - 31/03/2023
28/06/2022 - 08/02/2023


For a new year, the Stauffer Academy is honored to host the Maisky Trio, formed by legendary cellist Mischa Maisky along with his children, pianist Lily and violinist Sascha. A unique opportunity for young piano trio ensembles to delve into the chamber music repertoire for this formation.

Duration: 2 days

Period: March 30-31, 2023


The course is open to Italian and foreign citizens.

Age limit: 30 years (group average age)

Level of training:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree
  • Students of higher courses and candidates who, regardless of their qualifications, meet exceptional requirements may also be admitted.

Language: English


Application deadline: 23:59 CET on February 8, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline won’t be accepted.

Application mode: through the “Apply” section of this page. Applications sent by email or transmitted through other channels won’t be accepted.

Required documents:

  • copy of a valid identity document
  • copy of degree, if in possession (or equivalent certificate)
  • curriculum vitae
  • receipt of payment of administrative fee

Administrative fee:

A fixed administrative fee of €50.00 by bank transfer (net of any currency and commission charges) for each candidate is required to finalize the application. Full details on how to proceed with payment can be found in the full application regulations (downloadable below).

The fee is non-refundable.


The admission exam consists of a video audition. The candidate must create a link to a YouTube video, to be included in the application form, specifying in the description the program performed. At this link you can find all the directions for making a video that meets all the requirements.


Up to 20 minutes of free repertoire. The audition should include one movement from the renowned repertoire.

The selection is at the unquestionable discretion of the Professors and the Academic Direction.

Applicants will receive the results of the selections at the e-mail address provided during applications, one month before the start of the course.


The course is entirely free of charge.

However, it should be noted that students are responsible for their own costs relating to travel, accommodation and board in Cremona, as well as other personal expenses.


The course may be attended by a limited number of auditors, who will be admitted at the sole discretion of the Professor.

For any information regarding enrollment in the Academy’s study programs, please write to

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Creative Associates Program

Maisky Trio

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