XXXIII International Summer Academy Cervo

1.9.2023 - 12.9.2023

In the past 33 years always in September Cervo has developed into a meeting place for young musicians from all over the world with lecturers of international status. Therefore the summer academy of Cervo can look back at a rich and exciting history.

With pleasure we can see again and again that graduates of the academy prove themselves as soloists in the hard competition of concert life or gain leading positions as professors at universities and concertmasters or soloists in important orchestras.

The incomparable atmosphere of the old part of Cervo has always fascinated the students and contributed to the creation of a spirit of friendship and teamwork that in two weeks often created exceptional performances. A big “Cervo music family” has developed, that lives together here, making wonderful music and also includes the competent and interested audience.

We thank the community of Cervo, the district of Imperia and the region Liguria for their long standing cooperation. At the same time we say thanks to everyone, who has filled with their collaboration the academy with life and substance, first of all my wife Elfe von Arnim, who died in 2004 and who was the heart and soul of the academy for a long time. Without her tireless effort during the first years the academy would not exist today.

Arnulf von Arnim

Music for romantic window blinds.
Music, which connects itself with the Italian summer.
That is Cervo.

I warmly support the idea to offer young musicians a forum, which enables them to experience a meeting of different cultures and musical ideas, through learning, performing and living together.

I therefore hope that the Summeracademy Cervo will remain the meeting ground for young european musicians in the future, and that the Academy concerts from the festival participants will form a link between the Liguria region and young musicians from Europe and the rest of the world.

Dr. h.c. Annemarie Renger 1919-2008
Parliamentary speaker a.D.- Bonn

I hereby warmly welcome the organization, the teachers and the young musicians of the International Summeracademy to Cervo.

With enthusiasm I welcome the return of the talents, that each year allow the small city of Cervo to be distinguished as "music village", to a place where the music finds it's way through the Ligurian alleys and squares and makes Cervo an omitted and enchanted town.

The summer academy is an ideal extension of the chamber music festival, joining the international successes of different nationalities, cultures, languages, professional and human experiences, which enrich our everyday life.

So a lot of thanks to all the teachers, the young talents, to Cervo, which offers facilities for the concerts, and thus supports the chance for musicians and people to enjoy the inspirations of friendships and meetings of different cultures.

Lina Cha



Erika Geldsetzer

Violin and chamber music

Stephan Picard


Jean Sulem

Viola and chamber music

Troels Svane


Gustav Rivinius


Arnulf von Arnim


Ian Fountain


International Summer Academy Cervo

01.9.2023 - 12.9.2023

Applications will be open in April 2023.


International Summer Academy Cervo 2023
Head of Organisations

Elisabeth Well

Please do contact us via e-mail, in particular to provide information regarding detailed questions.

Artistic Management

Prof. Arnulf von Arnim
Viktor-Scheffelstraße 5
80803 München

Address in Italy (during the Academy)

Associazione Accademia
Internazionale Estiva di Cervo
c/o Palazzo Communale I-18010 Cervo (IM)

Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Cervo
+39 0183 408 197

Information and

Tickets reservation
Office IAT
0039 0183 40 64 62 - int.3.
Available between 10.00 - 13.00 and 18.00 - 23.00

Please first read the General Conditions.


Cervo is located between San Remo and Alassio in Liguria, Italy.

Closest airports:

  • Nice (95km)
  • Genoa (108km)
  • Milan (230km)

TThere are regular railway connections from Nice, Genoa and Milan to the new DIANO railway station located outside the Diano Marina town centre.

The old station of Diano Marina has been shut down, and the new DIANO station is about 5 km away from Cervo. As there are no direct bus lines, we suggest that you take a taxi to Cervo as soon as you arrive at the DIANO station – you can find them at the taxi stand outside the new station – or you can call/reserve one from one of the following numbers:
Fabio Carrera, Taxi 5, Diano Marina, mobile no. + 39  349.40 72 066, or :
Taxi terminal Diano Marina + 39  0183  49 52 10
- 7 seats car
- Service day and night