The Solti Accademia exists to identify, train, and support exceptional young opera singers and répétiteurs at the most critical phase of their career – as they transition from being a student, to becoming a professional in the industry with an obligation to their colleagues and to the public.
Each year the Accademia receives hundreds of applications from young musicians all over the world. Every young artist that attends one of our courses receives a full scholarship, covering tuition, accommodation, and meal expenses.
Throughout our application and audition process, our mission is to identify and support the best young artists we can find from all over the world, regardless of their nationality or socioeconomic status.
Founded in 2004 by Valerie Solti, Jonathan Papp, and Candice Wood, the Solti Accademia is the embodiment of a long-held dream by Valerie’s husband – the late Maestro Georg Solti. Maestro Solti always wished to setup a school in Italy where he could pass on what he learned from his mentors to the next generation. The Solti Accademia exists to bring that dream to life.
Creating a supportive, highly-effective mentorship environment depends upon connecting young artists with an exceptional faculty. The Accademia has a rotating faculty each of year of permanent and guest teachers, including some of the best opera singers, conductors, vocal coaches, language experts, and industry professionals of today. Past faculty has included Jonathan Papp (Artistic Director of the GSA), Maestro Richard Bonynge, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci, Angela Gheorghiu, Jose Carreras, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, among many others.