Reina Sofía School of Music 2021-2022
The Reina Sofía School of Music is considered one of the leading European Schools for especially gifted students who wish to become professional musicians.
It was founded in 1991 by Paloma O’Shea as a highly professional training centre with a double goal: supporting the development of young musicians and bringing music closer to society.
The Reina Sofía School was created with the help and advice of great maestros like Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alicia de Larrocha and Zubin Mehta, and enjoys the support of Her Majesty Queen Sofía as its Honorary President, as well as that of public and private institutions.
Every year, 150 young musicians coming from more than 30 countries meet renowned teachers – around 80 –, under the best conditions, in an inspiring building at the centre of Madrid.
The tuition-free system, thanks to the scolarships granted by our sponsors, allows those with enough merit to have access to the highest level of education.
The School organizes over 300 concerts a year with more than 60,000 attendees, in order to give students the opportunity to mature on stage.
The application period for the 2021-2022 academic year at the Reina Sofía School of Music is open until 11 February 2021.
Selection of students at the Reina Sofía School of Music is done through a process of auditions, directed by the leading professors of each department, in which the only evaluation criterion is talent. The rate of admission is 6%, one of the most demanding in Europe.
The tuition-free system allows those with enough merit to have access to the highest level of education.
That students learn on stage is an essential part of the School’s philosophy. Every year there are more than 300 concerts held at the Reina Sofía School of Music auditorium as well as in other public spaces. In them, young musicians have the opportunity to show the results of their work in the classroom to the public, and in the most diverse forms: recitals, solo performances, chamber groups or in orchestras organised by the School. Additionally, students have the opportunity to perform alongside international figures, who come regularly to share the stage with them. Each student performs on average in 20 concerts per year.
- Application Deadline Date (day-month-year) : 11-02-2021