Seminar #6

  • Hybrid Music (Conrad van Alphen, Artvark)
  • Classical Music (Vesko Eschkenazy)
  • Recording (Scott Flavin, Irina Muresanu)
  • Film Music (Mirian Khukhunaishvili)
  • Carte Blanche (Austin Wintory)
  • Seminar #5

  • Hybrid Music (Timothy Redmond, Harry Apps)
  • Classical Music (Csaba Pálfi, Paul Marsovszky)
  • Film Music & Recording (Alastair King)
  • Recording (Kaveh Vares, Joaquim Badia)
  • Carte Blanche (Diane Louie)
  • Seminar #4

  • Classical Music (Irina Muresanu)
  • Recording (Karen Ní Bhroin)
  • Hybrid Music (‘5/4 Tango’ Ensemble)
  • Film Music (Alastair King)
  • Carte Blanche (Vladimir Nikolov)
  • Carte Blanche (Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen)
  • SEMINAR #3

  • Film Music (Olivier Dejours)
  • Hybrid Music (Etienne Abelin, Gabriel Prokofiev)
  • Recording (FAME’s Project)
  • Classical Music (Luka Faulisi, Igor Corretti Kuret)
  • Carte Blanche (Emily Davis)
  • Recording (FAME’s Project, Margarita Kalcheva)
  • Seminar #2

    • Classical Music (Benjamin Shwartz, Anna Kondratenko, Sanja Romic)
    • Film Music (Timothy Redmond)
    • Carte Blanche (Rob Mazurek)
    • Hybrid Music (The Cuareim Quartet, Natascha Rogers)
    • Recording (FAME’s Project)

    Seminar #1

    • Classical Music (Timothy Redmond)
    • Hybrid Music (Olivier Truan & Kolsimcha)
    • Film Music (Alastair King)
    • Recording (FAME’s Project)
    • Film Music (Luis Ivars)
    • Carte Blanche (Francesco Tristano)
    July – September 2024
    February – May 2024
    July – September 2023
    February – May 2023
    September – October 2022
    June – July 2022

    The program includes 10 Orchestral Courses per year (February, April, May, July, September). Each Course lasts approximately 5 to 7 days and welcomes 27 to 30 European musicians.

    Each Course is one of the following types:

    • Classical Music Orchestral Course: involving working on a Classical or Contemporary Classical Concert Program and Performance 
    • Film Music Orchestral Course: an introduction to making, performing, and recording music for films, video games and media 
    • Hybrid Music Orchestral Course: a crossover project merging orchestral music with jazz music, world music and various genres
    • Recording Orchestral Course: an immersive guide through the orchestral recording process. Not only including mentorship in individual, chamber ensemble as well as full orchestra recording sessions, this program offers engagements of the students in real professional orchestral sessions as part of FAME’S projects
    • Carte Blanche Orchestral Course: a project involving an international guest mentor or soloist with a custom-made program

    Each Course features various lectures, music workshops, trainings, mindfulness and mental health workshops, additional concert programs, and fun extracurriculars.

    The program is a fully-funded scholarship providing full board and accommodation. Travel arrangements to and from Skopje are not provided. However, we do offer assistance in finding convenient travel options as well as cover any expenses related to instrument transport.


    Phase I: Pre-selection
    Students can apply through our portal by submitting the application form on our website or via the Mubazar platform
    To apply successfully, you need to provide at least two video recordings. There are no repertoire restrictions, however, repertoire choices are also taken into account during the selection process.

    Phase II: Interview
    The pre-selected candidates will be invited for a 20-minute long interview with the Institute’s Artistic Director and Project Coordinator.

    Phase III: Final selection
    Once receiving the official invitation letter and student contract, students are required to confirm their presence by sending in the signed contract as well as proof of their booked travel arrangements.

    Video file requirements:

    • The video file can be pre-recorded but it must not be older than 6 months
    • Each piece must be recorded as one take, without any editing.
    • Excerpts do not need to be recorded with accompaniment
    • Each selection or movement can be uploaded or sent as a separate video. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the video must have quality sound.


    Benjamin Shwartz


    Irina Muresanu


    Timothy Redmond


    Etienne Abelin & Gabriel Prokofiev

    Conductor and DJ / Composer

    Karen Ní Bhroin


    Alastair King

    Conductor / Composer

    Klezmer Ensemble 

    Emily Davis


    Olivier Dejours


    Vladimir Nikolov

    Composer / Conductor

    Cuareim Quartet

    Jazz Strings Quartet

    Rob Mazurek

    Trumpetist / Composer / 

    Igor Coretti Kuret & Luka Faulisi

    Conductor and Violinist / Soloist 

    Margarita Kalcheva

     Double Bass Soloist

    Igor Coretti Kuret & Luka Faulisi

    Conductor and Violinist / Soloist 

    Margarita Kalcheva

     Double Bass Soloist

    Jan Bang

    Producer / Composer

    Luka Faulisi

    Violinist / Soloist

    Gabriel Prokofiev

    DJ / Composer

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