AML Strings

Masterclass for Viola and Chamber Music


August 22, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Welcome to the Academia Musicae Labacensis Strings - “AML Strings” for short. We would like to invite violinists, cellists, violists and chamber musicians who wish to experience an intensive period of musical developement in Ljubljana - the capital of Slovenia. Summer school will take place in 3 sessions: two longer sessions with mostly individual lectures and a shorter session of chamber music summer school. 


  • Session A, from 15 to 20 August 2021 (Final concert): Janez Podlesek – violin, Gal Faganel – cello

  • Session B, from 21 to 23 August 2021 (Final concert): Chamber music summer school

  • Session C, from 23 to 30 August 2021 (Final concert): Lana Trotovsek – violin, Nobuko Imai – viola, Emile Cantor – viola, Maja Rome – viola

Viola Masterclass

A part of the summer school with Nobuko Imai lecturing will be organized as a public masterclass with a limited number of active participants. Candidates who would like to participate in active lesson with Nobuko, please prepare a recording of complete cyclical composition and send it to the email adress: when applying for our summer school. Viola Masterclass will take place from  23 to 30 August, 2021. Besides Nobuko, also Maja Rome and Emile Cantor will teach.

Programme includes 5 individual lessons, chamber music, piano accompainment, group lectures and concerts.

Chamber Music

Chamber music summer school (Session B) will take place from  21 to 23 August, 2021. 

Programme includes 3 individual lessons, group lectures and concerts. 

For participants of Viola summer school is Chamber music summer school free of charge.

AML Strings Viola

Meet the team


Nobuko Imai



Emile Samama Cantor



Maja Rome



Applicant Information

Max No. of Participants:

18 active participants


  • highschool students,

  • university students,

  • young professional musicians.


Viola masterclass:

  • 450 €

  • 320 € (Students of Partner Institutions)

  • 225 € (Students of the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music)

Chamber music school:

  • 100 € per person,

  • 300 € for formed groups,

  • *free of charge for »AML« strings solo courses participants.

AML Strings passive participation:

  • 100 € per course

  • The Music school teachers who will passively participate in the festival will receive the certificate of participation, which can be used when applying for promotion.

Payment / cancellation:

Non-refundable registration fee of 100 EUR must be payed when applying for the course, the remaining ammount must be paid at the beggining of summer school.

Please add clearly what course (violin/ cello/ viola/ chamber) you would like to participate in and the participant's name when making a transfer.

AML Strings Viola

Unfortunately this course is not availible this year.