ISSEM 2017

Next International Summer School fo Early Music will take place from 8th to 16th July 2017.
Save the date!

King Arthur - invitation

We would like to invite all highly experienced, advanced and good solo singers to take part in the concluding performance – Henry Purcell’s King Arthur. Have a look into the vocal score (piano score, vocal parts) HERE (H.Purcell – King Arthur, choice of solo vocal numbers), and choose from a large number of short arias, solo entries and recitatives the music you would like to perform. Singing tenor arias by a soprano, and vice versa, is no problem. Exceptionally, it could be done also by basses and altos. Have no fear, do not be shy: let us know in advance what you have chosen. The music is wonderful, our tutors will help you to cope with … MORE…Více…

Prometheus - 2nd July

In the evening of the Valtice ISSEM opening day (Saturday, 2.7.) you can attend for free the music and ballet performance of L. v. Beethoven’s Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (or the Power of Music and Dance) in the Valtice Castle Theatre (see programme HERE). First performance, at 7p.m. is intended for the general public, second performance, at 9p.m., for the course members. Before the second performance, at 8:30p.m., the festive opening of the ISSEM will take part. The theatre‘s capacity is around 230 places. We would like some of the course members to book the first performance (, there will be around 30 places reserved for them. After the performance, they should vait … MORE…Více…

New recorder class

New recorder class added! We introduce ANNA MIKOLAJKOVÁ, our new member of the tutors team! More information HERE.
We would like to remind all registered course members that shifting from any class to Anna Mikolajková’s class will be possible from 15th June on. Thank you for your understanding!

Free rooms in VS hostel

Dear friends,
we are glad to announce that there are still some vacant rooms in the Viticulture school hostel. If you are interested, then don´t hestitate!


Dear friends,
we gladly announce that the application forms are now activated and from now on you can sign in your favourite classes!


Dear friends,
we expect to launch the registration on 10th Ferbruary. Until then we will be updating tutors´ profiles.

ISSEM 2016

We gladly announce that the 28th ISSEM Valtice will take place from 2nd to 10th July 2016


7/7/20:00 Orazio Vecchi: L´Amfiparnaso (Victoria Ensemble and En Garde dance ensemble)
Valtice Castle – Baroque Theatre
© Nadja Meister
Photos HERE


We add some photos from Ľubica Dzúriková. Take a look HERE.
Do you have some too? Send us and we will share them with other ISSEM memebers.


Dear friends,
we kindly invite you to send us your photos taken during the summer school 2015. We will be glad to share this year’s experience from your own perspective with other course members on our Facebook or website.


Do you wish to learn about the essential ISSEM news? Subscribe to our occasional newsletter which points out all important moments of the ISSEM preparations.
Stay in touch and register HERE.


Classes are complete as well as the tutors´ team. We are still waiting for some details but from now on you can read carefully this year´s course programme.
Application forms will be updated during February and we will let you know by e-mail that it´s ready.

ISSEM 2015

We are happy to announce that the next Summer school will take place from 4th to 12th July 2015. We look forward to new classes and tutors, but our favourite ones as well. The preparation is in full swing!


All the scores and parts sent by the tutors appear in our SHAREBOX at the top of the page. There you can download it and print it in advance.


Music for the concluding concert and ballet performance of Henry Purcell’s opera Dioclesian is available right HERE.


We announce that classes of Beatriz Lafont, František Dofek, Petr Zejfart and Lucie Dušková are already full. So don´t hesitate to register!


Due to the cancellation of Summer School in Prachatice, we open another Recorder class.
Jakub Kydlíček is looking forward to meeting you in his class Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Recorder.

The tutor´s profile and class description will appear soon on our website. We are now adding the new class to the application form which should be activated this week!


The accommodation prices went up due to the change of the Viticulture school price policy.
In this year we are also facing space problems, linked to the Valtice Castle reconstruction works. Replacement rooms, offering new possibilities, will be soon available. We also try to deal with the last year’s food problems.
Due to this, the 2014 web information and application forms will be available only by the end of February. We try hard to make the summer courses as enjoyable as in the last years, and hope that this year’s new programme features will be of interest.