Before the application forms are launched

Dear friends,
ISSEM 2020 is in many ways influenced by the global epidemiological situation and related regulations. We are trying to minimize its impact on our organisation, but we had to make some changes. For example, we cancelled the Valtice Baroque Night and most of the concerts, we had to cancel five foreign tutors, but substituted them with Czech tutors. Therefore, read the class offer carefully, as well as all other information. We will launch the application forms at the beginning of next week.
In case the situation still makes us to further adjustments, we will inform you immediately. If we do not have enough funds in mid-June, further reduction or total cancellation of the project will be necessary. … READ MORE

ISSEM 2020

Dear friends,
32nd International Summer School of Early Music will take place from 4th to 12th July 2020.
Save the date & stay with us!

30th anniversary of ISSEM

Dear members and friends of the Early Music Society,
the thirty years that have passed since the International Summer School of Early Music (ISSEM) came into being undoubtedly represent a good reason to look back and celebrate. Although the history of these music interpretation courses is even longer, the thirty yearsspent in Valtice have generated a plenty of unforgettable memories for several thousand participants and formed the summer school into its today’s shape. The genius loci of the town helps create the unique atmosphere of encounters and shared experiences both social and artistic. These go far beyond just developing interpretation skills, reaching deep into the hearts of all who let music and dance speak to their hearts. The … READ MORE


Proclamation of the Early Music Society concerning the protection of personal data in keeping with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) during the organisation of the International Summer School of Early Music and the Valtice Music Rendez-vous (further abbreviated as ISSEM and VMR respectively)
If you are registered as participants of ISSEM and VMR, we need some of your personal data. By submitting your application, you are giving us consent to process and subsequently administer it. The following paragraphs explain what we need your personal data for, how we handle it and what we do in order to safeguard it.
You have right to:

withdraw your consent at any time
inquire about ways your data is handled
require access … READ MORE


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. 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.


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.