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  1. Wow and I was worried that I maybe too old (almost 23 in a few months). Good to know I will contact the school when the time is right to ask them about what paperwork is needed what I have to pay etc, if i need to get specific tools etc. (i have many tools but they may not be what the school requires)
  2. I can’t thank you enough Mr. Sora for all this super useful information that you provided me with. Hopefully I will be able to get into the third year directly. I have made instruments before but not a violin. In Greece its the exams period now in university when it is over, probably during the end of july, I will purchase tonewood to build a violin. Though I do know most of the steps involved in making one (i've seen your great videos many many times ) I still havent made a violin yet. So before I do anything else I would like to build a violin and make as many mistakes as possible so that I learn from them. But I believe that having an actual instrument to present in my cv or the teachers will help. Even if turns out to be bad at least I'll have a physical violin (well hopefully of some sort ). When I receive my degree I will contact the school to find out what paperwork is required and how to proceed to enter. Again many many thanks Mr. Sora you are very kind and you have helped me immeasurably. I wish you all the best
  3. Oh I see so if I understood correctly the for first two out of five years, if I understood correctly (forgive me if I haven't but Greece school system seems a bit different) there is a chance that I have to attend classes with people who may be aged under 18. I really hope that I am exempted because i am currently 22 going to 23 that would be quite akward. Also studying high school subjects is not really what I had in mind especially if they are in italian, I thought I was done with high school 5 years ago . So based on my understanding and hopefully by common sense I will be exempted from these subjects since I will have a high school diploma and a university degree. I really hope I am able to skip directly to 3rd year if the italian language level that is required isn't too high (meaning native speaker high). The violin playing may pose a bit of a problem, because though I do play the violin decently, I am self taught by ear and thus I have absolutely no idea what notes I am playing .Nor do I know any music theory. However I doubt thats going to be too hard to learn, I'll just have figure out what notes I've been playing all this time. Maybe attend a few violin lessons before giving these exams.
  4. Hello Mr. Sora , Thank you for replying to my thread. Those are extremely useful information because I am 10 subjects away from receiving my degree and I didn't really how to proceed at becoming a violin maker. My plan was after getting my physics degree here (hopefully this year) to do my army duties, because in Greece service in the army is compulsury for 9 months. Meanwhile either on my own or with a teacher I was thinking doing many italian language lessons per week till I reach an acceptable level. I've been told by my mother that if you study its not that hard to learn, she is proficient in italian and took her about 3 years to get there without too many lessons. So the plan is army first, then some italian lessons which will hopefully pay off and then the Stradivari School. Its great news that its (well almost) free because that 45000€ that the other school asked kind of ruined my hopes to be honest with you. The only part that I didn't really understand how it works, is the equivelence with the high school. You mentioned that if I have a degree that I can be exempted by taking exams. What kind of exams are they? The ones you mentioned in the end of your reply about making a fingerboard or in something else?
  5. No problem, I will contact them then probably tomorrow because there is still a chance that they might see this thread and get to me before then.
  6. Oh I thought the cut you off the school. Well maybe I shouldn't attend english and religion too because I have put a few pounds recently. I doubt free meals wil help By the way what kind of lessons due they do. Do most of them involve actual woodworking/ making the violin or are there many theoretical ones such as english and religion that you mentioned (eg history, physics etc?)
  7. Thats great to hear thank you for letting me know, I hope it remains the same till this day, meaning no tuition fees. Also based on your experience I'll make sure not to skip classes in case I go there
  8. Thank you for posting this Mr. Burgess. No I have not but arent the Academia Cremonensis and The Antonio Stradivari School different? The Academia I know for sure isn't free because I sent them an email a few months ago and they informed me that they have a one year course for about 15000€ which I wouldn't bother since it seems too short and a 3 year one which is 45000. So the scholarships may be for that school and not the Stradivari which is the one I am interested in. Correct me if I am wrong i am not really sure.
  9. That would be great if you could do that. I know education isn't usually free but sometimes it is in Europe.
  10. I am not saying its cheap I am saying what I was told. Also this is in Italy, not in Scotland or England.
  11. Yes I think you are right. I will probably send a message to Mr. Sora but I will wait for a day before I do so , in case anyone replies here. I don't want to waste any of his time without having tried here first. If I don't get an answer by tomorrow, I will most certainly contact him.
  12. Yes ofcourse they have to be paid. I was shocked when I was informed that it is free because I would assume there would be a tuition fee. That's why I created this thread to make sure that this is actually the case because I was in disbelief. I suppose that you are from the US. If that's the case I know that foreigners pay a lot there. I used to go to an american school in Greece and many of my classmates went to study in the US and I know there is quite a difference in tuition fees (naturally). But in Europe its a bit different sometimes. For example one can go study at a German (public) university and there are no tuition fees if i am not mistaken. The same applies for Greece. So there could be a possibility that some Italian Universities/Schools such as the Antonio Stradivari School of Violin making could be free as well. But I am not sure hence the thread
  13. Thank you I have already contacted this school. They expect me or anyone who wants to enroll in their course to pay 45000€ which imo is considered profiteering .Plus I dont have that much money anyway. Only advantage is that they have courses in English but still for 45000€ not really an option...
  14. Hello, I am Nestor, from Greece I study physics in the university of Athens and I am really close to receiving my degree. Violin making (and musical instrument making in general) has been a passion of mine and I would like to become a professional luthier in the future. I was condisering to go and study at Scuola internazionale di Liuteria “Antonio Stradivari” in Cremona after I finish my studies in Greece One of my concerns is that I don't speak Italian. So I have a few questions if anyone is kind enough to answer them. Are the lessons strictly in italian or are there any in english for foreign students? Also I was informed by a luthier who studied there that there is no tuition cost and that I only have to pay for a place to live. That the actual school is free. Is this true and does this apply only for Italians or for foreign students as well? Thanks in advance ~Nestor