Details of costs

Here are details for the cost of coming on the course and also for the accommodation that we can organise for you.

Please note:

  • Everyone pays the course fee but you can choose whether to take the Scicli B&B accommodation or to find your own.
  • Spouses / partners / children / friends who do not play in the orchestra are exempt from the course fee.
  • It is possible to pay in instalments. Please enquire.
  • You pay Massimo Borgese for the Scicli B&B accommodation in cash, at the end of the week.
  • If there are fluctuations in the Sterling to Euro exchange rate the amounts quoted here may go up or down.

Course Fee

  • Please note: figures given are in Sterling not in Euros.
  • Course fee = £260 per person
  • A discount of £30 is available if you pay before the end of 2021, bring a friend, are a previous participant or are a full-time student.
  • A discount of £50 is available for a third family member when all three play in the orchestra (the £30 discount mentioned above is available on top of this). 

Accommodation (B&B)

  • Shared accommodation = €45 (per person, per night)
  • Single accommodation = €80 (per night)
  • For anyone in a group/family of 3 or more there may be a small discount – please enquire.

The course encompasses 6 nights of accommodation, Monday to Saturday. Extra nights can be booked, at the above rates.

In addition you will need to pay the local tourist tax of €1 per person per night in cash at the end of the week.

Refund Policy

[Last updated: 10/02/2022]

This refund policy covers two eventualities: 1. We cancel. 2. You cancel. In either eventuality we deal only with the course fee not the cost of travel or accommodation or any other costs/expenses.

  1. We cancel

    If we were to cancel the course, for any reason, any payment(s) you have made for course fee would be refunded.

  2. You cancel

    If you need to cancel your attendance on the course for health reasons you would be refunded, upon presentation of a doctor’s note, 50% of the course fee you have already paid. The course fee is not refundable for any other reason.

Please note:

  1. It is not possible to roll your fee over to next year (or any subsequent year) for any reason.
  2. The course fee is not transferable 
  3. This Refund Policy will be reviewed regularly, particularly in light of the Covid-19 crisis. You will be notified of any updates.