Artistic Chairman Ralf Gothóni
Artistic Director Kristian Attila

Savonlinna Music Academy, founded in 1955, arranges every summer master courses for young talents in vocal and instrumental music, nowadays even in the winter time.

Half of the students come from abroad, professors from around the world. 

During the decades some 5,000 musicians have ennobled their arts at the Music Academy.
Savonlinna Music Academy
Professor Ralf Gothóni, pianist, composer, conductor and the Artistic Chairman of the Music Academy has mentored the Academy since 1978.
The maestro has worked internationally as Professor at numerous music universities and performs constantly in concerts across five continents.
Ralf is a fervent promoter of the idea of holistic musicality and its pedagogy.

About us


On Winter 2024 (2.-6.1.) and Summer 2024 (26.6.-1.8.) we will organise in Savonlinna more than 10 high-class Master classes in cooperation with Savonlinna Summer University and University of the Arts Helsinki – Sibelius-Academy. Our goal is to deepen the professional skills of young musicians and to promote the Finnish music life and its international relations. Savonlinna Music Academy’s extensive national and international networks enable organising Master classes for talented students in an unique environment. The Finnish tradition of music education, renowned professors, and the cultural atmosphere of Savonlinna give a possibility for students to develop themselves, communicate, and to create lifelong connections.

Click here and look at the interview of some Summer 2023 students!

Read more and apply here.


Kauko Sorjosen Säätiö, Musiikin edistämissäätiö, Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Savonlinnan kaupunki


Nova Records Oy, Saimaan ortodoksinen seurakunta, Savonlinnan kaupunki, Savonlinnan kesäyliopisto, Savonlinnan Kulttuurikellari, Savonlinnan musiikkiopisto, Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat, Savonlinnan seurakunta, Savonlinnan Taidelukio, Suomen ulkoministeriö (Musical Bridge), Taideyliopisto Sibelius-Akatemia