Our Winter Russia Tour (for AFAF concerto competition winners and AFAF Romantic Music competition winners only), takes place December 20 – December 29, 2017. It consists of maser classes in Moscow Conservatory, solo performance in Moscow and St. Petersburg (for AFAF concerto competition and romantic music competition winners) and a concert with the orchestra in Moscow (for AFAF concerto competition winners only) It starts in Moscow and commences in St. Petersburg.

 

The transportation fee from Moscow to St. Petersburg is not included in the fee for the trip. The participants are responsible for making their own reservations to travel to Moscow and back.

 

During the week-long music tour, the participants will be housed in a conveniently located hotel. Double / triple accommodations are offered during the tour portion of the program. Single accommodations are available for an additional fee. Complimentary breakfast will be provided to participants for the duration of the trip.

 
  • *Arrival to Moscow: December 20, 2017

 

 
The tour begins in Moscow, Russia, with the music study portion of the program, however participants are responsible for making their own air travel arrangements to Moscow. AFAF offers bus transfer from SVO airport to the hotel in Moscow. The travel arrangements between Moscow and St. Petersburg are offered at a nominal fee.
 
  • *Last day of program: December 28, 2017 in St. Petersburg. (please reserve your departures for December 29, 2017)

 
 

 

Application Requirements, Fees & Payment Schedule

Russia Winter Tour: Hotel – Double-Triple Room: $3,990 (For AFAF concerto competition winners), $3,290 (For AFAF romantic music competition winners)
Hotel – Single Room: $4,390 (For AFAF concerto competition winners), $3,690 (For AFAF romantic music competition winners)

For parents & other family members: The AFAF can provide accommodations for those parents or family members who wish to accompany participants for the duration of the program. The cost of room & board in a hotel for parents/guardians is $2,100. Single Room accommodations for parents are $2,450.

The program fee also does not cover any miscellaneous expenses, such as entrance fees to museums, theaters, music performances, etc

 

Application Fee: $100

 

The application fee is nonrefundable and will be deducted from the total program fee.

 

The application deadlines are as follows:

 

Russia Winter Tour – November 5, 2017

 

Deposit: $200

 

The deposit is nonrefundable and will be deducted from the total program fee. Confirmation and a non-refundable deposit are due by November 15, 2017, with the remaining balance due by November 25, 2017.

 

If for any reason this year’s festival (winter program) is cancelled, participants will be notified by December 5, 2017. Any and all deposits will be refunded.

 

Note

 

Please note that due to extensive pre-arrangements that have to be made in order to ensure the success of this program, late registrations will incur an additional fee of 15% of the cost of the program, and that no refunds will be provided for cancellations made after.

 

Additional Information

The American Fine Arts Festival assumes no liability for medical emergency or other health related expenses. Participants are required to submit proof of travel-medical insurance.

The American Fine Arts Festival assumes no liability for damage, theft or injury that may occur during the course of the program.

Visa Information

Please note that a valid passport is required for travel and that depending on citizenship status participants may be required to have a visa to be able to enter the Russia. For visas to Russia, we can recommend a visa services agency we’ve successfully worked with in the past. Please make sure to check entry and visa requirements and have all your travel documents in order at least one month before departure.