The International Certificate for Piano Artists is designed by the Fondation Bell' Arte for a limited number of pianists who wish to perfect their art.

This is a unique program that offers the opportunity of working closely with some of the world's most renowned pedagogues. The program had the occasion to collaborate with various universities and conservatories from around the world, such as the École Normale de Musique "Alfred Cortot", the Palm Beach Atlantic University, the Boston University, University of Ottawa, College of the Tchaikowsky Conservatory-Moscow, Chopin Society Atlanta, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Radziejowice Palace-Poland, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Chopin Society of Atlanta, Schnittke Institute, the C.P.M. Cristóbal de Morales-Sevilla, the Conservatory Maurice Ravel, Levallois.


The purpose of this unique program is to provide participants with the benefits of artistic coaching and career guidance. Those eligible to the program will have access to an international support system of professors and musicians.


The International Certificate for Piano Artists' sessions are held throughout the year.

At the end of the year, an evaluation jury can be organized, upon special request of the participant, to determine the progress of the student during the year of study.



Participation in the ICPA sessions is highly competitive. A limited number of students from around the world are chosen for the program each year. These students are admitted to a special nine month course during which they are coached by a team of distinguished teachers. 

An Audition Date/Location will be issued once the Admission Material has been received.

There is no age limit for the International Certificate for Piano Artists. 





  • 1 important classical work

  • 1 important Sonata (Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Scriabin, Schumann, etc.)

  • 3 pieces of the student's choice including a contemporary work

  • 1 Concerto (Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, etc.)

  • 1 compulsory piece

Repertoire will be determined with the Artistic Director and your scholastic demands.


€ 2000

In case of partial participation, a minimum tuition of 1300 €/year is due.

Partial scholarships are available in a limited quantity, through the Lazar Berman and France Clidat Funds.

They are not automatic and will be eventually granted after a careful examination of the participant's situation.