Silence is the fabric upon which
the notes are woven

L. Duncan

The Fondation Bell'Arte




Participation in the International Certificate 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 artists/teachers. In addition to the program's artist faculty, select world-renowned artists will be invited as special guest professors.

Auditions are open to persons who wish to integrate the ICPA program.

Consideration may also be given to the finalist of an international competition and any pianist of a high technical and artistic level interested in performing professionally or in a professional teaching career.

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

Admission Material

  • Biographical information
  • Repertoire list of works studied and performed in concert
  • Letter of recommendation from current or former teacher
  • DVD, CD (or internet link) which should include substantial works from different periods

Please send materials to:

Maestro Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri
Artistic director and Founder
62, rue du Grand-Duc
1040 Bruxelles-Belgium


Auditions Dates

  • For live audition opportunities, contact Mr. Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri

  • Digital files or youtube links can be submit at the same email address.
As spaces are very limited, it is highly advisable for the application and audition procedures to be completed at the soonest as the admission will close once the quotas of participants has been reached. Admission will be considered on a rolling basis.


TUITION: 1975 €/year

Scholarships are available in a limited quantity, through the Lazar Berman Fund and the France Clidat Fund.
They are not automatic and will be eventually granted after a careful examination of the participant's situation.

As complete a record as possible arguing the reasons of the approach must be sent to the
Fondation Bell'Arte-39bis, chaussée d'Alsemberg
1420 Braine l'Alleud

For the majority of the sessions in Brussels,the Fondation Bell'Arte has a particular agreement with the town conerning the housing.

Nelson Delle-Vigne & Stéphane Lemelin Jerome Lowenthal & Nadia Giliova

Lazar Berman teaching Carl Gales

Waiting for the next flight

Shih-Wei Chen
performing with the NTSO orchestra

Kristyan Benitez & Antonio Galera Lopez

David Lively with Gen Tomuro