Registrations, until August 01, 2018

The Summer at the Casa de Mateus is once again the place of the bustle of music, its learning and enjoyment, with the return of the traditional and famous International Music Courses which since 1978 have been one of the most well-known and prestigious festivals of baroque music from Europe. Between August 12 and 18, in a particularly auspicious landscape, marked by one of the most beautiful palaces of the eighteenth century, more than three dozen musicians gather around the ideas of transmission and intensive study of instrument, voice and different chamber groupings on ancient and baroque music. Under the artistic direction of Ricardo Bernardes and pedagogical direction of António Carrilho, they come back renowned teachers of previous editions, as well as alumni, today with brilliant international careers.



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Period: 12-18 August 2018











(Information in German, click here, in Japanese, click here)
(to download the poster, click here)
(to download the press ad of the Gramophone magzine, click here)


Investment: € 480 per student (course only) for registration. € 120 per listener.


Classes: 6 to 10 students, per teacher, except for general practices.


Registration: When completing and submitting the application form, students must attach files with their CV (on PDF) and a good quality audio or video recording. (on mp3 or mp4). After, the students will receive an email with information to complete their application.

Confirmation of registration: each course will only be confirmed with a minimum of 6 students accepted. If 6 students are not confirmed until July 16, 2018, the course is canceled and the  amount returned to enrolled students.

For students who are minors, the person responsible for education must sign a Term of Responsibility.


Accommodation and Transportation

The XXVIII International Courses of Casa de Mateus have a protocol with the “University Residence – Codessais” of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro – UTAD, with DAILY fees according to the values below, plus VAT:

€ 15/1º night and € 10/2º night and following, per person, in a double or triple room;
€ 8/night per person in multiple rooms

If the student has interest in this accomodations, we should be informed in order to book the room. The payment should be made at the check-in, in the Residence.

The University Residence allows the accommodation to minors (from the age of 16 years) since accompanied by an adult.

Transportation options will be given from Vila Real downtown and from the University Residence to Mateus in order to facilitate the students to move around. Downtown Vila Real is 4,5 km from Mateus Palace.


Lunch at the Palace of Mateus: 6 lunches x € 15, for a total of € 90 (main course, drink, dessert and coffee). To be paid upon confirmation of registration.


Economic meals near the Palace

In addition to the lunches in the Palace, there is the “Palácio Snack-Bar” restaurant that offers menus at € 7.50, with prior reservation, as well as, “Vinhos e Tretas”, that offers sandwiches and other options.



Registration, click here.