Details of costs

Here are details for the cost of coming on the course and also for the accommodation that we can organise for you.

Please note:

  • Everyone pays the course fee.  Then you can choose whether to take the Scicli B&B accommodation or to find your own.
  • Spouses / partners / children / friends who do not play in the orchestra are exempt from the course fee.
  • It is possible to pay in instalments. Please enquire.
  • You pay Massimo Borgese for the Scicli B&B accommodation in cash, at the end of the week.
  • If there are fluctuations in the Sterling to Euro exchange rate the amounts quoted here may go up or down.

Course Fee

  • Please note: course figures given are in Sterling, accommodation figures in Euros.
  • Course fee = £300 per person
  • A discount of £30 is available if you pay before the end of February 2024, bring a playing friend/family member, or are a full-time student.
  • An additional discount of £30 is available for a third family member when all three play in the orchestra. 

Accommodation (B&B)

  • NB Accommodation costs are to be confirmed (these are the amounts from 2023)
  • There is a non-refundable admin charge of £25 per room 
  • Shared accommodation = €50 (per person, per night)
  • Single accommodation = €90 (per night)
  • For anyone in a group/family of 3 or more there may be a small discount – please enquire.

The course encompasses 6 nights of accommodation, Monday to Saturday. Extra nights can be booked, at the above rates.

In addition you will need to pay the local tourist tax of €1 per person per night in cash at the end of the week.

Refund Policy

[Last updated: 10/02/2022]

This refund policy covers two eventualities: 1. We cancel. 2. You cancel. In either eventuality, this policy deals only with the course fee and the accommodation admin fee: the cost of travel, accommodation and any other costs/expenses are not covered by, nor relevant to, this policy.

  1. We cancel

    If we were to cancel the course, for any reason, any payment(s) you have made for the course fee and the accommodation admin fee would be refunded.

  2. You cancel

    If you need to cancel your attendance on the course for health reasons you would be refunded, upon presentation of a doctor’s note, 50% of the course fee and/or accommodation fees you have already paid. These fees are not refundable for any other reason.

Please note:

  1. It is not possible to roll your fee over to next year (or any subsequent year) for any reason.
  2. The course fee is not transferable 
  3. This Refund Policy will be reviewed regularly, particularly in light of the Covid-19 crisis. You will be notified of any updates.