XVII International Suzuki Orchestra Workshop „Szarlota 2020″

"Szarlota" Leisure Centre (1 hour drive from Gdańsk) 24 – 01.08.2020

We would like to warmly invite Suzuki students playing violin, viola and cello to our International Suzuki Orchestra Workshop! A group of fantastic teachers from Europe have accepted invitation to come and teach at the workshop – we expect it to be a unique week!

We offer a special extended edition of a workshop for the most advanced students from book 6 onwards. These students will arrive on Friday the 24th of July and have the opportunity to work longer in chamber music and orchestra groups. Students of book 4 and 5 will join them on Sunday 26th of July and together they will share a week full of musical inspiration, ending with the final concert in Gdansk on the 1st of August 2020. 

Older participants are welcome to arrive to the workshop in a group under the care of one parent / guardian.

We offer the possibility for younger siblings of orchestra participants to join the workshop. The application for younger siblings of orchestra workshop participants will be filled out together with the application of the orchestra participant. The daily classes for them will depend on number of applications.


Please note that number of places and accommodation space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of places being full, you will be informed by e-mail and asked if you would like to be put on the waiting list. 


The application form will be valid only after making a payment of the complete participation fee on the account below (please note to choose the option to cover complete bank transfer costs yourself).

Fundacja Edukacji Muzycznej 
IBAN: PL 84 1020 4900 0000 8102 3266 5136
Bank name and address: 
PKO Bank Polski S A
ul. Puławska 15
02-515 Warszawa

* IMPORTANT! Please make sure to write in the title of payment the full name of the student and "XVII International Szarlota Workshop 2020". Without the name of the student we are not able to check the payments and help you if questions arise!

Please note that this account number is only connected with the participation fee – accommodation is payed separately through Szarlota reception desk upon arrival.

Please note that the e-mail that you receive right after filling out the application form is the only confirmation that your application has been accepted (this information appears on your screen right after you fill out the online application form).​ If you don’t see the confirmation e-mail after filling out the application form, please remember to check your junk / spam folder. 




 ​1. Workshop schedule according to price groups:  

Group I – siblings of orchestra participants (book 1, piece 2-12) 

– set of classes will depend on number of applications

Group II – siblings of orchestra participants (book 1, piece 13 until end of book 3)

– set of classes will depend on number of applications

Group III (book 4 onwards)

– intense orchestra programme including tutti and sectional rehearsals (sheet music will be sent out by e-mail latest in May 2020)
– daily chamber music and / or group lessons (according to level)
– optional: individual lessons during the workshop, 30 min. each, or (from book 8) master class lessons during the workshop, 45 min. each.

2. Additional information:

– Final concert in Gdańsk will be held on Saturday 01.08.2019 around 1pm and is expected to finish latest 3.30pm. We therefore advice participants from abroad to book their flight home earliest at 6pm. on Saturday. Check out from Szarlota is on Saturday after breakfast and participants bring their luggage with them to Gdansk for the final concert.
– The workshop is open for students who are studying with licensed Suzuki teachers
– The closing date for submissions of application forms is the 31st of March 2020
– Workshop registration starts at the workshop venue “Szarlota” near Kościerzyna (1 hour drive from Gdańsk) on the 24.07 at 14:00 (classes on Friday start after lunch, from 17:00). Registration for participants arriving on Sunday 26.07 is at 16:00-20:00. There will be play together in the evening on the 27.07, full classes start on Monday morning for participants in book 4 and 5.
– Final concert dress code is black or black and white.
– We ask participants playing in orchestras and chamber music groups to bring their own music stands.

Accommodation information

Orchestra Workshop Application Form (book 4 onwards) - Welcome ! *

*Application starts on 31st of January at 8pm.



Orchestra Workshop Application Form (book 6 onwards) – Welcome !*

*Application starts on 27th od January at 8pm.



Organiser of the workshop
Anna Podhajska, director of Suzuki Institute in Gdansk
Szarlota Organisation Team szarlota.workshop@gmail.com