The Liechtenstein Music School hosts the International Master Classes Vaduz for the 48th time in the summer of 2022. This is a high-level training and concert platform for musicians from all over the world. Several thousand young professional musicians and music students from over 50 nations have already been able to advance their personal musical development in Vaduz. The Master Courses are known throughout the world, for example, for their renowned lecturers.
Since 2019, the Principality of Liechtenstein has been participating in the “Youth and Music” (Y+M) programme (see 1.4.1) of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC) to boost musical education. The aim of the programme is to encourage children and young people to be musically active and, thus, to promote their development and growth in a comprehensive way from an educational, social and cultural point of view. Its main benefits are the financial support of music courses and music camps as well as the funding of the training and further education of future Y+M leaders. According to the Swiss Message on Culture 2021–2024, it is planned to introduce talent promotion in music starting in 2021.
In preparation for specialised training in a design profession or for studies in visual design, design and art, the Liechtenstein School of Fine Arts (see 1.3.3) offers a “preliminary design course”. The students receive instruction in 26 subject areas and optimal preparation for further education in the creative field.