The Academy

Habib Kayaleh is the founder of the Kayaleh Violin Academy, an international violin center, which offers stage performance courses for existing and aspiring concert violinists.



Ranking amongst the few leading violin schools in the world, the Academy accepts the potential of approximately 16 to 20 students per year. Located in Crans, near Geneva, Switzerland, it recruits its students from all corners of the world. Established in 1989, the Academy produces a number of musicians who later dedicate their life to a concert career, thus performing in various international concert halls, namely as soloists. The Academy also shapes young artists for chamber music, and orientates some of its students towards the orchestral career.

Today, the Academy is viewed as an official educational institution that acts as home to the Kayaleh Chamber Orchestra, a multinational ensemble constituted by the virtuoso musicians enrolled in the Academy Stage Performance Classes.



Professor Kayaleh has utilized his determination to build other facilities for the advancement of young musicians. The most prestigious, the «Society of the Friends of the Kayaleh Violin Academy », is a nonprofit organization that targets the promotion of gifted young artists, and supports the Academy in its functioning and volution.

The other, the Ecole Supérieure de Musique, is an additional music school that accepts up to 200 students per year, and offers training in major instrumental fields.

Habib Kayaleh was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by the International Rotary Foundation for his artistic and human actions, and was selected as an honoured member of the Who’s Who Historical Society, thus testifying to his professional, academic and civic achievements.