Host families


Accommodation with a host family in the framework of International Competition for Young Pianists « Merci, Maestro! » is the possibility of the free-of-charge accommodation in Brussels and is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn about the local way of life and explore the traditions. It’s interesting and fun!

To consider the accommodation in host families, complete a host family accommodation request form after confirmation of your application to the competition and no later than February 25th, 2020. Otherwise, the demand will not be considered.

Each participant who desires to stay in the host family needs to fill out the request for accommodation in a host family and send it to the organizers of the Competition as soon as possible as the number of available places in host families is limited.He or she should also make a deposit of 50 euros. This deposit must be carried out after confirmation of your application. An amount of EUR 50 is refundable with no damage to host family’s properties only in cash on the day of the GALA concert (April 26th 2020, Hotel de ville de Bruxelels). In case of refusal of the candidate to stay in the host family, the deposit will not be refunded.

The accommodation in host families is foreseen exclusively for the dates of competition: from April, 22nd (check in 18.00-20.00) till April 27th 2020. Check out: 27.04.2020.

Beyond these dates no accommodation in host families is possible. If a participant would like to stay in Belgium longer, he is kindly asked to take care of his accommodation himself.


Additional information
The host families only provide rooms for accommodation. No other services are included. The participants should take care themselves about food, transportation and other needs related to their stay in host families.