We are pleased to welcome you to the 5th edition of the “International Musicians Academy,” which will take place in Bulgaria, summer 2023, in collaboration with Sinfonietta Vidin. Founded in 2018 by the Romanian born conductor, cellist, educator, and composer Ovidiu Marinescu, the International Musicians Academy (IMA) is an intensive summer program for aspiring artists designed to provide a unique and high-level artistic experience working with a professional orchestra as soloists, conductors, or composers.
In 2023 we offer three sessions, with the first two open to instrumentalists, singers and composers. The third session will be dedicated to our highly selective Conducting Program, open to only 5 artists. Visit our distinguished faculty page: FACULTY
- Session 1: July 24-28, 2023
- Session 2: July 31 – August 5, 2023 (attention – final concert date with the orchestra has been changed to Saturday, August 5)
- Session 3: (Conducting Program): August 8 – 15, 2023
IMA is presenting the 6th edition – SPECIAL PROJECTS – in collaboration with Brasov Philharmonic in Romania, July 2023.
Vidin is a port town, situated on the southern bank of the Danube, in one of the most beautiful spots of the river. Due to its geographical location, the town is considered Bulgaria’s gate to Europe. Vidin is about 130 miles from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and has more than 2000 of history.
Sinfonietta Vidin has for decades been a leading cultural institution in the town of Vidin and the Vidin region. The city, located in the northernmost part of North-Western Bulgaria right on the bank of the Danube River, is a town with a rich historical-cultural heritage and musical traditions. The orchestra was officially registered as a state organization since 1949 though the first steps towards its creation date back in the early 1910.
Besides the full-time season of yearly concerts at home, the orchestra has performed in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia, has been the resident orchestra at such festivals and competitions as Spoleto, Como and Crotone (Italy), Danube festival in Ulm (Germany), Sofia Music Festival, Austrian Musik Festival and others. Vidin Sinfonietta had performed in many famous European concert halls such as “Concertgebouw” Amsterdam, “Victoria Hall” in Geneva,” Music House” in Vienna, “Beethoven Hall” Stuttgart, “The Hall of Congresses” in Saragosa, and many others. https://sinfonietta-vidin.com/?page_id=744