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We welcome Suelen Francisco, a new team member from Brazil

International Music Academy is working on developing a new location – Rio de Janeiro. Our local manager will be Suelen Francisco, who will be responsible for site logistics, communication with the local musicians and translating. She has collaborated with other festivals in Brazil and brings excellent knowledge of the local market.

New commission/premiere of solo cello work by Caroline Bordignon

We are delighted to announce the commission and world premiere of “First Light” for solo cello by Caroline Bordignon. The premiere will take place on October 24, 2020 for First & Central Presbyterian Church concert series in Wilmington, Delaware, with cellist Ovidiu Marinescu. Visit Caroline’s website to learn more about her music and visual art:…
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Yoga and Injury prevention faculty

We are delighted to provide a unique approach to musical performance training in which the physical component is addressed in a holistic way. Heather Salyers has developed a course about injury prevention for musicians that was accepted by the music department of WCU in 2008.  Since then she has held an adjunct faculty position with…
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Concertgebouw former principal Harro Ruijsenaars joins our faculty

We are pleased to welcome to our faculty cellist Harro Ruijsenaars. He played as first cellist in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (1968-1977) and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1977-1989). After a period of 12 years as teacher with the conservatoires in Aarhus and Göteborg in Sweden, he returned to The Netherlands as first cellist of The…
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New Faculty – Amparo Lacruz – cello (Spain)

Praised by Última Hora, Baleares for her “warm tone and beauty of phrasing, fluency of  speech and originality” Amparo Lacruz is presently a professor at the Liceo Conservatory in Barcelona. Amparo has given masterclasses at the Kunitachi College in Tokyo, the Shanghai Conservatory in China, in Morelia (Mexico), Lima (Peru) and Santa Domingo (the Dominican…
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Artist Feature – Tudor Cioceanu

Romanian pianst Tudor Cioceanu (b. 17 June 1998) was one of the participants in the first edition of IMA in August 2018.  He currently studies Classical Piano with Prof. Katia Veekmans in Conservatorium Maastricht (NL).  Born in Ploiești, he started playing the piano in the local school of arts. He started performing on stage from…
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Guest artist Léa-Yoanna ADAM

  We are pleased to welcome renowned French-Romanian piano professor Léa-Yoanna ADAM for masterclasses during the first week of IMA 2020.   A resident of France, Léa-Yoanna Adam is Professor at the International Academy of Music of the Pleyel Chamber of Paris, directed by the Concert Performer Pianist Brigitte Bladou and piano professor at « MUSIC FOR ALL » of…
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Chau and Bednarz celebrate 15 years with Sinfonietta Polonia

Our faculty Blanka Bednarz and Cheung Chau are preparing a special concert for a special occasion!!! 15 years of Sinfonietta Polonia!!!  December 1, 2019 Aula Nova, 2019 pm. 18:00 in Poznan, Poland.

3rd Edition Dates

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 3rd edition of the IMA for July 27- August 7. Cheung Chau, Blanka Bednarz and of course Artistic Director Ovidiu Marinescu will return.  For 2020 the masterclasses are offered by our string faculty.   All participants are invited to perform.

Conductor and cellist Cheung Chau joins the IMA faculty

Cheung Chau is Music Director of Sinfonietta Polonia in Poznań, Poland, and principal guest conductor of the Changsha Symphony in Hunan, China.  He is Director of Orchestral studies at Utah Valley University and Music Director of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony in Orem, Utah.  He served as Music Director of the Bloomington Symphony in Minnesota,…
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