International Musicians Academy 
4th Edition - July 2022

A Training Program for Soloists, Conductors and Composers

International Musicians Network (USA) announces the 2020 edition of  the “International Musicians” Academy – Virtual Masterclasses


Perfect your repertory, hone your performing skills, improve your performance anxiety, connect with new colleagues!
Join a stellar cast of American and European professors. Learn about the efficient use of your body as a musician and how to prevent injuries. Play for your peers!
Session 1: July 27 – August 1. College and pre-professional.  Younger students are accepted with teacher recommendation. Session 2: August 10-15: College or younger (with teacher recommendation).

The 2020 edition is open in the following categories:

Strings, Composition


We are pleased to announce our summer 2020 educational program for string players offering a diverse and exciting program for young artists and students.  IMA 2020 features outstanding faculty that has accumulating decades of experience performing, recording, and teaching. In light of the travel restrictions due to Civid-19, our regular program collaborating with Vidin Sinfonietta in Bulgaria is being postponed to a later date.


What They Say:

David Brown, Composer/Violinist, United States “2018’s IMA in Vidin, Bulgaria, was an incredible opportunity for music making and networking with world-class artists, rising professionals, and talented students alike. Artistic Director Ovidiu Marinescu worked tirelessly and selflessly to ensure the quality of the festival, tailored to each participant’s interest and background. These are experiences of which lifelong memories are made, and great careers and music are inspired.”
Tudor Cioceanu, Pianist – Romania, Maastricht Conservatory (The Netherlands) “IMA 2018 – Two weeks full of great and intense music experiences and a lot of fun time. I can definitely say that this journey marks my best moments in a classical music festival.”
Ceara Caisido, Cellist – USA The International Musicians Academy 2018 was an inspired two weeks of learning! I never thought I would get the chance to be a soloist with an orchestra, so to be provided with such a wonderful opportunity from such hard-working and intelligent faculty was an incredible experience.”
The “International Musicians” Academy serves as a extraordinary springboard for future opportunities, giving soloists, young conductors and composers the experience and determination to develop their career and further pursue their dreams. Ovidiu Marinescu, Artistic Director

Join us! Fill out the application form.

Our Artists

Connected by passion, altruism, and experience, our faculty have decades of experience as educators and as artists.  From Carnegie Hall to the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, from Shanghai to London and to Paris, our artists have been forged in the fire of the concert stage and the recording studio.

Ovidiu Marinescu

Artistic Director, Conducting, Cello

Blanka Bednarz

Violin, Viola

Cheung Chau

Conducting, cello

Latest News

The 3rd edition is scheduled for July 27 – August 7, 2020. Join us on an exciting musical journey in Vidin, Bulgaria, this coming August, fulfill your dreams of working with a professional orchestra.

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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Contact us

Contact: Phone: +1-(575)-650-0056 Email: Artistic Director Email: Address: International Musicians Network, 718 Mercers Mill Lane, West Chester, PA 19382, USA