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.”

Ovidiu Marinescu, Artistic Director

The “International Musicians Academy” serves as an extraordinary springboard for future opportunities, giving soloists, young conductors and composers the experience and determination to develop their career and further pursue their dreams.

“The level of musicianship is exceptional in Bulgaria.”
Rober Gutter, renowned conducting pedagogue (1938-2017) 

“As an essential part of the cultural life of Vidin, the International Musicians Academy contributes to strengthening and enriching the musical art in our town.  The work of our orchestra with the students is exciting and inspiring, and their concerts are eagerly awaited by the Vidin audience.”
M. Krastev, Artistic Director – Sinfonietta Vidin