~ Cultural Harmony Through Music ~
 
Beijing, The People's Republic of China

 ~ Celebrating 12th Season ~

August 10-22, 2017

Since its inception in year 2004, Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (BIMFA) has become one of the most important and integral part of classical music in The People's Republic of China. For two weeks each August, artists and participants from around the world gather in the historic capital of Beijing to celebrate and share their gift of music. It is truly an unforgettable experience of a life time in both music and culture for those seeking to explore their fullest potentials in life.

The first and only annual international summer music festival of its kind in today's China, the 12th season of Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (BIMFA) will take place...READ MORE ABOUT US

BIMFA Highlights

It was in the month of August, 2016 when we opened our doors and our hearts to welcome BIMFA students and artists in Beijing and to commence the two intensive weeks of musical and cultural interchange and communion. It is easy to say that for two complete weeks, all of us were profoundly engrossed and immersed in music, while living the culture surrounding us. We are proud and overjoyed for the glorious and successful 11th festival season.

~ BIMFA's growth as a music festival in the past 11 years has been tremendous and our student body has more than doubled since its founding in 2004. More than one hundred participants including pianists, violinists, violists and cellists, as well as auditors and special students from a dozan countries joined the 2016 festival. BIMFA offered hundreds of hours in individual lessons, chamber coaching, daily master classes, six student performances/recitals in addition to two exhilarating rounds of BIMFA's Solo and Concerto Competitions.

~ Our distinguished and beloved artist-faculty from various national backgrounds and established music institutions gave an outstanding 7-program "Masters Gala Concert Series" consist of piano, strings, chamber music and string orchestra repertoire at the prestigious National Center for the Performing Arts, Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China, drawing large number of audiences, music professionals and classical music lovers in the Chinese capital and beyond.

~ Our piano sponsors for the past fours years - Heinzman Piano Company (Beijing) and Hsinghai Piano Company Group (Beijing) again collaborated with BIMFA by providing fine instruments in piano teaching studios, practice rooms and on-campus performance spaces. In addition, BIMFA's ambitious excursion program offered five sightseeing trips covering a wide variety of cultural sights in and around Beijing.

        CONGRATULATIONS To All of Our 2015 Competition Winners!

SOLO PIANO COMPETITION

Senior Division (age 16 and older)

First Prize (shared):  王雪融 Wang Xuerong
Radoslawa Jasik
    Third Prize:  陈逸臻 Chen Yizhen

Junior Division (Age 15 and younger)   

            First Prize:  夏多多 Xia Duoduo
Second Prizes (shared):  朱瀚远 Zhu Hanyuan
       王泉林 Wang Quanlin
Honorable Mentions: 李澈 Li Che, Andrew Semenza, 赵梓吉 Zhao Ziji

CONCERTO COMPETITION

First Prize Winner
钱安然 Qian Anran (Wuhan, China), age 19
Mozart Piano Concerto No.24, K.491
Studies with Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School

Second Prize Winner
臧小橹 Zang Xiaolu (Qinhuangdao, China), age 15
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2, Op.18
Studies with Lin Ye at The Middle School of Central Conservatory

Third Prize Winner
印芝 Yin Zhi (Changzhou, China), age 28
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26
Studies with Pavel Nersessian at Boston University-College of Fine Arts

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