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

 ~ Celebrating 13th Season ~

August 12-24, 2018

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 13th season of Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (BIMFA) will take place...READ MORE ABOUT US

BIMFA Highlights

It was in the month of August, 2017 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 12th festival season.

~ BIMFA's growth as a music festival in the past 12 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 2017 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 2017 Competition Winners!

SOLO PIANO COMPETITION

Senior Division (age 16 and older)

First Prize:  齐一多 Qi Yiduo
Second Prize: 黄蔚園 Wong Wai-Yuen
    Third Prize: 方嘉希 Fong Ka Hei Barbie
Honorable Mention: Jimin Han (S. Korea); 黎家豪 Li Jiahao

Junior Division (Age 15 and younger)   

            First Prize:  倪天香 Ni Tianxiang
Second Prize: 陶子叶 Tao Ziye
Third Prize: 岳晏伃 Yue Yanyu
Honorable Mention: 孙志贤 Sun Zhixian

CONCERTO COMPETITION

First Prize Winner
李哲翔 Li Zhexiang (Beijing, China), piano age 11
Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No.3 in D, Op.50
Student of Prof. Zhang Xinning at The Middle School of Central Conservatory

Second Prize Winner
王子康 Wang Zikang (Chengdu, China), clarinet, age 21
Mozart Clarinet Concert in A Major, K.662
Student of Prof. Franklin Cohen at The Cleveland Institute of Music

Third Prize Winner
童子航 Jerry Tong (Maryland, USA), age 20
Wieniawski Violin Concert No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Student of Prof. Herbert Greenberg at The Peabody Music Conservatory

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