THE 2023 PROGRAM in Qingdao (8/14-8/19)
BIMFA offers an intensive schedule (click to open) focusing on close student-faculty collaboration through individual study and ensemble performance. It includes:
  • Three individual lessons/master class included
  • Two chamber music/ensemble coaching included
  • Opportunities to participate in BIMFA Masterclass Series
  • Festival pass to observe all master classes, individual teaching, chamber ensemble coaching, and activities
  • Free admission to all concerts by artist-faculty, acclaimed artists and festival participants
  • Multiple opportunities for public performance by individual festival participants and selected ensembles in Gala Concert, Young Artists' Concerts and Noon Showcase
  • Eligibility to enter the Solo Piano Competition (Junior & Senior divisions) and Chamber Music/Ensemble Competition; winners to be presented in the Gala Finale Concert and future festival concert series

SOLO PIANO & CHAMBER/ENSEMBLE COMPETITIONS              The BIMFA Competitions offer students special challenges and opportunities for public recognition. Participants must be fully registered students of the festival to enter:

  • 1st Prize: $300 award. Additional opportunities include a Winner's Recital and presentation in Festival Concert Series performances in future seasons

  • 2nd Prize: $200 award

  • 3rd Prize: $100 award

BEIJING CULTURAL EXCURSIONS (8/8-8/13)                                        The historic city Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the country's cultural, political and transportation center. Geographically located in the northern part of China, Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history and the second largest Chinese city with a population of more than 11 million. Served as the capital for four Chinese dynasties - Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing, Beijing possesses unparalleled scenic and historical sites that inspire exploration leading to better understanding of Chinese history, culture and the arts, and was the host city for the 2008 Olympic Games. As a special part of the cultural experience, BIMFA will organize 5 excursions* in the Beijing vicinity from the following list:

~ Great Wall of China

~ Forbidden City (Palace Museum) & Tiananmen Square

~ Summer Palace or Temple of Heaven

~ Hutong Tour & Drum Tower

~Performance of either a Chinese acrobatic troupe or a traditional Chinese variety show

*All-inclusive excursion fees include site entrance admission, local transportation, gratuities to local tour guides and translators. Please inquiry via our email or wechat (BIMFA-2004)

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