Five program options allow music students ages 8-19 to study in person for up to 4 weeks with principal players and other members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The program celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer, and faculty and staff are eager to welcome back young musicians from around the world, as well as the United States and its territories.
“It was deeply, deeply satisfying to host over 250 American students and faculty last summer for four weeks with ZERO Covid infections thanks to strict protocols and hyper-vigilance,” says PIMF President Sandy Marcucci , “but we are so looking forward to the opportunity to have our international students join us again in our 25th year. We are in a very different place from the pandemic, and we have high hopes of being able to fully reopen and reconnect with young musicians around the world to form lasting friendships and musical connections that transcend nationality and culture. .”
PIMF is offering a $250 early bird discount to new students who register for a two-week program before January 31, 2022. The first session of PIMF will run from June 18 to July 1, 2022 and is open to the senior division (14-19) only, while the second session (July 16-29) will include all three divisions: Senior (14-19), Young Artists (11-13) and Junior (8-10) ).
PIMFOnline has become a year-round destination for music students and classical music enthusiasts around the world since the onset of the Covid crisis, hosting acclaimed Master Classes taught by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, courses of music and the prestigious PIMF Concerto Competition. The first pandemic-delayed live Winner’s Circle concert for top recent contestants takes place in Philadelphia on March 27, 2022 and will be broadcast live worldwide.
About the Philadelphia International Music Festival:
Now in its 25th year, the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) is a summer music program led by Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, offering student musicians from around the world the unique opportunity to spend up to four weeks immersed in music education and performance training with members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra.
Since March 2020, PIMF’s new platform, PIMFOnline.org, has been filling the training void for socially distanced music students with masterclasses taught by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, including: PIMF Artistic Director Kimberly Fisher, second principal violin; David Kim, concertmaster; Hai-Ye Ni, principal cellist; Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet; Boris Allakverdyan, principal clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic; and many more.
For more information about PIMF, visit philadelphiamusicfestival.org, call (856) 875-6816, “like” the Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival on Facebook, follow @pimfmusiccamp on Instagram and Twitter, and visit the Philadelphia YouTube channel International Music Festival for performance videos from previous festival seasons.