Season 5  

August 1 - 10, 2021

An intensive ten-day virtual immersive musical and cultural experience for inspired and talented young

orchestral players, pianists and vocalists, ages 12 and up. IMF2021 returns this summer with a dynamic and international virtual program! With top-notch faculty and an international guest artist roster from world-renowned universities, conservatories and orchestras, our uniquely enriched program is designed to encourage and foster the educational and professional development of today’s inspired and dedicated young musicians to be tomorrow’s leaders and global citizens. Guest artists include Nathan Cole,  Robert deMaine, Karen Gomyo, Qianqian Li, Teng Li, Antonio Lysy,  Guillaume Sutre, Alexander Zemtsov and more. Faculty includes Chi-Yuan Chen, Hyunjoo Choi, Da Yoon Kang, JinHee Kim, Matthew Kim, Gary Matsuura, Siri Lyon, Gary Matsuura, Laszlo Mezo,  Sorah Myung, Stephen Ng, Mary Palchak, Moni Simeonov, Lea Steffens, Kristyn Son, Ayako Sugaya, Alexander Zhiroff and more. Our alumni are international and regional competition winners, hold principal positions in their school and youth orchestras, and are accepted to top universities and music programs throughout the United States.


Dear Irvine Music Festival community,

We hope that this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy, with hopes for more musical riches on the horizon.


We are confident that the depth and extended range of this summer's program will provide a meaningful artistic and intellectual forum for incredible cross-cultural exchange. Our participants, faculty and guest artists from across the globe come together in celebration of our shared love for the language of music - the global IMF family.

I am proud and humbled to be a part of this outstanding community of inspired and inspiring young music participants, world-class faculty and guest artists and our enthusiastic audience. On behalf of the IMF Board of Directors, faculty and staff, I thank each one of you for your support and participation.

With best wishes for your safety and good health,

Iman Khosrowpour
Founder and Artistic Director




Intensive, one-on-one instruction with one of our world-class faculty



World-renown guest artists share their artistry and wisdom


Specialty Classes

Topics diverse as music entrepreneurship, video game music, instrument maintenance, presentations on orchestral auditions, playing and professional life 


Education Package

NEW for 2021, a customized package providing college-bound participants with the counseling and recommendations that will aid them in the college application process