Welcome to Irvine Music Festival! We are an intensive and immersive musical and cultural experience for inspired and talented young orchestral players, pianists and vocalists, ages 12 and up. IMF2022 returns this summer in dynamic fashion! 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, Teng Li, Antonio Lysy, and more. Faculty includes Korbinian Altenberger, Chi-Yuan Chen, Da Yoon Kang, JinHee Kim, Gary Matsuura, Siri Lyon, Laszlo Mezo, Mary Palchak, Lea Steffens, Ayako Sugaya, Alexander Zhiroff and others. 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.


Irvine Music Festival is a non-profit, intensive summer classical music program designed for passionate and dedicated young musicians, ages 12 and up. Now entering our sixth season, it is taught by an esteemed faculty of highly regarded performing musicians as well as educators, all of whom are committed to inspiring and nurturing budding musicians who wish to take their mastery to the next level. Both merit- and need-based financial packages are available.

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