AIMA Guitar Masterclass Has Begun

AIMA Guitar Masterclass which is supported by D’addario Foundation this year, has started onJuly 16th under the Direction of Elena Papandreou. For more information and day to day updates about the masterclass please visit the masterclass page by clicking here.


AIMA II. Ayvalık Music Festival has ended

Second Annual Ayvalık Music Festival has ended on the night of July 10th 2014 with the closing concert given by the AIMA festival orchestra under the direction of Can Okan. For more information about the festival and to visit the related photo galleries please click here.


AIMA Violin-Viola Masterclass Ended with a Concert and the Certificate Ceremony

Violin and viola masterclass that was held under the direction of  Andrej Bielow, Vladimir MykytkaÇiğdem İyicil and Pelin Halkacı Akın ended on July 7th with the masterclass concert. For more information about the masterclass and the concert please visit the masterclass page by clicking here.


AIMA was founded in 1998 by Prof. Filiz Ali. Since its foundation the Academy has assumed a leading role in promoting the education of young musicians through expanding their horizons and their musical career. Music Masterclasses are held every year during the summer and fall seasons in Ayvalik, focusing mostly on string instruments. Students from Turkey, Europe and even as far away as New Zealand, gather together for eight to ten days of intense studying, practising and performing with distinguished international faculty at this beautiful Aegean coast town.

The Academy has evolved since its foundation and diversified its master classes with Composition Workshops, Creative Writing Workshops, Piano Masterclasses and Guitar Masterclasses. The Academy has also aimed to enrich the cultural life of Ayvalık with public concerts which are organized during all seasons.

AIMA organizes different workshops and masterclasses every year where young participants have the opportunity to work with renowned artists.