43rd Istanbul Music Festival’s “Honorary Award” will be presented to pianist, musicologist, music critic and author Prof. Filiz Ali for her contributions to the arts and culture of Turkey through her work on the development and proliferation of polyphonic western music and her valued efforts in training many musicians and musicologists through her role as an educator for over 50 years.
AIMA New Year Concert Took Place on January 24th 2015
AIMA New Year Concert in which Iris Senturker (piano) and Mehmet Yasemin (violin) played works of composers such as Schubert, Dvorak, Saint-Saens and Brahms took place on the eve of January 24th 2015. Photographs from the concert will be available soon on this page.
AIMA 2015 Masterclass Dates Are Announced
Violin and Viola Masterclass will be held between 1 – 7 July 2015 under the direction of Andrej Bielow, Pelin Halkacı Akın, Çiğdem İyicil ve Ruşen Güneş and will end with the masterclass concert on the eve of July 7th 2015.
AIMA III. Ayvalık Music Festival will be held on July 8 – 9 – 10 2015.
Double Bass Masterclass under the direction of Onur Ozkaya will be held between 20 – 27 July 2015 and will end with the masterclass concert on the eve of July 26th.
Piano Masterclass under the direction of İdil Biret will be held between August 30th – September 7th and will end with the masterclass concert on the eve of September 7th.
Violoncello Masterclass under the direction of Christoph Henkel will be held between September 10 – 17 2015 and will end on the eve of September 16th with the masterclass concert.
AIMA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA’S NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Prof. Filiz Ali and AIMA on the TV Show “Aktualite”
AIMA Violoncello Masterclass ended with a Concert and the Certificate Ceremony
Violoncello masterclass that was held under the direction of Maria Kliegel ended on September 19th with the masterclass concert. For more information about the masterclass and the concert please visit the masterclass page by clicking here.
AIMA Piano Masterclass ended with a Concert and the Certificate Ceremony
Piano masterclass that was held under the direction of İdil Biret ended on September 9th with the masterclass concert. For more information about the masterclass and the concert please visit the masterclass page.
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 Mykytka, Çiğdem 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.