Concert de Gala

Annual gala concert of the Menuhin Academy, a standing ovation for two exceptional artists performing together for the first time. On Wednesday January 17, the Paul & Henri Carnal Hall at the Rosey in Rolle, witnessed a memorable encounter between singer Cecilia Bartoli and violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov, backed by the soloists of the International Menuhin Music Academy of which Vengerov is Artistic Director. (more…)

Posted on: February 8th, 2018

Two IMMA Students Shine at the Rudolfo Lipizer Competetion

Our heartiest congratulations to our wonderful violinists Vasyl Zatshika and Diana Pasko who have respectively earned 2nd and 4th prize at the International Rudolfo Lipizer Violin Competition in Italy. Not only this, but Vasyl claimed 5 further prizes for outstanding performances. We are incredibly proud for these wonderful achievements which further enlighten IMMA on an International Platform!

Posted on: November 28th, 2017

Daniel Mitnitski joins the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Menuhin Academy is proud to announce that their student Daniel Mitnitski was recruited to the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Here, a last photo with Philippe Gudin, Oleg Kaskiv, Maxim Vengerov and his teacher Pablo de Naveran. Bravo Daniel and fare well!

Posted on: November 27th, 2017

Hugo Paiva joins Portugal’s Gulbenkian Orchestra

Menuhin Academy is proud to announce that their student Hugo Paiva has joined the prestigious Gulbenkian Orchestra – the Portuguese symphony orchestra that is based in Lisbon.

Posted on: November 27th, 2017

IMMA Tour of South America

For the 40th anniversary of IMMA, in homage of Alberto Lysy, the academy has been invited for a tour of South America (Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Chile). Maestro Lysy is still very much a legend in these parts of the world. We are sure he would be proud to show what his academy has become and how his Camerata Lysy (Concert in China 1982), now the Menuhin Academy Soloists, have evolved.

Posted on: May 24th, 2017

Violin Making School of Brienz

It was a very special day out for IMMA students where they all went to visit the violin making school of Brienz. A most interesting visit where great exchanges took place with the young ‘luthiers’. At the end, IMMA students tried their instruments with a small concert and gave them a most welcome feedback..

Posted on: May 24th, 2017

Kalaidos University of Zurich

12 May 2017, will be remembered as a historic day for IMMA. The signature of a Cooperation Agreement with Kalaidos University of Zurich. IMMA’s curriculum has been accredited. As of October 2017, IMMA students will be able to get a Swiss ‘Master of Arts in Instrumental Music Specialised Performance ‘Soloist Diploma’, recognised by the Bologna Convention. Around the signature table: Philippe Gudin, Michael Sombart, Oleg Kaskiv for IMMA, Dr. Jakob Limacher and Dr Frank-Thomas Mitschke, Rectors of Kalaidos University Zurich. A beautiful present for IMMA’s 40th Anniversary!

Posted on: May 24th, 2017

Russian Orthodox Cultural Center

IMMA’s final concert in Paris was very special, inaugurating for their first concert the brand new and much talked about Russian Orthodox Cultural Center in the 7ème Arrondissement, quai Branly. The auditorium’s stage was a little small but the acoustics were great. The public gave us a standing ovation!

Posted on: May 24th, 2017

Eglise Saint Thomas d’Aquin

IMMA students played at the magnificent ‘Eglise Saint Thomas d’Aquin’ in Paris for the opening concert of the festival ‘Le Printemps du Violon 2017′. A Bach program was fitting to the majesty of the place. Here with Mariam Sarkissian, mezzo soprano, in the ‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ BWV 244.

Posted on: May 24th, 2017

Outstanding Performance at Victoria Hall

A full house at the Victoria Hall in Geneva for a memorable concert, supported by the Fondation Patino, ending in cheers and a standing ovation. Patrick Rafter’s rendition of Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ had the public in deep emotions. Above is the IMMA class of 2016-2017, new golden generation. Bravo to all!

Posted on: May 24th, 2017