The Academy Campus
The first home of IMMA, 35 years ago, was the chalet of Lord Menuhin in Gstaad. Soon after, due to the Academy’s development, a larger place had to be found and thanks to the generosity of Nestlé, IMMA’s home has been the “Villa Nestlé” in Blonay until 2010.
In 2010 IMMA moved to the “Chateau de Coppet”, near Geneva, which is now its permanent residence. The “Chateau de Coppet” has a special place in Europe’s cultural history as it was the home of Madame de Staël, promoter of the European ideals of Humanism and Peace. These were the ideals of Lord Menuhin and it can be said that the Academy he created has found a perfect home.
Set on the grounds of the “Chateau de Coppet” overlooking lake Geneva, the campus consists of a 17th century villa surrounded by a beautiful garden and majestic trees. It is the perfect setting for studying, rehearsing and for students to exchange on music history.
October 2015: A grand date in the History of IMMA. Apart from its presence in Gstaad and Coppet, IMMA has been given access to new facilities.
IMMA started the academic year 2015-2016 as resident Academy and Orchestra at The Paul & Henri Carnal Hall in Rolle, the ultra modern building built by Le Rosey, dedicated to Music and the Arts: a beautiful concert hall (900 seats), state of the art rehearsal rooms, and numerous individual practice rooms are now at the disposal of IMMA students. Never in its history has IMMA had such perfect facilities for its students. A tribute to IMMA’s reputation and dedication to music and excellence.