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May 24 - June 7, 2014


Artist Residency

May 22 - June 7, 2014

The BIMF Residency is a unique program which aims to foster the talent of young musicians nationally and internationally. The program provides participants with a nurturing environment that offers numerous intensive lessons in solo or chamber music, complemented by performances, seminars, pre-concert talks, and free admission to all festival concerts.

The program allows international (or non-local) applicants to choose the period of their residency depending on the availability and dates of the artist-faculty with whom the applicant wishes to study. Applicants may choose to complete their residency in as few as 3 days within the festival period (May 23 - June 8). Areas of focus include performance preparation, sessions exploring technical and musical mastery, and professional development for those who are considering a career in music.

Residencies are open to the following Instruments:
Piano, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, Voice, and pre-formed chamber groups.


Sherezade Panthaki (May 22 - 28)

Dennis Kim (May 22 - June 7)
Liya Petrova (May 25 - June 7)
Holly Piccoli (May 22 - 24)

Molly Carr (May 22 - 31)

Jonah Kim (May 22 – June 7)

Fernando Altamura (May 15 - June 7)
David Fung (May 22 - June 7)

The BIMF Residency Program offers:
• Four private lessons of 60 minutes each with members of our artist-faculty.
• Numerous performance opportunities in Bari and the region of Apuglia.
• A season pass to the 5 BIMF concerts at the Vallisa.
• Career development consultation for those who intend on pursuing professional musical studies.
• Outstanding performers an opportunity to perform at the Concert Showcase at the Vallisa (June 7, 5:30 PM), based on recommendations from the artist-faculty. The Bari International Music Festival Prize will be awarded to an outstanding musician or ensemble, who will be invited to return as a guest artist for BIMF 2015.

We have combined the application and program fee into one all-inclusive fee. Your application will be definitely accepted after the fee has been paid. In order to ensure that we can place you with the artist-faculty of your choice, we encourage you to apply early as their schedules fill up quickly.
• Solo Category: €490.
• Apuglia residents or students studying in Apuglia: €340. (With the generous assistance of our donors, the Bari International Music Association will provide scholarships of €150 for applicants with a residential address in Apuglia.)
• Pre-formed Chamber Music Ensemble: €170 for each individual in the group.

* Chamber Music participants must apply in a pre-formed ensemble.


Lessons will take place at Il Circolo Beethoven
229 via Calefati
70122, Bari, Italia

Application Deadline
Applications and program fees must be received by Friday, May 9, 2014.
Your application is complete when your program fee has been submitted.

Payable to “BIMA" (Bari International Music Association)
Please send your check to Bari International Music Association Office
229 via Calefati
70122, Bari, Italia

Wire Transfer
Bank Name Banco di Napoli S.p.A., Via Abate Gimma, 101
Acount Name BIMA
Account Number C 3359 1600 100000060566
IBAN IT69 C033 5901 6001 0000 0060 566

Applicants are responsible for transfer fees and all associated bank charges.