International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA)

IMFA 2021: Cancelled

In light of the many uncertainties in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel IMFA 2021. International travel is a privilege, and we put the safety of IMFA students, faculty, staff, and the people of Duino above all other priorities.

Please check back in the fall of 2021 for more information about the 2022 festival.

The International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA) is a summer chamber music festival for strings, piano, voice, and composition. Open to students from any educational institution, as well as young professionals, the program is designed for musicians ages 18 and up.


IMFA participants experience four weeks of collaborative music making in the inspirational setting of Duino, Italy, along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. IMFA's renowned faculty members mentor participants in private lessons, workshops, and coaching sessions. Through master classes with esteemed guest artists and numerous performances, IMFA students deepen their musicianship and technical skills and grow into the artists they aspire to be.

View the program overview for more specific information about the program and areas of study, and visit our tuition page for details regarding tuition and scholarships.

Co-sponsored by Luther College and the United World College of the Adriatic.

Quick Facts

  • Location: Duino (northern Italy)
  • Dates: Four weeks in June and early July
  • Who can apply: Students from any educational institution; young professionals
  • Areas of study: composition, piano, strings, voice

An unparalleled international musical experience.

—Ellie Glorioso, Cleveland Institute of Music, cello