ICMC Festival International Chamber Music & Art Camp ( The original: International Chamber Music Camp and Festival), was established in 1998 by a Chinese-American Pianist Eileen Huang in Positano, Italy. In 2007 the ICMC has been extended to ICMC Shanghai, China, 2012 to Château du Val-Bretagne & Paris, France, 2013 to Sorrento, Italy, 2015, 2016 Coast to Coast Italy (From Mediterranean Sea Sorrento-Amaili Coast to Adriatic Sea Salento Coast). From 2017, the Festival welcome also art students and artists, ICMC established an Chamber Music and Art Festival. 2018 ICMC extenede to France Cote d’Azur to have concerts and Exhibition and visit Antibes, Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Provence, Arles etc.
So far more then180 music professors and over 800 students have attended the festival. they came from more than 20 countries: USA, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Australia, China, China Hong Kong Sar, China Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Venezuela. They performed more than 150 concerts in Italy Positano, Sorrento, Ravello, Tiggiano，Tricase, in China Shanghai, in France Bretagne and Paris.
Positano is one of Italy’s most famous seaside resorts. Renowned for its spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches and unique architecture, it is one of the most enchanting corners of the world.
This region has many historical connections with music. The great Pianist Wilhelm Kempff lived and taught piano in Positano from 1954 until his death in 1991. Richard Wagner lived and wrote his “ Parsifal” opera in Ravello and Sorrento. The great tenor Enrico Caruso was born in Napoli and lived and died in Sorrento.
And in Sorrento the two brothers Giambattista and Ernesto De Curtis wrote the world famous song “Torna a Surriento”.
In the Amalfi Coast, sightseeing tour include to Pompei, Vesuvio or the Isle of Capri.
In Art Tour Roma and Tuscany Firenze, etc.
ICMC has various classes for students of Piano, Violin, Viola, cello, wind instruments Vocal and Arts. They feature daily master classes and ensembles, sketching and painting conducted by internationally distinguished musicians and artists.
In the morning we start with a traditional Chinese exercise Taichi Quan. Lunches at restaurants to taste the unique Southern Italian and French cuisine. Evenings devoted to public performances for both solo and chamber groups along with Art exhibition or simply enjoying the beautiful environment .
ICMC is a unique summer music & Art festival for all ages. Our goal is to provide quality musical and art training in a healthy environment, warm friendship, international cultural exchanges and great musical and art experiences.