ICon Arts Transilvania Summer Academy – 17th Edition

– Registration –

Registration has started for a new edition of ICon Arts Transilvania contemporary art summer school.

Each year, more than 150 young artists from all over the world meet in Southern Transylvania to participate in master classes held by internationally renowned teachers, to perform for the first time in front of an audience – at the ICon Arts Festival – and to enjoy the Transylvanian landscape, its fortresses and the richness of the local gastronomy.


About the ICon Arts Phenomenon

International Contemporary Arts (ICon Arts) is the story of an ambitious cultural project that turned into a complex, internationally renowned, independent international contemporary art phenomenon. Many generations of artists who have participated in ICon Arts eventually became important names on major concert venues, both in Romania and abroad.

ICon Arts is both an international art course (ICon Arts Academy) and a music and performance festival (ICon Arts Festival).

Started in 2003, as a series of summer classes, and focused on contemporary music, ICon Arts Academy aims to encourage the exchange of experience between young performers and composers, artists, masters and all those shaping the new generation.

On the fine line between formal and non-formal education, ICon Arts Academy has created the right environment for young artists to develop and gain access to international masterclasses.

Along with the Academy, the ICon Arts Festival naturally took shape, as a series of concerts starring academics, on the one hand, and on the other hand, big, worldwide renowned names of contemporary music.


Who is the ICon Arts Academy addressed to?

The ICon Arts music masterclasses – composition, solo interpretation, chamber music, Composer in Residence – are dedicated to students enrolled in music schools, who intend to take their knowledge to the next level.


The Jazz, Contemporary Dance and Theatre masterclasses are addressed to a 16-35 year-old audience, passionate about these arts, with a minimum level of knowledge in the field. Specialized studies in the respective fields are not mandatory.

Schedule and Classes

The seventeenth edition of the ICon Arts Transilvania Summer School will take place in late July and early August, during two distinct periods:

From July 21 to July 31, 2019, the following classes will take place in Biertan, Richiş, Alma Vii and Râşnov:

  • Guitar (sold – out) – Professors: Costin Soare, Reinbert Evers (Germany)
  • Master class dedicated to solo woodwinds excerpts for orchestra performance – Professor: Ciprian Dancu
  • Theatre – Professor: Ana Maria Galea
  • Canto – Professors: Veronica Anușca, Hodrea Dan-Cristian

From July 31 – August 12, 2019, in Biertan, Richiş, Alma Vii, the following classes will be held:

  • Violin (sold – out) – Professor: Ladislau Csendes
  • Jazz (2 available seats) – Professors: Ana Cristina Leonte (voice), Albert Tajti (piano) și Ciprian Pop (guitar)
  • Percussion (1 seat available) – Professor: Alexandru Anastasiu and Koya Nakatani (Japonia)
  • Contemporary Dance – Professor: Cosmin Manolescu
  • Cello (sold – out) – Professors: Denis Severin (Elvetia), Atanas Krastev (Bulgaria)


A daily, informative schedule of the 10-day summer school can be downloaded here.


Details about registration

For each masterclass there is an  available number of 8 seats.

In order to register for the desired class in the ICon Transylvania Arts Academy, we would like to ask you to:

  • choose the right package
  • download and fill out the right form
  • send an email to office@iconarts.ro with the form and a proof of payment attached.

Registration is complete when the fee for the package has been paid – even if the payment is made in two installments.

The minimum age for participation is 16 years. For minors, the above forms must be accompanied by a parental agreement. [download model].


ICon Arts standard packages:

Package 1:
EUR 200 – includes only course fees, for 21.07 – 31.07.2019 or 31.07 – 11.08.2019

Package 2:
EUR 600 – includes accommodation, courses and 3 meals / day, airport transfer (from Sibiu International Airport), transportation to the concerts from the ICon Arts Festival, tuition fees for 21.07 – 31.07.2019 or 31.07 – 11.08.2019

The registration table can be downloaded here: [registration table]

Payment to:

EURO IBAN: RO51 RNBC 0072 0496 9437 0006 – BCR Sector 1
BIC/CIC: 4969437

PayPal: academia.iconarts@gmail.com



Payment in installments
You have the option of paying for a package in 2 installments (30% first installment, 70% second installment).

If the first installment is paid by December  1st, 2018, the early bird discount (10% of the package value) is maintained.

The first installment is non-refundable. The second installment must be paid by June 15.

Important: The registration closing date is June 15 2019 or when all places have been filled.

We look forward to your visit in Transylvania and invite you to become a part of the ICon Arts phenomenon!


History 2019

ICon Arts Academy Transilvania 2019 COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE with Diana Rotaru and DAYA CIPTA MARIMBA DUO, call for applications

The XVIIth edition of ICon Arts Transilvania Academy (Romania) has launched the call for project proposals for the Composer in Residence Program, open for young artists from all over the world. During 26th-31st July 2019, up to three students will be invited to the splendid landscape of Transylvania to work with composer DIANA ROTARU and DAYA CIPTA MARIMBA DUO founded by Japanese performers KOYA NAKATANI and YUKIKO NAKATANI. This edition focuses on expression and the discovering of creative power of marimba – as the duo’s name means translated from Indonesian.

The works will be premièred on July 30th in Malancrav at the splendid Apafi Manor, during the ICon Arts Festival.

The call for applications is open to all composers under 40 years old. The application forms may only be submitted online, until April 25th, 2019, at the following e-mail address: office@iconarts.ro.
There is no entry fee for registering in the selection.

Following the selection, up to three composers will be chosen to be invited to ICon Arts and take part in the composition residency. The results will be announced on the ICon Arts website, starting from the 5th of May, 2019. Out of the three selected composers, one will receive a full scholarship and the other two will receive one half scholarship each.

For more details, click here.

And download and fill the application form.