ICon Arts Transylvania Academy & Festival –18th Edition

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Thousands of hours spent studying each year and having access to school classes sometimes is not enough to make a young musician to take a leap and reach a higher level of excellence. A trigger is needed in order to activate that shining. At the right time.

This becomes possible by participating to master classes held by internationally renowned teachers. They are artists that perform on the world’s greatest stages, having a unique experience through they can broaden horizons for the ones that are ready to evolve. Such an encounter can make the big difference between having a simple talent and the start of a bright career.

These were the reasons that led to the foundation of ICon Arts Academy and Festival 18 years ago. It is the first summer academy dedicated to young musicians & artists in Romania, with international attendees since its first edition. Today, many of its students are internationally acclaimed artists.


Join now the 2020 ICon Arts Transylvania Master Classes

25th of July – 10th of August

More than 150 young artists from all over the world get together yearly in the beautiful South of Transylvania, Romania, for many reasons: to attend to the ICon Arts Academy Master Classes, to play for the first time for an international audience – during the Festival – and to connect their inspiration with the fairy tale Transylvanian landscape, with its medieval amazing heritage sites, while discovering preserved traditions and enjoying the local rich cuisine.


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 contemporary art phenomenon.

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 a new generation of artists.

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 master classes.

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 master classes – 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 master classes are dedicated to a 16 – 35 year-old attendees, passionate about these arts, with a minimum level of knowledge in the field. Specialized studies are not mandatory.


Schedule and Classes

The 18th edition of the ICon Arts Transilvania Academy will take place in late July and early August, during two distinct periods:

25th of July – 2nd of August 2020

  • Canto. Teachers: Veronica Anușca and Dan Cristian Hodrea (RO)
  • Violin. Teacher: Ladislau Csendes (RO)
  • Guitar. Teachers Costin Soare and Remi Jousselme (FR)
  • Percussion. Teachers: Alexandru Anastasiu (RO) and Ludwig Albert (BE)
  • Theatre. Teacher: Ana Maria Galea (RO)
  • Contemporary Dance. Teachers: Cosmin Manolescu (RO) and Andreea Belu (RO)
  • Composer in Residence, Teacher: Philip Cashian (UK)

2nd – 10th of August 2020

  • Violin. Teacher: Christoph Wyneken (GER)
  • Cello. Teacher: Valentin Răduțiu (RO)
  • Viola. Teacher: Christoph Wyneken (GER)
  • Flute. Teacher: Ana Oltean (RO)
  • Contrabass. Teacher: Petru Iuga (RO)
  • Jazz. Teachers: A-C Leonte, Albert Tajti, Ciprian Pop (RO)
  • Chamber Music (TBA)

The master classes will take place in Biertan, Richiș and Alma Vii heritage villages, in Sibiu County, Romania.

A daily, informative schedule of the ICon Arts Academy can be downloaded here.

In the context of Covid-19: THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE according to the current calendar, under the official regulations in Romania regarding the pandemy.

And we have a special offer for you: this year you can reserve your seat with an advance payment of 200 euro. The rest of 400 euro you can pay in the event’s first day.

In case the event will be cancelled, you will receive back the entire amount you have payed.

Details about registration

For each master class there is an available limited 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:

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 form must be accompanied by a parental agreement. [download model].


ICon Arts standard packages:

Package 1:
EUR 200 – includes only course fees, for the 25th – 2nd of August 2020 or for the second period of 2nd – 10th of August 2020

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 the 25th – 2nd of August 2020 or for the second period of 2nd – 10th of August 2020

Payment to:

UCIMR – Uniunea de Creație Interpretativă a Muzicienilor din România
EURO IBAN: RO17 BTRL EURC RT04 7708 8101 Banca Transilvania Sucursala Obor
CIC: 4770881

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).

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

Important: The registration closing date is June 15 2020 or when all seats have been booked.

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