Opening Ceremony on 23 Feb

After the first day of screenings, join us for the official Avant Première Opening Ceremony for an insightful, celebratory evening and mingle with experts + industry representatives from all over the world!

Please note that guest list places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Contact us af office(at) until 6 February 2020 if you want to join us!

Welcome Drinks in the Networking Area


Opening Ceremony


Words of Welcome + Introduction by IMZ President Arild Erikstad and IMZ Secretary General Katharina Jeschke

Keynote Speech by star violinist Yury Revich “Breaking the Box: Artists in the changing media world”
Today's classical musicians need to prepare themselves for entering an everchanging industry and update their own ideas within the profession — performing, recording, collaborating or promotion. Labels are changing the game, providing digital strategy services and social media expertise for classical music artists to attract brands, sponsors and live events. But emerging musicians have begun to carve out their own career paths armed with entrepreneurial + business skills. Acclaimed violinist Yury Revich will elaborate on the future of young artists in the rapidly changing media world.


In his twenties, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth, maturity and creativity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation. At the age of 18, Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Daniil Trifonov, later on in La Scala with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others. His recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical as well as a recording with ARS records, for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award. He also lives out his creativity in the film medium and has studied directing, acting and has already produced two short films of his own.

Special Screening “Force of Nature Natalia"


Join us for the Special Screening "Force of Nature Natalia" presented by Naxos Audiovisual Divison.

Reception + Networking



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