|Shown after the performance are (l-r): BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Bruce Babcock, Festival Director/Founder Gregory Cherninsky, composer Aaron Zigman, Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church Music Director Nick Strimple, and composers Bruce Broughton, Don Davis and Gernot Wolfgang. Photo by Annamaria DiSanto|
The Beverly Hills International Music Festival was founded in 2004 to bring the best of classical chamber music to a city generally known for its array of elegance and to provide intensive study opportunities for students. During the Festival, young musicians have the opportunity to hear the faculty artists perform in recitals and work with them in master classes, lectures and private lessons. Students are offered at least four private lessons, one Master Class with one of the faculty artists, participation in the Chamber Orchestra Workshop, and participation as a soloist in the Festival's closing gala performance.