The Strad: Scaling the Wall in Beijing

From the Top Show 259 at the Great Wall International Music Academy

From the Top Show 258 at the Great Wall International Music Academy

On the Road with Joanne Robinson: Shows 258 and 259 in Beijing, China

Time Out Beijing: Introducing the Great Wall International Music Academy

Blue Ocean Channel - Chinalogue

"Asia's Wonder Kids" - Special report on GWIMA 2009
The Singapore TV


Story Radio, Central National Radio, China


The Prodigy Market in China
The Wall Street Journal


The only string-oriented summer program in China
- Cincinnati Enquirer


…I feel privileged to have been a part of the Great Wall International Music Academy. It was an experience that I will always treasure…
- Shannon Lee


…the Great Wall (International Music Academy), with the presence of some major artists, was primarily a celebration of emerging musical talent…
- American Record Guide


…this summer camp has a particular high standard…
- Beijing Daily Messenger


…professional musicians and prominent educators… immersed in an intensive course of study and performance…
- College-Conservatory of Music, Communique

…China’s appetite for classical music is growing, and with the initiatives such as the Great Wall (International) Music Academy, the trend is set to continue…
- Classic FM


… the very first international music academy that specially designed for the young talents in China…
- Little Performer


… this academy is probably the most professional, the longest in length summer festival this year…
- Little Performer


…(the Great Wall International Music Academy) is clearly a harbinger of the future for China…
- The Santa Barbara Independent


… an elite youth string training camp…
- Beijing Music Weekly


…the Academy is an amazing experience for us (the American String Quartet)
- Laurie Carney, violinist


…musicians here with the technical background is desired to deepen their knowledge in musical style and interpretation…
- Scherzo

This academy has a selection of world renowned string pedagogies…
- Si Chuan Conservatory of Music


It is the first festival of its kind in China to bring together the best Western and Chinese musicians and teachers…
- Janelle Gelfand from Cincinnati Enquirer


A summer academy and festival for outstanding players…
- The Toronto Star


“[The students] study, listen to music and perform. They are…very determined…Everything is perfectly organized.”
- La Stampa, Rome


…I was bowled over by the stupendous level of talent on all the strings here …
- Raphael Wallfisch, cellist


(The Great Wall International Music Academy) has effectively established an equilibrium among the best of both worlds: East meets West in a free exchange of ideas, talents, education, and discipline.


(The Great Wall International Music Academy) is a very successful project and a great opportunity for all of us. It has an intensive academic atmosphere. They are all string masters and experts from around the world. I learn so much from them.
- Chuan Yun Li, violinist


The academy provide many performance opportunities for students, I am extremely satisfied with my experiences here
- Josh Henderson


The Great Wall International Music Academy is the best music festival I have ever attended, because there are ample practice time and performance opportunities
- Lydia Fetner Woodin


I gave my full support to the Great Wall International Music Academy. This festival has made it very convenient for Chinese students to study music from world renowned string masters. It’s a great place for students to concentrate on learning classical music. Most importantly, they can directly see what needs to be improved musically and gain so much valuable knowledge from the Academy’s western faculty and students.
- Prof. Lin Yaoji


“Sassmannshaus and company (the latter including the American String Quartet and Polygon Trio) are surely on to something.”
- The Toronto Star