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ICon Arts Transylvania
Festival 2023

24nd of July – 6th of August

Mediaş • Richiş • Sibiu • Cund • Dealu Frumos • Copşa Mare • Daneş • Moşna • Avrig

One of the most long-standing festivals dedicated to classical music and contemporary arts returns to the Southern Transylvania.
Come, delight in the picturesque atmosphere, and admire the virtuosity of music at the twenty concerts, which will bring together over 150 artists in 9 Transylvanian localities!

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 and Contemporary Dance 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.

Our Locations


Biertan is a small, historic village located in the Sibiu county of Romania. It is known for its fortified church, which was built in the 16th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is surrounded by rolling hills and lush forests, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and hikers. Biertan is also home to traditional Romanian crafts, including pottery and wood carving, and is a great place to experience authentic Romanian culture. Overall, Biertan is a charming and picturesque village that offers visitors a glimpse into Romania's rich history and natural beauty.


Richiș is a charming village located in Sibiu County, Romania. It is a picturesque place with cobbled streets, traditional Saxon houses, and a fortified church. The village is surrounded by hills and vineyards, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts. The fortified church is one of the main attractions, and it dates back to the 14th century. The village also has a museum showcasing local history and culture. Richiș is an ideal place for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway in a beautiful countryside setting.


Moşna is a village located in Sibiu county, Romania. It is situated in the heart of the Transylvanian hills, surrounded by forests and rolling green hills. The village is known for its beautiful traditional houses and its historic fortified church, which dates back to the 15th century. The church is one of the most impressive examples of Transylvanian Gothic architecture and is famous for its unique frescoes, which depict scenes from the Bible and from medieval life. Moşna is also famous for its scenic landscape and traditional farming culture, making it a popular destination for tourists who want to experience rural Romania.


Rusești is a charming, picturesque village located in Cluj County of Romania. Full of history and tradition, the village is a true paradise for those who seek to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and listen to nature's concerts. The village is a patchwork of traditional houses and old churches that maintain the charm and authenticity of a distant past. Among the most beautiful attractions of the commune is the wooden Church in Dealu Goiești, with a massive tower and an interior decorated with impressive frescoes dating from the 18th century. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and authentic rural atmosphere!

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Our Classes

The 21st edition of the ICon Arts Transylvania Academy and Festival will take place, as is tradition, at the end of July and in the first part of August, in two distinct periods.

The master classes will take place in Biertan, Richiș and Moşna heritage villages, in Sibiu County, Romania. Each master class is scheduled to develop during a 9 days program.

July 22-30, 2023 Session













Alexandru Marc (RO)
Cupșa Gavril (RO)

July 30 - August 7, 2023 Session





3 places available



2 places available


* These classes require a pre-selection by submitting a short bio and a 5-minute self-tape (solo recording) via the registration form. The applicants that are not selected will be refunded the money paid for reserving the seats.
**These are masterclasses dedicated to children between 6 and 12 years old.

Artistic Residencies

Our Packages

In the context of Covid-19:
The event will take place under the official regulations in Romania regarding the pandemic. The 2021 and 2022 edition developed according to the calendar, the classes took place in safety conditions and 95% of the events have been organized in open air.


For each master class, there is an available limited number of 8 seats.

To register for the desired class in the ICon Transylvania Arts Academy please fill out the below registration form.

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. 

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 2023 or when all seats have been booked.

We are looking forward to your visit to Transylvania.

You are welcome to be part of the ICon Arts Phenomenon.

IMPORTANT! After completing the registration process, you should expect to receive a confirmation email at the address you provided us. In the event that you do not receive the confirmation email, contact us via email at
* These classes require a pre-selection by submitting a short bio and a 5-minute self-tape (solo recording) via the registration form. The applicants that are not selected will be refunded the money paid for reserving the seats.
**These are masterclasses dedicated to children between 6 and 12 years old.

Payment options

Bank Transfer

UCIMR – Uniunea de Creație Interpretativă a Muzicienilor din România


Banca Transilvania Sucursala Obor
CIC: 4770881