Canberra International Music Festival

The Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) is an annual musical extravaganza in the nation’s capital. With a focus on premiering new works and featuring diverse voices the Festival is an unmissable and quintessential Canberra experience.

Over ten beautiful Autumn days music becomes your guide to Canberra’s cultural treasures and hidden gems as artists celebrate musical works new and old.

CIMF was founded in 1994 by Pro Musica, a community organisation with a long history of providing support to emerging musicians. CIMF has undergone an exhilarating period of growth, expanding in size, ambition and scope and has grown to become an event with a high degree of innovation and exceptional quality with a program of art music renowned for impact and excellence.

We are proud of CIMF’s reputation as Australia’s most innovative, accessible and inspiring fine music Festival. In 2019 CIMF won the ACT award for sustained creative excellence, exceptional growth and cultivation of Australian music. In 2020 CIMF won the ACT Luminary Award for a record-breaking 2020 event.

The Canberra International Music Festival is supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Council.

The CIMF Team are working hard to bring you another extraordinary Festival in 2021!

When: 30 April to 9 May 2021

  • Dan Tepfer. Photo: Antony Browell
  • Photo: Antony Browell
  • William Barton and Veronique Serret. Photo: Peter Hislop
  • Photo: Antony Browell
  • Photo: Antony Browell