ICF’s mission is to offer the American public an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class artistry and cultural diversity on a continuing basis. In this vein, ICF endeavors to present the arts and culture of a specific country, each and every year, as part of its RACHFEST International Festival. We are uniquely positioned to showcase unparalleled access to the highest standards of excellence in arts and culture, and are determined to buttress the United States’ active presence in the highly competitive international classical music circuit amidst an ever-globalizing world.
International Competitions and Festivals (ICF) is a California 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit established in 1999. The activities of the organization are based on the support provided by volunteer members, who are passionate about the arts, and believe that the mutual understanding, respect, and strengthening of international collaboration between peoples of the world can be achieved through the arts.
Since 1999 ICF presented several major international events in greater Los Angeles area. Among them Six International Piano Symposia (at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Azusa University and at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles), Aram Khachaturian Ballet "Spartacus" with world famous choreographer Yury Grigorovich and his Ballet company, "Nutcracker" ballet by Bolshoi Ballet Academy, three Rachmaninoff International Piano Competitions and Festivals and several concerts and master classes by world renowned musicians.
Programs presented by ICF received numerous positive reviews in the local and international press.
The International Competitions and Festivals, Inc. also provides free educational opportunities with organizing free concerts and lectures for the Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale unified school districts and generously provides complimentary tickets to underprivileged school children and their families.
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