IMG Artists is the first to create the concept of the lifestyle festival. We think celebrating all of the fine arts in life is essential; be it music, dance, visual art, culinary art and wine making. For some of our festivals, we celebrate them all at the same time. Our festival work, as diverse as the events themselves, now reaches across the globe including the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Divino Tuscany- - Florence, Italy
Divino Tuscany is a celebration of Tuscan winemaking excellence. In its second year, to be held held in Florence, Italy May 17 – 20, 2012, Divino Tuscany will bring together the top winemakers from Tuscany who will promote, share and demystify their top rated wines. James Suckling, former Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator and one of the world's most influential wine critics, and IMG Artists, one of the leading producers of cultural and lifestyle festivals, including the Tuscan Sun Festival, are collaborating on this signature event. Together, consulting with founding vintners from Marchesi Antinori, Frescobaldi, Mazzei, Ricasoli, Il Borro, Petrolo and Castello Banfi, Divino Tuscany will offer a distinctive program that highlights premium wines in one of the most dramatic vinicultural regions of the world. The unique combination of wine, food, culture and history will be experienced throughout.
Tuscan Sun FestivalCortona, Italy
The Tuscan Sun Festival is the original within the IMG Artist portfolio of festivals. The annual music and arts Festival offers an exciting program that includes not only world class concerts, but a daily program of events that explore fine arts, culinary & wine, wellness, and local culture & history. Previous participants have included Sofia Loren, Robert Redford, Anthony Hopkins, Sting and Trudie Styler and Jeremy Irons.
Plácido Domingo Festival- -
Plácido Domingo and IMG Artists present The Plácido Domingo Festival, the first ever festival to be curated by The Maestro. Famed for its rich operatic and cultural history, Spain’s Andalucían region will play host to a feast of performances featuring major stars of the operatic and concert stages including Vittorio Grigolo, Ana María Martínez, Joaquín Achúcarro, Ángel Romero, Nino Machaidze, Micaëla Oeste, Angel Blue, Pinchas Zukerman,Danielle de Niese, Nina Kotova and Ivo Pogorelich and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga and Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla. The inaugural festival takes place between 25th October – 3rd November, 2012, in Malaga and Seville. www.placidodomingofestival.com
Singapore Sun FestivalSingapore
The Singapore Sun Festival is one of three Sun Festival's around the world, the others being Festival Del Sole, in Napa Valley, California and The Tuscan Sun Festival in Florence and Cortona, Italy. The Sun Festivals’ ethos is to inspire people to celebrate the art of life through world class performances featuring renowned artists from classical music, dance and stage and screen; fine food and wine; visual art; wellness programmes; and film.
From 2007 – 2010, 180,000 audience members from Singapore and around the world enjoyed more than 900 artists in 470 events including: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, David Foster, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, José Carreras, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Peter Cetera, Ruben Suddard and Jimmy Ong; actors Geoffrey Rush and Sharon Stone; the inspirational Deepak Chopra; and chefsCat Cora, Art Smith, Curtis Stone, Thierry Marx and Charlie Trotter.
The festival was named Singapore’s Leisure Event of the Year in both 2009 and 2010.
Abu Dhabi FestivalAbu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi Festival is organized by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation. The Festival is the UAE’s foremost celebration of art and culture bringing together the greatest musicians, performers and artists from both the East and West in the heart of the United Arab Emirates. It seeks to reflect the determination of the capital to take the lead in cultural understanding. Showcasing classical artists, alongside visual art exhibitions, education programmes and community projects, the annual Abu Dhabi Festival is primarily based at the Emirates Palace in March and April and has attracted ever increasing audience numbers to enjoy outstanding performances and unique collaborations from some of the world’s greatest artists.
Festival of the Arts, BocaBoca Raton, Florida
The Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, a non- profit organization, presents its annual Festival of the Arts BOCA considered by critics to be “an important and impressive addition to the artistic landscape”. The Festival, held in Boca Raton, Florida on 7th - 16th March, 2013, continues to feature the finest in classical music, jazz, art, film and literature. IMG Artists is honoured to collaborate with the Centre for the Arts in aligning the impressive list of international artists who appear.
Festival del Sole, Napa Valley- - Napa Valley, California
Set among lush rolling foothills and breathtaking vineyard landscapes every July, Napa Valley Festival del Sole offers a blend of world-class artistry, gourmet cuisine, fine wines, lifestyle programs and exceptional hospitality, in a unique celebration of the art of life. With more than 70 participating wineries and an extraordinary roster of artists and events each season, Napa Valley Festival del Sole provides a 10-day experience the New York Times calls a "feast for the senses." Concerts take place in spectacular venues including a castle courtyard, a historic theater, and under the stars surrounded by vineyards, complemented by the legendary hospitality of Napa's finest wineries and estates.
Performers have included Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell, the Emerson String Quartet, Chris Botti, David Foster and the Bolshoi Ballet, Chefs Thomas Keller, Michael Chiarello and Cat Cora, with sponsors Bank of America, Bentley, Chopard, Tiffany & Co, among many others.