#CIMF19: Canberra’s festivaL milestone.

25 years of adventures in music.

No need to go to Leipzig. The music of J.S. Bach was alive in Australia’s cool little capital. The essential and the unexpected collided in glorious counterpoint, with artists from around the world amongst Canberra’s natural and cultural treasures. With a host of concerts and events from breakfast to bedtime, the 2019 Festival showed Bach – and the capital – in a new light.

“This is no simple trotting out of classics, but a wide-ranging exploration of Bach, his legacy and resonances… [The opening concert] set out Peelman’s far-ranging vision in spectacular fashion”


CIMF 2019 was our best Festival yet, and 2020 will be even better.

1-10 May 2020. Click on the button below to be the first to know.

2019 Festival PATRON Survey

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Photo by Anthony Browell

Photo by Anthony Browell


End of Financial Year Appeal

Support our end of year financial year appeal and make a difference!

With wonderful memories of CIMF 2019 still with you and the end of financial year just around the corner, now is a great time to make a special tax deductible donation to CIMF.

Each year we strive to present you with an innovative and engaging music program – one that explores new work, introduces you to the unexpected, allows you to delight in the very best artists from Australia and around the world and best of all - share the joy of music with others.

We rely heavily on the generosity of our magnificent donors who share our vision and our confidence in the Festival’s future, with private giving now contributing around 30% of the funds required to deliver CIMF each year.