Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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A festival with ambitions of becoming the most important musical event at high altitude in Italy.

Corriere della Sera

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The Festival brings together, in the heart of the Dolomites, the most brilliant stars on the international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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Concerts, meetings, and master classes that transmit, even to the youngest, what Dino Ciani was and continues to be.

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We need you, to bring music and culture to Cortina.

Jeffrey Swann

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One of the greatest pianists of recent decades; an angel who found himself on earth, only to return too soon to his heavenly home.

Paolo Isotta • Corriere della Sera

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Invaluable opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with pianists of international fame/renown and young talents of the keyboard.

Il Giornale della Musica

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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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This festival is renewed year after year under the artistic direction of Jeffrey Swann.

Il Giornale della Musica

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Music at high altitude and artistic offerings of the highest level.

Il Gazzettino

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I am left with the memory of the purest of artists, a great poet of the keyboard.

Riccardo Muti

Since 2007 the Dino Ciani Festival in Cortina has presented some of the greatest performers in the world of classical music, offering extraordinary concerts amidst the incomparable natural beauty of the Dolomites. Featured artists have included, among others, Piotr Anderszewski, Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Mario Brunello, Kathia Buniatishvili, the Cuarteto Casals, Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Grigory Sokolov, Uto Ughi and Krystian Zimerman.

With the aim of nurturing new talent, the Festival includes an Academy that offers special training and performance opportunities for young musicians from all over the world. Young artists that come to Cortina, are able to enroll in Master Classes offered by virtuoso teachers and perform in various concerts within the Festival.

Jeffrey Swann
has been Artistic Director since its inception.

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