Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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

Corriere della Sera

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

Jeffrey Swann

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


Photo Giacomo Pompanin
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

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

Riccardo Muti

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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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

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Accademia Dino Ciani
Cortina d’Ampezzo
July 24 – August 7, 2011

The mission of the “Accademia Dino Ciani” is to give young, outstanding, international artists the opportunity to develop their skills, to work on repertoire, to live and breathe in an atmosphere of collegial musicianship, and to extend their results onto the concert stage.

The “Accademia Dino Ciani” will take place in Cortina d’Ampezzo during the Dino Ciani Festival from July 24th to August 7th 2011. The course will bring together young pianists and violinists with professors, musicologists and professional musicians. During this period, students will take masterclasses, attend concerts and lectures and perform in concerts in Cortina and in the surrounding towns.

This year, the Academy introduces a Chamber Music Workshop with Andras Keller. During the second week of the Festival each young pianist will have the opportunity to work with Academy violinists from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Japan. All pianists should be prepared to play at least two pieces for violin and piano.


The following teachers will be in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 2011:

  • Matti Raekallio, July 24th – 30th
  • Dmitri Bashkirov, July 28th – 30th
  • Andras Schiff, July 31st
  • Filippo Gamba, July 31st – August 6th
  • Jeffrey Swann, July 24th  – August 7th
  • Claudio Martinez Mehner, July 24th – August 7th
  • Chamber Music Workshop with Andras Keller, August 1st – 7th