Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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

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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
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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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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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

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

Riccardo Muti

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

Il Gazzettino


Accademia Dino Ciani 2014
Cortina d’Ampezzo
July 27 – August 10 2014

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 27th to August 11th 2014. The course will bring together young pianists and chamber groups with professors, musicologists and professional musicians. During this period, students will take master classes, attend concerts and lectures and perform in concerts in Cortina and in the surrounding towns.


The following teachers will be in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 2014:

  • Jeffrey Swann (piano), July 27th – August 10
  • Claudio Martinez Mehner (piano), July 27th – August 10
  • Hamish Milne (piano), July 28th – August 3
  • Benedetto Lupo (piano) August 3rd – 7