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

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

Jeffrey Swann

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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

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

Amadeus

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

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

Il Giornale della Musica

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

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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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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

News

New York and Chicago by night: a photography exibhition by Luca Campigotto at Sovilla bookstore

15 July 2015

The Festival Dino Ciani – whose theme this year, as we know, is America – in conjunction with the Sovilla bookshop in Cortina (“Libreria Sovilla”) presents an exhibition of night shots taken around New York and Chicago by the renowned Venetian photographer Luca Campigotto. Some of the photographs are taken from the collection in his book Gotham City (not available now, but a new edition will be coming out next year), which were taken in New York between 1999 and 2011. Inspired by films like Once Upon a Time in America, Taxi Driver and The Godfather, Gotham City is a sentimental journey to the Big Apple of our imagination, from the bridges of the East River to the Empire State Building, from Canal Street to the port of Brooklyn.
Immersed in an atmosphere sometimes glowing/pulsating with vibrant colors and other times wrapped in muted hues, the New York depicted in these shimmering images seems a perfect backdrop for a film or comic strip. As the critic Marvin Heiferman wrote: “Combining the penetrating gaze of the camera with a resolutely romantic sensibility, Campigotto creates extraordinary and charming photographs in which present and past, desire and nostalgia coexist.” The same style is recalled in the images shot in Chicago in 2007, in a vision that recalls the hardboiled novels of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett and the Batman and Dick Tracy comic strips.
Luca Campigotto (born in 1962) has been photographing wild landscapes, archaeological sites and metropolitan areas since 1990, and his works are collected and exhibited all around the world.
The exhibition launches on July 30 and will be open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.