Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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

Il Gazzettino

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


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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

Previous editions



Sunday August 5 – 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel – Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Chikara Iwamura, conductor

Tuesday August 7 – 6:00 p.m.
Sala Enel, Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Victor and Luis del Valle, piano duo

Friday August 10 – 6:00 p.m.
Sala Enel, Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Documenti: suoni e immagini di Dino Ciani”

An evening of film and audio footage of Dino Ciani moderated by Felice Todde

Saturday, August 11– 6:00 p.m.
Cristallo Palace Hotel, Cortina d’Ampezzo
A Piano Legend: Dino Ciani
with Jose’ Scanu, curator of Archivio Musicale Edward Neill – Fondazione De Ferrari
Duilio Courir, Artistic Director of Amadeus
Claudio Desderi, baritone
Felice Todde, musicologist
Massimiliano Damerini, pianist

Sunday, August 12– 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel, Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Andrea Lucchesini, piano
Mario Brunello, cello