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

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

Il Gazzettino

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

Amadeus

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

Il Giornale della Musica

Previous editions

2008

PROGRAM

Friday, July 25 – 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Cuarteto Casals
Vera Martínez Mehner, violin
Abel Tomàs Realp, violin
Jonathan Brown, viola
Arnau Tomàs Realp, cello
Jeffrey Swann, piano

Saturday, July 26 – 9:00 p.m.
Auditorium Comunale (ex Church of S. Lorenzo), Lozzo di Cadore
Young Artists Concert

Adriana Festeu, mezzosoprano (Accademia di Bel Canto Georg Solti) Laura Catrani, soprano Claudio Martinez-Mehner, piano

Sunday, July 27– 9:00 p.m.
Salone di Villa Poli, San Pietro di Cadore
Young Artists Concert
Leonora Armellini, piano (Premio Venezia First Prize Winner 2005)

Monday, July 28 – 6:00 p.m.
Sala Enel Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo

Documenti: suoni e immagini di Dino Ciani

An evening of film clips ,conversations, and rare audio footage of Dino Ciani moderated by the musicologist, Felice Todde

Monday, July 28 – 10:00 p.m.
Hotel Ancora (Viennese Terrace), Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Concert

An evening of four hands music with surprise guest artists.
Tuesday, July 29 – 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel “Alexander Girardi” Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Regata rossiniana – Homage to Gioacchino Rossini
Giulio Biddau, piano
Elizaveta Martirosyan, soprano
Alessandra Visentin, contralto
Evening dedicated to Leyla Gencer

Wednesday, July 30– 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Serena (Sala Akropolis), Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Concert

An evening of opera with surprise guest artists
Thursday, July 31– 6:00 p.m.
Park Hotel Victoria, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Haydn, Goldoni and Lo Speziale
A conversation with Lorenzo Mattei, musicologist  and Claudio Desderi, conductor

Thursday, July 31 – 9:00 p.m.
Cristallo Palace Hotel (Sala Gustavo), Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Concert

Mirco Ceci, piano (Premio Venezia First Prize Winner 2007)

Friday, August 1 – 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Claudio Desderi, conductor
Arianna Ballotta, soprano (Grilletta) Silvia Regazzo, mezzo soprano (Volpino) Sabino Martemucci, tenor (Mengone) Enea Scala, tenor (Sempronio)
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Concert in collaboration with AVAM and Amadeus

Saturday, August 2 – ore 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Homage to Vincenzo Scaramuzza
Martha Argerich, piano
Nelson Goerner, piano
Eduardo Hubert, piano
Concert in collaboration with Serate Musicali of Milan

Sunday, August 3 –  9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Claudio Martínez-Mehner, piano
Vera Martínez-Mehner, violin

Monday, August 4 – 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Serena (Sala Akropolis), Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Concert

Leonora Armellini, piano(Premio Venezia First Prize Winner 2005)

Tuesday, August 5 –  6:00 p.m.
Park Hotel Victoria, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Music during the time of war
Conference by the musicologist Carlo de Incontrera

Tuesday, August 5 – 10:00 p.m.
Hotel de la Poste, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Concert
Quartetto Endimion from the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole

Wednesday, August 6 – 11:30 a.m.
Cristallo Palace Hotel (Sala Gustavo), Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Concert
Aglaia Graf, piano
Judith Jauregui, piano

Wednesday, August 6 – 9:00 p.m.
Auditorium Cos.Mo., Pieve di Cadore
Homage to Olivier Messiaen
Daniele Rinaldo, piano

Davide de Ascaniis, violin
Damiano Scarpa, cello
Francesco Spendolini, clarinet

Thursday, August 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Sala La Scola, Borca di Cadore
Young Artists Concert
Quartetto Endimion from the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole

Friday, August 8 – 9:00 p.m.
Sala Enel Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Krystian Zimerman, piano

Concert in collaboration with Serate Musicali of Milan