Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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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.

Il Gazzettino

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

Riccardo Muti

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

Amadeus

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

Il Giornale della Musica

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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

Previous editions

2011

FESTIVAL E ACCADEMIA DINO CIANI 2011   

SPECIAL CONCERT
Tursday 21.07 | 9:00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
World Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Damiano Giuranna
PROGRAM
N. Rota: Concerto for Strings
W. A. Mozart: Symphony n. 40 in g minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdi: Symphony n. 4 in A Major “Italian Symphony”

Saturday 23.07 | 11:00 a.m.
Museo d’Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Conference: Liszt and Wagner: The fertile and tempestuous friendship between two bold and brilliant musicians.
Presented by Jeffrey Swann

OPENING CONCERT
Saturday 23.07 | 6:00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Conductor: Keiko Mitsuhashi
Leonora Armellini, piano
David Kadouch, piano
PROGRAM
R. Wagner, “Siegfried Idyll”
F. Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
F. Liszt: “At the Grave of Richard Wagner”
F. Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

Sunday 24.07 | 9:00 p.m.
Auditorium Cos.Mo, Pieve di Cadore
Jeffrey Swann, piano
Claudio Martinez Mehner, piano
David Kadouch, piano
Leonora Armellini, piano
PROGRAM
Mahler and Liszt

Monday 25.07 | 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Ancora, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy

Tuesday 26.07 | 9:00 p.m.
Auditorium Comunale, Lozzo di Cadore
Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy

Wednesday 27.07 | 6:00 p.m.
Sala Cultura Don Pietro Alvera’, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Conference: Mahler and the Dolomites
Presented by Milijana Pavlović

Wednesday 27.07 | 9.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
“Il tempo di Gustav Mahler”
With Massimiliano Finazzer Flory
Quirino Principe, Narrator
Jeffrey Swann, piano
Texts by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler
Adapted by Quirino Principe

Thursday 28.07 | 9.00 p.m.
Palazzo Poli, Auronzo
Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy

Friday 29.07 | 6.00 p.m.
Cristallo Palace Hotel, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Années de pèlegrinage I
An evening of words, sounds and images dedicated to the 1st year of Liszt’s Pilgrimage Suite.
Jeffrey Swann, piano
Ede Palmieri, Art Historian
Young Pianists from the Dino Ciani Academy

Saturday 30.07 | 9.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
András Schiff, piano
F. Schubert: Sonata in g major D 894
L. van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Sunday 31.07 | 6.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
FINAL ACADEMY CONCERT WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL THE YOUNG PIANISTS IN THE DINO CIANI ACADEMY

Sunday 31.07 | 9.15  p.m.
Park Des Dolomites, Borca di Cadore
Külli Tomingas, mezzosoprano
Luca Schieppati, piano
Duo The Original and the Copy
Program: Verdi, Liszt, Chopin, Rossini

Monday 01.08 | 6.00 p.m.
Sala Don Pietro Alvera’, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Années de pèlegrinage II
An evening of words, sounds and images dedicated to the 2nd year of Liszt’s Pilgrimage Suite.
Jeffrey Swann, piano
Ede Palmieri, Art Historian
Young Pianists from the Dino Ciani Academy

Tuesday 02.08 | 6.00 p.m.
Club House, Associazione Golf, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy
Reserved for the “Amici” of the Festival and “Soci” of the Associazione Golf of Cortina

Tuesday 02.08 | 9.00 p.m.
Sala Polifunzionale, San Vito di Cadore
Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy

Wednesday 03.08 | 6.00 p.m.
Chiesa Nostra Signora del Cadore (Villaggio ENI), Borca di Cadore
Les Années de pèlerinage III
An evening of words, sounds and images dedicated to the 3rd year of Liszt’s Pilgrimage Suite.
Jeffrey Swann, pianoforte
Ede Palmieri, Art Historian
Young Pianists from the Dino Ciani Academy

Thursday 04.08 | 6.00 p.m.
Ikonos Art Gallery, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy

Thursday 04.08 | 9.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
Conductor: Pieter-Jelle de Boer
Violinist: Edoardo Zosi
Program
G. Rossini: Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
L. v. Beethoven: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Major Op. 61
G. Bizet: Symphony in C

Friday 05.08 | 6.00 p.m.
Museo d’Arte Moderna “Mario Rimoldi”, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Conference featuring rare film clips and never-before-heard audio of Dino Ciani
Free admission

Friday 05.08 | 9.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
CLOSING CONCERT
Jeffrey Swann, piano
Filippo Gamba, piano
András Keller, violin
Claudio Martinez Mehner, piano
Umberto Clerici, cello
Eriko Sumi, violin
Leszek Brodowski, viola
Program: Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Enescu

Saturday 06.08 | 11.00 a.m.

Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
END OF MASTERCLASSES CONCERT / Young Artists Series – Dino Ciani Academy

Saturday 06.08  | 9.00 p.m.
Auditorium Cos.Mo, Pieve di Cadore
Repeat of the August 5th closing concert at Alexander Hall
Program: Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Enescu

Sunday 07.08 | 6.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
END OF CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP CONCERT / YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES / WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL THE YOUNG PIANISTS OF THE DINO CIANI ACADEMY AND VIOLINISTS OF THE TOHO GAKUEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (TOKYO)

SPECIAL AUGUST CONCERT                                   
Saturday 20.08 | 9.00 p.m.
Alexander Girardi Hall, Cortina d’Ampezzo
UTO UGHI, violin
ALESSANDRO SPECCHI, piano
In collaboration with Milan’s Serate Musicali

FOR KIDS – IL MUSEO INCANTA
Every Wednesday (from July 27th to August 24th) at 11:00 a.m.
Museo d’Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi, Cortina d’Ampezzo
“Cherchez la femme… in the enchanted forest”
A music-theater journey for children between the ages of 6 and 10