Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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

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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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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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

Il Gazzettino

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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

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

Jeffrey Swann

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

Il Giornale della Musica

Previous editions

2014

Dino Ciani Festival and Academy 2014

 

 

Monday July 28 – 9.30 p.m.
Cortina, Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN CONCERT
Dino Ciani Junior Academy young pianists in concert.

Tuesday July 29 – 9.30 p.m.
Cortina, Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel
FISICO FOLLIA FUOCHI FUTURISTI
Theatrical performance with Massimiliano Finazzer Flory.
At the piano: Jeffrey Swann.

Wednesday July 30 – 9.00 p.m.
San Vito di Cadore, Sala Polifunzionale
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN CONCERT WITH HAMISH MILNE

Thursday July 31 – 7.00 p.m.
Cortina, Piazza Venezia (The Shell)
DINO CIANI FESTIVAL INAUGURAL CONCERT
Jeffrey Swann, piano; Madelyn Renée, soprano; Cortina Choir; Readings by Corrado Tedeschi
Official greetings by local authorities and the Festival’s artistic director; chorus songs of the time; reading of letters from Cortina d’Ampezzo soldiers leaving for the war in Galicia; songs and piano music of the time.

Friday August 1 – 12.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Ancora
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN CONCERT 

Friday August 1 – 5.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Cristallo Spa & Golf
LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN
Film with Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan, directed by Max Ophuls (1948)

Friday August 1 – 5.00 p.m.
Cortina, Museo di Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi
ART-HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT
Workshop for children, curated by the Education Department of the Museums of the Regole d’Ampezzo, inspired by L’Histoire du soldat by Igor Strawinskji.

Friday August 1 –95.00 p.m.
Pieve di Cadore, Auditorium Cos.Mo
ACADEMY TEACHERS IN CONCERT
Fauves Quartet
L. Boccherini: Quartet in C Major G 242
Claudio Martinez Mehner
C.Ph. E. Bach: Fantasy for piano in f sharp minor H 300 (Wq.67)
Sonata in si bemolle maggiore H 25
Jeffrey Swann
L. van Beethoven: Sonata for piano in G Major op. 14 n. 2
Hamish Milne
J. S. Bach: Partita n. 4 in D Major, BWV 828

Saturday August 2 – 11.00 a.m.
Cortina, Museo d’Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi
1914: MUSIC AND THE VISUAL ARTS
Guest speaker: Ede Palmieri; Moderator: Jeffrey Swann

Saturday August 2 – 1.30 p.m.
Cortina, Rifugio Lagazuoi
PANORAMI MUSICALI
Fauves Quartet

Saturday August 2 – 9.00 p.m.
Cortina, Alexander Girardi Hall
BENEDETTO LUPO
Piano concert.
L. Janáček: Sonata 1.X.1905
C. Debussy: Images, première série (1905)
C. Debussy: Masques
C. Debussy: L’isle joyeuse
A. N. Skrjabin: 24 Preludes op.11

Sunday August 3 – 10.30 a.m.
Cortina, Alexander Girardi Hall
DINO CIANI ACADEMY GRAND GALA

Sunday August 3 – 6.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Cristallo Spa & Golf
1914: MUSIC AND LITERATURE
Readings by Corrado Tedeschi; Jeffrey Swann, piano; Madelyn Renée, soprano

Monday August 4 – 6.00 p.m.
Cortina, Club House Associazione Golf Cortina
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN CONCERT

Monday August 4 – 9.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Cristallo Spa & Golf
FAUVES QUARTET
L. Boccherini: Quartet in C Major. G 242; Quartet in E Flat Major. G 243
L. van Beethoven: Quartet in E Flat Major. op. 127

Tuesday August 5 – 11.00 a.m.
Cortina, Museo della Grande Guerra alle 5 Torri – Rifugio Scoiattoli – Guided hike with Prof. Paolo Giacomel, local historian and expert, and concert.
PANORAMI MUSICALI
Dino Ciani Ensemble
Gisella Curtolo, violin; Umberto Clerici, cello; Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet
Tommaso Lonquich
O. Messiaen: Abỉme des oiseaux dal “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”
C. P. E. Bach: Sonata for flute solo in A Minor H 502 (transcription for clarinet solo)
Gisella Curtolo
J.S. Bach: 2 movements from one suite

Tuesday August 5 – 9.30 p.m.
Cortina, Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN CONCERT

Wednesday August 6 – 11.00 a.m.
Cortina, Ossario di Pocol
ART AND MUSIC
Art historian and guide Barbara Fabjan gives a special guided tour of this important shrine, filled with painful memories.
Umberto Clerici, cello.
Music by Bach and Penderecki.

Wednesday August 6 – 5.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Cristallo Spa & Golf
AND THE SHIP SAILS ON
Film with Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Philip Locke, Pina Bausch, directed by Federico Fellini (1983)

Wednesday August 6 –9.00 p.m.
Cortina, Alexander Girardi Hall
HAYDN ORCHESTRA OF BOLZANO AND TRENTO
Francesco Angelico, conductor; Rodolfo Leone, piano; Bertold Stecher, trumpet; Fabio Righetti, English horn
F. Schubert: 6 German Dances D 820 (orch. Anton Webern)
D. Shostakovic: Concerto n. 1 in c minor, op. 35 for piano, trumpet and strings
A. Copland: Quiet City, for English horn, trumpet and strings
F. J. Haydn: Symphony in E Flat Major, Hob. I:49 “The Passion” (original version)

Tuesday August 7 –12.00 p.m.
Cortina, Grand Hotel Savoia
ACADEMY STUDENTS IN CONCERT

Tuesday August 7 – 7.00 p.m.
Borca di Cadore, Hotel Boite
1914: A WATERSHED YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC
Jeffrey Swann, relator
Conference about the most important musical currents of the time leading up to the extraordinary explosion of creativity in 1914. Music by Janáček, Berg, Webern, Debussy, Ives and Stravinsky.

Tuesday August 7 – 9.00 p.m.
Borca di Cadore, Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Cadore
DINO CIANI FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE
Jeffrey Swann, piano; Claudio Martinez Mehner, piano; Gisella Curtolo, violin; Umberto Clerici, cello; Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet; narrator, Umberto Petranca
Jeffrey Swann
C. Ives: “Hawthorne” from Sonata n. 2 “Concord, Mass”
Umberto Clerici
Claudio Martinez Mehner
A. Webern: 3 kleine Stücke, op. 11
C. Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
Tommaso Lonquich
Claudio Martinez Mehner
A. Berg: 4 pieces for clarinet and piano op. 5
Gisella Curtolo
Claudio Martinez Mehner
L. Janáček: Sonata for violin and piano
Gisella Curtolo
Tommaso Lonquich
Jeffrey Swann
I. Stravinsky: Suite from L’histoire du soldat

Friday August 8 – 11.00 a.m.
Cima Gallina Station – Guided hike with local expert historians to the concert venue
PANORAMI MUSICALI
Noûs Quartet
F. J. Haydn: Quartetto in si bemolle magg., op. 76 n. 4 “L’aurora”

Friday August 8 – 5.00 p.m.
Cortina, Museo Paleontologico Rinaldo Zardini
TRIAS JAZZ BAND
Workshop for children curated by the Education Department of the Museums of the Regole d’Ampezzo, inspired by the Stefano Bollani concert.
Museum educators: Matteo Isotton, Gioia de Bigontina

Friday August 8 – 5.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Cristallo Spa & Golf
THE GRAND ILLUSION
Film with Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay and Eric Von Stroheim, directed by Jean Renoir (1937)

Friday August 8 – 9.00 p.m.
Cortina, Alexander Girardi Hall
CHLOË HANSLIP AND DANNY DRIVER
Chloë Hanslip, violin; Danny Driver, piano
E. Bloch: Sonata n. 1 for violin and piano
C. Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano
S. Prokofiev: 5 Melodies for violin and piano
J. Brahms: Sonata n. 2 for piano and violin in A Major, op. 100
In collaboration with Serate Musicali of Milan.

Saturday August 9 – 6.00 p.m.
Cortina, Museo di Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi
THE INFLUENCE OF  JAZZ ON THE TRADITION OF EUROPEAN MUSIC AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Guest speaker: Carlo Boccadoro; moderator: Jeffrey Swann

Saturday August 9 – 9.00 p.m.
Cortina, Alexander Girardi Hall
STEFANO BOLLANI PIANO SOLO
Piano concert

Sunday August 10 – 4.00 a.m.
Cortina, Cima Tofana, ritrovo Funivia Freccia nel Cielo
PANORAMI MUSICALI
Dawn Concert.
Corrado Bolsi, violin
Music by Bach, Telemann, Biber, and Ysaye

Sunday August 10 – 10.30 a.m.
Cortina, Alexander Girardi Hall
DINO CIANI ACADEMY GRAND GALA

Sunday August 10 – 10.30 a.m.
Dobbiaco, Grand Hotel Dobbiaco
DINO CIANI FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE
Jeffrey Swann, piano; Claudio Martinez Mehner, piano; Gisella Curtolo, violin; Umberto Clerici, cello; Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet; narrator, Umberto Petranca
Jeffrey Swann, piano
C. Ives: “Hawthorne” da sonata n. 2 “Concord, Mass”
Umberto Clerici
Claudio Martinez Mehner
A. Webern: 3 kleine Stücke, op. 11
C. Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
Tommaso Lonquich
Claudio Martinez Mehner
A. Berg: 4 pieces for clarinet and piano op. 5
Gisella Curtolo
Claudio Martinez Mehner
L. Janáček: Sonata for violin e piano
Gisella Curtolo
Tommaso Lonquich
Jeffrey Swann
I. Strawinskij: Suite from “L’histoire du soldat”

Monday August 11 – 5.00 p.m.
Cortina, Hotel Cristallo Spa & Golf
THE GREAT WAR
Film with Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman and Silvana Mangano, directed by Mario Monicelli (1959)

Monday August 11 – 9.00 p.m.
Cortina, Chiesa della Madonna della Difesa
NOÛS QUARTET
A concert held in memory of Professor Luciano Leppo and generously sponsored by his widow Mrs. Maria Stefania Tempora Leppo.
T. Adès: Arcadiana, Venezia notturna, Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget schön, Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Et… (tango mortale), L’embarquement, O Albion, Lethe
F. J. Haydn: Quartet in B Flat Major op. 76 n. 4 “L’aurora”
C. Debussy: Quartet in G minor op. 10