Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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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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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

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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

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.

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

Jeffrey Swann

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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.


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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

Festival and Academy Dino Ciani program

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The Festival

02 August 2016 Conferences

Arianna, Sleeping Beauty and the others: From Myth to Walt Disney

Monica Centanni, Special Guest Speaker

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Museo d’Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi

Free admission

06 August 2016 Conferences

The Song of Orpheus, Music and Myth

Jeffrey Swann, speaker

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Grand Hotel Savoia

Free admission

09 August 2016 Conferences

Mythology in paintings: From the Rape of Europa to Superman

Philippe Daverio, Special Guest Speaker

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Museum of Modern Art Mario Rimoldi

Tickets: € 10 – Residents and Friends of the Festival € 8 – Under 26 € 6