Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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

Amadeus

The Festival

Swann, Jeffrey

Jeffrey was born in Williams, Arizona, and graduated from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He was the winner of the 1st edition of the international piano competition in memory of Dino Ciani at La Scala in Milan. He won the gold medal in the Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels and received top honors in the Chopin competition in Warsaw, and the Van Cliburn, the Vianna da Motta, and the Montreal competitions. He has played under the baton of many leading conductors.

His repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez, from the entire Beethoven Sonata to transcriptions of the late 19th century. Jeffrey has recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, Rca-Italy, Ars Polona, Replica, Fonit-Cetra, Music & Arts and Agorà. His CD “The Virtuoso Liszt” won the “Grand Prix” of the Liszt Society.

Jeffrey has been the artistic director of the Dino Ciani Festival since its inception in 2007 and has been the artistic director of the prestigious concert series at the Scuola Normale di Pisa since 2013.