Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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

Jeffrey Swann

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

Il Gazzettino

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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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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

The Festival

Todde, Felice

Felice Todde graduated top of his class with a degree in Musical Aesthetics from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. During his educational career, he studied two years at the Cagliari Conservatory and later privately in Rome with prominent instructors such as Giuseppe Ruisi, Luigi Colacicchi and Gina Rebori. He also studied at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg.

He has written musicological texts and worked with various opera houses in Chicago, Lisbon, Florence, Naples, Treviso, Cagliari and Sassari, as well as the “Amici della Musica” in Florence and Perugia, with the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, Syracuse University and the Pergolesi-Spontini Foundation in Jesi.

For five years he served as the Artistic Consultant of the SACIS (as an exclusive agent of RAI) for the commercialization of audio-video recordings by RAI of operas at La Scala. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and lecturer in Opera History at the Academy of the “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”. He gives lessons, lectures and seminars in conservatories and in masterclasses around the world.

For over 25 years he has collaborated with the magazine “Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana”, writing numerous papers concerning the relationship between “drama-libretto-score” in lyrical opera.

He regularly collaborates with the radio station Rete Toscana Classica.