Dino Ciani Festival and Academy

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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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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.


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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

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

Jeffrey Swann

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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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A landmark in the national and international music scene.

Corriere delle Alpi

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A festival with ambitions of becoming the most important musical event at high altitude in Italy.

Corriere della Sera


Beethoven Piano Masterclass July 17th-26th 2020

22 May 2020

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Dino Ciani Festival and Academy will give eleven young pianists the opportunity to explore the piano works of Beethoven in an intensive 10-day masterclass with internationally-acclaimed artist Jeffrey Swann. One of the first of its kind, the Beethoven Piano Masterclass will take place entirely online using one of the internet’s most advanced platforms for classical musicians, mfclassrooms.com.

The masterclass will offer not only offer one-on-one instruction with Jeffrey Swann, but also:

    • a seminar on online audio and visual streaming techniques, given by concert pianist and pedagogue Roberto Prosseda;
    • ongoing computer technical support for the duration of the masterclass;
    • full access to Jeffrey Swann’s interactive lecture series on Beethoven’s piano works (see below), as well as all lessons;
    • the opportunity to play in an online streaming performance at the end of the course;
    • a certificate of participation

The Masterclass will accept eleven participants, to be informed three weeks before the commencement of the masterclass. Each student will receive 2.5 hours of instruction: one lesson of 1 hour, and two lessons of 45 minutes.

For more information, please visit our 2020 Piano Masterclass page.