The Festival 2024

The event, now in its thirteenth edition, organised in collaboration with the Municipality of Imola and with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Emilia Romagna Region and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Imola, proposes its dual soul of ‘Academy’ and ‘Festival’, capable of combining the highest level of musical training with the production of live concerts. The masterclasses will be animated by the masters of the Foundation’s Academies directed by: Franco Scala and André Gallo piano, Boris Belkin violin, Enrico Bronzi cello, Antonello Farulli viola and quartet, Andrea Manco flute, Giovanni Puddu guitar, Marco Zuccarini chamber music, Marco Di Bari composition, as well as the orchestra conducting course led by Marco Boni that will be realised in collaboration with the Orchestra Senzaspine. Guest Professors include Dirk Mommertz, Clara Blavet and Paolo Taballione.

A rich programme of concerts will enliven the Festival, featuring the Professors of Imola together with up-and-coming young musicians, in a collaboration that projects the new generations into the qualified scenario of national and international concerts. The program is still being defined and will soon be published.

The Imola-China project, born in 2012 and curated by artistic director Jin Ju, will continue this year, bringing to Imola young pianists selected from the best schools and conservatories of China.

Also, two events of the series Sounds and Flavours of the Morning, with concerts on Sundays at 7.30 a.m. in the cloister of the Convent of San Michele all’Osservanza, during which audience will be offered breakfast.

On Saturday 29th June, the Imola Summer Music Academy and Festival will be opened by the second edition of the event Imola Piano e Forte, entirely dedicated to the piano, that will take place in the streets of the historic centre.


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