Welcoming word from Artistic Director
As the Artistic Director I am honored to present the “4th International Piano Festival in Italy”, organized by the "Cenacolo della Musica - International School" (www.cenacolodellamusica.com) in collaboration with the Cittá di Pineto (www.comune.pineto.te.it) and held from the 3rd till 13th of August 2017.
A major international event in Italy is attracting students from all over the world that will have the opportunity to meet, improve and enhance their talent with renowned teachers, musicians that represent different but equally important international piano schools.
The 4th International Piano Festival in Italy is a great event for the pianist of any age of nationality as in the period of 10 days each participant has the possibility to get 5 individual masterclasses from the world-known pianists, take part in minimum 2 concerts in the beautiful cities of Pineto, Mutignano, Atri (view "Concerts") and other cities of Abruzzo and, during the last 4 days of the festival young pianists will have the possibility to show their talents and to compete in the International Piano Competition in 3 age categories held from 10th to 13th of August 2017, no matter whether you win it or just take part in it, it will still add the value to your professional biography.
The prestigious company of pianos by Angelo Fabbrini collection will ensure the absolute quality of musical instruments. In addition to the grand pianos that will be used by professors to give the masterclasses, numerous pianos will be available to students to practice throughout the day.
The distinctive advantage of the Festival is the location. This area of the Abruzzo region which is in central Italy is one of the most culturally and territorially rich, the people are friendly and helpful and the City of Pineto that is so kindly hosting the Festival in the year 2017 is known as one of the seven Adriatic seaside resorts with sandy beaches shaded with pine trees and is just 30 minutes away from the mountains of the Central Apennines. It is an ideal place to concentrate on music and study, relax and visit the cultural and historical location such as churches, museums, Roman ruins and much more… Apart of that, the city is easy accessible and allows participants to travel around when they have some free hours or easily reach Pineto from any Airport as it has it's own Train Station - Pineto. Moreover, all the central streets of the city are pedestrianized in the evenings during the summer season, which makes the destination absolutely peaceful and safe. More information in section "About".