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The classical music event running between 28 July and 5 September. The event attracts the best international musicians and the most promising instrumentalists of Europe to the South Tyrolean capital.

Summer is here and, punctual as clockwork, music starts filling the streets of Bolzano. The “Bolzano Bozen Festival” transforms the South Tyrolean capital in an irresistible attraction for lovers of classical music. The best international musicians and the most promising instrumentalist in Europe will meet in Bolzano between 28 July and 5 September to create a unique musical programme. A tried and tested event, uniting the outstanding class of stars in the classical music scene to the vitality of the new generations.
“Music and Youth” is the indivisible and fruitful marriage destined to be the overarching theme of the Bolzano Festival. It unites symphonic concertos of the European Union Youth Orchestra (between 16 and 21 August) and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (19 and 30 August), the two prestigious youth orchestras which will visit Bolzano, and the symphonic and chamber concerts of the Gustav Mahler Academy.
This year the concerts have focused on the poetic and romantic universe of Robert Schumann (between 31 July and 3 August) and the approach to experimental baroque music seen in the “Antiqua” exhibition (between 30 July and 5 September).
Be sure to include this event in your diary: the finals of the 60th edition of the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition Foundation (26 August / 4 September), a local foundation which in the last years has become one of the most important and influential events on the international stage. Twenty-seven piano talents under 30 will try and win the coveted trophy (an acknowledgment which is rarely awarded).
During the event, artists will flock to the stages of Bolzano for just over a month: Daniel Harding, Clemens Hagen, Gianandrea Noseda, Herbert Blomstedt, Erika Grimaldi, Alisa Weilerstein, and Xian Zhang. Famous, international formations will accompany them, renowned for their refinement and innovative ideas: Red Priest, Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra, directed by Chiara Banchini, and Orchestra dell'Accademia Gustav Mahler.
For further information and booking: www.bolzanofestivalbozen.it

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