In summer 2022, the 5th edition of the Chieti Classica International Music Festival is set to arrive, organised and presented by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC), in collaboration with ArtEnsemble and the Municipality of Chieti.
Between the 26th of July and the 11th of August, the Italian city of Chieti – one of the most ancient of Italian cities, famed for its natural beauty, historical sites and cultural heritage – shall once again be transformed into a hub of classical music, with the 5th iteration of Chieti Classica shaping up to be the most ambitious undertaking yet.
There will be two weeks of non-stop masterclasses taking place throughout the festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the world of music education, with courses being prepared in the schools of piano, cello, violin, viola, wind and voice. Celebrated names on the roster include that of pianist Pavel Gililov (Austria/Germany); cellist Romain Garioud (Germany); violinists Pavel Berman (Italy/Switzerland), Eva Bindere (Latvia), and Dora Schwarzberg (Austria); violist Zvi Carmeli (Israel); mezzo soprano Annunziata Vestri (Italy); saxophonist Gaetano Di Bacco (Italy); clarinettist Antonio Tinelli (Italy/Switzerland); and flautist Rita D'Arcangelo (Italy/Germany), among many others. These will be joined by the renowned Italian pianist Giuliano Mazzoccante, who shall also be holding the role of Artistic Director for this festival.
Apart from this series of classes, Chieti Classica 2022 will feature a number of concerts with various award-winning international soloists which will be taking place in some of the most illustrious and historic venues that the city has to offer, including the University Museum, Gian Battista Vico Square, "Gb Vico" National Convention, Palazzo De 'Mayo, Costantino Barbella Art Museum, Hall of the Prefecture, and Chieti’s world-famous Marrucino Theatre.
Furthemore, all the participants of the masterclasses shall also benefit from the unique opportunity to collaborate in these concerts, and perform on stage alongside the professional musicians, accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra.
Evocative settings such as Largo Valignani, Piazza G.B. Vico, Palazzo de' Mayo, and Piazza Umberto I, to name but a few, will be embellished with original 18th-century sets. The Marrucino Theatre, the city's symbolic cultural venue, will remain open until midnight for guided tours, as will the city's museums and churches in the historic centre. For tourists and locals alike, this event is a unique opportunity to appreciate the capital of Teatino in an exceptional and characteristic way.