In June 2018, the European Foundation for Support of Culture, together with the ArtEnsemble(Italy), organizes the Italian Music Festival in Chieti, Italy. The festival will include a piano competition and a series of concerts in the Marrucino theatre. The opening concert will take place on the 6th of June on the main stage of the theatre. The soloist: Nikita Fitenko, Yamaha Artist, Associate Professor of Piano at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. On the 7th and 8th of June there will be vocal and instrumental competitions for young performers, which will end with a gala-concert of world stars. This will be followed by a piano competition on the 9th and 10th of June, which will also end with a gala-concert of famous European pianists. The jury will consist of music celebrities, professors of leading world music schools and other renowned musicians. June Nikita Fitenko All participants of the competitions will perform music of contemporary Maltese, Italian and other European composers.