In June 2018, the European Foundation for Support of Culture, together with the ArtEnsemble(Italy), have organized the Italian Music Festival in Chieti, Italy. The festival included a piano competition and a series of concerts in the Marrucino theatre. The opening concert took 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 were vocal and instrumental competitions for young performers, which ended with a gala-concert of world stars. This was followed by a piano competition on the 9th and 10th of June, which also ended with a gala-concert of famous European pianists. The jury consisted of music celebrities, professors of leading world music schools and other renowned musicians. June Nikita Fitenko All participants of the competitions performed music of contemporary Maltese, Italian and other European composers.