With the masterclasses, students have the opportunity to interact on a daily basis with artists with a well-established international reputation. The simultaneous offer of courses for almost every orchestral instrument provides also the opportunity for different chamber music ensembles to form. Also, the numerous concerts that take place during the two weeks of the Festival help preparing the young musicians for their future professional lives and enrich the cultural panorama of Ticino.
The Ticino Musica Festival stands out for its outstanding artistic offer: more than 70 events spread over two weeks and that take place all across the Canton of Ticino, including recitals, chamber music concerts, opera, contemporary music, and openclasses. All held by famous artists and young masters of the Festival who are at the beginnings of their professional career.
The “Silvio Varviso” international Opera Studio is an integral part of the artistic and educational programme of the Ticino Musica Festival. Its main goal is to offer young singers the opportunity to study and interpret a full opera, so that they can put into play their talent and their capacities.
The International Young Composers Academy has the main goal of exploring the engaging and diverse possibilities of music making. In 2020, the academy will focus on composing for string quartets. Selected participants will be invited to compose different pieces that will be performed around Ticino during the Festival by the Quatour Diotima, a world renowned string quartet.
“Ticino Musica is much more than a normal Festival: it is an act of love for music. In the rooms where the masterclasses are held, and in the halls where the concerts take place, you can feel an enthusiasm and a feverish passion for music that I think I have never found in any other place. I There is, I believe, think it is a tangible joy of “making music” that goes behind the sometimes sober and aseptic atmosphere which you can usually find in academies. Ticino Musica is a fest that enriches Lugano and all the nicest places of the region Ticino. I know few other summer courses that offer such a wide range of high-level seminars, activities and concerts, not to mention the never-ending possibilities given to the participants to play on a stage” [M° Lorenzo Micheli]More