Press release

The Alba Music Festival at Alba's International White Truffle Fair
(4th edition)

Sunday, October 4 - 11 - 18 - 25, November 1 - 8 - 15, 2015

Alba Music Festival presents CLASSICA, the Sunday morning concert, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Nova and Jeff Silberschlag.
Seven concerts under the auspices of the Alba's International White Truffle Fair, pleasure and culture devoted of classical music lovers, in one of the periods of greatest interest and attraction of the year in Alba. 

Giuseppe Nova - artistic director: - not to be missed, the classical music in an event of such great prestige and international appeal. The programs serves many fans who follow assiduously the Alba Music Festival. Classical music and culture, presenting chamber music ensembles and soloists recognized, through the universal language of music, to the large international audience.
The concerts are held in the central Chiesa di San Giuseppe, in piazza Vernazza, and are made in collaboration with the Cultural Center San Giuseppe.

On Sunday, October 4th the Orchestra Femminile Italiana, formed by women, under the baton of Roberto Giuffre: soloists Giuseppe Nova and Engjellushe Bace which will open the season of Classica with a program ranging from Mozart's Divertimento K187, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Double Concerto BVW 1060, the Flute Concerto in G major by Karl Stamitz.
Sunday, October 11th, a piano recital by Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London's Greek origins well known soloist, will present a program dedicated to the Masters of the piano, going from Mozart's Sonata K333, the "Waldstein" by Beethoven, to the famous Chopin's Scherzo #2.
A Master of the piano again for the third concert on October 18th. The Mexican Enrique Batiz, among the most popular soloists of his country, after training at the Juilliard School in New York, was a finalist at the Marguerite Long Thibaud and the Busoni Competition and has since that time he started an international career; he is the founder of the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.
The violinist Abigeila Voshtina, is the protagonist of the concert on October 25th: born in Albania but with a training in the Conservatory of Milan, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the University of Indiana in Bloomington with Franco Gulli, she played with the La Scala Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi I Solisti Veneti, the Toscanini Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony, the Symphony of Murcia, in collaboration celebrated International conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, George Pretre and Mtislav Rostropovich. She will be accompanied by the pianist Andrea Bacchetti, in a program that goes from Tartini’s Devil’s Trill to the Zingaresca by Pablo de Sarasate.
Change of atmosphere for the concert on November 1st. The string quintet Talos Quintet with pianist Piero Rotolo, propose a rarity: the concert #1 of Fryderyc Chopin for piano and orchestra in chamber version by Chopin itself for string quintet and piano. The program will culminate in the second part with a Movie Suite dedicated to the famous soundtracks.
A star of the piano concert for November 8th concert: Pierluigi Camicia, representative of high tradition Italian piano School, trained by great masters like Agosti, Caporali, Badura Skoda, Achucarro, esteemed and admired by artists such as Rostropovich, Ferrara, Ciccolini. He developed a successful international career after beeing finalist and winner of international competitions, such as Busoni, the Ciani and Chopin.
Classica will ends on Sunday, November 15th with the Viennese violinist Gernot Winischhofer and the Spanish pianist Anna Ferrer. Winischhofer, after studies in Vienna, continued at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, with the greatest interpreters of the great Russian violin tradition. The program of great intensity and virtuosity, will presents works by de Sarasate, Beethoven, Massenet and Kreisler.


Sunday, October 4th, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Frau Musika
Giuseppe Nova flute
Engjellushe Bace violin
Orchestra Femminile Italiana
conductor Roberto Giuffrè
Music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Stamitz

Sunday, October 11th, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Piano Master n.1
Louis Demetrius Alvanis piano
Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Piano Master n.2
Enrique Bàtiz piano
Music by Musorgskij, Chopin

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Gypsy and Trills
Abigeila Voshtina violin
Andrea Bacchetti piano
Music by Tartini, Beethoven, de Sarasate

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
String Quintet Talos Quintet
Piero Rotolo piano
Music by Chopin and Movie Suite

Sunday, November 8th, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Piano Master n.3
Pierluigi Camicia piano
Music by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 11:00 am
Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
The Art of the Strings
Gernot Winischhofer violin
Anna Ferrer piano
Music by Beethoven, Massenet, Kreisler, de Sarasate


Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Piazzetta Vernazza, Alba

Artistic Direction: Giuseppe Nova · Jeff Silberschlag 

Free admission subject to availability of seats.
As an alternative you can book through the seat reservation service on payment, directly on by Paypal, bank transfer or major Credit Cards.
Becoming Alba Music Festival Friend, you will take advantage of free seat reservation (details on, Alba Music Festival Friends' page).
The concerts are made with the cooperation of the Cultural Center San Giuseppe.

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