Press release

Alba International Piano Festival
(2nd edition)

21- 28 April,  12 - 19 May, 2019

Alba International Piano Festival

Alba International Piano Festival, developed by the long and productive collaboration between Centro Culturale San Giuseppe and Alba Music Festival, presents its second editions. On April and May 2019, four Sundays will be dedicated to the pianistic art with very interesting international artists.
Alba Music Festival – one of the most important hub of its area, with 15 years of successful activity and a great international reputation – will curate the artistic direction, offering its wide knowledge of the musical world. Centro Culturale San Giuseppe – created to be part of the cultural life of Alba and the Albese area, it organizes publishing projects, exibitions, lectures, meetings, and promotes cultural activities, expecially in a social field – proudly participates to Piano Festival.
The piano, today considered one of the top musical instruments, is quite recent, coming from the evolution of the harpsichord. In 1711 Bartolomeo Cristofori, who was born in Padua and moved to Florence to serve the Medici family, built the first fortepiano in order to improve the expressive power of the keyboard instruments. Its name “grave cembalo col piano e forte” emphasizes the chance to play opposite dynamics as well as a range of intermediate nuances. The fortepiano had a great success in the Medici entourage and became soon very popular everywhere. Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven e Chopin dedicated compositions to the “pianoforte” (so called later), which dominated the Romantic age and has obtained a primary role in the instrumental repertoire.

Calendar (download available at the end of this page)

Sunday, April 21st, 2019 11:00 AM Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Alba
Nocturnes and Impromptus
Giorgio Costa
Music by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 11:00 AM Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Alba
Mozart Vs Salieri
Andrea Bacchetti
Music by Mozart, Salieri

Sunday, May 12th, 2019 11:00 AM Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Alba
Chanson à la lune
Giovanni Umberto Battel
Music by Debussy, Ravel

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 11:00 AM Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Alba
Love’s Dream
Mayuko Ishibashi
Music by Chopin, Liszt

Tickets and seats reservation

The entrance to the concerts with tickets provides various access formulas.
Season subscription: 16,00€. Alba Music Festival Friends Season subscription: 8,00€.
Season subscription can be purchased in person at Concert entrance.
Single oline ticket ( with a reserved seat in front rows: 10,00€.
Single ticket in person at the Concert entrance, subject to seats availability: 6,00€.
No entry fee charged for children under 10 years.

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