120 young musicians coming from twenty different countries from all over the world just met in Italy for the opening of the XVIII edition of the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival.
From the 7th to the 27th of July, classical music will be on stage around Cremona, Mantua and Parma. Famous pianists such as the Italian Enrico Pace and the Russian Pavel Kolesnikov will welcome the numerous group of international raising stars coming from Iceland to Germany, from Canada to Australia.
This prestigious Italian classical musing gathering is actually much more than a simple Festival. Indeed, beyond covering a wide range of genres and artists, including Vivaldi, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms, Bach, Haendel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Sarasate, Prokofiev and Skrjabin, an extremely intense training session is associated to it. In particular, all young musicians participating in the Festival will have the chance to test in Italy their "live" skills: every day they will have to perform live in one of the prestigious locations in both Emilia Romagna and Lombardia.
Some very basic music has been included in the program with the aim to attract more neophytes to classical music than ever, and most of the events will be available on streaming, so that both international musicians' relatives and friends who won't be able to travel with them as well as classical music lovers that won't be able to enjoy the Festival for twenty consecutive days will still have the chance to virtually go back there any time they will like.
Beyond Enrico Pace and Pavel Kolesnikov, a few more special guests are expected to join the festival: Sarah Kirsh, Sung-Won Yang, Ingmar Lazar, Georgy Tchaidze and Pavel Kolesnikov.