14 – 21 July 2024

CASTELNUOVO DI FARFA – ITALY

Message from the Artistic Director

It is a pleasure and an honour to welcome you to the 2024 season of exciting and inspirational music-making at the International ArtePiano Festival in Castelnuovo di Farfa, Italy!

We feel very privileged and lucky to have been invited back so warmly by mayor Luca Zonetti, and the people of Castelnuovo who form such an important and integral part of the festival. Their help, support and participation are growing each here and for that we are truly grateful.

We could not be more thrilled to announce a festival program which will be filled with piano master classes, student concerts, seminars and workshops, evening concerts, two competition finals, and more. Our students will receive individual piano tuition from world class tutors who will guide them towards reaching their full technical and musical potential. Their talents will be showcased during the daily student concerts that will take place towards the end of each teaching day.

A stellar cast of performing artists will take the stage during our evening concert series which includes our international faculty of teachers and concert pianists, German violinist Alexander Knaak, Israeli pianist Renana Gutman, British jazz pianist Phil Merriman, Georgian star Irakli Gogiberidze, and South African soprano Erica Eloff, who will be back again for the final night performance. Also on the menu is Castelnuovo’s local choir, Coro Castrum Novum, as well as a concert given by our young ArtePiano competition winners of 2023. And don’t miss out on the riveting and exciting final rounds of the 4th International ArtePiano Competition where our finalists will display the highest level of artistry, virtuosity and musicianship.

We would like to thank our friends, family, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and everyone who contributes towards making the festival such a wonderful experience! Our mission again is to create true human connections, getting out of our isolated bubbles and feeling the joy of sharing and making music together. So, come and join us this summer in the Italian countryside. We promise to make it an unforgettable week that will lift your souls and enrich your hearts.

Niel Du Preez


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ArtePiano 2023 – Promotional Video

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