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Chairman and Artistic Director, Dr. Leonardo Sagliocca:
Florentine bassbaritone who has sung around the world with
distinguished conductors. Artistic Director of concert seasons and
organizer with a vaste experience in creating original choral events.
He is also very active internationally in masterclasses,
workshops and conducting.
Associate Artistic Director, Dr. Andrea Angelini:
Artistic Director of Rimini International Choral Competition and editor of ICB (International
Choral Bulletin of IFCM – International Federation of Choral Music). Conductor, composer and
lecturer specialized in Renaissance choral music.
Principal Guest Conductor, Dr. Tim Sharp:Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, acclaimed choral conductor, lecturer and writer of numerous books and articles on choral excellence.
Musical Director, Dr. Fabio Pecci:Italian cellist, music therapist and choral conductor specializing in children and youth choirs. Many years of experience of choral festivals, as conductor as well as teacher and adjudicator.
Florence ChoralInternational Festivals
Via Fra' Angelico 58, 50121 Firenze Italy Phone: +39 388 8183714
Paul Phoenix United Kingdom Tenor and founder of Purple Vocals, former member of King's Singers, lecturer, mentor and guest soloist performing all over the world.
Renowned throughout the world as a UNESCO World Heritage city, with its immeasurable heritage of history, architecture and art – it forms the stunning backdrop to these remarkable choir and orchestra festivals.
Florence, with its architectural scenarios of incomparable beauty, is set to join the circuit of the best international festivals of the 5 continents.
Can you imagine the emotion to let your voice resound where Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo worked? Or where Lorenzo De' Medici, called “Il Magnifico”, the Magnificent, one of the most important patrons of Art History, lived? And what about singing close to an admirable statue of Andrea del Verrocchio? All that can happen only in Florence!
All participants will stay in hotels in the historic center of Florence to give the possibility to singers and instrumentalists of all ages to enjoy the beauty of the city and its opportunities for them as tourists.
F LORENCE F I R E N Z E
Cradle of the renaissance and home of the masters
T E S T I MON I A L S
Famous composers, musicians and choral directors recommend the festivals
OUR F E S T I VA L S
Four brand new exciting Festivals for choirs and orchestras of all ages, with the common goal to create opportunities for cultural exchange between different artistic traditions.
The concept of this new project is to create an incredible interpenetration between the music from all over the world and the magical venues of Florence, rich of masterpieces of the Great Masters of the Renaissance.
Our motto is “Prima La Musica”, “Music First”: final concerts with all choirs and full orchestra, renowned guest Conductors, only internationally recognized Juries, avaiable for exciting workshops. And also: perfectly tuned baby Grand Piano in all venues, professional video and audio recordings, stage rehearsals for all participants.
Last, but not least, you will not sing only for the glory. Significant money prizes, valuable trophies and medals, faithful reproductions of masterpieces like “La Battaglia di Anghiari” by Leonardo Da Vinci and David by Andrea del Verrocchio, Florentine pure gold coin.
So, don't wait anymore, join us today in Florence!
Michelangelo International Music Festival, Florence 17 19 April 2018911 April 2019
Lorenzo De’ Medici International Choral Festival, Florence 1517 May 20181416 May 2019
Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral Festival,Florence 1114 July 20171013 July 2018, 912 July 2019
Andrea del Verrocchio International Choral Festival,Florence 2629 Sept. 201758 Aug. 2018, 69 Aug. 2019
Yang Hongnian ChinaProfessor of the Conducting Department at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and famous Chinese composer and conductor.
Vytautas Miškinis LithuaniaProfessor of Choral Conducting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music, President of the Lithuanian Choral Union and renowned composer.
Eva Ugalde SpainComposer and chorister often inviteded to international meetings as guest conductor or jury member in choral and composition competitions.
And many more eminent musicians continue to join...