The biggest names in classical music, along with promising young stars, will meet in Castelnuovo Garfagnana from June 25 to July 7, 2016 for the IAM Festival. The International Academy of Music Festival, the event that from 2003 brings to the Serchio Valley some of the best chamber music performers from the international scene, is now in its 14th year. The event, which benefits from the economic and institutional support of the Tuscany Region and is part of the regional “Festival Tuscany”, project attracts every year around 200 musicians from five continents enlivening  Castelnuovo, the Serchio Valley and Lucca, thanks to the organization of the Civica Scuola di Musica di Castelnuovo Garfagnana. This year guest artists will include Dmitri Berlinsky, Regi Papa, Benjamin Capps, Gena Raps, Yuri Kim and several others.

The Festival is also supported by local institutions such as the Municipality of Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Tuscany Region, Province of Lucca, Union of Municipalities, Proloco of Castelnuovo. To make the event possible are the Fondazione Cassa di Lucca, the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca and the Banco Credito Cooperativo di Versilia Lunigiana and Garfagnana. Alongside them is the “Giacomo Puccini” Conservatory of La Spezia, Guidi Gino and Idrotherm.

The special feature of this festival are the prestigious music courses, taught by world-renowned performers and teachers, attracting students from all over the world to Garfagnana.
Tuesday, July 5 at 3 pm 15 at the Palazzo Ducale in Lucca there’s a new appointment with a gala concert given by IAM’s best students.

Tickets: concerts 9 euros (reduced to 5 euros for members of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Civic School of Music and those under 18 and over 65) + 1 € presale. Free entry to concerts by the students.
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