Experiences

Enchanting performance spaces

What I remember most are the beautiful location, the enchanting performance spaces, the camaraderie amongst participants and residents, AND the delicious food!

2013 Art of Song Participant

I grew as a musician and enhanced my relationship with my quartet members

What an amazing opportunity it was to spend three weeks surrounded by inspiring coaches and colleagues!  In the short amount of time I grew as a musician and enhanced my relationship with my quartet members. Truly the experience of a lifetime!

2013 String Quartet Participant

Wonderful!

Interacting with townspeople, including restaurant and shop owners who put up with and encourage our attempts at speaking Italian; performing in breathtaking venues; partaking in delightful and delicious cuisine at a pace rarely experienced in the U.S. — wonderful!

2013 TrumpetFest Professor

Makes for an unbelievably potent emotional mix

Above all, the interaction between participants, the residents of the town, and the discerning type of tourist who comes to a place like Orvieto, makes for an unbelievably potent emotional mix. I was sure from the outset that the musicians would love Orvieto, but what I remember most clearly was the discovery, early on, of how much Orvieto loved them back.

Guest Lecturer

One-on-one attention

The one-on-one attention, the careful selection of repertoire, and the opportunity to really integrate into and perform in the lovely town for three weeks are unique.

2010 Intensive Strings Participant

We had an amazing time in Orvieto

We had an amazing time in Orvieto… Elinor really enlightened us about different ways to approach music… We heard so many wonderful things after our recent recital about how much more unified as a group we were, and I know it was due to our experiences in Orvieto.

2009 String Quartet Participants

Orvieto Musica strikes the perfect balance

Over the years, as a professional violinist, I’ve attended numerous music festivals and enjoyed them. But for my money, only Orvieto Musica strikes the perfect balance between inspiring music-making with coaches and participants alike, a challenging schedule of performances and classes, and plenty of free time to explore and enjoy Italy!!

2009 Violinist

My days were full of some of the most productive music-making I have experienced

Orvieto Musica was a wonderful experience for me as a singer… my days were full of some of the most productive music-making I have experienced and I cannot say how invaluable performing so many concerts in such a small amount of time was to learning about the professional world of singing.

2009 Art of Song Participant

Truly magical experience for me as a singer

A truly magical experience for me as a singer… invaluable was the immersion in the Italian culture which helped my Italian language immensely.

OM 2008 Singer

The Orvieto Musica faculty are world-class teachers and performers

My time in Orvieto was the most amazing musical experience of my life. The Orvieto Musica faculty are world-class teachers and performers.

OM 2008 Trumpeter

I will always remember the people I met this summer

The experience that I had in Orvieto was absolutely amazing. The town was perfect, and I will always remember the people I met this summer. All of them were such great musicians and I learned a lot from them.

2008 String Participant

Such an amazing opportunity

Such an amazing opportunity… the adventure of being able to perform in amazing venues such as medieval piazzas and beautiful churches is truly one of a kind.

OM 2008 Trumpeter

Formed a trio which continues to perform regularly five years later

I met two other musicians at the festival, and together we have formed a trio which continues to perform regularly five years later, and with whom I have the strongest musical bond.

2007 Intensive Strings Participant

The musicians were all top-notch

The musicians were all top-notch, making it a lot of fun to play.

OM 2000 Bassoonist

I would encourage any serious musician to attend.

OM 2000 Violinist

I would do it again in a heartbeat

It was fabulous, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

OM 1999 Trumpeter

Very enjoyable program

Orvieto Musica is a very enjoyable program of first rate players in a charming medieval town, set in a country of stunning beauty.

OM 1997 Violinist