Orvieto Musica challenges emerging artists in their pursuit of musical excellence amidst the beauty and international life of small town Italy, providing a supportive, intense, and inspiring environment.
Read what some of our participants had to say:
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The musicians were all top-notch
The musicians were all top-notch, making it a lot of fun to play.
I would encourage any serious musician to attend.
I would do it again in a heartbeat
It was fabulous, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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.