Savona International Festival of Music

The Savona International Festival of Music is born out of the Ensemble Nuove Musiche desire to create in the Savona community a fixture able to gain national and international prestige through the artistic offering and to promote real progress and important socio-cultural consequences in the local area.

The Festival is structured to offer a representative sampling from Italian and international music groups, focusing on the common European origin.

We are persuaded that a high level musical offer can involve a larger audience than the usual niche, as long as the classical repertoire is presented in an innovative way, with a direct involvement of the artists, following their specific identities and the cultural mix on which the event will be built.

The international horizon is another chief feature of the Festival and it is a key factor to fully realize the project. One of the aims of the Festival is to act as a tool to give value to the artistic heritage of the town, organizing events in historical buildings and places. This will amount to strengthen the attractiveness of the town, increasing the touristic influx to “Savona city of the Popes”.

The free access and the artistic excellency will contribute to warrant a wide participation. Everybody will have the chance to be involved, despite the reputation of classic music to be accessible only to the “happy few”.

We will set up an annual competition of musical composition. This completion aims to propel musical creativity and to gather in Savona the best emerging talents in music composition from all over the world. The winning pieces will be performed in a concert during the Festival and the award ceremony will be an integral part of the program of the Festival.