Piano Festival Lake Como – 2019 Edition

There is a legend that Lake Como produces two world Class products : silk and pianists!

The creation of the Grand International Piano Festival in 2018 filled a gap in music events on Lake Como, especially in the fall, when the lake attracts a lot of people, but there is little on offer in terms of classical music events.

Therefore, a bold initiative to fill the gap with a Festival was taken, by Maestro William Grant Nabore, artistic director and president of the International Piano Academy Lake Como (IPA), together with Her Excellency Regine De Clercq, former Belgian Ambassador, who took up residence on the Lake some years ago, and Turid Hjelmstad Johansen, administrator of the International Piano Academy since its existence.

After the first experience in 2018 in Griante where 7 concerts with outstanding pianists took place, they decided to broaden the geographical scope as well as the concept itself, to make the Festival an experience appealing to multiple senses and capable of delighting a varied public.

In 2019, two young artists with experience in the field, joined the initial team with enthusiasm and dedication : Alessandro Benenti, composer and pianist, and Emanuele Cammarata, art management assistant in La Scala, both from Como, while we continued to benefit from the support of the Maire of Griante, Luigi Vanini as well as of Franconi Battista, President, Concetta Ferraro, Vice President and Giacomo Valentini of the Pro Loco of Griante, who generously contributed time and effort to make it all happen.

Performances will cover Cadeanbbia/Griante and Como with the following calendar :

Cadenabbia/Griante Grand Hotel Cadenabbia on 22, 26, 29 September 2019 at 9 pm

ComoTeatro Carducci on 2 and 30 November and 7 and 10 december at 8 pm

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia

For information on Grand Hotel Cadenabbia:

The Grand Hotel Cadenabbia was created in 1802 which mackes it the first and oldest hotel on Lake Como.

Via Regina, 1 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante


Teatro Carducci

For Information on Teatro Carducci:

For over 108 years, the Association Carducci, has been the most traditional, cultural, popular, artistic, musical and theatrical institution in the city of Como

Viale Felice Cavallotti 7, 22100 Como


Concerts 2019

September – Grand Hotel Cadenabbia/Griante

November / December – Teatro Carducci (COMO)

For the first Grand Piano Festival Lake Como series in the city of Como we chose the theme “Poetry in Music”.

Poetry and Music are two art forms that have been intrinsically inter twined since the ages and their association has given us some of the most beloved works of humanity, especially in classical music.

However, in the immense repertoire of the piano there are some astonishing combinations that even the most refined connoisseur might not be aware of.
It will be our pleasure to present some of these rare and beautiful works to the public of Como and surroundings, by superb artists of great renown thereby fulfilling our mission as a unique and indispensable organization.
We hope the public will heed our call to experience some rare pleasures in music!


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