Memorable concerts and international artists for a music feast in the dynamic and international city of Alba with its territory. An audience of over 20,000 people every year acclaim an exciting program with its historical set for a magic meeting with artists, music, places and beauty.

Alba Music Festival is a highlight of the Northern Italian cultural season and has been hailed as the "Spoleto of Piemonte" by the Italian national newspaper La Repubblica and has also been featured on Maryland Public Television and a Maryland magazine. The Festival, that has also deserved the Governor’s Award for promoting relationships between Italy and the USA, is included in the cultural program of Alba and supported by Regione Piemonte and the most important local institutions.

In its 18 years of activity Alba Music Festival has featured hundreds of artists, orchestras and chamber ensembles, such as Vladimir Ashkanazy, Ning Feng, Solisti Veneti, Solisti della Scala, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Berliner Philharmoniker Quintet, String Quartet and Brassess of Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Turin Teatro Regio Opera House, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Maxence Larrieu, Bruno Canino, Arnoldo Foà, Sylvano Bussotti, Andrea Bacchetti, John Wallace... plus students from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Stony Brook, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland...

Alba Music Festival’s main international artistic partners are St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Chesapeke Orchestra, Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Roger Williams University. Stanford University in California, Lehigh University Pennsylvania, Shepherd University in Virginia, Colorado University in Boulder also has taken part to the Festival. In Europe: Composition Department of Conservatoire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre des Pays de Montbéliard and Multimedia Department of Franche-Comté University (France), and Global Program of Accademia Chigiana di Siena (Italy).

Concerts are presented in the most prestigious venues of the city, such as Teatro Sociale, the ancient San Domenico Church, the imposing Temple of St. Paul, and the elegant Ferrero Foundation Auditorium. The concert settings range from the magical atmosphere of the Cathedral to the intimate spaces of the Baroque churches San Giuseppe and Coro della Maddalena, Sala Beppe Fenoglio. Throughout the Langhe territory, UNESCO World Heritage since 2014, concerts take place in majestic castles, historical churches and enchanting squares.

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

Giuseppe Nova

Giuseppe Nova's performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance "charming." Other critics have commented enthusiastically: "enlightened performance... an extraordinary musical sense" (Il Giornale); "a magic performance of virtuosity" (Gazzetta del Sud); "musical art at its perfection" (Nice Matin, France); "a genius mode dialogue" (Nürtinger Zeitung, Germany); "in a class of his own" (Secolo XIX); and "simply divine…" Concert Reviews UK, ... Canino and Nova for an evening of excitement ... the bravura and more, the class, the artists "Monthly Lombardy" ... charmer and elegant, straining to empty, like a cornucopia, his flute with music pearls "HubCulture", The public has long applauded the main performers Maxence Larrieu and Giuseppe Nova ... admirable quality approach, with fluid, gentle and mild interpretation... Arena di Verona "

Giuseppe Nova's performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance "charming." Other critics have commented enthusiastically: "enlightened performance... an extraordinary musical sense" (Il Giornale); "a magic performance of virtuosity" (Gazzetta del Sud); "musical art at its perfection" (Nice Matin, France); "a genius mode dialogue" (Nürtinger Zeitung, Germany); "in a class of his own" (Secolo XIX); and "simply divine…" Concert Reviews UK, ... Canino and Nova for an evening of excitement ... the bravura and more, the class, the artists "Monthly Lombardy" ... charmer and elegant, straining to empty, like a cornucopia, his flute with music pearls "HubCulture", The public has long applauded the main performers Maxence Larrieu and Giuseppe Nova ... admirable quality approach, with fluid, gentle and mild interpretation... Arena di Verona "

Graduated from the Conservatory in Turin and Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon where he studied with the celebrated Maxence Larrieu. Described as one of the most outstanding Italian flutists of his generation, Mr. Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a brilliant career which has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia (Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapour). Soloist with several Orchestras, such as Prague Virtuosi, Ensemble of Tokyo, Orchestre de Cannes Côte d'Azur, Camerata Bohemica, Arena di Verona Orchestra, Turin Philharmonic, Tübinger Kammerorchester, Thailand Philharmonic, West Bohemian Symphony orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Chesapeake Orchestra, Astana Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague National Theatre Orchestra in prestigious concert halls and Festivals, like Suntory Hall Tokyo, Rome Parco della Musica, Dvorak Hall and Rudolfinum in Prague, Seoul’s Art Center. Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Serate Musicali in Milan. He taught at the Accademia di Pescara, at the Arts Academy Foundation in Rome, at the Scuola di Saluzzo, visiting artist at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA. He has recorded extensively (Camerata Tokyo, Universal) and mostly available on iTunes. Giuseppe Nova received the Chamber Music Award in Kyoto, he has performed at the G20 in Guatemala City, he received in Prague the European Award for Artistic and Cultural activities and in 2018 was appointed BMIMF Best Artist at the Korean Busan Maru International Festival. He has been invited by the Conservatoire de Lausanne and the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon as Expert Juror for Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees, he now teaches at the Conservatoire de la Vallée d'Aoste.

ITALY&USA ARTISTIC CO-DIRECTION

Jeffrey Silberschlag

Jeffrey Silberschlag has distinguished himself in the world of music, performing as a conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and Israel.

His performances have been described as “compelling” by Germany’s Kölnishce Rundschau; “extraordinary” by Italy’s L’Arena; and “outstanding” by Fanfare magazine. Mr. Silberschlag is currently music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and River Concert Series, which drew an audience of over 35,000 people last year to its summer season of seven classical music concerts.


Mr. Silberschlag has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Czech Radio Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, and the Maryland Bach Aria group. Mr. Silberschlag recorded William Thomas McKinley’s “And the Presidents Said” with narrator Ben Bradlee and the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studio. In a recent “Fanfare” review of the recording, Mr. Silberschlag was lauded as “a virtuoso trumpeter par excellence (whose) conducting is equally praise worthy.” Mr. Silberschlag has also appeared as the guest conductor of I Virtuosi della Scala, of Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino and with the Symphony Orchestra of Rumania on tour in Sicily. He led the “Orchestra di Tre Mondi” in concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, and Dalian, China and recorded with the London Philharmonic at St. Luke’s.

In addition, Mr. Silberschlag conducted the Italian National Opera Orchestra in Italy and appeared in Tokyo and Kyoto. Mr. Silberschlag has performed a wide range of repertoire from the works of Bach through Mahler and Strauss. He is also been a champion of new music premiering works of such prize winning composers as Lou Karchin, David Froom, Scott Wheeler, Chou Wen-Chung, Jaan Raats, Chen Yi, William Thomas Mckinley, Philip Glass, Lorenzo Ferrero, Ludovico Einaudi, Vivian Adleberg Rudow, Kenji Bunch, Paul Chihara, Judith Shatin and he has revived important works by American composers Morton Gould, Charles Griffes, and George Whitefield Chadwick. Jeffrey Silberschlag has been a prominent trumpet performer on the international music circuit since he was eighteen.

He has recorded as trumpet soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Czech Radio Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Maryland Bach Aria Group. His next recording is with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra for Naxos. Mr. Silberschlag has held principal trumpet positions with the Italian National Symphony RAI-Torino; Jerusalem Symphony; and the New York City Opera-National Company. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Silberschlag studied with such trumpet icons as William Vacchiano, Gerard Schwarz, Pierre Thibaud, and Robert Nagel. Many composers have dedicated works to him, including William Thomas McKinley, Paul Chihara, Morton Gould, Lorenzo Ferrero, Robert Hall Lewis, Ludavico Einaudi, James Cohn, David MacBride, Leo Eylar, Roger Davidson, John Carbon, and his colleague at St. Mary’s College, David Froom. Mr. Silberschlag serves as artistic director and head of music performance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and currently holds the Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of Arts Chair. He has been a faculty member since 1988 and served as chair of the Music Department from 1997.

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