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.