Welcome to Fivizzano!
Based on an idea of Andrea Rossi, music director of the Tuscany Opera Ensemble and a member of the Associazione Musicale “G. Verdi” of Fivizzano, and Chantal Balestri, pianist at New York University, in collaboration with the Municipal Administration of Fivizzano (MS), the Lunigiana International Music Festival was born in 2018 with its inaugural season which took place in the medieval town of Fivizzano in beautiful Tuscany.
“Wonderful Fivizzano became the stage of this initiative which attracted musicians from all over around the world.
In the land of the Medici, these musicians were able to meet, grow as professionals, and make music together.
Thanks to the music, Fivizzano and the Lunigiana became a meeting place for exchanging mutual cultures and knowledge, encouraging tolerance and peace among peoples.”
Andrea Rossi and Chantal Balestri
Founders of the LIMF
Our staff members
Yun Jeong Lee
While attending the master’s degree program, she has been a part-time planning manager at Etoile Classic, an artists and concert planning agency representing the world-class artists and celebrities in the field of classical music, ballet and sports and presenting the concerts of international artists and orchestras within South Korea.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University(USA) and Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Seoul National University.
Coordinator - Intern
He’s a Master’s Candidate in Arts Management and Administration at SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Simon has a strong business development background and an abiding passion for music and the performing arts.
He is currently working for a consultancy focused on non-profit organizations. Simon has a B.S. from Cornell University.
He grew up in Brooklyn, and has lived in Milan since 2011.
from Cornell University. He grew up in Brooklyn, and has lived in Milan since 2011.
Born in Florence, studied humanistic studies, then she specialized in communication and marketing.
In 2008, she arrives in Lunigiana and she fell in love right away with the little town of Quarazzana (Fivizzano).
Almost uninhabited, she decided to revive it by creating a new Bed&Breakfast connected to the arts. An old house from XV was totally rebuilt and the “Luna di Quarazzana” was founded. Enthusiast, passionate about arts in every aspect, food lover, Ilaria hosts travelers and artists from all around the world.
Jenny Ji Eun Park
Music Ed. Lecturer
American Korean pianist Jenny-Jieun Park
is based in New York as an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has been privileged to concertized internationally throughout her career, including venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Dohnányi Hall, and PyeongChang Hall.
A top prize winner of numerous international competitions, she brings meaningfully conceptualized performances to audiences in North Americas, Europe and Asia. She holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and New York University under the tutelage of pianists Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Alexander Kobrin. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Music and Music Education at the Columbia University.
She is Creative Director at Performers.Lu, an artist management company, where she host recital series for Luxembourg artists in New York City. Recently, she served as an administrative staff at Atlantic Music Festival and as a coordinator of student services at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival.
Social Media Manager
Flutist with a vocation for social media and cultural management.
After a BM and MM in Flute Performance from the Conservatories of Verona and Padua (Italy), he continued his specialization in social media management at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, while being a Master’s Candidate in Cultural Management at the University of Valencia.
As a musician, he had the opportunity to perform in the US with the American Youth Philharmonic, as well as in Italian concert halls (Arena of Verona, Verona Philarmonic Theatre, Pollini Auditorium in Padua) and in Spain (Palau de la Música and Palau de Les Arts in Valencia).
He worked as the Assistant of the Padua Conservatory Director and as the Artistic Coordinator of Campus Delle Arti (Bassano del Grappa).
He collaborates as social media manager for musical festivals such as Cristofori Piano Festival (Padua) and the “Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico” Festival (Vicenza)