Discover some of our alumni and their experience at the Festival!

Instrument: Voice
alumni ’18 – ’19
Instrument: Violin
alumni ’21
Instrument: Piano
alumni ’19 – ’20 – ’21
Instrument: Violin
alumni ’20 – ’21 – ’22
Instrument: Viola
alumni ’19 – ’20
What they say about the Festival


Patrice Kugler

Soprano - USA

I had a great time at the Lunigiana International Music Festival. As a vocal student, I had daily lessons and master classes with my wonderful teacher, Christine Moore Vassallo, and had the opportunity to connect with and learn from a truly excellent faculty of musicians and a group of highly talented students. One of the greatest advantages that this festival offers is a variety of opportunities to perform in front of different audiences. I would gladly recommend this festival to students who are interested in gaining valuable experience and growing as a musician and as a performer.

Benhur Mosazghi

Baritone - Eritrea

Lunigiana's new music festival has been a marvellous and Exemplary festival and it was very exquisite as it had great teachers and great concerts in the Magical place of Tuscany. So much was going on in this Festivals First Launch. It was very promising to see this Inaugural festival to go very successful. [...]
 One of the best things of this festival was that there were students from every corner of the world. 
Amazing Teachers were also one of the reasons that a diverse group of students decided to participate in. The sweetness and agile creativity of the Festival's president and artistic director was very fascinating and deserves appreciation.
 This Festival should should get a lot of attention from sponsors as it is simply the Real Deal!

Stephanie Lawrenson

Viola - South Africa

The Lunigiana Music Festival was an unforgettable experience and one that I would recommend highly to any young performer wishing to enter the professional world of musicians. I received several private lessons and individual attention, including when it came to traveling, performing, and enjoying my time in Italy. The performance opportunities were plentiful and in varying beautiful locations in and around Lunigiana. The performances by the faculty were of an extremely high standard and I enjoyed them all. I made friends from around the world and particularly enjoyed the Italian lessons that were offered. The hospitality and food was also wonderful. Indeed a wonderful experience!

Daniele Sabatini

Violin - Italy

I went to the first edition of Lunigiana Music Festival not really knowing what to expect, and immediately found myself immersed in a fun, friendly environment of intense music-making! The setting is ideal for focused practice and productive masterclasses with amazing teachers. I was particularly surprised by the many performance opportunities offered to the students, in some truly stunning locations. I will definitely be going back next year!

Francesco Mazzonetto

Piano - Italy

La mia esperienza al Lunigiana International Music Festival è stata straordinariamente positiva . Atmosfera molto serena e distesa che fa si che l’artista si possa esibire al meglio . Una full immersion nella musica ad alto livello che non toglie spazio alla creazione di vere e solide amicizie e opportunità in campo musicale . Ringrazio sempre la direttrice artistica Chantal Balestri e il presidente Andrea Rossi per avermi selezionato e il Maestro Jeffrey Swann per avermi dato utili visioni sulla musica.

Shuo Dong

Piano - China

在今年的六月参加了在Fivizzano举办的大师班,是一次非常不错的经历,我和Jeffrey Swann老师上课,他是一个非常博学的老师,我和来自世界各地的朋友度过了非常开心的一周,想再一次见到他们,想再见到Chantal和 Andrea。