FAQ

Basic Info

Participants will be housed in double, triple, or multiple-bed rooms at the historical building “Ostello degli Agostiniani” which is in the center of Fivizzano. Further accommodation options might be available for an additional fee.

Festival orientation is on the morning/early afternoon of Thursday, July 23. We suggest you arrive in Fivizzano by the afternoon of Wednesday, July 22.

We invite you to specify the names of those you would like to room with on the application form. If possible, we will accomodate the request. Rooms are single sex.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the full-package course fee and will be served at the Ostello degli Agostiniani. Other meal options will be suggested, but not included.

No, it is not necessary. Towels and bed sheets will be provided.
There are two pay-washing machines in Fivizzano, one on Via Roma and one in the Piazza Medicea. Washing expenses are borne by the participant.
No, everything is within walking distance in Fivizzano and easily accessible.

We suggest you hold onto the maps of Fivizzano which will be distributed to participants during the orientation on July 23. If you are not able to find the room or are lost, call the Artistic Director ( English, French, Italian-speaking at +39 3406197698) or the President ( Italian only, at +39 3922124222).

Course Details

Teaching facilities will be located in historic Fivizzano, and include practice rooms with pianos.
Yes. Check our page dedicated to scholarships and fellowships.
The number of students shall not exceed 8 active students per faculty member. Faculty members have at their discretion the option to increase their number of students.
There is no age limit. If the participant is a minor, parents will need to sign the application form. Students under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by at least one parent to the Festival.
Yes, instrumentalists must bring their own.

For the concerts, men should wear black shirt and black pants, and women a black dress. For solo performers, elegant clothes of a different color will be accepted.

At the end of the Festival participants will receive a Diploma of Participation, signed by the faculty.

Yes, we are going to have a free day. The staff of the Festival in the past organized a trip to Lucca, to visit the natal museum of Giacomo Puccini. For the edition 2020 might be a surprise location!

We are working on collaborations with Italian and foreign institutions. All updates will be provided on social networks and on our Competition page.
Our collaborative pianists are piano students fellow and professionals, who will receive your repertoire well in advance. Every student will have enough rehearsals to be prepared for lessons and concerts.

How to arrive

Highway A15 (Parma – La Spezia): exit to the station of Aulla, continue to the Strada Statale 63 of Cerreto.
Italian Railways line “La Spezia-Parma”, to Aulla station. In the main bus station of Aulla you can take a bus connected to the main towns in Lunigiana.
The closest airport to the Lunigiana region is the International Airport “Galileo Galilei” of Pisa (PSA). Info about these flights can be found by calling +39-050-849300, or at www.pisa-airport.com . Other airports to consider with good deals are: Milano Malpensa (MPX), Milano Linate (LIN) and Bergamo/Orio al Serio (BGY).

Covid-19 Updates
Message to Applicants, Audiences and Supporters.

We are really happy to announce to you that the Festival will go on!

We opened the applications for LIMF ON SCREEN – our online edition! Please click here to APPLY.
 
On May 20, we will launch the COMPOSITION COMPETITION.
 
Keep following us to have news about our CONCERT SERIES MUSICA NEI BORGHI, organized and promoted by the Comune di Fivizzano. The schedule will be launched in June.
 
We look forward to meeting you soon, in person or online!