2023 Dates (TWO Sessions)

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5th Anniversary!
Italy 1:
July 4 - 16, 2023
Italy 2: 18 - 30, 2023
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Festival DatesTWO Music Festivals in Italy

InterHarmony Concert Series at Carnegie Hall:
January 21, 2022 at 8PM

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InterHarmony International Music Festival

Summer Music Festival for Classical Music Students

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InterHarmony International Music Festival Italy One from July 4 - 16, 2023 and Italy Two from July 18 - 30, 2023, invites you to study with its internationally renowned Artist Faculty (II) Artist Faculty (III) of soloists and chamber musicians for two weeks of string, piano, woodwind, brass, or vocal instruction in the gorgeous European setting of Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy. IIMF's piano and string professors bring together decades of pedagogical and performance experience, offering an international outlook with an edge honed in the famous Russian school. The woodwind, brass, and percussion tracks combine unique chamber music opportunities and starring orchestral roles, while the vocalists can specialize in either art song or opera. All students will enjoy a life-changing opportunity to develop their musical abilities, grow artistically, network with fellow musicians, master classes, musical seminars, chamber music, and perform in concert. Through our Outstanding Guest Artist Series, participants will be brought together with some of classical music's brightest lights. Past guests include Guy Braunstein, Nikolaj Znaider, and Alfred Brendel. 10% student only tuition discount if paid by March 1, 2023.

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What's New at InterHarmony in Italy 2022? After Concert Meet and Greets

  • With concerts almost every night, students will have an opportunity to perform and experience a high-level concerts from both from artist faculty and their colleagues.

    What's new? After Concert Meet-and-Greets After concerts, there will be meet-and-greets for the Artist Faculty and audience members to have a chance to meet students and talk about the music! Students are encouraged to be prepared to talk about the history and composer of the piece they performed.

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  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy
  • Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy

Drawn to Acqui Terme because of its rich history, lively location, and cultural predilection, InterHarmony is excited to announce the 6th Anniversary in Acqui Terme, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. Pianos fill every corner and the sounds can be heard from the concert hall in Chiesa dell'Addolorata, Chiesa Santo Spirito, the Paleologi Castle, the concert hall in Hotel La Meridiana, and from the town's schools. The Piedmont region is famed for its sumptuous, French-inspired, Italian cuisine and award-wining red wine vinyards. Participants will stay in Hotel Meridiana, Hotel Ariston, and Hotel Rondó. Exciting festival excursions will be to the Italian Riviera, exploring towns from Savona to Finale Ligure, and Turin.

The Liguri Statilelli settled in Acqui Terme in the proto-historic age, and founded the centre of Carystum, which was later conquered and destroyed in the 173 B.C. by the Roman army, lead by Marco Popilio Lenate. The conquest led to a progressive Romanization of the territory and its inhabitants and to the birth of Acquae Statiellae, in the area of the thermal springs. The natural hotsprings of Acqui Terme caused it to be a flourishing spa town between the triangle formed by Turin, and Genova. Senaca, Strabo, Tacitus, and Pliny wrote of Acqui Terme as “founded among waters”.

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Historical highlights include the consecration of the Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) in 1067 by Bishop Saint Guido, participation in the crusades, and the visit of Napoleon in 1796. Ancient Roman ruins, such as the aqueducts, the amphitheater, baths, and artisan center recently unearthed, are part of Acqui Terme's history, as well as monuments like the Duomo (1067), the Paleologi Castle (1056) and Archeology Museum, Basilica di San Pietro (Chiesa dell'Addolorata) (1100’s), Chiesa di San Francisco (1600), and the Piazza della Bollente.

Welcome from Mayor Danilo Rapetti and Minister of Tourism Michele Gallizzi

Welcome from Mayor Danilo Rapetti

A warm welcome from the city of Acqui Terme to all the prestigious musicians and all the students that have decided to participate in the 6th edition of InterHarmony International Music Festival.
We are honored that we can host an event of such cultural importance that features diverse concerts of soloists and world-famous musicians, creating intensive music studies at the same time for young musicians, helping them to climb the steps of classical music’s world stages.
All of the Aquesi people are very happy to have the privilege of hearing your harmonious creations and how in previous years we are grateful that you brought your symphony to enrich your city.
Classical music gives harmony and huge emotions to all the listeners, which are certain to cheer the evenings with the vivacious unique sensations and magic.
I would like to wish you a pleasant and joyous stay in Acqui Terme, that will be your fount of inspiration and your home. Welcome! I wish you wonderful music-making and studies!

Welcome from Minister of Culture Michele Gallizzi

We have reached the 6th edition of InterHarmony International Music Festival, this marvelous and prestigious international event that gives great luster to our city. We are thankful to have chosen us for six consecutive years.
InterHarmony is a splendid occasion for intercultural exchange between students and musicians from all parts of the globe. The dearest and most esteemed Misha Quint is a guarantee of professionalism and internationality.
Acqui Terme is pleased to welcome you with open arms and cheer you on throughout your stay.
Acqui Terme rises above the enchanting hills of the Monferrato and has been recognized since 2014 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a city rich in history and culture, boasting marvelous archeological prestige. It will offer you breathtaking views that you can imprint in your eyes and mind.
Not only is there a grand variety of gastronomy, but the whole territory will be at your disposition to satisfy any palette. You will find an incredible multiplicity of cuisine of excellent quality to replenish you after your lessons and concerts.
We invite you to spend two of the most wonderful weeks accompanied by historical beauty, artistry, landscapes, and all the culinary arts and delicacies of Acqui Terme.

Quick Facts

For InterHarmony at Acqui Terme

  • Students: 255 students total from 30 different countries, and 440 participants
  • Artist Faculty: 93 total from 34 different countries
  • Acqui Terme, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy is 2189 years old, since it was founded in 173 B.C. Technically, once could say it is 7500 years old, since there have been humans there since 5500 B.C.
  • Concert Venues: Basilica di San Pietro aka Chiesa dell'Addolorata (built in 900 A.D. in Romanesque style), Chiesa Santo Spirito, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (This duomo dates to 1067 and consecrated by Saint Guido, with additions and interior from the 15th-18th centuries) and other concert halls.
  • Lessons and Rehearsals: Basilica di San Pietro, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Scuola della musica, Chiesa Santo Spirito, Istituto Saracco, among others..
  • Acqui Terme is one of the principal wine-making comunes of the Piemontese wine, Brachetto d'Acqui.76%
  • Elevation: 157.94 m above sea level
  • Average Tempreature in Summer: 71.7 degrees Fahrenheit76%

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    InterHarmony International Music Festival has been taking place in European and American cities for the past 17 summers, transports the excitement of its European music festivals to New York City for a series of 3 concerts for its 10th Anniversary Season. Come see our World Premieres and little-known works performed by amazing players.

    • Carnegie Hall Concert, April 29, 2022, Misha Quint, cello

      InterHarmony Concert Series

      Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Trio élégiaque No.1 in g minor
      J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite No.2 in d minor, no. I and II, BWV 1008
      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Nocturne in F major, Op. 10 No. 1 Nocturne for cello and piano
      Pezzo capriccioso for cello and piano
      Valse sentimentale for cello and piano
      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):Six Variations in D major, Op. 76
      Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Prelude in B-flat major, Op. 23 No. 2
      Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse
      Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904):Slavonic Dance, Op.72, No. 2
      Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):Allegro brilliant in A Major, Op. 92
      Beatrice and Christina Long:‘Fantasy on a Taiwanese Folk Song “Ali Mountain”’
      Astor Piazzolla(1921-1992):Libertango
      Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):Piano Trio in c minor No. 2, Op. 66

    • Carnegie Hall Concert, April 29, 2022, Misha Quint, cello

      Program TBA

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    Outstanding Guest Artist Series/
    Outstanding Master Class Series
    Violinists Andrey Baranov, Guy Braunstein, Boris Kuschnir, Antonio Di Cristofano, pianists Saleem Ashkar and Alexei Volodin, conductors Daniel Stewart, Oliver Weder, cellist Misha Quint. Subject to Change.

    InterHarmony Outstanding Guest Artist Series Announcement

    The 2022 InterHarmony International Music Festival Outstanding Guest Artist Series of legendary soloists and conductors will be a treat for the ears and minds of audiences and festival participants, giving them the unique opportunity to listen to, and interact with some of the greatest musical artists of our time. This program of living legends not only features performance opportunities and master classes, but exclusive concerts in intimate venues. The Outstanding Guest Artist Series will feature violinists Andrey Baranov, Guy Braunstein, Boris Kuschnir, Antonio Di Cristofano, pianists Saleem Ashkar and Alexei Volodin, star conductors Daniel Stewart and Oliver Weder, and cellist and Music Director, Misha Quint.

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