Il festival è nato nel 2005 nel borgo di Ponzano di Fermo, nelle Marche, da un’idea del presidente-direttore artistico, il pianista marchigiano Marco Sollini, con l’obiettivo di unire la musica classica con luoghi d’arte ricchi di storia, portandolo a diffondersi per tutta il territorio marchigiano e ad essere conosciuto a livello nazionale.
Ottiene l’Alto Patronato del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana nel 2012 a testimonianza della rilevanza culturale e dal 2019 il festival si è esteso anche ad altre regioni italiane, dando origine a un cartellone itinerante per tutta Italia che riscopre luoghi ricchi di storia, di bellezza e di poesia.
Particolarmente significativa la media-partnership con Rai Radio 3 che diffonde da molti anni le registrazioni live del festival su scala nazionale ed internazionale, attraverso il circuito di Euroradio. Numerose, inoltre, le collaborazioni attuate in passato con Radio Vaticana, Sky Classica e la rete televisiva olandese Brava Klassiek che hanno divulgato numerosi concerti del festival.
Tra i musicisti che hanno preso parte al festival troviamo tra gli altri I Solisti Veneti, Sonig Tchakerian, Enrico Dindo, Enrico Bronzi, Leslie Howard, Maurizio Baglini, Maxence Larrieu, Elena Zaniboni, Francesco Manara, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz e Bruno Canino.
Le Dimore del Quartetto is a creative cultural enterprise that supports international young string quartets and chamber music ensembles at the beginning of their career and enhances the European cultural heritage. Le Dimore del Quartetto has started based on a simple exchange: on the occasion of an artistic commitment, musicians are hosted for maximum one week in a historic house and, during the days of residency, the ensemble offers a concert to the house owners. Today, Le Dimore del Quartetto, with a consolidated network of houses, ensembles and partners in the fields of music and of the cultural heritage, is specialized in planning and in the management of diverse projects, such as festivals and travel itineraries, masterclasses and training programs for musicians, educational projects for schools and universities, team-building activities for companies, residencies and concerts in historic houses and other places of cultural interest.
In 2017, the activities of Le Dimore del Quartetto were presented at the Chamber of Deputies as part of the research “Best practices of cultural diffusion“.
In 2018, it won the “Cultural Innovation” call by Fondazione Cariplo.
In 2019, it is among the winners of the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019 in the “Education, training and awareness” category.
In 2020, the project MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance won the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. In the same year, Le Dimore del Quartetto was presented as “Project of Influence” by The Best in Heritage.
In 2021 Le Dimore del Quartetto organized the 150th anniversary of the passing of Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso through a cultural itinerary which led to the placement of the first statue dedicated to a female historical figure in Milan.
In addition, Le Dimore del Quartetto has been presented as case study of entrepreneurship and cultural innovation during the courses of Cultural Heritage Management of the Bocconi University, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Cattolica University in Milan and at the Master’s degree in Planning and access to European funds for Culture, Creativity and Multimedia of Università degli Studi di Perugia.
highSCORE Festival is today’s leading Italian Contemporary Music Festival offering unique programs with masterclasses specifically shaped for composers, one of the «ten summer festivals to get the contemporary music blood pumping» (Composition: Today). The upcoming 12th edition (August 8-20, 2022) will offer both in-person and online programs and features an outstanding internationally recognized faculty roster: Klaus Lang, guest of honor; Amy Beth Kirsten, David Serkin Ludwig and Dmitri Tymoczko, the core of our composition faculty. The guest musicians who will perform live the music submitted by participant composers are Anna Piroli, Kristi Kapten and Quartetto Zuena. Application deadline is April 29, 2022.
Founded in 2010 and set every summer in historical Pavia (Northern Italy), highSCORE Festival is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, inspire audiences with their music, secure future commissions and job opportunities and join other musicians to create a vibrant artistic community. Musicians work closely with a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world for two intense weeks of masterclasses, lectures, workshops and concerts. The Festival offers composers a choice between three programs of study – an intense Full Composition Program (in-person or online) and a Light Composition Program (online only).
highSCORE Festival, under the young and creative artistic direction of Giovanni Albini and the executive production of Paolo Fosso, is produced by Merry-Go-Sound.