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Montebellofestival was born on 2005 thanks to the collaboration between the city, the now OTR Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino and the Chamber Music Project Associaton. It was born with the goal of offering to the pubblic a very peculiar event. 


In fact, thanks to the artistic quality and to the privileged medieval frame of the location - The Montebello Castle of Bellinzona that from the year 2000 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage - Montebellofestival is not only an international music show but gives also the chance to live its emotions in a seggestive atmoshpere. It will also be possible to mingle with some artists and guests after the show.


Loose yourself in magical and tuneful melodies in a breathtaking location. Your night will be magical.

All concerts take place at 8.30 p.m. at Montebello Castle. In case of bad weather the events take place at 7.30 p.m. at the Teatro Sociale in Bellinzona.



Tuesday, 5th July

6.30 p.m.: Introductory lecture at the Bellinzona Cantonal Library

Speaker: Andrea Malvano

In collaboration with RSI/Rete Due and Biblioteca Cantonale di Bellinzona


Wednesday 7th July

The synthesis of language

Sonatas for viola and piano op. 120 by Johannes Brahms

Bruno Giuranna, viola

Roberto Arosio, piano


Friday 8th July

The focus on folk music

Hungarian Dances (selection, vers. for violin and piano) by Johannes Brahms

Romanian folk dances (vers. for violin and piano) by Béla Bartók

Slavonic Dances (selection, vers. for Trio with piano) by Antonín Dvorák


Wednesday 13th July

The search for structural enlargement

Quintet with piano in F m op. 34 by Johannes Brahms

Quatuor Terpsycordes

Cédric Pescia, piano


Thursday 24th July

A generational confrontation - live on RSI/ReteDue

Transfigured Night (vers. for Trio with piano) by Arnold Schönberg

String Quintet no. 2 in G M op. 111 by Johannes Brahms

Anastasiya Petryshak, violin

Riccardo Zamuner, violin

Bruno Giuranna, viola

Daniel Palmizio, viola

Erica Piccotti, cello

Roberto Arosio, piano


Friday 15th July

The search for structural enlargement - CORSI evening - live on RSI/ReteDue

Quartet with piano in A M op. 26 by Johannes Brahms

Esther Hoppe, violin

Bruno Giuranna, viola

Christian Poltéra, cello

Enrico Pace, piano

For further information: www.montebello-festival.ch