This year the “Paganini Genova Festival” is held in October, from the 3rd to the 27th and includes great numbers: 17 concerts, 14 meetings and conferences, one study-day, guided tours in Paganini’s places, themed dinners and a game for schools dedicated to the famous violinist. The exhibition also includes a prologue and an epilogue in our Region.
The main purpose of the Festival is to spread the knowledge about Paganini’s human and artistic personality, which can be studied from different point and levels of analysis.
As in the previous editions, the event is divided into two parts which offer different strands. The first one, Genova la città di Paganini (Genoa, Paganini’s town) is scheduled for the days from October 3rd to 18th, and includes.
- Paganini per tutti (some appointments, whose aim is to explain the artist in biographical and violinst-technical terms, but also compared with his time);
- Paganini young (some appointments studied and created by a group of young members, some graduated and others who are graduating, which from this year will collaborate with the Association);
- La grande liuteria (dedicated to a reflection about Paganini's collecting of violins and guitars);
- For Kids (exhibitions for the youngest ones);
- Approfondimenti (concerts dedicated to Paganini or “around” him).
The second part, Hommage a Paganini, takes place from October 21st to 27th and it represents the highlight of the Festival. Four of the winners of the Paganini Award will be there: Ning Feng (2006), guest of the Carlo Felice’s Giovine Orchestra Genovese’s Season on Monday 21st October, Bin Huang (1994) on Tuesday 22nd October, Giovanni Angeleri (1997) on Wednesday 23rd October, Mengla Huang (2002), guest of the Carlo Felice’s symphonic season on Friday 25th October.
The scientific aspects will be touched during the Giornata di studi (Studies Day) on October 26th: this is a prologue to the re birth of the “Centre of International Studies about Paganini” on which they are currently working.
On October 27th, for Paganini’s birthday, at Carlo Felice Francesca Dego will play on the Cannone the Paganini's Concert n. 1, accompanied by the Theater’s Orchestra.
The exhibition was born from an agreement between Regione Liguria, Comune di Genova, Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice, Fondazione Hruby, Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini and Associazione Amici di Paganini.
The Festival has been realized thanks to the San Paolo’s Company’s support for the 2019 edition of the “Performing Arts"’ notice. With the Paganini Genova Festival, The Amici di Paganini’s Association became part of PERFORMING +, a project for the 2018-2020 three-year period launched by the San Paolo’s Company and by the Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo with the collaboration of the Osservatorio Culturale del Piemonte, which aim is to increase the competences of the non-profit community who work to the live show in Piedmont, Ligure and Aosta Valley.
Many associations and institutions also allowed to create a real network in the name of Paganini, and those are: Giovine Orchestra Genovese, Associazione Amici del Carlo Felice e del Conservatorio al Associazione Soroptimist, Festival Paganini di Parma e Festival Paganini di Carro.
The Festival will be also a way, for tourists and for Genoese people, to visit the Paganini's places in the town: indeed, some guided tours are scheduled in October days.
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