Starting from August 30th until September 11th in Elba Island you will be able to enjoy the 15th edition of “Isola musicale d’Europe” (Europe’s Musical Island) with a very rich program, starring some of the greatest musicians of the international scene. The whole festival is directed by Yuri Bashmet and George Edelman that have featured quite a rich calendar of events with some exciting musical personalities.
The whole festival is directed by Yuri Bashmet and George Edelman that have featured quite a rich calendar of events with some exciting musical personalities.The program opens with two nights in Portoferraio with the great Jazz music by Mina Agossi Trio on August 30th and Jeff Ballard Trio on August 31st, with sees the extraordinary participation of the clarinettist Michel Portal, one of the biggest jazz stars of all times.
Classical music follows with pianist Martha Argherich who will play with Michael Guttman. This year’s edition features a collaboration with the Marinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg. Director Yuri Bashmet (violinist and artistic director of the festival) will take the stage with the Russian soloists and other first class artists like Uto Ughi and Gidon Kremer, in addition to cellist Mario Brunello.
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Once you’ll be in Elba Island don’t forget to try some local seafood specialties
For further info check also Elba isola musicale d’Europa 2011.