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September 25, 2023

Tamara Stefanovich to replace Viktoria Postnikova


The organisers of the Settimane Musicali di Ascona are sorry to have to inform you that Viktoria Postnikova will not be able to play the eagerly awaited recital scheduled for this Monday, 25 September, at 7.30 p.m. in the Collegio Papio church. The great lady of the piano, 79 years old, informed us today, Sunday, that she has fallen ill and will therefore not be able to give the concert.

The Settimane Musicali management wishes a speedy recovery to the artist, now living in Montreux, and announces that Viktoria Postnikova will be replaced by the acclaimed pianist Tamara Stefanovich, an artist who fascinates cosmopolitan audiences with her highly elaborate recital programmes, but also as a chamber musician and soloist in the world's leading orchestras.

September 4, 2023

Free admission to all concerts for students and apprentices

The Musical Weeks of Ascona are pleased to announce an important innovation, namely free admission to all concerts of this edition for students and apprentices up to 26 years old. Depending on seat availability, interested individuals can obtain their ticket for free on the evening of the concert directly at the box office by presenting their student or apprentice card.

Schools (middle schools, high schools, universities, and music schools) are also invited to participate as groups. In this case, teachers are invited to collect registrations and make a reservation by contacting the organizers 24 hours before the concert at the email address: info@settimane-musicali.ch or by phone at +41 91 759 76 65. Accompanying teachers also benefit from free admission.


The goal of this initiative is to spread and promote the beauty and importance of music among young people by offering them a unique opportunity for inspiration and growth. This year's program particularly highlights the energy and creativity of young musicians, who are called to perform not only in the "Début" series dedicated to future stars but also in the main program.

Program 78th edition



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Marc-André Hamelin
Church San Francesco Locarno

Peace Orchestra Project

Ricardo Castro conductor
Marc-André Hamelin piano
Francesco Piemontesi piano
Alexandra Achillea Pouta mezzo-soprano

L. Bernstein, F. Poulenc, N. Campogrande, I. Stravinsky
Palazzo Società Elettrica Sopracenerina (SES)

An Evening With Francesco Piemontesi

M. Ravel
Evento speciale
Special event
Church Collegio Papio Ascona

Incontri - musica da camera

Ian Bostridge tenor
Imogen Cooper piano
Sonia Wieder-Atherton violoncello
Francesco Piemontesi piano

Schubertiade - F. Schubert
Week-end cameristico
Week-end cameristico
Church Collegio Papio Ascona

Incontri - musica da camera

Augustin Hadelich violin
Imogen Cooper piano
Sonia Wieder-Atherton cello

L. V. Beethoven, A. Schönberg
Week-end cameristico
Week-end cameristico
Church Collegio Papio Ascona

Incontri - musica da camera

Augustin Hadelich violin
Sonia Wieder-Atherton cello
Francesco Piemontesi piano

Hommage à la musique française: N. de Grigny, J.P. Rameau, C. Debussy, H. Dutilleux, M. Ravel
Week-end cameristico
Week-end cameristico
Church San Francesco Locarno

Les Siècles

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Isabelle Faust violin

G. Ligeti, W.A. Mozart
Orchestra G Rossini
Cinema Gran Rex, Locarno

Pierino e il lupo - Children's concert

Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini
Noris Borgogelli conductor and narrator
Music by S. Prokof’ev

S. Prokof’ev
Concerti per famiglie
Church San Francesco Locarno

Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

Fabien Gabel conductor
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Bertrand Chamayou piano

F. Schmitt, D. Shostakovich, A. Jolivet, F. Poulenc
Church San Francesco Locarno

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

Paavo Järvi conductor
Olli Mustonen piano

L. Van Beethoven
Palazzo Società Elettrica Sopracenerina (SES)

Trio Zeliha

F. Mendelssohn, D. Shostakovich
Series of Début
Tamara Stefanovich
Church Collegio Papio Ascona

Tamara Stefanovich

Piano recital

J. S. Bach, D. Scarlatti, O. Messiaen, C. Debussy, A. Soler, C. P. E. Bach, J-P. Rameau
Church Collegio Papio Ascona

Goldmund Quartett

J.S. Bach, D. Shostakovich, R. Schumann
Church San Francesco Locarno

La Cetra Barockorchester e Vokalensemble Basel

Andrea Marcon conductor
Hana Blazikova soprano
Miriam Feuersinger soprano
Carlos Mena alto
Jakob Pilgram tenor
Tobias Berndt bass

J.S. Bach
Church Collegio Papio Ascona

Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

Aziz Shokakimov conductor
Stephen Waarts violin

F.J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, D. Shostakovich
Palazzo Società Elettrica Sopracenerina (SES)

Anna Agafia Egholm

Anna Agafia Egholm violin

J.S. Bach, E. Ysaÿe NEW PROGRAM!
Series of Début
Palacinema Locarno

SENAR - Le verdi estati di Rachmaninoff

Documentary by Roberta Pedrini

Church San Francesco Locarno

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Jérémie Rhorer conductor
Francesco Piemontesi piano

R. Strauss, M. Ravel, P.I. Tchaikovsky

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