18th edition 2019

July/August 2019

The Paganini Music Festival of Carro is dedicated, in general, to musical virtuosity and with a particular attention to the selection of international ensembles and solists who have been inspired by Niccolò Paganini.  

We are proud to announce that the Paganini Music Festival has received the EFFE Label 2015-2016 from the EFFE International Jury. EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, initiated by the European Festivals Association, is the portal for citizens and for professionals to discover and get involved in Europe’s festivals.  It is a new international festival platform connecting festivals that are deeply committed to the arts, their communities and European values. The platform invites audiences worldwide to access up-to-date festival information and participate in festivals across Europe. 
Above all EFFE recognizes the immense excellence of these festivals in their daily local work all across Europe. 

You can relive the 16th festival through our gallery and by visiting the press corner or browsing the program of previous edition and its side events.

Program updated to 25 June 2019



from 14 to 17 July, La Spezia, Puccini Conservatory

Summer Music Campusof the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory – La Spezia
dedicated to Ensemble Music – aimed at young students of the Puccini Conservatory
Teacher: Klaidi Sahatci(1st Violin of the Zurich Symphony Orchestra) 

18-19-20 July 2019 La Spezia, Puccini Conservatory

‘HardHarp – face, and deal’ workshop
The technique for Harp and Improvisation
with Sasha Boldachev
Harpist, internationally renowned soloist


Saturday 13 July h.21.00 Carro, Piazza della Chiesa

Recital by violinist Kevin Zhu
Winner of the Paganini Violin Award of Genoa 2018
Piano Valentina Messa
George Gershwin Three Preludes for Violin and Piano (transcript. Heifetz).
Wolfgang A. Mozart Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K.454
Robert Schumann Violin sonata no. 1 in A minor, opus 105
Niccolo Paganini Variations on ‘I palpiti’, Op.13

Monday 15th July h.21.00 Levanto, Churchyard of S. Andrea

Violinist Recital
Klaidi Sahatci
 (1st violin of the Tonhalle Zurich Orchestra)
Klaidi Sahatci violin
Andrea Rebaudengo plan
J.Brahms Sonata 3 – C.Franck Sonata in A major

Wednesday 17 July h.21.00 Brugnato Cloister of the Diocesan Museum

Students and teachers of the Music Campus
Director and soloist Klaidi Sahatci violino
Music by A.Vivaldi, W.A.Mozart, O.Respighi, E.Grieg

Thursday 18 July h.21.00 Vernazza, Church of Santa Margherita 

Harpist recital
Alexander Boldachev
Music by N.Paganini, G.Faurè, F.Chopin

Saturday 20 July h.21.00 Ameglia loc. Cafaggio Necropolis Pre-Roman

Guitar, clarinet and strings
Michele Carulli clarinet, Salvatore Carulli guitar,
Diogenes Quartet; Stefan and Gundula Kirpal violins, Alba Gonzales i Becerra viola,
Stephen Ristan cello
N. Paganini Two Movements from Quartet No. 1 for Strings
L.v.Beethoven Duo n.3 for Clarinet and Cello
J.Kreutzer Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Guitar
B.Carulli Duo op. 51 for Clarinet and Guitar
N.Paganini Notturno for Violin, Viola, Cello and Guitar
K.Kreutzer Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello
N. Paganini String Quartet No. 2

Wednesday 24 July h.21.00 Beverino, Church of Santa Croce

Violin and piano duo
Domenico Sommati – Guido Bottaro
Domenico Sommati violin
Guido Bottaro piano
Music by N. Paganini, F. Schubert
P.I.CiakovskySouvenir d’un lieu cher
F. Schubert Rondò
S.Prokofiev 5 Melodies
F.Schubert Fantasia for violin and piano

Tuesday 30 July h.21.00 Bonassola, Church of St. Caterina

In collaboration with the International Chamber Music Festival of Cervo
Calidore String Quartet
Jeffrey Myers, Ryan Meehan, violin
Jeremy Berry purple, Estelle choi, cello
F.J.Haydn op 77 nr 1 – H.Wolf Italian Serenade – G.Puccini Chrysanthemums – L.v.Beeethoven Quartet op 127

Wednesday 31 July h.21.00 Levanto Sagrato S.Andrea

Of  Witches and Devils

Of Witches and Devils
Luca Fanfoni and Daniele Fanfoni violin
Massimiliano Cello Fanfoni
Chiara Cipelli piano
N. Paganini Three Ritornelli for two violins and cello – G. Tartini Sonata in sol min. “Il Trillo del Diavolo” – P.A. Locatelli Capriccio XXV “The intonation test” – Capriccio “The Harmonic Labyrinth” – N. Paganini Adagio from the 4th Concert – The Streghe theme and var.

Saturday 3 August h.21.00 Ameglia, loc. Montemarcello Piazza XIII Dicembre

Traveling with Paganini and Rossini
Musicatore Luigi Maio
Noemi Esposito reciting voice
Roberto Bagnasco violin – Luca Arrigo flute – Enrico
Grillotti piano
Music by N. Paganini, G. Rossini, and various authors

Monday 5 August h.2100 Sesta Godano, loc. Airola

Paganini between history and myth
guitar Luigi Attademo
reciting voice Laura Croce
guitar: Gaetano Guadagnini II from 1851
Music by Niccolò Paganini

Thursday 8 August h 21.00 Arcola, Sagrato di S. Nicolò       

Violin and piano duo
Celeste Di Meo violin
Kwag Jongrey piano
Music by W.A.Mozart, L.v.Beethoven, J.Brahms, S.Prokofiev

Friday 9 August h 21.00 Santo Stefano di Magra, Piazza della Pace

Pianist recital
Sarah Giannetti
Music by S.Rachmaninov, M.Clementi, F.Chopin

Sunday 11 August h. 21.15 Calice al Cornoviglio, Castello Malaspina

Concerto for flute and harp
Kou Kou Ge harp and flute
Valentina Vatteroni harp
Music by C.Debussy, N. Rota, G. Faurè, J.S.Bach

Saturday 27 July h.20.30 Carro, Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Violinist Recital
Stefan Milenkovich
Simone Soldati, piano
Music by L.v.Beethoven, I.Strawinsky, N.Campogrande, H.Wieniawshy, P.I.Ciaikowsky

Monday 12 August h 21.00 loc. Ponzano alto, Santo Stefano di Magra

Happiness in Music – Camerata del Titano
String Orchestra – Director Augusto Ciavatta
Violin soloist Angelo Cicillini
Music by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F.Schubert

Wednesday, August 14th h.21.00 Carro, Piazza della Chiesa

In collaboration with Cervo’s International Chamber Music Festival
String quintet of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Tatjana Vassiljeva
Luiz Felipe Coelho, violin
Romano Tommasini, violin
Wolfgang Talirz, purple
Kyoung Min Park, purple
Tatjana Vassiljeva, cello
David Riniker, cello
W. A. Mozart Grande Sestetto Concertante
P.I. Tschaikovski Sextet “Souvenir de Florence”

The concert will be preceded at 1.30 pm by the meeting with Niccolò Paganini, direct descendant of the great musician, from the theme
Niccoló Paganini tells Niccoló Paganini.
Meeting where the speaker, a direct descendant of the great musician, talks about his lineage, the Paganini family and the violinist’s bond with Parma, youth, the violinist as a man and his affections, through the letters and episodes of his life.


Concerts in Carro (13/7 – 27/7 – 14/8): Full admission € 15.00 – reduced € 12.00
Concerts other locations: 
Full admission € 10.00 – reduced € 8.00
Subscription € 50.00 –
Reduced subscription for SdC Members and Associazione Amici del Festival Paganiniano di Carro € 40.00

For reservations and information you can write toinfo@sdclaspezia.it