Twenty-four years old pianist Beatrice Rana explains the birth of this important event: “I have the great privilege of working with prestigious artistic personalities and getting to know and attending extraordinary festivals. To create such a reality in my land, to bring well-known artists and young virtuosos from all over the world, to offer a cultural event of high quality and profound social utility, was one of my dreams. My concert life asks me to be a citizen of the world, but with this initiative I would like to communicate my wish to be in the Salento territory, always!
I have to thank Fabio and Barbara Bacile of Castiglione for strongly encouraging me to realize this project: the Festival will be held in the Ipogeo Bacile di Castiglione in Spongano, a magical place, full of history and culture.
Another strong contribution to the Festival was the fellowship of the Borletti Buitoni Trust, a prize that supports and finances the careers of young performers.
Particular thanks go to my musician friends Alessandro Carbonare, Pablo Ferrandez, Marta Kowalkczyk, Daniel Palmizio, Elena Urioste and my sister Ludovica Rana, with whom I’m sure we will do so great music together.
And thanks to everyone who wants to share this new musical adventure!”
The first edition of Classiche Forme will be held in Spongano (Lecce) from July 7 to 9, 2017.
For more details, please visit the Classiche Forme website.