FESTIVAL DINNERS

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The dinners following the festival concerts have become a Linari tradition. All Linari guests will be treated to a delicious dinner, and will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Linari musicians and organisers.

For more information on dinners, dates and bookings, contact us here

 

RESTAURANT DINNERS

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This year our concert at Castello di Volpaia will be followed by dinner at a restaurant close to the concert location.

 

PAST DINNERS

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Since the inception of Linari the dinners that follow the concert have always been one of the most popular facets of the festival. The dinner menu has traditionally been a combination of classic Italian dishes made from the best Tuscan produce, combined with an international flavour.

FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

  • FESTIVAL 2014

    SUNDAY 29 JUNE Pieve St'Appian, Barberino Val d'Elsa Joris van Rijn violin - Hans Eijsackers piano Rosanne van Sandwijk mezzo soprano Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano in F major, Op. 24 ‘Frühlingssonate’ Clara Schumann Romance for violin and piano op. 22 Clara Schumann Lieder for mezzo-soprano and piano Robert Schumann Kinderszenen op.15 (piano solo) Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben op. 42

    TUESDAY 1 JULY Castello di Volpaia, Radda in Chianti Joris van Rijn violin - Hans Eijsackers piano Rosanne van Sandwijk mezzo soprano Henry Dupare Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano Franz Liszt Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano Claude Debussy Sonata in G minor for violin and piano Gabriel Faure Songs (arr. for violin and piano) Maurice Ravel Tzigane - 'Rhapsodie de Concert' for violin and piano

    SATURDAY 12 JULY Badia a Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti Jason Gillham, piano Johann Sebastion Bach  French Suite No. 6 in E major BWV 817 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 Claude Debussy  L'Isle Joyeuse  Frederic Chopin  Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 'Heroic'  Franz Liszt  Funerailles  Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin  Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2 No. 1 Etude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12  Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 30

    MONDAY 14 JULY Castello di Paneretta, Barberino Val d'Elsa The Schubert Ensemble Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat Op.47 Anton Dvorzak Piano Quartet Nr.2 in E-flat Op.47

    TUESDAY 22 JULY Castello di Paneretta, Barberino Val d'Elsa The Nash Ensemble Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478 Igor Stravinsky Suite from the Soldier's Tale for clarinet, violin and piano Robert Schumann Fairy Tales Op. 132 for clarinet, violin and piano Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60

    THURSDAY 24 JULY Castello di Nipozzano The Nash Ensemble Ludwig van Beethoven String quartet in C minore Op. 9 No. 3 Bela Bartok Contrasts for clarinet, violin and piano Igor Stravinsky Three pieces for solo clarinet Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor Op. 25

    MONDAY 28 JULY Torre di Grignano, Castellina in Chianti Ruysdael Quartet Benjamin Britten String Quartet in F major Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy String Quartet in E-flat major Op.12 Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet 3 in Fmajor Op. 73

  • FESTIVAL 2013

    FRIDAY 12 JULY Torre di Grignano, Castellina in Chianti Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Strings Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite Adam Skoumal 'Shalik' for Violin and Strings Pjotr Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence in D minor, Op. 70 Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 20

    FRIDAY 19 JULY Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Ruysdael Quartet Johann Sebastian Bach Die Kunst der Fuge Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio & Fuga kv 546 Ludwig van Beethoven  String Quartet Opus 130 in B-flat major

    SUNDAY 21 JULY Borgo San Felice, Castelnuovo Berardenga Ruysdael Quartet, Jayson Giliham Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy String Quartet No. 1 Opus 12 in E flat major Erwin Schuihoff Fünf Stücke für Streichquartet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto

    TUESDAY 23 JULY Villa Gamberaia, Settignano-Firenze Nash Ensemble Frank Bridge Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor Vaughn Williams Piano Quintet in C minor(1903) for piano, string trio and bass Franz Schubert String Trio in B flat D.471 Maurice Ravel Piano Trio

    THURSDAY 25 JULY Castello di Volpaia. Radda in Chianti Jayson Giliham, pianoforte Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Nr. 21, Op. 53 "Waldstein " in C major Richard Wagner Isolde's Liebestod (Transcription Franz Liszt) Guiseppe Verdi Rigoletto (Paraphrase Franz Liszt) Robert Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13

    SUNDAY 28 JULY Castello di Paneretta, Barberino Val d'Elsa Minetti Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven String Quarter in C.minor Op.18/4 Bela Bartok String Quartet No-4 Felix Men delssohn-Bartholdy String Quartet in D-major OP-44/1

    THURSDAY 1 AugustBadia a Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti Toscana Trio Wolgang Amadeus Mozart Six Variation for Piano KVAnh.137 Johannes Brahms Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Violoncello A-minor OP-114 Ludwig van Beethoven Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Violoncello OP. 38

  • FESTIVAL 2012

    FRIDAY JULY 13th Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Zürcher Hochschule der Künst Strings  Antonio Vivaldi  Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso Continuo in A minor RV 522 Johann Sebastian Bach  Concert for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso Continuo in D-minor BWV 1044 Adam Skoumal  Variations on a Gypsy Melody for Violin und Strings Sergey Koussevitsky  Concert for Contrabass and Strings Op. 3 in F-sharp minor Edward Elgar  Serenade for Strings Op.20 in E-minor SATURDAY JULY 21st Villa Gamberaia, Settignano, Firenze Ruysdael String Quartet, Ellen Blythe viola, Johan van Iersel, violincello  Sergei Rachmaninov  String Quartet nr. 1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  String Quartet op. 11 in D Major Wolfang Amadeus Mozart  String Quintet in D Major KV593 SUNDAY JULY 22nd Castello di Volpaia, Radda in Chianti Ruysdael String Quartet, Jacobien Rozemond violin, Marijn van Prooijen bass, Floris Mijnders, Justyna Briefjes violin, Ellen Blythe violin, Nienke van Rijn violin, Sonja van Beek violin  Jean-Marie Leclair  Sonata no. 5 for 2 violins in E Minor Richard Strauss  Capriccio Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy  String Octet op.20 in E-flat Major WEDNESDAY JULY 25th Villa del Cigliano, San Casciano Joris Van Rijn violin, Sonja van Beek violin, Vicky Wright clarinet, Marijn van Prooijen double bass Justyna Briefjes violin, Gijs Kramers viola, Floris Mijnders cello, Daniel Parkin flute, Ellen Blythe viola Jayson Gillham piano, Ottaviano Tenerani harpsichord  Anton Dvorák  Terzetto op. 74 Gioachino Rossini  Sonata a Quattro no.6 Wolfang Amadeus Mozart  'Kegelstatt' Trio KV 498 Luigi Boccherini  Quintet in C major THURSDAY JULY 26th Borgo San Felice Jayson Gillham, piano  Ludwig van Beethoven  Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 Claude Debussy  Études (Book Two), L. 136 Pour les sonorités opposées Pour les arpèges composés Frédéric Chopin  Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 'Heroic' Claude Debussy  Études (Book Two), L. 136 Pour les degrés chromatiques Pour les agréments Pour les notes répétées Pour les accords Franz Liszt  Rapsodie Espagnole, S. 254 FRIDAY JULY 27th Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Joris Van Rijn violin, Vicky Wright clarinet, Gijs Kramers viola, Daniel Parkin flute, Marijn Van Prooijen bass, Justyna Briefjes violin, Sonja van Beek, violin Floris Mijnders cello, Ellen Blythe viola, Ottaviano Tenerani harpsichord Jayson Gillham piano  Georg Philipp Telemann  Quatuor Parisien no. 12 in E minor Carl Maria von Weber  Clarinet Quintet in D major KV 285 Franz Schubert  Quintet D 667 in A Major

  • FESTIVAL 2011

    Wednesday June 29th Villa Il Moro, Impruneta 7:30PM  Mozart, Beethoven, Wieck-Schumann, Schumann  Friday July 15th Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Bach,Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn Bartholdy  Monday July 25th Castello di Volpaia, Radda in Chianti 7:30 PM Mozart, Prokofiev, Beethoven Wednesday July 27th Certosa di Pontignano, Castelnuovo Berardenga 7:30 PM Schumann, Wagner, Messiaen Friday July 29thPieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa 7:30 PM Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Britten, Respighi  Sunday July 31st Laticastelli Country Relais, Rapolano Terme 7:30 PM Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Arnold, Piazzolla, George Gershwin  Tuesday August 2nd Villa del Cigliano, San Casciano, 7:30 PM Beethoven, Spohr, Poulenc, Strauss  Wednesday August 10th Villa Gamberaia, Settignano, Firenze 7:30 PM Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart Friday August 12th Torre di Grignano, Castellina in Chianti 7:30 PM Rachmaninov, Dohnanyi, Beethoven Sunday14th Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa 7:30 PM Haydn, Janacek, Dvorak

  • FESTIVAL 2010

    Thursday June 24th Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi Monday July 19th, 7:00pm Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Mozart, Rachmaninov, Dvorak Wednesday July 21st, 7:00pm Villa Il Moro, Impruneta Purcell, Ferrabosco Robert Johnson, Zanetti, Kapsberger, Piccinini, Ferarri Friday July 23rd, 7:00pm Castello di Volpaia, Radda in Chianti Saint Saens, Stravinsky, Schumann Saturday July 24th, 9:30pm Piazza Barberini, Barberino Val d'Elsa Piazolla, Saens, Schumann, Viennese Music, Rachmaninov Monday July 26th, 7:00pm Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, Siena Chopin, Vivaldi, Bach, Martinu Wednesday July 28th, 7:00pm Villa Gamberaia, Colline di Settignano Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Schumann Friday July 30th, 7:00pm Villa del Cigliano, San Casciano in Val di Pesa Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven Sunday August 1st, 7:00pm Pieve Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa Saint-Saens, Dohnanyi, Schonberg

  • FESTIVAL 2009

    Monday, 20th July, 7.30 pm, Pieve di Sant'Appiano, Barberino val d'Elsa Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn Thursday, 23rd July, 7.00 pm, Private Residence Van Marie, near Castellina in Chianti Bizet, Dvorak, Mozart, Puccini Sunday, 26th July, 6.30 pm, Badia a Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti Bach, Strauss, Mendelssohn Tuesday, 28th July, 7.00 pm, Castello di Volpaia Ravel, Meeuws Friday, 31st July, 9.00 pm, Piazza Barberino val d'Elsa Gershwin, Piazzolla, Brahms, Mendelssohn Saturday, 1st August, 7.00 pm, Hotel Relais Borgo, San Felice Mozart, Saint Saens, Dowland, Escudero, Turina, Piazzolla Tuesday, 4th August, 7.00 pm, Villa Il Moro, Impruneta Beethoven, Rossini, Friday, 7th August, 7.00 pm, Pieve di Sant'Appiano, Barberino val d'Elsa Saint Saens, Karg-Elert, Villa-Lobos, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov

  • FESTIVAL 2008

    Sunday, 20th July, 9.30 pm, Piazza Barberino val d'Elsa Turina, Piazzolla, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi Monday, 21st July, 8.00 pm, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Linari Janacek, de Arriaga, Schubert Tuesday, 22nd July, 7.30 pm, Tenuta 'Il Corno', San Casciano Val di Pesa Mozart, Boccherini, de Falla, Turina, Piazzolla Thursday, 24th July, 7.00 pm, Pieve a Castello, Monteriggioni Shostakovitch, Glinka, Dvorak Friday, 25th July, 8.30 pm, Private Concert Only for Members Monday, 28th July, 8.00 pm, Pieve di Sant'Appiano Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart Wednesday, 30th July, 7.00 pm, Pieve a Castello, Monteriggioni Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Strauss, Prokofiev Saturday, 1st August, 8.00 pm, Pieve di Sant'Appiano Glinka, Chopin, Berwald Thursday, 7th August, 8.00 pm, Pieve di Sant'Appiano Beethoven, Paganini, Shostakovitch

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Background

For centuries, Italy has been the recognised cultural focal point of the arts, music and lifestyle. The famous Florentine Medici family, from the 14th Century onwards, were serious patrons of the arts and by the 16th Century The Grand Tour of France to Italy served as an educational rite of passage. Then, in 1908, when E.M Forster wrote a "Room with a View" he emphasized the attraction of Florence with its excitement of the arts, music, life and politics. Not a lot has changed since then. From Palestrina to Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach and Chopin, through to such contemporary luminaries as Piazzolla and Philip Glass, their music and the great classics have been performed in Florence , which remains a centre point of the classical music world. Enthused by all of this, Airdrie Armstrong Terenghi, living in Tuscany, determined in 2003, that a Classic Music Festival featuring young and highly accomplished performers from around the world should be established at Linari which is in the heart of Tuscany. And so, the Linari Classic Music Festival, backed by patrons, sponsors, enthusiastic donors and friends was created and successfully launched.


Festival founder and Artistic Director Airdrie Armstrong Terenghi

There can be no doubt that there are other Classic Music Festivals held in the Tuscan Summer, however the Linari Festival does have a distinct character and quality of its own. Linari is a 10th century hilltop town with a long record of historical events and battles and surrounded by Romanesque Churches, Villas, Castles and quintessentially beautiful landscapes . Since 2003, the Linari Festival has expanded its vistas to encompass the glorious areas and settings of the renowned Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. Young musicians, who have become renowned artists continue to return to the musical summers of Linari. Others, finding their way to fame, come to Linari to exhibit their skills and talents.

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Linari Countryside

Patronage is an inherent factor of this Festival. Sponsors, members, friends, all contribute in such a way as to support the Arts and foster the talents of young accomplished artists while, at the same time, enjoying the wonderful music performed in glorious settings on pleasant Tuscan summer evenings. It's idyllic. The Linari Classic Music Festival would welcome new sponsors, donors and members as friends of Linari. Such help would provide the support so often needed by young artists who are finding their way in the world of music. It will also bolster the capabilities of Airdrie, the Linari Artistic Director and Joris van Rijn the Musical Director to further the performance excellence of this musical gem in the heart of Tuscany. If you have an interest in becoming a friend of Linari, contact us here.

Linari Classic Patrons

Maria Tipo
The internationally renowned Italian pianist and teacher, has won many awards and has performed in all the major musical centres in Europe, as well as in the USA, Central and South America, Africa, Japan and the Middle East . "Scoprire il festival Linari Classic e stata per me una bellissima sorpresa. L'eccellente unione fra musicisti di alto livello e programmi ricercati, insieme a personalita ed entusiasmo, fanno del Linari Classic uno dei più interessanti festival di musica da camera nel panorama musicale internazionale"

Pietro Horvath
A Linari Patron for a number of years, the internationally acclaimed Pietro Horvath held the position of First Violin of the Maggio Musicale, Florence, under the baton of the renowned conductor Zubin Mehta. In addition, he has been the conductor and concert master of the Solisti Fiorentini, and has also played with the Cologne Symphony Orchestra, and the Bach Soloists of Monaco.

Stephen McIntyre, AM
Acclaimed as one of Australia's most eminent pianists and teachers. He worked in France and Italy with Nadia Boulanger, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Guido Agosti. His cycle of the complete piano music of Ravel won the National Critics Award. He was the Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Music Festival in Australia from 2005 to 2009. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Sir Bernard Heinze award for distinguished contribution to music in Australia and in 2007 he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Prof. Andrea Hull, AO
Former head of the Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne University " The Linari Festival is an exquisite jewel of an experience, combining the finest music by a cohort of brilliant international musicians, and sublime fayre in beautiful intimate venues in the Tuscan countryside"

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Linari Classic Festival has ended after a successful and enjoyable 14 years.
Airdrie`s Classical Concert Series will continue every now and again throughout the year.
 
The first of these concerts will be on 26th July 2017.
More information on this will be on the website in June along with the booking details. 

Situated between Florence and Siena, Linari is a medieval hilltop 'Borgo' in the Chianti Classico area, one of the most enchanting parts of Tuscany. The first Linari Classic Musical Festival was created and established in 2003 by Airdrie Armstrong Terenghi. She is now the Festival's principal organiser and Artistic Director, and works in collaboration with the renowned musician and Festival musical director Joris Van Rijn. Every summer at Linari, the concerts range from Early to Contemporary classical music. The musicians are professionals from around the world.

Our wonderful musicians journey to Linari each year for the sheer joy and pleasure of performing and living in such exotically beautiful settings, and in the presence of the most appreciative audiences. Performance settings include picturesque local churches such as Sant'Appiano, ancient castles and private villas such as Villa Gamberaia. See our locations section for more information on directions and contact details. So as not to forget the other delights of Tuscany, we arrange an after-performance dinner where traditionally delicious Tuscan food and wines are served. Here you can meet the musicians and other friends of Linari. Visit our Programme section for the dates, locations and the music to be performed, and then go to Book Now to secure, in advance, tickets for the concerts and bookings for the dinners.

We would be pleased to welcome you and to have you join us this coming summer.