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​Inaugural Launch Event  10-12 SEPTEMBER 2022
First Edition  13-17 SEPTEMBER 2023
Epicenter Venice Music Festival
Venice, Italy

The City of Venice is a very important point of reference in the collective mind of the world.  As such, the eyes of the world turn to Venice several times each year for some of the world’s most celebrated cultural events, such as the Venice Contemporary Art Biennale, the Venice Film Festival, or Carnival. However, the City has not had a festival that can measure up to the great classical music festivals of the world, such as Verbier, Lucerne, or Salzburg, where one could hear the greatest soloists and orchestras within a concentrated short period of time. This singular void in the City’s fabric, coupled with its stunning venues and historical connection to most classical composers, make this festival a compelling and long-overdue project.

 

Beyond its rich history and unrivaled beauty, the City of Venice is also defined by its fragile equilibrium with nature.  This duality lends itself to highlight the ravages inflicted by the modern world to both culture and environment.   As such, it is the aim of the Festival to become a global symbol of the reconciliation of culture and nature. In this spirit, a part of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be destined to the restoration of the small islands of the Venetian Lagoon, whose very existence is constantly threatened by the rising tides and erosion.

 

In September of 2022, the Festival saw its inaugural Launch Event with performances in key Venetian locations by renowned artists that included Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, the Berliner Barock Solisten of the Berlin Philharmonic, joined by Alexandros Kapelis, under whose leadership as Artistic Director the festival moves towards its official First Edition, to take place on September 13-17, 2023, and which is set to shake the cultural landscape of Venice—and beyond. 

Janine Jansen & Alexandros Kapelis
Janine Jansen & Alexandros Kapelis

Mahler at Palazzo Pisani

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Berliner Barock Solisten
Berliner Barock Solisten

Baroque Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Handel's Water Music at Saint Mark's Basin

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Mischa Maisky
Mischa Maisky
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Janine Jansen
Janine Jansen

Berliner Barock Solisten Vivaldi at La Pietà

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Janine Jansen
Janine Jansen

Vivaldi at La Pietà

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Berliner Barock Solisten
Berliner Barock Solisten

Baroque Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic

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Epicenter Venice

Epicenter Venice

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