Welcome to Musicfest Perugia 2023!


160 students played with one of our professional orchestras

There were 22 concerts with orchestra in our extraordinary halls

200 students participated in marathon recitals

A large number of professors played with the orchestra or played in the master recital series

We had 4 evenings of operatic arias

Countless sessions of masterclasses by our famous faculty of 50 professors


We had a "Corona Festival", saddled by heat and Corona but great in quality due to the heroic work of our faculty, staff and students.

We are looking forward to MFP 2023 with great expectations. The date of the festival in Perugia is July 25 - August 7 2023.

An International Piano Competition will take a place during 2023 festival in Perugia. Details to follow.

We are negotiating with three professional orchestras that will join us!

The names of the orchestras and additional conductors will be published shortly.

Registration will open November 1st and we expect a large number of participants.

Most of our faculty and students will stay at 4* Sangallo Palace Hotel which has excellent air-condition is effective and friendly.

In addition to Sala dei Notari, Chiesa Santo Spirito, Basilica San Pietro and Oratorio Santa Cecilia, we are booking open spaces which are usually cool in the evening.

We are doing the Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" on August 5 in an outdoor location to be confirmed. Auditions for the Opera will be held in Milano, Roma, New York, Texas and Tel Aviv.



Following multiple requests, we have decided to hold this year's competition at Music Fest Perugia.

A certain number of professors will hold the list of the names of students willing to participate in the competition. Each participating student will be given a number from six (lowest) to ten (highest).

Three pianists, one violinist, and one singer with the highest total numbers will be declared winners.

They will play a full concerto of their choice with the orchestra and be given a monetary prize. As well as a package containing dates with orchestra and recitals.


Ilana has joined The Jerusalem Academy of Music.

She will be actively involved in teaching and performing as of 2023.

If you are interested to work with her, please apply without delay to The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Festival Schedule 2023

July 25 (arrival) - August 7 (departure) 2023

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Private SULGA Buses

Private Sulga Buses of the Festival will take participants from Terminal 3 of Leonardo da Vinci Airport/Fiumicino directly to Perugia (Sangallo Hotel) at 12 and 4 o'clock on July 25.

Our Special Guests

Meet the Directors

Peter Hermes

Executive Director

Over four weeks in July and August 2016, Music Fest Perugia provides a challenging but inviting environment for young performers aimed at keeping the classical repertoire vibrant and alive. » Read full bio

Ilana Vered

Artistic Director

Ilana Vered has been heard with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Japan NHK Symphony Orchestra, Muncher Philharmoniker, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. » Read full bio



MFP is the only festival in the world that provides almost all of its participants the experience and thrill of playing as a soloist with orchestra!

Mission Statement

Music Fest Perugia is an international, annual event which accepts students from all over the world and provides them with musical training and public performances in the city of Perugia.


Among the great professors who came to MusicFest Perugia inspire us during the years: Gary Graffman, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, Boris Slutzki, Arie Vardi, Alexander Korsantia, Joseph Kalichstein, Yuki Yokoyama, Sergei Babayan, Peter Frankl, Sharon Cristman, Luigi Alva, Bruno Pratico, Bruno De Simone, Markus Groh, Jan Von Arnim, etc... While the festival has historically been based on young pianists, we have since gone on to incorporate vocalists and strings (Eva Mei and Jennifer Larmore).



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Music Fest Perugia reserves the right to refuse registration to candidates not considered satisfactory, the festival also reserve the right to exclude participants who may interfere with the smooth proceedings of the festival.
The account of participant registered three years earlier who have not come to the festival will be cancelled.
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