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

Our professional orchestra Europa Musica will be with us the entire festival!

On August 4 we are planning a trip to Montefalco winery where will be able to taste the local wine and buy at wholesale price and send to US and Canada.

We are doing the Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" on August 5 in an outdoor location to be confirmed.


Because of the minor interest of participants in the Perugia Festival Competition it was delayed to next year.


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.

Exciting News from the Music Fest Perugia: World-Renowned Artistic Faculty Arriving in Summer 2023!

Music Fest Perugia is proud to announce that this year, we will be welcoming some of the world's most renowned artistic faculty to our Festival! This summer, musicians and music lovers from all over the world will have the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by some of the greatest musicians of our time. Our 2023 faculty includes Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Ilana Vered, Alexandre Moutouzkine, Chloe Kiffer, Marius Stravinsky, Ian Jones, John Perry, just to name a few! These mega giants will be joining us for masterclasses, workshops, and concerts, offering students and attendees the opportunity to learn from the best. Our Professional Orchestra Europa Musica conducted by Alessandro Alonzi will be joining us during the entire festival, to accompany the brilliant young musicians in their concertos and to perform with our soloists in the wonderful Le Nozze di Figaro

Maestro Marius Stravinsky is known for his dynamic and emotional interpretations of classical and romantic repertoire, and his work has been praised by audiences and critics alike. Chloe Kiffer, violin, is a virtuoso with a unique sound and approach to playing, and her performances have been described as mesmerizing. Pianists Ilana Vered is recognized as one of the finest concert artists of our time, and her mastery of the keyboard is unparalleled

These world-renowned artistic faculty members are just a few of the many exciting things we have in store for our 2023 festival. We are confident that this year's event will be the best yet, and we can't wait to see what kind of magic these amazing musicians will bring to our stages.

So don't wait! Make sure to secure your spot at this year's Music Fest Perugia as a student or auditor and experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Whether you're a professional musician, an aspiring student, or simply a lover of classical music, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements, and we hope to see you at the festival this summer!

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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The account of participant registered three years earlier who have not come to the festival will be cancelled.
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