The theme of this year’s  festival is the Voice, the oldest and most “natural” musical instrument , a symbol of identity and of different stories investigating  the many manifestations of the modern era. The opening concert is dedicated to two anniversaries  occurring this year : the 10th anniversary of the death of composer Luciano Berio and the 30th of the soprano Cathy Berberian .
Guest artists  of the concert are soprano Alda Caiello and pianist Andrea Rebaudengo , both well-known interpreters in the European music scene . The program includes works for various chamber formations from  duo, voice and piano, string quartet to chamber ensemble by Berio, Monteverdi and Weill that complement the versatility and eclecticism of Cathy Berberian .

The second event is dedicated to the Lied : through an original rewriting  of some of Schubert’s Winterreise  Lieder by Stefano Pierini for voice and string trio , we arrive at the contemporary Lied of today , as interpreted by composers such as Rihm, Ligeti and Kurtág. Guest artists of the concert will be the tenor Alessandro Baudino and pianist Saskia Giorgini , two of the most promising young Italian interpreters.

The next program features the vocal repertoire of North India : the special guest artist is Dhruba Ghosh , master of the sarangi  who has become a point of reference for   the new generation of Indian musicians . He is the son of one of the most important Indian musicians and he will introduce the audience to the great North Indian singing tradition while playing the sarangi,  and will be accompanied by the intricate tabla rhythms and by the evocative and enchanting tampura.
The fourth concert is dedicated to one of the masterpieces of our time, the Kafka – Fragmente Kurtág , performed by singer Agata Zubel and violinist  David McCarroll in a version that also includes a choreography by Raffaele Irace created  especially for the occasion.

The fesitval continues with a program that includes works for voice and string quartet by  the contemporary composers Bryars and Pärt  juxtaposed with medieval pieces by  Lescurel , Machaut  and Binchois  arranged  especially for this program. The special guest artist is the renowned countertenor David James . The program also includes a new composition for voice and quartet by Roberto Vetrano , winner of the 2013 Estovest .

The festival closes with a project created by Martin Mayes and Eilis Cranitch for two Turin primary schools in which the school children become the protagonists in an original musical creation which takes inspiration from the classic “Around the World in 80 Days”

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