English Information & Registration

The “Sesto Rocchi Open Chamber Music Festival” will be held in San Polo d’Enza, Reggio Emilia (29th July – 4th August 2019 – Arrival of musicians on July 28th afternoon) in the name of Sesto Rocchi, the great violin maker of the 20th century, who was born and worked there during his life. Its main feature is a master class for string quartet and chamber music ensembles. The classes take place in the residential house of the Maestro, where it is possible to see his atelier as it was when he passed away in 1991.

Concerts and other events:
In the evenings, concerts will be given at Chiesa del Castello in San Polo d’Enza,   while at 11 AM short open air concerts will be given in the centre of the village.              San Polo is a pleasant village located on the river Enza which is the border between Reggio Emilia and Parma provinces. See the map. This area, with ruins of Canossa Castle and the beautiful Rossena Castle nearby, brings to mind the Middle Ages in the epoch of Matilde di Canossa. Other noteworthy features are the Torrechiara, Bianello Castles, Petrarca poetic site in Selvapiana, the Pieve and the Castle in San Polo itself. The area is also appealing for gastronomic attractions, since it is the original area of Parmigiano Reggiano and the area of the seasoning of the celebrated Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham). In the restaurants, culinary traditions of “Cucina Reggiana” live on.

For the musicians:                                                                                                           Three categories of players will be admitted:
– Young players who aim at a professional career and are preparing for contests            – Amateur players of any age
– Children and young students of music schools

Admission fee:
350 euros per adult / 250 euros for 18 years old or under. 
Swift / BIC: BAPPIT21495  IBAN: IT 73 Z 05034 66490 000 000020868
in the name of AMALFI-Festival

Information: sestorocchifestival@gmail.com

To finalise your registration, please fill the form

Please submit your registration before Monday July, 8th.

Donations are welcome

We offer free accomodation in the dormitory of the school. Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of need: some facilitations are available. Bed linen, pillow and towels will be carried by participants. In case you are interested in a different choice, please ask us the complete list of hotels and B&B nearby.


Everyday at Maestro Rocchi’s House/Atelier via San Matteo, 2
9h30/12h; 15h30/18h30 : masterclass open to the audience
Teachers: Antonello Farulli (Artistic Director of the Festival, viola),  Andrea Repetto (viola), Tiziano Mealli (piano), Christophe Giovaninetti, Yibin Li and Stefano Farulli (violin), Andrea Nannoni and Manuel Zigante (cello).

Concerts every evening, at Chiesa del Castello, at 21h: free admission.

Sunday 4th August
15-18h: Last day’s Music Marathon

All the concerts are free.
All the venues are in the center of San Polo d’Enza

For the public
Seats at the events (evening and midday concerts) can be reserved at sestorocchifestival@gmail.com

For any question you might have: sestorocchifestival@gmail.com

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