26 July – 11 August 2022
Chieti · Italy

About Chieti Classica

Welcome to Chieti Classica 2022

The 5th edition of the Chieti Classica International Music Festival has finally arrived, with classical music set to illuminate the wonderful city of Chieti from the 26th of July to the 11th of August.

Organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) and ArtEnsemble, with the support of the Fondazione Banco di Napoli, Prefecture of Chieti, Regione Abruzzo, Province of Chieti, Chieti Municipality, Marrucino Theatre, University Museum, and many other partners, this year’s event will have a unique format encompassing both masterclasses as well as daily evening concerts.

These masterclasses, led by some of the most acclaimed pedagogues active today, will be held every day of the festival in some of the city's most prestigious venues. Moreover, throughout the festival’s run, professors will be identifying the most accomplished students who will then be given the unique opportunity to participate in the evening concerts in front of a large audience, as well as alongside some of the Festival's most esteemed artists and teachers, as part of their educational journey.

Chieti Classica 2022 shall also be incorporating the first edition of Mozart Evenings within its remit. Consisting of a number of concerts featuring various works by the legendary Austrian composer, this event will celebrate his works and legacy in an unparalleled fashion, allowing attendees the chance to immerse themselves in his music amidst Chieti’s picturesque surroundings.

Thanks to the presence of numerous students and musicians from Italy and all over the world, Chieti will represent an international benchmark of excellence through its cultural and artistic heritage. With the support of the Artistic Director of the festival and President of ArtEnsemble, Maestro Giuliano Mazzoccante, the EUFSC and its President Konstantin Ishkhanov are honored to welcome the fifth edition of the Festival with the aim of creating a unique cultural project on a par with the largest international festivals in Europe, Asia, and America.



Welcome to
Chieti Classica · 2022

Artistic Director
of Chieti Classica and President of ArtEnsemble

It is with a feeling of profound joy that I am glad to launch the 5th edition of the International Music Festival CHIETI CLASSICA, which will take place in the historic city of Chieti from the 26th of July to the 11th of August 2022. 

Some of the greatest professors and performers of the international classical music world will dedicate their art to our festival and to the young people who will participate in our daily masterclasses and concerts. This year we will also be introducing a new initiative – Mozart Evenings in Chieti, a separate project taking place alongside the festival’s main events which will be dedicated to the legacy of Mozart and will see Chieti filled with the music of this wonderful composer. 

I would like to express my gratitude to all our local and international supporters for helping us continue to make the Chieti Classica festival bigger and better than before, and especially to the European Foundation for Support of Culture, our main partners in this event. 

Most of all, however, I would like to thank all of you who have come to Chieti to join us. It is your presence that makes it all worthwhile, and I eagerly look forward to welcoming all those young artists who represent the future of classical music, and who I am sure, will once again bring light and hope to arts and culture!



Konstantin Ishkhanov

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I would like to welcome you all to the 5th edition of the Chieti Classica International Music Festival, taking place in this historic Italian city that has become synonymous with the celebration of culture and classical music.

By now this festival has become a staple in the cultural calendar of Chieti, and I am proud to say that this latest edition is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious and spectacular yet. Together with our valued partners in this endeavor – Chieti’s own ArtEnsemble Cultural Association – we are bringing some of the biggest international names in the world of music education to the city, with masterclasses being held every single day in various different locations. These will also be accompanied by daily evening concerts throughout every day of the festival’s run and, in line with our aims of furthering music education and development, we are going to be inviting the most accomplished students within the festival to participate in these concerts, performing alongside professional musicians in front of a live audience.

Moreover, Chieti Classica 2022 is also going to witness the premiere of our Mozart Evenings initiative, a lavish celebration of one of the greatest and most beloved composers of all time which will present a series of concerts dedicated solely to the music of Mozart, further enhancing and diversifying the choices available for all of you who are joining us here in Italy.  

None of this would be possible without the hard work of all of our team at the European Foundation for Support of Culture, and the dedication of our local and international partners. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all and wish all the professors, musicians, and students a very memorable and profitable couple of weeks in this beautiful city.