The Trasimeno Music Festival Association was formed by the happy fruition of two beautiful but originally distant things: on one side the world-renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, and on the other, the Umbrian town of Magione, on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. When Angela, regarded as one of the greatest living interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach, first discovered this area of great natural beauty, she fell in love with it immediately. Then, with her unique blend of charm and passion, she decided to bring her music to the region in the form of an annual music festival. For a week each summer, she presents concerts in the magical atmosphere of the Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione using international artists of the highest level. To accomplish this, and thanks to the interest and passion of local friends and collaborators, the Trasimeno Music Festival Association was formed.
During the past years, concerts took place in such ravishing settings as the Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione, and also in Gubbio (Palazzo Ducale, Church of San Domenico, Church of San Pietro), in Perugia (Basilica of San Pietro) and in Assisi (Basilica Superiore di San Francesco).
Such venues welcomed on stage the most renowned interpreters of the classical music world, as well as talented young musicians, in a calm, serene atmosphere appreciated by an attentive audience from around the world.
In 2015, we presented the eleventh edition of the TMF, from July 4 to 10. Concerts were held at the Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione, at the Basilica of San Pietro in Perugia, at the Teatro Clitunno and the Church of San Francesco in Trevi, at the Teatro Torti in Bevagna, and at the Teatro Caporali in Panicale. A pre-festival concert featuring young gifted musicians took place on July 4, in the Piazzetta of San Savino in Magione.
The Trasimeno Music Festival has been rated by the national and foreign press as "one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe" and as "one of the best music festivals in Italy."
With this happy union between local and international elements, the life of the Association is diverging into more widespread activities, with lecture-demonstrations held in schools, discussions with authors who write about music in their work (Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Julian Barnes, William Fiennes), masterclasses with young pianists (Perugia, Spoleto), and Friends Associations being formed around the world - a reflection of the worldwide attention that characterizes both Angela Hewitt and the festival. On this website, to which we welcome you, you may find all the information on the initiatives of the Trasimeno Music Festival Association. We look forward to welcoming you to a concert or another event with Angela Hewitt.