Starting from August 30th until September 11th in Elba Island you will be able to enjoy the 15th edition of “Isola musicale d’Europe” (Europe’s Musical Island) with a very rich program, starring some of the greatest musicians of the international scene. The whole festival is directed by Yuri Bashmet and George Edelman that have featured quite a rich calendar of events with some exciting musical personalities. The whole festival is directed by Yuri Bashmet and George Edelman that have featured quite a rich calendar of events with some exciting musical personalities.The program opens with two nights in Portoferraio with the great Jazz music by Mina Agossi Trio on August 30th and Jeff Ballard Trio on August 31st, with sees the extraordinary participation of the clarinettist Michel Portal, one of the biggest jazz stars of all times. Classical music follows with pianist Martha Argherich who will play with Michael Guttman. This year’s edition features a collaboration with the Marinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg. Director Yuri Bashmet (violinist and artistic director of the festival) will take the stage with the Russian soloists and other first class artists like Uto Ughi and Gidon Kremer, in addition to cellist Mario Brunello.
The event will spread around different locations, majority of the concerts will be held at the Linguella Auditorium and the Teatro dei Vigilanti in Portoferraio. There will also be two traditional events during the festival: one at the Rio Duomo and the other at the Marciana Fortezza Pisana. Young musicians will have the opportunity to compete for the “Elba Festival Prize”.You can visit and leave a comment on Elba Isola Musicale D'Europa Facebook page! Here there are more details on know How to get to Elba Island plus, if after the music events you want to keep going with more nightlife clubs in Elba Island here you can find a list! :) Once you'll be in Elba Island don't forget to try some local seafood specialties :) For further info check also Elba isola musicale d'Europa 2011. [geo_mashup_map]