History of the International Festival of Contemporary Music
Over the years, the Festival presented world premieres by Strawinsky, Prokofiev and Nono, and its tradition is renewed today under the directorship of Ivan Fedele.
Through the International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Venice Biennale stresses its central role in the panorama of music today. Since 1930, the Festival has featured new compositions, European and world premieres, great orchestras and prestigious ensembles and soloists, confirming the Festival’s vocation for research and the attention to new trends.
A long-standing tradition and a strong planning attitude are part of the Festival’s history.