Ivan Fedele appointed Director of the Music Department for the three-year term 2017-2018-2019
11 | 04 | 2016
The Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, acknowledging the positive outcome of the 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music, and considering that in many ways it will constitute a model on which to build an even more challenging three-year programme, has decided to appoint Maestro Ivan Fedele as the Director of the Music Department for the years 2017-2018-2019.
As President Baratta pointed out: “The last Festival, directed by Ivan Fedele, was recognized as one of the most significant achievements of our work in music because it represented a model in the way it opened to various genres, in the level of quality it consistently maintained, in its promotion of new creations with the Biennale College. For this reason, we believe it is important to develop a programme over the next three years that follows the guidelines established in its recent work, to consolidate them and broaden them with in-house or collateral initiatives that will foster a spirit of experimentation and enrich our relationship with the public, relying on a programme that stretches over several years. To implement this three-year programme the best thing to do is to entrust it to Ivan Fedele”.
Thanking the President and the Board of Directors for the confidence they placed in him, Ivan Fedele stated: “Based on the experience of my previous mandate and the results we achieved, the next three years will aim to expand the perspectives explored to date within a concept of the contemporary that reflects the real issues in the musical world of our time”.