Superintendent

Maddalena da Lisca

Board of Directors

Federico Stame president
Giorgio Forni vice-president
Gian Guido Balandi, Maddalena da Lisca, Ilaro Ghiselli, Piero Gnudi, Paolo Mazzetti Gaito, Romano Montroni, Antonino Morello, Guido Ottolenghi, Giovanna Pesci Enriques, Pietro Ruggieri, Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi, Daniela Scaglietti Kelescian, Maria Luisa Vaccari, Romano Volta

Auditing board

Domenico De Leo, Gian Paolo Gandolfi, Matteo Tamburini

Patron Members

Gino e Carlotta Cocchi, Federico e Giovanna Enriques, Paola Giovanardi Rossi, Dialta Malvezzi Campeggi Paresce, Federico Minoli, Maria Luisa Vaccari e Andrea Susmel

Meritorious Members

Gian Guido e Barbara Balandi, Filippo Cavazzuti, Vittoria Mancini Ghigi, Lionardo Lorenzo Ginori Lisci, Marino e Paola Golinelli, Mauro Mazzucato, Romano Montroni, Franco Neppi, Federico e Claudia Rossi, Federico e Brunella Stame, Matteo Tamburini, Giuseppe e Daniela e Maria Vittoria Kelescian

Supporting Members

Jadranka Bentini, Vincenzo e Simonetta Castiglione, Carla Comellini, Domenico e Caterina De Leo Zanella, Giovanni e Ninni Facchinetti Pulazzini, Ilaro Ghiselli, Piero Gnudi, Tito e Brigitte Gotti, Enrico e Daniela Jovi, Anna Majani, Franco e Giovanna Marchi, Paolo Mazzetti Gaito, Walther Mazzetti Gaito, Pier Leandro Guernelli, Gian Bruno Mazzi e Valeria Fattori, Giorgio Minarelli, Margherita Morabito, Paola Pinotti, Andrea Ricciotti, Gian Luca Rusconi Rizzi, Elisa Vico, Maria Angela Villani, Michele e Maria Luisa Zerbini

Members

Cesare Bassoli, Gabriella Berardi, Giancarlo e Mariateresa Berti, Ugo e Annamaria Berti Arnoaldi Veli, Federico Carpi, Salvatore e Immacolata Chiaramonte, Angelica Ciampi Mercurio, Sergio Coccheri, Angela Cocchi, Marina Corona, Graziano Grassilli, Maddalena Fiorio Gnugnoli, Giorgio e Marina Forni, Maria Teresa Liguori Bubani, Annalisa e Antonio Lubich Carullo, Guido Ottolenghi, Elvia Marchelle Parisotto, Cecilia e Lorenzo Matteucci Lavarini, Antonino Morello, Maria Luisa Palamà Narcisi, Laura Renzoni Governatori, Maria Vincenza Riccardi Scassellati Sforzolini, Ettore Rimondi, Pietro Ruggieri, Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi, Andrea e Maria Stella Scagliarini, Anna Serena Serantoni, Anna Simonetto Grechi, Luigi e Barbara Stame, Letizia Tamburi, Romano Volta

Our History

Founded in 1982, Associazione Bologna Festival has distinguished itself over time for the cultural rigour of its programmes, inviting great international concert artists and designing special concert series and seasons, often in exclusive. The festival is comprised of different concert series: “Great Performers”, dedicated to the great Classical and Romantic repertoire and to symphonic and choral masterpieces; “Talents”, a space open to promising young European concert artists; “The Ancient and the New”, that combines Early Music – always proposed in historically informed performances – to 20th Century and Contemporary Music. The 27-years-long Artistic Direction by Mario Messinis has extended the musical interests of the festival way beyond the more usual repertoire of the 18th and 19th Centuries, paying attention to both Early Music and to the most advanced trends in contemporary music, with specific projects. In December 2019, the Board of Directors appointed Maddalena da Lisca as Superintendent of Bologna Festival, with both administrative and artistic responsibilities. The President of the Association, Federico Stame, and the other Members of the Association are among the most prominent figures of the enterpreneurial, professional and cultural panorama in Bologna. The activities of the Association are aimed also at reaching a younger audience with two specific projects that involve about 12.000 young people every year: “Baby BoFe’”, that proposes classical music events for children; “Notes on the Book”, an educational project aimed at educating the listening skills of Middle and High School students.