Tuscan Sun Festival (Festival del Sole)

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Country and Region ItalyTuscany
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Festival Contact Information

Tuscan Sun Festival (General Management)
IMG Artists
The Light Box
111 Power Road
London W4 5PY - UK
Phone: +44 20 79575800
Email: info@tuscansunfestival.com

Festival Description

The Tuscan Sun Festival announces its 9th season with yet again an exciting and unique programme that encompasses world class concerts, renowned stars, exclusive wine and culinary events, visual art exhibitions and wellness classes making it the premiere arts festival and lifestyle event in Tuscany in August.  Tickets go on sale at the end March.

Known for celebrating the finest arts and local culture in the charming hill top town of Cortona, the Tuscan Sun Festival’s musical programme in the evening is balanced with daytime events including cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs as well as other culinary events, art exhibitions, discussions and readings with literary figures and historic walking tours of Cortona.

The Tuscan Sun Festival maintains its vibrant wellness component including regular tai chi classes with Lucia Dalbon and Chinese medicine talks and demonstrations with Dr. Weishe Song.  After the enthusiastic response to her class during the 2010 festival, we are delighted that Trudie Styler will return this year to lead two yoga and pilates classes. Leading Italian wine expert and former Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator and European Editor of Cigar Aficionado, James Suckling returns to the Tuscan Sun Festival to lead exclusive wine events including “Masters of Wine” — the wine tasting and lecture, followed by dinner at Michelin-starred Il Falconiere restaurant, a runaway success of the 2010 Festival.

Festival Dates June 11 - 18, 2012
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  • In order of appearance
    • Anthony Arcaini
    • Joshua Bell, photo by Chris Lee
    • Gabriele Lavia
    • Marcello Giordani, photo by Dario Acosta
    • Gisele Ben-Dor
    • Renée Fleming, photo by Andrew Eccles, Decca
    • Riccardo Frizza
    • Ekaterina Scherbachenko, photo by Damir Yusupov
    • Trudie Styler, photo by Catherine Ashmore
    • Sting, photo by Paolo Roversi


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