Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome all the festival participants and our distinguished colleagues who have traveled from all over the world to share this wonderful summer experience of the Semper Music International Festival 2016.

Set in pastoral surroundings of South Tyrol, Schlern, this massive music festival revolves in its own hospitable universe for three weeks of a short summer season. We are sure that the slogan of our festival, “making music together”, will symbolize friendly relations and collaborations, as well as joy for a memorable music experience.

We wish to give special thanks to the Mayor of Voels am Schlern, Otmar Stampfer , for his support, and priceless contribution to the arts. We also would like to thank all our sponsors for their generosity. Most of all, we offer our special gratitude to the people and the guests of Schlern. Without your love for music, and appreciation for what we do for you, our Festival wouldn’t grow into one of the best musical events in the region.

We hope you will join us for many unforgettable music performances and experience the extraordinary artistry in fabulous works presented by students and faculty of the Semper Music International Festival.

Welcome, Wilkommen, Bienvenuto, Bienvenieu, Добро пожаловать!

Vagram Saradjian, Tatiana Gerasimova

Festival Directors