The Association


The Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa, from its beginnings in 1962 until the managerial changes of 1998, is responsible for organizing the Festival bearing the same name on the banks of Lake Maggiore during the months of August and September.
In 1999, the Festival adopted the new identity Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore and increased its programming both in terms of concerts (from 16 in 1998 to 30 in 1999) and venues. New ancillary activities were introduced: promotional partnerships with other institutions and the extension of knowledge of classical music through involvement in other forms of artistic expression.

Stresa Festival

The Stresa Festival offers an annual festival replete with concerts of high artistic value: internationally renowned musicians and young prospects present works spanning baroque to contemporary styles, as well as perform original productions. In the past several young talent, winners of important international competitions, participated in the Festival and then became very renowned.

Legal Notices

Founded as a non-profit cultural association, the scope of the Association is the promotion of musical events and any activity of artistic value. In 2001 the Association obtained status as a legal entity.


The organisation has the following legal foundations. The Amici delle Settimane Musicali – partners, meeting in Assembly, Board of Directors, Presidency, Artistic Director, Accounts Revisors. The mandates are free of charge. The following are admitted to the Board of Directors: the Mayor of Stresa and the President of the Provincial Administration of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VCO).

Contact us

Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa Festival Internazionale
Sede legale e operativa: Via Carducci, 38 – 28838 Stresa (VB) C.F. e P.IVA 00229020037 0323.31095 – 30459
Chairman Giancarlo Belloni
Artistic Director Mario Brunello
Governing Body Il Presidente della Regione Piemonte, Alberto Cirio rappresentato da Roberto Issoglio Il Presidente della Provincia del VCO, Alessandro Lana Il Sindaco di Stresa, Marcella Severino Andrea Padulazzi
Auditors Paolo Baccarini Gianni Boldini Massimo Viancino
Organization Dario Betti Claudia Bucci Milena Frattini Monica Moiso Sara Ricordi
Assistants Sara Prataiolo e Alex Maltauro Berto

For institutional information or job applications, collaboration or internships send an email to

For artistic proposals, send an email to

For information or requests relating to communication and promotion send an email to

For administrative requests, send an email to

Journalists can send an email to

The Ticket office is open from April until the end of the Festival.

To purchase tickets and subscriptions send an email to

Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa
Festival Internazionale

Via Carducci, 38
28838 Stresa (VB)
ph. +39 0323 31095
fax +39 0323 33006
C.F. e P.IVA 00229020037

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