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

Claudio Marenzi
Honorary 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
Tommaso Sacchi
Maurizio Comoli
Roberto Colombo

Massimo Viancino
Sara Ricordi
Claudia Bucci
Monica Moiso
Dario Betti
Press office
Roberto Valentino

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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