Elba Island events 2015: Intonazione, where art meets history

  • Published: 7-05-2015
  • Category: Events

Intonazione 2015 Elba Island

The hermitage of Santa Caterina is a timeless place where everything stands still, where peace and tranquility reign. From 27 June to 11 July the hermitage will become a meeting place for artists, location where the silence gives birth to notes, exhibitions, workshops. It is in these will be held the 2015 edition of the festival Intonazione of Elba Island.


Artist’s Silence

It is perhaps the most representative event of the Intonazione festival. Are invited artists who have never performed together before. The public can attend the performances in strict silence. An experiment/meeting that in 2015 will be held from June 30 to July 4. The artists involved are Dorothee Oberlinger, Ulli Engel, Teodoro Anzellotti, Jörg Zwicker and Erich Traxler.


The exhibition

Mese del cucù (Month of the cuckoo) is the title of the exhibition of art by Susanne Besch (the artist that for over thirty years,  for at least one month, live in the hermitage of Santa Caterina) scheduled for Saturday, June 27th. The exhibition consists of an installation of works in plaster and iron recovered by Susanne in the old mining industries of the island.



·         Thursday, July 2 – Opening concert of Intonazioni 2015 (Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion);

·         Saturday, July 4 – Oltrebarocco (Dorothee Oberlinger flutes, Ulli Engel violin, accordion Teodoro Anzellotti, Jörg Zwicker cello, Erich Traxler harpsichord);

·         Sunday, July 5 – Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar and vocals) and Svante Henryson (cello);

·         Wednesday, July 8 – Final Concert of the participants and the teachers of the workshop (in Piazza Matteotti in Rio nell’Elba);

·         Friday, July 10 – Performance by the Gazzana duo (Natasha Gazzana violin, Raffaella Gazzana piano);

·         Saturday, July 11 – Gianmaria Testa (guitar and vocals).



The International Workshop 2015 will be held from 6 July to al’8 in Garibaldi theatre in Rio nell’Elba. Katarina Henryson (vocal improvisation), Svante Henryson (cello, bass), Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar) will be this year teachers.

For more information on Intonazione Elba Island 2015 festival (timetables, tickets, program changes) you can visit the official website of the event, Intonazione.it.


Image source: Flickr.com/photos/doug88888

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