I am delight to launch the project of a unique piano festival in one of the most remote, rural and unknown part of Spain, the Sierra de Gata.
The intimate and bucolic festival will be held outside in the garden on the hill of the Casa Rural Las Fuentes de Agata in Hoyos (Caceres, Extremadura) over four days from the 6th to the 9th of August.
Four evening concerts and one midnight event given by four extremely gifted international young musicians, admission free, buffet and canapés served during and after the concerts.
-is to advance the careers of emerging young pianists by offering them earning and performing opportunities in a nurturing, appreciative and non-competitive environment:
- and to offer a free festival so that all concerts are available to all regardless of their means
I have been inspired by the successful model of Robert Turnbull’s piano festival in Lagrasse ( Carcassonne, France) En Blanc Et Noir https://www.enblancetnoir.com.
I want to bring a festival to this part of Spain which is very close to his vision of a piano festival in an atmosphere of calm, freshness and peace.
The swimming pool at Las Fuentes de Agata
The view from La Casa Rural Las Fuentes de Agata
The festival venue is completely in nature, but it is only about 10 minutes’ walk from the medieval and lively town of Hoyos. Bars and shops stay open until late and the period when the festival is held will be just before the starting of “Las Ferias” the annual one-week festivity period of the village and the population of the other villages of La Sierra come together to celebrate.
The closest airport is Madrid or Porto (Portugal) equally about two and a half hours drive away. The use of a car is strongly recommendable as the beauty of this place is to explore the many gorgeous spots and villages of La Sierra de Gata. There are different options of rental either in the nearby town of Coria (20 minutes drive from Hoyos) or directly at Madrid airport.
If you wish to enquiry more about this option please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help you to provide more information and give you a lift whenever necessary and possible, even from the airport to the town.
There are many bed and breakfast options nearby the town of Hoyos and the most typical accommodation is in the pension form. A few options are:
Please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly on my website before making any bookings so as to help you organising the staying and make sure the right place for you.
The Sierra de Gata offers numerous places to visit such as St Martin the Trevejo, Villamiel, Robredillo de Gata, Gata etc. and nearby are also lovely and historic medieval towns such as Caceres, Ciudad Rodrigo and about one and a half hours drive from Salamanca.
Street view of the village of San Martin de Trevejo, famous for his rivers that flow in every most of his narrow roads
The Castle near the village of Villlamiel
The natural swimming pool of Acebo, 5 minutes drive away from the festival location.
The medieval town of Ciudad Rodrigo with his 12th century walls and history
Because the festival is free to the public and the expenses of hiring musicians, piano and organisation are covered by donations, any financial help would be very grateful and necessary for its realisation.
There are two options of donations:
You could either donate toward a single particular element of the festival such as the construction of the stage, the lighting, the hiring cost of the piano, the hiring of the musicians, the printing of the flyers, supplying of the food etc. If you wish, your full name will be labelled and mentioned on the program, website and you will receive a souvenir from the festival to thank you for the wonderful support and to remember you,
Otherwise you could simply donate anonymously without any specification of sort of.
Please feel free to get in touch at email@example.com to support this premiere festival and to help make it as great as possible. This is a wonderful, first and unique event, and it born to support talented young musicians and to spread classical music, to everyone..