About Us

AmiCa (Associazione musicale internazionale del Calatino), was founded in September 2010 due to a vital urge to spread musical culture in Sicily, in particular in the so-called Calatino: a breathtaking area that can be the perfect frame for the high-profile artistic activity that we propose.

The spirit of AmiCaFest is to provide international students with an unforgettable experience, through many opportunities, including piano lessons and masterclasses with renowned artists, and the chance to perform with the Bellini Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra of leading musicians from the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.

AmiCaFest is also a varied reality that embraces additional activities such as exhibitions, book presentations, cultural classes, etc. AmiCaFest places the student in a full-Sicilian-immersion environment, surrounded by a total experience of everyday life, from the lodging to the authenticity of worldwide-loved food.

2018 Piano Faculty

Enrico Elisi

Enrico Elisi

University of Toronto

Canada

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Faculty

Coming soon!

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Faculty

Tian Ying

Tian Ying

University of Miami

USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the Festival?

AmiCaFest will be held between the 14th and the 25th of June, 2018. Arrival and departure dates are June 13 and 26.

Where does AmiCaFest take place?

AmiCaFest takes place in Grammichele, a town in the province of Catania in Sicily, southern Italy. The hexagonal town was built in 1693, after the destruction by an earthquake of the old town of Occhiolà.

What’s the tuition cost?

The participation to AmiCaFest costs €1,450.00 (€1,400.00 + €50.00 Application Fee). If you apply by January 31 you will get a 5% discount on the tuition. Go to the Tuition page for more details.

What does the tuition cover?

Three individual lessons, one masterclass, chance to win a scholarship (audience award) and the Concerto Competition, participation in a shared solo recital, admission to any of AmiCaFest activities, housing in a family environment, transportations and tours, etc. Check the complete list here.

When are the application fee and tuition due?

The Application Fee will be paid after filling out the application form (due March 10). If you are accepted, the Tuition can be payed in two installments: deposit (€700.00) by March 30 and balance (€700.00) by April 10. You can also pay the Tuition in full by March 30. If you apply by January 31 you will get a 5% discount on the tuition (€1,330.00), which will have to be paid in full by March 30.

How do you match families with students?

We consider very carefully the affinities we are able to catch through the forms we make both hosts and guests fill out.

What is the cancelation policy?

The Application Fee is non-refundable. Refunds for cancellation will be honored upon receipt of written notification. Read here the details.

How many hours of practice do I have?

You have at least 4 hours of practice per day guaranteed!

May I apply as an auditor or bring somebody else with me?

Definitely! We offer an auditors and guests program: explore it here.

What’s the age range for AmiCaFest?

We are a no-age-limit festival.

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