This unique intimate and bucolic Piano Festival was launched in 2021. It was held in the gardens of the Casa Rural Las Fuentes de Agata in Hoyos, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain from the 12-15 of August 2021. Four extremely gifted international young musicians gave four evening concerts over the four days of the Festival. Admission was free, concerts started at 8.30 pm and finished by 10.15 pm with an interval mid-concert.
Join us on the 11th of December at 6 pm for our fundraising concert at St Margaret Putney, London
Adalynn Du Buk ( Paisajes Festival Outstanding Resident Young Artist )
Simone Alessandro Tavoni ( Founder and Artist Director)
We offer a festival that:
- is free to the public
- supports pianists by inviting them to perform in a nurturing, appreciative and non-competitive environment that encourages close connection with audiences
- provides an educative festival programme that aims to enrich the culture of Sierra de Gata.
Simone Alessandro Tavoni, the festival’s founder and artistic director, explains:
“I have been inspired by the successful model of the late Robert Turnbull’s piano festival En Blanc et Noir held in Lagrasse, near Carcassonne, France. I wanted to bring to this part of Spain a festival that is very close to his vision of a piano festival in an atmosphere of calm, freshness and peace.”
The Festival venue is in a rural location but only ten minutes’ walk from the lively medieval town of Hoyos where bars and shops stay open until late. Following the Festival all the villages of La Sierra come together for “Las Ferias”, a week of fun, celebration and festivity. The closest airports are Madrid and Porto (Portugal), both are about two and a half hours drive away. The use of a car is strongly recommended as you are sure to want to explore the many beauty spots and medieval villages of La Sierra de Gata. Car rental is available in the nearby town of Coria (20 minutes drive from Hoyos) and of course at Madrid and Porto airports. For more information about travel or car-hire please feel free to get in touch. If necessary we may be able to arrange a lift, even from the airport to the town.
There are many bed and breakfast options near the town of Hoyos. A few options are:
http://www.lasfuentesdeagata.com https://www.casaruralrobles.es http://elcuartovalle.es/ https://www.lasmartas.com/es/ etc.
. Please enquire us the website before making any bookings so that we can help you organise your stay.
The Sierra de Gata offers many interesting places to visit such as St Martin the Trevejo, Villamiel, Robredillo de Gata, Gata etc. Nearby are the lovely historic medieval towns of Caceres, Ciudad Rodrigo both about one and a half hours drive from Salamanca
The Festival is a UK registered charity and participation is free to the public. Our only income is through voluntary donations. This means we must actively raise funds to enable us to provide this extraordinary weekend of music.
Could you help us, please?
You can be a festival sponsor, or simply donate a small amount as and when you can.
Be a Festival Sponsor (donations of £100+)
Please get in touch if you’d like to help with our costs such as musicians’ fees, piano hire, the Festival programme, or just a more general donation to help the Festival run smoothly.
Sponsors will receive a souvenir of the festival, a free drink at each concert and two excursion trips.
(We’d also love to give you a mention in our programme, ‘tho this is not obligatory! We will of course respect your anonymity should you wish.)
Become an Associate Member of the Festival (£25+)
As an Associate Member you will be invited to inform the shape of the festival and participate in it as a valued member of the team.
Make a donation
If you’d prefer to make a simple, no-frills donation. Any amount however modest is greatly appreciated.
Please you can make your donation by bank transfer to the festival account or by cheque payable to:
Name of the bank: Lloyd Bank IBAN: GB21LOYD30918338746460
Flat 23, 333 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4FD
Paisajes Piano Festival Sierra de Gata is a UK Registered Charity No 1194006
The Board of Trustees are:
Simone Alessandro Tavoni
Ines Navarro di Meo
Robert A. R. R. Buckley
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