Welcome to the XV International Music Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz

 

"XV FCIMV" 2022 (16 to 24 August)

Location: Escuela de Música "Luis Aramburu"

 

 


 

Fifteen years celebrating the Vitoria-Gasteiz International Music Festival. In its beginnings called "course", followed by "festival/course", until reaching this fifteenth edition as a FESTIVAL. Fifteen years through which several teachers have passed, from different specialties and different countries. Fifteen years where we have had concerts with artists from the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Belgium and Spain. Fifteen years where the people who have worked side by side with me during the festival have been various and varied but very helpful and on many occasions from which I have learned everything I know about organization, marketing, management, …

But it is then, in these moments, when a new edition begins, when one believes that his idea has stalled, that it is not moving forward, that one cannot do more than what has been done. When doubts about your work and idea begin to haunt your head and when you want to throw in the towel and live in your comfortable life without problems and without stress. But it is then too when one also remembers that very important part and for which all this began fifteen years ago, the boys who come and have come during all these years eager for experiences, illusions, doubts, hungry for knowledge. Those guys who come to us from the United States, Poland, Russia, France, Italy, Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao, San Sebastián, Vitoria, … I also remember that public that has come to our concerts, generally older people, eager to find all those things that they are not able to see or hear during the normal cultural season of their city and that year after year they thank me for being there on those dates, filling a void that has been established in the city of Vitoria for years even decades.

It is then that my spirit rises, when my mind clears and I embark on this adventure of knowledge and entertainment once more.

Welcome to this fifteenth edition of the Vitoria-Gasteiz International Music Festival, XV FCIMV 2022, let's make every day a surprise and every surprise a positive experience, together, with you and with you.

We will be waiting for all those students, tourist, visitors here, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, don't miss it.

Inigo Alonso

Artistic director