The Banco Sabadell Foundation is committed to supporting young musical talent by collaborating with various institutions that hold their festivals in June, July and August. These include:
Las Piedras Cantan – The Santa María la Real Foundation has been developing among its activities and for the last two decades the programme Las Piedras Cantan (The Stones Sing), a series of concerts seeking to give momentum to the arts and heritage through music, by promoting young artists and featuring unique heritage sites of great historical interest. More information at https://laspiedrascantan.es.
Serenates Festival – The Festival, co-produced by the University of Valencia and the Valencian Institute for Culture, held in 2022 its 35th edition, in which a total of 10 shows, open to the general public, were carried out in the Cloister of the La Nau Cultural Centre. For more information: https://www.uv.es/uvweb/cultura/es/actividades-convocatorias/areas-programacion/musica/festival-serenatas-1285866274426.html.
Bachcelona Festival – The Bachcelona Foundation held a festival that is always committed to quality. Throughout its history, it has featured the most renowned international performers specialising in Bach. Furthermore, innovation is another trademark component of the Festival, since the activities that Bachcelona proposes want to go beyond the “concert” format by encouraging artistic interaction with other disciplines such as theatre, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. For more information: https://www.bachcelona.com/
Schubertíada – The Festival, promoted by the Franz Schubert Association and co-produced with the Palace of Catalan Music and the National Centre for Musical Diffusion, aims to be, once again, a platform for featuring young talent. As regards its repertoire, it focuses on Robert Schumann, in dialogue with composers from Mediterranean countries. More information: https://schubertiada.cat/
FRINGE – The “Joventuts Musicals De Torroella De Montgrí” Festival offers a selection of emerging Catalan musicians of classical music, flamenco and singer-songwriters. More information: https://www.festivaldetorroella.cat/
San Sebastian Musical Fortnight – The San Sebastian Musical Fortnight is the oldest classical music festival in Spain and one of the longest-running in Europe. Since its inception, the Musical Fortnight has enjoyed great prestige for both the quality of its programmes and the notoriety of its performers. Discover its programme at: https://www.quincenamusical.eus
Bal y Gay Festival – The Festival was born as an initiative of the Xesús Bal y Gay Association to bring quality classical music to an environment where access to it was very limited. Famous performers gather in La Mariña in the second fortnight of August to promote musical training, as well as to live artistic experiences in which music shares the limelight with history, the architectural heritage of the area, the landscape or gastronomy. A project that will not only enrich the town culturally but will also bring tourism to the province, giving it greater visibility and impact. More information: https://festivalbalygay.com/
2nd Edition of the Jordi Savall Festival – The Festival vindicates the importance of the restoration of the historical cultural and musical heritage and promotes the recognition and dissemination of the musical legacy of Maestro Savall, with more than 50 years of dedication to research, pedagogy, performance and the dissemination of musical and cultural heritage. The Festival also contributes to boosting young musical talent and proposals of great quality and originality, with a repertoire that ranges from medieval music to pieces of classicism, as well as Mediterranean and Eastern music.