The Association “Musica Viva” promote the VIII International Piccolo Festival, that will be held in Grado, Italy, from the 5th to the 9th July 2022.

We are very honoured to host internationally renowned artists as Nicola Mazzanti, our Artistic Director and Former Piccolo of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Haika Lubcke, piccolo solo at the Tonhalle-Orchestra in Zurich, Lior Eitan, principal piccolo at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Vincent Cortvrint, piccolo solo at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Marta Rossi, flute and piccolo at the Rome Opera House.

We will have the great pleasure to host also other Guest Piccoloists, that give us lectures and workshops, and exhibitors from all over the world with their instruments.

Registration will be open from March 1st, at 00.00 UTC +1 (Rome time).
Submit your application from March 1st, at 00.00 UTC +1 (Rome time) for the super early-bird special price! It will expire on March 31st.

This year you can participate in person as an effective student, an auditor student or you can also follow all the festival online as an auditor with the live streaming!
Active performers can take part at the festival only in presence; it’s not possible to have online lessons.


Member IPFA
Active Performer  * 270 € * 250 €
Auditor * *     120 € 100 €
Online Auditor Pass (5 days) 50 €   40 € 
Daily Online Auditor Pass      15 € 15 €

* Early birds discount: 220 € until 31st March
* *Auditors’ number may change due to covid-19 restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Festival is planned in accordance with the most restrictive regulation.
For this reason at the moment we accept only 17 effective students. If the pandemic situation will improve, the number of effective students could increase.

Everyday active performers and auditors can join the warm-up session.
Active performers will have lesson 45 mins long with three of the five guest artists; with the online pass you can take part in all events, masterclasses and concerts.

That will be a great Festival!

If you want to contact us for other information, please, send an e-mail to, or an e-mail to one of the members of the staff, or use this form.