Music festival Casal Velino

Casal Velino is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. This summer Kazakh musicians presented a concert in this wonderful town.

For the 17th year in a row, the festival of musical classics Casal Velino is held here. The event gathers famous groups from all over Europe. The day before, the orchestra from Spain, the city of Castellon performed here. A few weeks later the festival will be visited by musicians from the Italian city Matera, Kiev, Romania.

Casal Velino is the hometown of Marco Schiavo, a famous Italian pianist. He greatly contributed to the concert programme of the festival. Ten years ago, Marco brought a Kazakh ensemble that became a cultural sensation for the Italian public. Academy of Soloists State  Orchestra of Kazakhstan under the guidance of its artistic director, outstanding violinist, people's artist, rector of the Kazakh National Univer Aiman Mussakhаjayeva. This year musicians give the 100th performance at the festival.