Aruba Symphony Festival
The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy is an international event where every year, first-class musicians from around the globe make Aruba their destination. During these 12 intensive days of music-making, guest artists and students from more than 15 countries give the happy island an unforgettable experience with full-house concerts, workshops, conferences and classes led by celebrated international artists.
The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy offers the opportunity for participants to perform in the Festival Orchestra, chamber ensembles (strings and winds), master classes and a solo competition upon the tutoring of acclaimed international musicians. Our concert programs are a combination of musical styles and venues creating a unique experience for our audiences and a large range of possibilities for our participants to increase their knowledge and musical repertoire.
The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy is also pleased to present the Conducting and Interpretation Workshop with maestro Benjamin Zander. His masterclasses are widely seen and well praised all around the world.
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ASF Summer 2020 Faculty!
Piano, Orchestral Conducting, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Guitar.
Message from our Artistic Director
“Music is the magical meeting of humankind’s need for intellectual growth and essential spiritual evolution. It is the most honest attempt toward combining these two aspects of the human condition. The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy takes on the role of being a transformative encounter in our students’ lives, as well as a celebration to our audience.
With these words, I welcome you to the Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy.”
Simon Gollo. ASFA Founder and Artistic Director
Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy Aruba 2015. Video: Ronald Villabona