The Chamber Music International Festival “ClassicheFORME”, organized by the
Associazione “Opera Prima”, comes from the desire of the young Italian pianist Beatrice
Rana to create a musical center of attraction in her own area – the Salento, in Apulia –
where renowned national and international concert artists are invited to perform, and
where interactive musical experiences are shared; thus presenting “chamber music” in a
dynamic, modern, and attractive way, in line with our times.
In 2017 the Festival was granted the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic for its
high value towards music, for the development of young talents, and for the attention to
its territory. The Festival’s Artistic Director and Founder, Beatrice Rana, was nominated
Knight of the Republic “motu proprio” by President Sergio Mattarella in December of
Now at its third edition, running in Lecce from 5 to 7 July, 2019, every year the
ClassicheFORME Festival brings music to the Salento area, in venues that are filled with
history and culture, aiming to share and spread their beauty. All concerts of the Festival
are aired on Radio3 Rai on delay.