Clazz International Music Festival 2024
Early Bird Deadline for Clazz International Music Festival now extended to March 31st, 2022!
Announcing Clazz String Intensive in person July 6-10 in Saint Louis, USA
Clazz String Intensive
Thank you Noah Bendix-Balgley for the amazing masterclass, and congratulations to Kaiyuan Wu, Eva Lesage Sokolović, and Domeninco Pedone!
Stay tuned for more online special guest artist events!
Clazz 2021 Classic Jazz Intersections
International Music Festival

Clazz, a new music festival at the intersection of classical and jazz idioms, offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Set in the historic center of Arcidosso, Italy, and situated in the heart of Tuscany, Clazz International Music Festival features a fully integrated musical journey for attendees.

Set in the historic center of Arcidosso, Italy, and situated in the heart of Tuscany, Clazz International Music Festival features a fully integrated musical journey for attendees.

While some musicians will come to focus on their classical repertoire, others will be more inclined to harness their improvisational abilities.

Clazz allows students the freedom to choose their own educational path.

At Clazz, we are focused on learning how to be the best musician we can be, in an inspiring and nurturing environment, regardless of genre.

Two day trips
Siena e Porto Santo Stefano

Complete with two day trips to Siena, and the beach in Porto Santo Stefano, delicious local cuisine of the region, a first-rate concert series, and a faculty of highly acclaimed international artists, Clazz guarantees a very special musical experience, helping to foster significant and meaningful new connections to last a life time.

July 15 – July 29, 2024

International Music Festival




Scale, Arpeggio, and Theory Class


Chamber, Combo, and or Orchestra Rehearsals





Private lessons, Chamber, and or combo coachings


Open-air informal student performances


Masterclasses + Presentations


Festival Meeting






A Tuscan medieval village on Mount Amiata

Arcidosso is a medieval village with a marvelous history dating back to the 9th century. It’s located in the South of Italy’s famous Tuscan region near Mount Amiata and Grosseto, centrally positioned between Rome and Florence. Siena and Pisa are both within a few hours drive as well, and less than an hour away, one can visit some of the world’s best wineries, or go swimming at the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.


Arcidosso itself is home to an active community of about 4,500 people and a very robust international music scene. From 1993-2015 the city hosted three prominent summer music festivals: Toscana Delle Culture, Interharmony, and Alterazione. Since 2016, Arcidosso has been the home of Clazz International Music Festival. When you’re driving into the picturesque Tuscan town, one can’t help but notice the beautiful, noble castle, once owned by the Medici family, proudly overlooking the city’s many unique shops, restaurants, and historic churches. The main concert venue, Teatro degli Unanimi is the oldest theater in the province. Originally built in 1741, it stands adjacent to the Castle of Arcidosso, atop the city’s walls. Arcidosso is also home to historic churches, Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie, built in 1348, and the Chiesa di San Leonardo, built in 1188. Both remain active today and feature an impressive array of beautiful 17th and 18th century paintings.
Your stay with us
At Clazz, students and teachers will stay at the best bed and breakfasts located in Arcidosso. Our meals will represent a variety of delicious and high quality Tuscan cuisine. Classes will take place at the local schools and the Teatro. Concerts will be performed in the historic Teatro degli Unanimi, the province’s oldest theater, built in 1741. Students will also have the opportunity to perform regularly through our informal student concert series in Arcidosso’s downtown courtyard. Being able to engage with the community’s rich, local culture and cuisine will further fuel your creative energy and total experience during your journey through Clazz 2022! We thank the generous and beautiful people of Arcidosso, Mayor Jacopo Marini, and the Comune for your amazing support and friendship!
Info & Contacts
Clazz International Music Festival

Clazz LLC ©

Board of Directors
Matt Pickart, director and co-founder
Thomas Fortmann, founder
Helmut Lipsky, co-founder
Laura Andriani
Crispin Campbell
Jeremy Cohen
Nancy Stagnitta

Mailing Address:

Clazz International Music Festival
5800 Highlands Plaza Dr, #234
Saint Louis, MO 63110

608-295-5717 (USA)


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