Festival Internacional de Música de Las Navas del Marqués (FIMLasNavas)

Festival Internacional de Música de Las Navas del Marqués (FIMLasNavas)
Las Navas del Marqués (Ávila)

Telephone: (+34) 609 039 333 | (+34) 91 897 20 00

E-mail: info@zenobiamusica.com | hola@turismolasnavas.es

Web: www.festivalmusicalasnavas.com

Hashtag: #FIMLasNavas

Directors: Maite Seco ​and Rupert Damerell

Festival dates:From the end of June to the end of August..

The Festival Internacional de Música de Las Navas del Marqués (FIMLasNavas) has been annually held since 2010 in this town of Avila. It is sponsored by its Town Hall and counts with the artistic direction of Zenobia Música, through its directors Maite Seco and Rupert Damerell.

FIMLasNavas has been consolidated as one of most well-known in Spain, due to the great quality of its proposals and the impact obtained. Along 9 editions a total of 92 concerts have been performed, with more than 2,850 performers —singers, instrument soloists, international orchestras and choirs—, more than 21,000 spectators and 13 choral singing courses, with 800 students of 25 different nationalities. The Festival has as differentiating values the following:

  • The capacity of bringing to the Avila province some of the best groups of the international classical music scenario: British ensembles like Ensemble Plus Ultra, Alamire, Stile Antico, Voces8 and choirs like Sidney Sussex College Choir of Cambridge; Westminster Choir (USA); the Spanish ensemble Quondam, the Orquesta y Coro de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Orquesta de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Coro Juvenil San Justo de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Coro de Niños de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta y Coro de la J. M. J. (Spain), among others, as well as counting every year with the participation of maestro Peter Phillips, conductor of the world famous Tallis Scholars.
  • Its international character, both for the artists participating and the students of the singing courses linked to the Festival, which produces a cultural exchange of great size. Considering only the 2018 edition, more than 250 foreign artists participated: members of Voces8, the British Kew Wind Orchestra, the Internationaler Chor Hildesheim of Germany, the Singing Sensations Youth Choir of USA, besides Peter Phillips and several members of the Tallis Scholars. The 160 students of the two choral singing courses organised by Zenobia Música are joined (Semana Internacional de Canto and Tallis Scholars Summer Course, currently the only one in the world) of which approximately half come from different countries all over the world.
  • The historic locations of the Festival. The concerts take place in Las Navas del Marqués and in Ávila. The concerts developed in Las Navas are mainly performed in two ideal venues thanks to their acoustics: the Convento de Santo Domingo y San Pablo and the Castillo Palacio de Magalia, both Arstistic Historical Monuments and Cultural Interest Goods of the 16th century.
  • The approach to young people and new audiences, by means of the contents of the Festival of Young Talents, included within the general programme. In this section Spanish and foreign youth and children choirs are invited, as well as young instrument soloists and chamber ensembles.
  • New proposals every year: in 2018 the Festival released an organ series which counted with important organists of Castile and León (Francisco Javier López, David Largo and Ángel Montero) as well as a conference of the Valladolid University Professor, José Ignacio Palacios about the organs of the Autonomous Community.
  • great devotion to early music. This section is carefully looked after, attracting the best world groups in this field. The Festival, besides the early music section, counts with activities in other fields like lyrics, instrumental music, choral music of different styles (gospel, contemporary, folklore) and Baroque opera
  • It counts with the EFFE label (created by the EFA, European Festival Association) and is a member of Festclásica, an association that joins the most important festivals of Spain.
  • Peter Phillips dirigiendo en el Castillo de Magalia a los alumnos del Tallis Scholars Summer Course.

    Voces8 en el Castillo de Magalia

    Coro de niños de la Comunidad de Madrid en el Convento de Santo Domingo y San Pablo.