The Alba Music Festival is a highlight of the Northern Italian cultural season and has been hailed as the “Spoleto of Piemonte” by the Italian national newspaper La Repubblica. The Festival has also been featured on Maryland Public Television and in Maryland Magazine.
From its inception the Alba Music Festival was created as an international music festival. The founding partners were St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the City of Alba. The festival has grown to include the additional participation of important institutions including Stanford University, Lehigh University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and Garfield High School of Seattle, Washington.
In 2015, the Chesapeake Orchestra and the Maryland Youth Symphony increased their presence at the Alba Music Festival and, along with its cohort of professional musicians from its Orchestra, brought to the Alba Music Festival students selected from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, State University of New York – Stony Brook, University of Maryland School of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and University of Michigan School of Music-Ann Arbor.
On the European front, the Alba Music Festival has an institutional partnership with the Multimedia Department of the University of Franche-Comte.

Artistic direction

Giuseppe Nova’s performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance “charming.” Other critics have commented enthusiastically: “enlightened performance… an extraordinary musical sense” (Il Giornale); “a magic performance of virtuosity” (Gazzetta del Sud); “musical art at its perfection” (Nice Matin, France); “a genius mode dialogue” (Nürtinger Zeitung, Germany); “in a class of his own” (Secolo XIX); and “simply divine…” Concert Reviews UK…
Jeffrey Silberschlag has distinguished himself in the world of music, performing as a conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and Israel. His performances have been described as “compelling” by Germany’s Kölnishce Rundschau; “extraordinary” by Italy’s L’Arena; and “outstanding” by Fanfare magazine. Mr. Silberschlag is currently music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and River Concert Series.
He led the “Orchestra di Tre Mondi” in concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, and Dalian, China and recorded with the London Philharmonic at St. Luke’s.


Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival 2016 (13th edition)
May 19 – June 2, 2016

Suoni dalle Colline di Langhe e Roero
Italy&USA · Alba Music Festival 2016 (10th edition)
July 8 – 31, 2016

The Alba Music Festival at Alba’s International White Truffle Fair (5th edition)
Sunday 2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30 October, 6 – 13 November 2016