fatta di persone e musica.
A project for the city
Piano City Milano is the first diffuse festival in Milan. Born in 2011 it has grown and has evolved alongside the metamorphosis and rebirth of Milan.
A project for the city that since the beginning has been characterized as a project of, and with, the city thanks to an innovative working method which involves institutions, artists, associations, network and partners.
A silent revolution which, far from being over, overturns the dynamics: the music does not wait for an audience but reaches out in the squares, in people’s homes in unconventional venues; this diffusion does concentrate the attention on the city centre but peacefully invades the entire urban landscape. Inclusive quality culture not for the few but for everyone to further generate new culture.
Piano City Milano is not only the forerunner for the diffuse festivals that emerged in Milan successively, but also the soundtrack of the city: inspiration and tool of its regeneration.
In 2018 Daniela Cattaneo Diaz and Titti Santini, founders of Accapiù and Ponderosa Music&Art respectively, together with Manuela Rosignoli and Lorenzo Carni, the festival’s executive directors, decide to found the no-profit Association Piano City Milano.
The association is a tool to strengthen the institutional relationships and to find new ways to guarantee the sustainability of the project that seeks to continue to be inclusive, free and high-quality: a project of the city. With the aim to become a cultural reference point for the city, the association seeks non only to produce the festival, but also to create a long-term initiative of valorization of the territory, of music and of the piano.
The association offers private citizens as well as companies to contribute and partake to the creation of all coming Piano City editions.
"It is a no-profit Association, it aims to plan and realize on a continuous basis a festival in Milan and in the metropolitan area, dedicated to the knowledge and promotion of music, specifically of piano music, through cultural event diffuse through the city and characterized by the widest involvement.”
Download the full statute of the Association (in Italian):Statuto Associazione Piano City Milano