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Primo Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Humberto Quagliata

The new edition of the International Piano Competition “Humberto Quagliata – Città di San Giovanni Valdarno”, organized by Accademia Musicale Valdarnese, will take place in San Giovanni Valdarno in November, 2023. The competition, in memory of M° Humberto Quagliata, will be able to keep alive the memory of such an amazing musician, endowed with a great sensibility. He performed in some of the most renowned theaters and concert halls located in the five continents, in recital as a soloist or accompanied by orchestra. Accademia Musicale Valdarnese is honored to have had such a great friend.


San Giovanni Valdarno is a town of Tuscany, Italy, in the Arezzo territory.
The history of San Giovanni Valdarno goes back to 1296, when it was established as a military citadel called “Castel San Giovanni”. Birthplace of the renaissance famous painter Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno boasts extraordinary artistic and cultural assets kept in museums housed in the most relevant buildings of the town, like Palazzo d’Arnolfo, Casa Masaccio, Basilica S. Maria delle Grazie, Chiesa di San Lorenzo.
How to reach us:
By train: San Giovanni Valdarno railway station is on the line Firenze – Roma (no high-speed track). Time travel from Florence by Regionale veloce trains: about 30 minutes.
By car: Exit VALDARNO, on the A1 Motorway (Milan – Naples); about 4 km from city center.
Airports: Florence “Amerigo Vespucci” Airport (FLR); about 60 km by A1 Motorway.
Pisa “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport (PSA); about 120 km by SGC Firenze-Pisa-Livorno & Motorway A1