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Biennale Musica 2016

7 > 16 October 2016

The next Music Biennale (director: Ivan Fedele) is to take place from 7 to 16 October 2016.

Further information will be available starting from 5 May 2016.
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History of the Music section

60 festivals since 1930

The Venice Biennale's International Festival of Contemporary Music was established in 1930 and was the first festival to run alongside the International Art Exhibition, that had characterized the birth of the Biennale back in 1895. Over the years, the Festival presented world premieres by Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Nono.