The Program

  • F. Mendelssohn
  • F. Mendelssohn
  • W. A. Mozart
    E. Dohnányi
  • F. Schubert
    S. Prokofiev
    I. Stravinsky
  • A. Dvořák
    M. Mills

Season 2016

The Rome Chamber Music Festival, founded by Robert McDuffie, is one of Rome’s most anticipated cultural events. This year the festival celebrates its thirteenth season. The concerts will take place at the incomparable Palazzo Barberini, June 26th to June 30th (concert on June 26th is an invitation-only event, it will be open to the public on June 27th). Rehearsals during the day will begin June 24th.

The festival program will feature sixteen internationally renowned artists, who will coach and perform in concert alongside 23 emerging musicians, playing classical and contemporary chamber music masterpieces and Mike Mills, bassist for the iconic rock band R.E.M., will be on stage Thursday, June 30th to perform his   Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and Sting Quintet, with Robert McDuffie. Another highlight will be a theatrical presentation of Stravinsky’s Histoire du soldat, directed by Enrico Stinchelli, with four famed Italian performers. (see program for more info)



Rehearsals open to the public


Rooms MS and SP are located inside the museum Palazzo Barberini, Via delle Quattro Fontane 13. Although there is no charge for listening to the rehearsals but one does have…

Tuesday, June 28, Dohnany Sextet, “unknown” and full of humor


On June 28 Rome Chamber Music Festival will have a strong Hungarian accent, with the Sextet op. 37 composed in 1935 by Ernö Dohnányi. An unusual ensemble (piano, clarinet, horn…

Thursday, June 30: an “American” Dvorak


“Something really melodious and simple”, this is how Antonín Dvořák described his string quartet, op. 96 also known as the “American”. Dvořák traveled by train to Spillville, happy to be…


Palazzo Barberini

After the Italian State bought it in 1949, Palazzo Barberini has been open to the public and home to the National Gallery of Antique Art since 1953. The year 2013 marks the 60th anniversary…