Fornaci in..canto Festival

Fornaci in..canto Festival



Over fifty people have signed up for the Concorso Nazionale Musicale “Fornaci in… canto” national music competition.


Passing the auditions and the eliminatory stages will allow the chosen few to attend the finals of July 30 taking place in Piazza IV Novembre in Fornaci di Barga.

After an initial selection held in the studios of NoiTv station (featured on channel 10 of DDT broadcasting at 9 pm for three consecutive Fridays: July 8, 15 and 22), Monday July 18, a new phase will start with the closed-door auditions at Il Ciocco Studios (former Videomusic studios, Il Ciocco Estate and Park).


A jury of experts will judge the competitors’ performances.

Present: art director Massimo Salotti, Lucia Morelli, responsible for production, and Marco Dianda, singer-songwriter, winner of the 2013 edition, appearing on Canale5 at the “Amici di Maria de Filippi” show.


The Associazione Culturale Venti d'Arte, for years active in the field of culture for the enhancement of the arts and of the territory, has been organizing the Concorso Nazionale Musicale “Fornaci in...canto” since 2009. This year’s VIII edition of the event, held under the patronage of the Municipality of Barga and the Province of Lucca office, is organized under the artistic direction of Maestro Massimo Salotti and is an opportunity for the candidates to perform in front of a live audience and an expert jury. “Fornaci in..canto” has become a true Festival, and through the years, has proven to be a launch pad for the most important TV talent shows in Italy and not only: from “Amici di Maria de Filippi” to “Sanremo Giovani”, from “Io Canto” to “The Voice Italia”, up to "X Factor", ultimate assertion of jury member Emma Morton.