The William Walton Foundation is delighted to announce that the chamber-music concert season Incontri Musicali 2021 is to resume under its artistic director Lina Tufano, from the weekend 15-16 May.

Members of the public will be able to return to the Recital Hall and enjoy the unique excitement and beauty of attending a live performance by talented young musicians in the magnificent surroundings of the La Mortella and with all the required safety measures in place.

The opening concert of the 2021 season will be by the renowned Trio Chagall - violin, cello and piano - of students from the famous Walter Stauffer Strings Academy from Cremona: this concert will be dedicate to the memory of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died recently.

The concert series will run as usual up to the end of July, alternating youth ensembles and soloists with very young artists/performers. La Mortella’s expert and committed concert supporters will be able to hear performances by the most talented emerging young players on the national musical scene and from further afield, award winners at important competitions and musicians whose careers have already taken off internationally. All the young performers to appear at La Mortella come from some of the most prestigious music schools in Italy and around the world, including the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Fondazione Stauffer in Cremona, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, the Windsor festival International String Competition (UK) and other institutions with which the Walton Foundation has established a long-standing collaboration.

Solo recital enthusiasts will have the opportunity to hear exciting new pianists, including Francois-Xavier Poizat, a talented Swiss artist who has won prizes in famous international competitions and whose Ischia debut last year was much applauded, Giorgio Trione Bartoli, a remarkable, upcoming Italian player and the young Marie Rosa Guenter from Germany, both enrolled at Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia.

The piano duo Manvati-Lazzari will perform a wide range of pieces, while the Kaleidos Quartet, winner of the 2020 William Walton annual prize awarded to the best students at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, will give a concert of string quartets by Beethoven, considered amongst humanities supreme achievements in this genre.

The Pagano-Lazzari duo will play a captivating programme of music by Schostakovich and Franck, and the two very young pianists Angelo Gala and Matteo Weber will give piano recitals featuring romantic and twentieth-century masterpieces.

The spring season will be drawn to a close by flute and piano duo Ascolese-Cozzolino, in an evening of important compositions for flute and keyboard, and the very welcome return of Francesco Scelzo, much admired over the years at La Mortella, who will perform a varied programme including the famous Bagatelles by William Walton for guitar.

The Walton Foundation is proud to demonstrate its commitment to the unique experience of live concerts on stage, the importance of sharing the magic of music and to the promotion of opportunities for young musicians to perform in the presence of an expert audience, following the unprecedentedly difficult period the world is living through.

Calendar of events during the current season, in PDF:
- Incontri Musicali (Chamber Music) - Spring-Summer season 2021



We regret that a reduced number of places are available, due to compliance with the social distancing regulations for virus containment. Therefore we only offer one admission fee, there are no age-related reductions or discounts.

Concert ticket, including garden visit:

• € 20,00 – ticket price

• Free admission only for disabled people with a certificate of disability over 51% *

   * admission will be dictated by availability of places and distancing regulations.

The concert takes place indoors and lasts about 60 min.
It is mandatory to wear a face mask for the entire duration of the concert.

Tickets must be booked at the Giardini La Mortella ticket office, from 10 am to 6 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, or by telephone 081-986220.

NOTICE: Please make sure to arrive well in advance (at least 40 minutes before the beginning of the concert) to complete the formalities required by the anti Covid19 legislation.
 In order to collect the tickets it is MANDATORY to provide personal identification data. The attendance register will be kept for 14 days and body temperature will be measured at the entrance, as required by current law.

The Management reserves the right to modify the program in case of technical or artistic needs.


Fondazione William Walton e La Mortella
Via Francesco Calise 45
80075, Forio (NA)
tel.: 081-986220, 081-986237

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Opening days 2024

The Garden is open to the public
from March 30 to November 3, 2024

Opening days:
   - Tuesday
   - Thursday
   - Saturday
   - Sunday

Opening hours:
   from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
   (last entry at 6.00 pm)

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ph: +39 081-986220

Via Francesco Calise, 45
80075 Forio (NA), Italy