Bellissima Music Festival in Wiks folkhögskola, Sweden

July 28 - August 8, 2020

About the Festival:
Bellissima Music Festival is a program under the Patronage of the great Swedish Pianist and Mathematician Per Enflo. It is designed to promote excellence in musical training to students interested in learning more about their instruments. It provides maximal amount of instruction needed to prepare for solo work performances as well as chamber music.
Recital HallRecital Space
Each student will receive at lease 4 private lessons, 4 chamber music coachings, and orchestra for the string players. In addition students will have opportunities to perform in numerous recitals. In addition to lessons rehearsals, and concerts, we will offer music classes on history, theory and general music appreciation.
ClassStrings rehearsls
It is our sincere hope that everyone enjoys this wonderful musical experience. Its miraculous powers can be realized on many different levels: through the genuine interaction with it; by observing the growth of each student with it; and so much more. Parents accompanying their children have access to all activities and events of the festival as well as many attractions throughout the Wik community.

About Wik:
The castle was constructed in the 15th century, in the manner of a large tower house, near the community of Balingsta. Historically, it was part of the Hagunda hundred (härad), which spanned part of the territory of today's Enköping Municipality and Uppsala Municipality (kommun), both of which lie in the modern day Uppsala County (län). The castle's principal building materials were stone and brick.
Photo of Wik castle
The castle grounds include several other historically valuable structures. The castle underwent several renovation efforts during the 19th century, some of which were based on plans prepared by Swedish architect Fredrik Wilhelm Scholander (1816-1881). Vik Castle was declared a Swedish national monument on 3 December 1982.

Wik Castle was the birthplace of Svante Arrhenius, winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
In 1973 and 1974, the castle's interiors were used for recording Antik Musik På Wik ('Old Music from Wik'), an album of medieval and Renaissance music performed by the Swedish period music ensemble Joculatores Upsalienses. The album was published by Swedish record label BIS in 1974.
Wik RoadWik House
Currently, the castle serves primarily as a conference centre, and also offers accommodation, with up to 86 beds for visitors. Wik is generally considered to be the best-preserved medieval castle in Sweden

Sample Daily Schedule
8:00- 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Classes (Music Theory, History and Appreciation)
10:00 - 11:00 Intensive chamber music hour (no private lessons or practice)
11:00 - 12:30 Lessons, master classes, practice
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 Chamber music coaching, master classes, individual lessons, practice, rehearsals
16:30 - 17:30 Performance Class
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
19:30 - Evening Concert