LacMus Festival

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Every summer, an incredible international classical music festival is held on beautiful Lake Como – one of the most fascinating and picturesque places in Italy.
Founded by renowned Canadian pianist Louis Lortie and conductor Paolo Bressan, the LacMus Festival combines together the magic of music with the uniqueness of the venues and landscapes on Lake Como.

The festival features some of the most internationally recognized music artists, together with some of the most promising young students of prestigious music academies. The result is the creation of new synergies between young talents and famous artists.

A unique feature of the festival is that it has never had a ‘fixed’ concert hall or venue. Rather, the concerts all take place in some of the most magnificent and historically and culturally significant venues around Lake Como, such as the Villa la Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, and the Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso (a UNESCO site) etc. Many of the concerts are also paired with ‘side events’, combining music with nature walks, yoga etc.

While visitors are immersed in music and the rich cultural and historic tapestry of the area, this deliberate lack of fixed infrastructure means that for each and every concert, a new host venue must be transformed into a concert space – no easy task!


  • Support and promote the appreciation of classical music, cultural enrichment and historical heritage in the Lake Como region of Italy;
  • Provide opportunities for young, promising artists to perform in front of an international audience;
  • Bring classical music to new audiences.


Create and spread music and culture through:

  • Concerts – music in exquisite venues;
  • Educational concerts with the purpose of music education;
  • Young musicians.


MYRIAD CANADA is working with Associazione Musicale e Culturale Ars Aeterna ETS on this project, a nonprofit that works to promote classical music and enhance the natural beauty of Lake Como. The association organizes the LacMus Festival.

MYRIAD CANADA’s role is to carry out charitable activities across the globe in accordance with its charitable purposes. We control and monitor the use of funds and the progress of charitable activities to ensure that donations made to MYRIAD CANADA have the greatest impact in accordance with donors’ expressed wishes. As a member of the Myriad Alliance with offices in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, MYRIAD CANADA has a vast international network and extensive practical expertise.

How to support this project?

By credit card:  At the top right of this page, indicate the amount you wish to donate, and make the donation online by credit card. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes by e-mail just a few minutes after making the donation. It is simple and fast!

By cheque: 

  • Make your cheque out to Myriad Canada
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: We receive a lot of cheques! You must please indicate ‘Project E222 – Music Lacmus’ in the memo line of your cheque to ensure that it is allocated correctly.
  • Mail your cheque to: Myriad Canada, 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1670, MONTREAL, QC, H3B 2B6

By Direct Deposit: 

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt in Canada.

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