Steven Della Rocca Young Professional

“The Rome Chamber Music Festival is delighted to announce the inaugural year of the Della Rocca Young Professional Program.  Established by longtime friend and board member Courtenay Hardy in memory of her husband Steven Della Rocca, who was an ardent supporter of education, the arts, and the festival.  

The pandemic has greatly impacted musicians, especially those who are just beginning their careers.  The Della Rocca Young Professional Program aims to provide mentoring and employment opportunities to these artists who are attempting to establish their livelihoods during these challenging times.  The festival is privileged to honor Steve‚Äôs legacy by fostering the next generation of great performers.  

This year, the festival is pleased to welcome 16 talented participants of the Della Rocca Young Professional Program.