From Baroque to Jazz is the title of the Montofoli Music Festival to be held on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of June at 8.30 pm in celebration of the World Day of Music which is on the 21st of June. Karystos will become once again the crossroad of civilizations by inaugurating a music festival of international acclaim. In a welcoming environment filled with the scent of vines and flowers of citrus trees and a backdrop of the impressive wall of the Byzantine church of St Marcus, 22 musicians from Greece, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Serbia will perform and accompany the audience on a musical journey from baroque to jazz...
Thomas Oltheten and Marion Boshuizen, members of the Apollo Ensemble from the Netherlands, Alexandra Lubchansky, a soprano involved in international productions and performances in great opera houses; the pianist Olivier Roberti, permanent partner of Seiji Ozawa and artistic director of Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland, with string soloists from the Academy; the pianist and artistic director of the festival “around the piano” Alexandra Nomidou; the pianist Apostolos Palios, an artist awarded by the Academy of Athens and appointed as Best Greek Young Artist by the Association of Greek Critics for Drama and Music; Yiorgos Psihoyios, improvisational pianist and composer, the French saxophonists, graduates of the Conservatoire de Paris (classical and jazz sections) Clément Himbert, 1st prize award at the Bayreuth International Competition, and Sylvain Rifflet, composer awarded with the “best original soundtrack” prize at the Dubai International Film Festival; finally, the renowned Serbian band of Stojan Krstić will open this first International Music Festival of the Montofoli Estate. During both evenings of the festival the programme will begin with young musicians from Karystos, students at the Vasilopoulou Music Conservatory.
June 22-23, 2012
Palaia Chora, South Karystos, Euvoia 34001
Admission 10 - 15 euro