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The next Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival will take place from Friday 22 to Monday 25 June 2018.

This unique music festival offers you an unforgettable opportunity to experience live performances by world-class artists in the beautiful and intimate setting of Villa Casa dei Mezzo, Makrigialos, Crete. It makes an important cultural contribution to the summer season in Makrigialos and it is the only annual classical chamber music festival that is held on Crete.

Artists for our 2018 season include ...
Special venue concerts

Most of our chamber music festival concerts are held at the Villa Casa dei Mezzo in Makrigialos but we also have two very special venues for our Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June concerts.

Villa de Mezzo
Villa de Mezzo

Lunchtime Concert
On Saturday 23 June we hold our annual lunchtime concert at the historic Villa de Mezzo in Etia. This is an ancient building and our audiences always enjoy the unique atmosphere of this very special venue.

Toplou Monastery
Villa de Mezzo

Evening Concert
For Sunday 24 June we have special permission to present an evening concert at Toplou Monastery. This will be the first classical music concert ever held at this famous Monastery.

Programme 2018
Friday 22 June

Opening Evening Concert at Casa dei Mezzo, Makrigialos
Maria Louisa Geladari-Hanicz (Violin), Vassilis Varvaresos (Piano) and the Amadeus Piano Trio Salzburg perform works by Mozart, Haydn, Glinka, Sibelius and Piazzolla.

Saturday 23 June

Lunchtime Concert at Villa de Mezzo in Etia
Programme to be announced.

Saturday 23 June

Evening Concert at Casa dei Mezzo, Makrigialos
Armoniosa perform works by Corelli, Geminiani, J S Bach, Graziani and Vivaldi.

Sunday 24 June

Evening Concert at Toplou Monastery
Andreas Papanikolaou (Violin), Dimitris Chandrakis (Violin), Chara Sira (Viola) and Angelos Liakakis (Violoncello) perform works by Mozart, Skalkottas and Beethoven.

Monday 25 June

Evening Concert at Casa dei Mezzo, Makrigialos
Vassilis Varvaresos (Piano), Maria Louisa Geladari-Hanicz (Violin), Hubert Wild (Baritone), Tarek Al-Shubbak (Piano), Andreas Papanikolaou (Violin), Dimitris Chandrakis (Violin), Chara Sira (Viola) and Angelos Liakakis (Violoncello) perform works by Ravel, Schubert and Dvorák.

Download the full programme

The full 2018 programme is currently under development and is subject to change but please click here if you would like to see an early preview (Adobe Acrobat Document). This version will be replaced here as soon as the next update becomes available.

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