‘The most unique and intimate classical music Summer festival in Europe’
The Sunday Times Online

A music festival worthy of Vienna or London, in Makrigialos!

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.

Greek flag   2019 festival review (ANATOLH.COM, Greek language website)

Pictures From An Exhibition

Spyros Souladakis's performance of Mussorgsky's 'Pictures From An Exhibition' was one of the highlights of the 2019 Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival. His performance can now be seen again on YouTube.

The 15th Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival

Gunnar Strømsholm

Gunnar Strømsholm

It was a great pleasure to welcome audiences and musicians to Makrigialos and if you were with us in June then you will have been astonished by the rare experience offered at the 2019 Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival.

Everybody involved knows that many composers created some of their best works in the form of chamber music, and we always do our utmost to keep and pass on some of this rich heritage.

Makrigialos is a popular vacation destination but also, for a few days at the end of June, musicians and visitors come from all over the world to play and enjoy classical music under the stars since chamber music thrives in the intimate setting offered at villa Casa dei Mezzo. Our festival provides a sequence of memorable nights with a wide range of styles, a great opportunity for young aspiring musicians to work and perform together with the more established and such makes the Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival one of the most unique and intimate classical Summer festivals in Europe.

Our 2019 season programme was still in the Romantic era, but also moved towards the beginning of the 20th Century with music composed by Albeniz, F. Bridge, Canteloube, Piazzola, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. Our audiences also enjoyed music by well known Greek composers such as Constantinidis, Koumendakis, Kounadis, Hadjidakis and Pavlos Carrer.

The Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival started in 2004 and I am proud to have created this important Cretan cultural event. I would also like to thank those who have followed us through thick and thin: Musicians, composers, reviewers, the press, radio, sponsors and local authorities - and not the least our large and enthusiastic public.

Thank you all!

Gunnar Strømsholm

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Our 2019 season artists included ...

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