The 2013 Anniversary Festival
A message from Gunnar Strømsholm, the Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival organiser.
2013 will mark the tenth year of The Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival - described by The Sunday Times Online as 'the most unique and intimate classical music Summer festival in Europe' - and the only exciting classical music festival on Crete offering a dynamic programme to complement the fascinating cultural heritage of this magnificent island.
Our festivals last for seven days and feature 12 concerts. Apart from the free opening concert next to Makrigialos Harbour, all of the other festival events take place at the Villa Casa dei Mezzo in Makrigialos.
Over the years our festival has been very proud to welcome many really outstanding artists, and these are often artists with significant international careers. Our artists stay in Makrigialos throughout the festival and this helps to create that very special and unique atmosphere so much enjoyed by artists and audiences alike.
The next festival, for our 10th anniversary, will take place from Wednesday 26 June to Tuesday 2 July 2013. The 2013 programme is available now and tickets will be on sale soon.
Please also follow us on our facebook page. This has all the latest news for the forthcoming festival as well as lots of great photographs and comments from last year.
I look forward to welcoming you our 2013 festival.
The 2013 Festival Artists
Dimitris Vakakis · Cretan lyra · Mariam Chatzaki · Piano · Christian Damsgaard · Tenor · Chronis Koutsoumpidis · Guitar · Eimear McGeown · Flute · Grieg Pianoduo · Piano · Gudrun Dahlkvist · Violin · Hege Høisæter · Mezzo-soprano · Hubert Wild · Baritone · Hugo Ticciati · Violin · Isa Katharina Gericke · Soprano · John Lidal · Piano · Katharine Gowers · Violin · Maria Louisa Geladari Hanicz · Violin · Maria Martinez · Violoncello · Michael Tsalka · Piano · Miscelanea Guitar Quartet · Raisa Zapryanova · Viola · Sveinung Bjelland · Piano · Tarek Al-Shubbak · Piano · Trygve Brøske · Piano · Zoe Zeniodi · Piano