The success of the past year's Festivals allowed us to continue our efforts in order to establish one of the greatest music events in Greece.
This year, the Festival is dedicated to the great French composer Claude Debussy, celebrating 100 years from his death. The Festival is running under the great support of the General Consulate of France in Thessaloniki, the French Institute Thessaloniki, the Euphorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki City and the Municipality of Thessaloniki City. Multiple concerts, workshops, events, conferences and presentations, will be held in various archaeological venues in the City of Thessaloniki, in Allatini-Dessault Hall in the French Institute and in the chamber hall of Synchrono Conservatory Thessaloniki.
The Festival Academy continues the success of the past years by giving the chance to talented students to exchange their musical abilities and expand their knowledge in a multicultural environment, ideal for productive and inspiring work. The Academy this year is collaborating with Synchrono Conservatory of Thessaloniki, one of Thessaloniki's major music institutions with more than 30 years of contribution to the cultural life of the city. Part of the Academy will be held in the French School of Thessaloniki as well.
Internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles, high level students coming from all over the world, the variety of places selected for the performances, the numerous workshops, events and the extremely rich repertoire make St George International Music Festival one of the most attractive and exciting places of cultural exchange and musical excellence.
A mixture of essences of the past with a flair of the contemporary times will always be a challenge and simultaneously an attraction.
I would like to personally thank the St George International Music Festival Team for its hard work in order to make this wonderful Festival happen.
Make the difference and visit one of the most spectacular music events of this year.
Welcome to the 2018 St George International Music Festival.