After four consecutive years, the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival returns with its fifth edition. The festival has been established as a unique cultural institution, both for the country and the island society of the Small Cyclades.

The Festival offers the public, high quality concerts featuring prominent artists and a great repertoire aimed at cultural decentralization, interaction with the local community, the transmission of musical knowledge, the exchange of cultural ideas and the communication via music.

Every year, the festival gains in popularity locally, nationally and internationally, attracting more music lovers in Greece and abroad, as it offers an alternative taste of culture for the island’s inhabitants and its visitors who are looking for a quiet and quality vacation.

Despite the adverse conditions and the heavy blow cultural institutions have inevitably suffered due to the Covid-19pandemic, the festival returns with an exciting edition, from 19/07 to 29/08 2020, under the artistic direction of conductor and pianist Kornilios Michailidis.

For its 5th edition, the festival will host four unique concerts, two of which will be held in collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra, as well as a musical-theatre performance.

In addition and in the context of an environmental awareness initiative, the festival will set up an optional financial support fund this year, the proceeds of which, will be donated to support the Lipsi-based, Aegean Marine Life Shelter, with the support of the Archipelago Institute.

Taking into account the consequences of the health crisis and its impact on tourism and Koufonisia’s local economy, this year, all the events will be free for the public.