Friday 19 August 2016
2nd Molyvos International Music Festival
Molyvos has always been a meeting point of different civilisations. The village represents a bridge between the Eastern and Western world. With this year’s theme being “Crossroads” and in light of the current challenges we all face at a local and global level, the Festival endeavours to highlight the value of such cultural diversity. Through the musical coexistence of highly acclaimed artists from all over the world it underlines that creation stems out of diversity, emphasising not what separates people with different backgrounds but what connects them.
The Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF) is a unique project in the North Aegean region that brings together the greatest international young talents for a four-day celebration of world- class classical music. Merging exciting rising-stars alongside the biggest names in classical music, MIMF aims to be Greece’s most prestigious classical music event and one of Europe's idyllic chamber music festivals.
Utilising the timeless allure of Molyvos, MIMF provides an ideal environment for experiencing classical music in an enchanting village setting. Even at a time of global economic and social crisis, MIMF demonstrates how music can still inspire, connect and unite people, welcoming audiences and musicians from around the world. Its emphasis on bringing together outstanding soloists to create new chamber ensembles symbolises harmony between nations.
Led by Artistic Directors, Danae and Kiveli Dörken, the rising-star pianists originating from Molyvos, MIMF also plays a pivotal role in the cultural, economic and social development of Lesbos. It uniquely offers high-quality classical artists to its local community and strives to make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds through innovative workshops, informative education projects and interactive "Molyvos Musical Moments" (MIMF's unique street- concert teasers).
MIMF is proud to be working alongside Dimitris Tryfon, building on the Tryfon family's long association with Molyvos and the island of Lesbos in developing the local community.
For more information about the program, please visit the MIMF's website: