This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Paxos Music Festival where younger professional musicians have gathered every summer in magical settings to perform to an international audience.

The Festival provides the opportunity for some of the most engaging and talented young players emerging in the UK to develop their skills and repertoire in conjunction with Greek and other international musicians, on an island renowned for its clear waters, green olive groves and friendly coastal villages.

This year’s celebration will focus on the return of the highly acclaimed Benyounes Quartet with Jeremy Young and their friends to perform in 4 concerts between 27th August and 3 September in a series of concerts featuring some of the major chamber works.

A different aspect of their music making can be heard during the Meet the Musicians evening.

Njabula Madlala, the acclaimed South African baritone returns  to Paxos to perform Arias and African songs.

See EVENTS and ARTISTS for their outline programme and biographies.

The Festival has purposefully changed its profile periodically over the past 30 years, and this year marks the end of the present format and organisation.  The Trust will be terminated and the Festival handed over to the Friends of Paxos, under the guidance of Faye Lychnou.  As a Trustee she has ably organised the local Paxos aspects of the Festival for many years, and will bring a new direction for the future.

We hope you will be there to support these stimulating events on a beautiful island, where strains of music in open rehearsals throughout the day culminate in joyous concerts at night.