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2nd Aegean Arts International Festival

04 Jul 2015

04.07 till 12.07

Episkopi ,
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Free entrance

Concerts start at 21.30 let Google Maps guide you to event venue

2nd Aegean Arts International Festival

Cretazine Tips

  • There is ample seating but we advise you come early to avoid disappointment.  
  • All events commence at 21.30 sharp and end approximately 23.30. Please respect our musicians and fellow audience by switching off mobile phones and avoiding disturbance during performances. Parking is free in the village but please ensure you do not obstruct any entrances.   
  • The programme presents something for everyone and will include established professionals as well as young talents from highly acclaimed European Music Academies. There will be the opportunity to meet all of our artists at the end of their performances. 
  • Art attacks aim to take concert music off the pedastol of the concert hall and out to the public,to refresh and share the powerful inspiration with curious music and art lovers. They will happen throughout the week at surprise venues (bars,beaches,street corners, local villages and shops!). 

Welcome to the 2nd Aegean Arts festival! An international festival that journeys into rural Crete to reveal the secrets and hidden treasures of this amazing island through music and art. 

A festival that supports young talent and which also creates a  bridge that enables them to inspire and share their passion for music with youth living in the countryside. After the great success of last year we  will return to the beautiful mountain villages of Episkopi and Anopolis for this years events. 

In Episkopi the exhibits of artwork and handicraft will be displayed at the gorgeous newly restored museum in the heart of the village, whilst the musical performances will take place at the magical garden Park of Panagiotakis. 

Anopolis handicraft park technicians will be presenting educational workshops throughout the duration of the festival, and this years programme also offers free music seminars, a tour of the Byzantine churches of Episkopi, a film evening as well as fun activities for children.

Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions


4  - 11 July 2015 (10:00 - 15:00)

Anopolis Handicraft Park

Throughout the festival the Anopolis Handicraft Park will welcomε visitors to participate in a range of educational workshops. The handicraft factories will offer FREE presentations of the design and production of their unique handmade Cretan products.All items produced are on display and can be purchased at reduced prices.  Workshops will be operating constantly and visitors may visit the Park at any time and remain for as long as they wish. Workshops vary in duration between 15 and 40 minutes.

Art & Photography Exhibition 

4  - 12 July 2015 (18.00-21.00)

Museum Episkopi Village

Throughout the festival artwork, handicraft and photography with be on display at the museum in the centre of the village of Episkopi Pediados village.

The participating artists are:


Botis Thalassinos Greece

Christos Kornarakis Greece

Sissi Skoulikari Greece

Aretousa Geronimaki Greece

Georgia Sfakianaki Greece

Ellen Weijers Holland

Marian Pruijn Holland

Jill Mcmonagle Ireland

Mandalena Wosniak-Melissourgaki Poland


Dora Kornilaki Greece

Katerina Papadaki Greece

Voula Valasopoulou Greece

Georgia Vlachogianaki Greece

Despina Zografistou Greece


Nikos Roditakis (event photograph) Greece


Saturday 4/7 (19.30)

Cultural Museum of Episkopi Village

We warmly invite you to the opening ceremony of the art and photography exhibition, which will take place at the beautifully restored cultural museum in the centre of Episkopi village. At this newly transformed 'Haven of Art' we look forward to admiring for the first time paintings,crafts and photography of the 15 participating international artists, and celebrate together the commencement of this years festival.


Sunday 5/7 (10.00)

Panagiotakis Open Theatre (Episkopi)

A free piano Masterclass Πιάνου with Stephen Savage.

For more info and registrations: aegeanarts@gmail.com (until June 30th).


Sunday 12/7 (10.00)

A free violin Masterclass with Concertmaster Mr Yiannis Georgiadis.

For more info and registrations: aegeanarts@gmail.com (until June 30th).


Sunday 5/7, 21.30: Manos Kitsikopoulos - Piano recital

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi)

Manos Kitsikopoulos is one of the most promising young Greek pianists. Α recent graduate with Distiction and the honorary title DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Manos will take us on a musical journey through different places of the world with works by Debussy, Konstantinidis, M.Hatzidakis, Fazil Say (Turkish composer), F.Liszt and S. Barber.

Monday 6/7, 21.30: Stephen Savage - "Beethoven - - the tormented Genius"

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi)

Distinguished Australian conductor, pianist and acclaimed professor of piano Stephen Savage, invites us to a fascinating evening of piano music that will reveal the eccentricities   of the  genius  - Beethoven.  

Tuesday 7/7, 21.30: Hyuk Namkoong - piano recital

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi)

Born in South Korea in 1993, Hyuk Namkoong started playing piano at the age of 11. In 2010 he won the "Young Musician of Gulf" and was awarded the prize for most promising Bahrain-based musician and best pianist alongside first overall prize. He went on to winning 3rd prize at the 1st International Chopin Competition in Kuwait. Hyuk moved to UK to study with Vivian Choi in Cambridge. 

He has recently graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the Royal Academy of Music, London. 

Wednesday 8/7, 21.30: George Andreou & Korina Legaki

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi)

An intimate evening of Greek music and song.

A very special evening in the company of Greek composer George Andreou. Together with fine vocalist Korina Legaki he shares his thoughts about the Greek song industry and presents a delightful selection of his most favourite songs.

Thursday 9/7, 21.30:  Musical pantomine

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi)

A comical pantomine based on the romantic antics of a rich family living in an aristocratic mansion during the 16-17th centrury. 

A delightful conspiracy of dance and theatre which promises to delight all ages!

Friday 10/7, 21.30: Marianna & Stephanie Kapsetaki - Piano recital

"Ο Πόλεμος των Ρομαντικών"

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi) 

Twin sisters Marianna and Stephanie Kapsetakis' remarkable talent and passion for music and science has attracted wide praise and a stream of outstanding achievements. 

The gifted British/Greek pianists who are graduates with honours in Medicine and Biology/Zoology from the Universities of Crete and Oxford have performed widely in Europe winning many prizes and major awards at national and international piano competitons.

Saturday 11/7, 21.30: Chamber music - "A Musical Affair"

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi) 

A celebration of the finest chamber music. Τwo gifted artists from the 'Young Concert Artist Trust UK' , Benjamin Baker (Yehudi Menhuin School Graduate) and Jonathan Ware ( Julliard School Graduate) collaborate with Concertmaster of the Municipality of Athens Symphony Orchestra, violinist Jannis Georgiadis , outstanding cellist Micheal Heupel and pianist Νefeli Μousoura in an exciting musical medley. 

An evening which promises to stay in our memories for a long time!

Sunday 12/7, 21.30: Greek film night

Panagiotakis Open Theater (Episkopi) 

This year we are delighted to welcome for the final evening of the festival five outstanding Greek film directors who host an open dialogue and present their prize- winning short documentaries.