The Saronic Chamber Music Festival is a unique artistic meeting, where the diverse musical influences and backgrounds of the performers and audience are brought together by the universality of this great music.
Because of the generous support of it’s sponsors and of all the musicians who donate their time, the Saronic Chamber Music Festival is able to bring the finest musicians to the Saronic region at the lowest possible price to the public (tickets €15 at the door, children free). The festival directors are passionate about the idea of stimulating the economy of the area through culture, while making the concerts accessible to as many people as possible.
The Leondari Ensemble is comprised of young professional musicians from across Europe, North America and Australia who perform regularly with many of the world’s most renowned ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, ARC Ensemble, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Piano Trio.
The Leondari Ensemble: Benjamin Bowman, one of Canada’s most versatile musicians, a member of the critically acclaimed chamber music group, the ARC Ensemble and has spent this season as guest concertmaster with the American Ballet Theatre (NYC); Bogdan Božović is the violinist of the Vienna PianoΤrio; James Barralet has recently released a double CD of Brahms’ music for cello and piano and is also the artistic director of the Whittington Chamber Music Festival (UK); Rebekka Markowski is a member of Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra; award-winning recorded German pianist, Caspar Frantz is a director of Berlin’s contemporary music festival ‘Zeitkunst’ and is artistic advisor to the Saronic Chamber Music Festival.
The Saronic Chamber Music Festival is directed by Greek violinist Jannis Agraniotis and Australian violist Francis Kefford. Jannis has appeared in all of the major Greek concert halls, in Germany as a recitalist and chamber musician, and is a regular performer with the Greek National Opera. Francis premièred Elegie for solo viola and string orchestra by Australia’s most eminent composer, Peter Sculthorpe at Angel Place Recital Hall (Sydney) and is a frequent performer with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.