Cretan Mandolin Festival Opens its Doors

images-22The third Cretan Mandolin Festival  2013 opens its doors on July 9. The festival which has been held annually only the last few years, has already its own public and is becoming more and more successful every year.

This fact gives hope and courage to the organizers to continue their efforts aiming at  the creation of an international mandolin festival which will take place in Crete.

Here is the schedule of this year’s festival:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mandolin Competition “Mandolin Grand Prix”

Mandolin Nights

Musicians Without Borders

First Part: Michalis Kontaxakis
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mandolin Competition “Mandolin Grand Prix”

Second Part: Vaggelis Alexakis

Mandolin Nights


Tribute to the Anogian School


Miltiades Skoulas, Yiorgis Vrentzos, Menelaos Ntayantas, Xaris Fasoulas

Presentation, Texts by Petros Kalomoiris

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Plucked String & Bow Instruments Ensemble of Crete inaugurates its new venue and presents its new program of concerts which bears the title “Let’s talk about the moon.” The ensemble will present the awards to the winners of the mandolin competition Mandolin Grand Prix.

Organisation-Curation: Plucked String & Bow Instruments Ensemble of Crete

Artistic Direction: Michail Marakomichelakis

Under the Auspices of the Municipality of Malevizi