21 AUGUST 2017 / 3rd Molyvos International Music Festival, the great celebration of classical music, with the SNF support

For the third consecutive year, the traditional village of Molyvos, in Lesvos, welcomed the International Music Festival of the same name, which this year aspired to explore the Aristotelian concept of "Catharsis" through arts, thereby bringing to the fore music’s therapeutic and appeasing power.

From August 16th to August 19th, emerging and renowned soloists from all over the world came together to create unique and unexpected chamber ensembles that trigger listeners’ emotions and imagination, while engaging them in a cathartic process.

In addition to its musical manifestations during the summer, the Festival implements, throughout the year, educational programs and workshops for students, aiming to familiarize children with the classical music scene, while activating them through artistic creation and expression.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation supports for the first time the festival, a cultural event that contributes significantly to the island’s cultural, economic and social development, while engaging the local community.

Speech by Aristi Stathakopoulou, Program Officer, SNF