We turned to the inside of the instrument in naming the first international festival in northern Greece based around the accordion. Thessaloniki has a vibrant cultural life in which the accordion, during the last several years, has played an important role - both in classical and contemporary music and in folk music.
We invited musicians from the most different musical environments to present some of the faces of the instrument: the accordion in today’s avant-garde, the accordion in rebetiko through the music of armonika, a lost instrument, and two accordions in realizing imaginative transcriptions of orchestral works of the classical repertoire.
These concerts are accompanied by four different workshops/seminars:
for adults who play the accordion for children who want to know about it for composers for those who wish to see the accordion from the inside
For all who want to see the world of the accordion more closely. Navigate through the pages of this website to learn more about the first international accordion festival of Thessaloniki. We look forward to seeing you all there!