The Nonprofit Group for the Study, Research & Dissemination of Culture (OMEDIPO) in collaboration with the Municipality of Ermionida and the Portocheli Municipal Community and with the financial and moral support of the Portocheli Friends Association (S.F. I.P.) will hold this year’s 32nd consecutive year at the Portocheli Argolida International Festival, from 1 to 13 August, the International Portocheli Festival for Art and Culture. The festival, founded in 1988 by pianist and music educator George Manessis, will offer high-level public art events to locals and visitors, both Greeks and foreigners, from Portoheli and the wider Ermionida area. This year’s event will feature renowned and internationally acclaimed artists and emerging artists from four different countries. The Festival will take place on the Manessis estate with free entrance.

Music training-presentation of young artists

Young talented artists will have the opportunity to attend a music workshop and perform at a concert with experienced Greek and foreign artists.


“Converted by the Newport Music Festival (USA) internationally acclaimed soloist and piano professor at the University of Tampa (USA) Dr. Gregory Zambaras, will perform, in conjunction with the New Bulgarian University of Music’s Graduate School of Music. Giannis Grigorakis and piano graduate, translator and researcher on piano pedagogy Stefano Theodoridis, piano workshop based on pedagogy of soloist and music educator George Manassis. The thematic workshop will be a “music workshop” U “.


The Festival hosts renowned Greek and foreign artists from nine different countries

Music events

The Festival for another year will give residents and visitors of the greater area of ​​Ermionida a chance to attend recitals, chamber music concerts and choral works with renowned Greek and international artists.

“Piano recital with soloist and piano teacher at the University of Tampa (USA) Dr. Gregory Zambara (09/08).

“Room music with American soloist and cellist professor Scott Kluksdahl at University of South Florida (08/08).

“Room music with American soloist and cellist professor Scott Kluksdahl (08/08).

“Chamber Music with the German Violinist and Scholars of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra David Schultheiß; Gregory Zambara (06/08).

“Song recital with the Girgina Girginova (Bulgaria) loudspeaker and the piano soloist and teacher at the Ivoina Ivantcheva (Bulgaria) Pancho Vladiguerov (Sofia) National Academy of Music (07/08).

“Room music with the Greek-German soloist and cellist professor at the Vienna Conservatory Aristea Caridis (04/08).

“Choral music with the Cantus non verba ensemble and the Ermioni Choral Workshop under the direction of George Kogos.

“Romantic chamber music with internationally acclaimed pianist and songwriter Dariusz Mikulski, longtime prominent cellist of the Chamber Music Orchestra Sergiu Nastasa and prominent Greek pianist Maria Yavroumis.

Visual & Contemporary Art

The festival, in support of new visual trends, will feature the video site specific installation performance “The Anthropometry of a Post-Industrial City” by artist and performer Emilia Bouriti (12/08).


Man & Science-Research Society

Within the framework of the Festival, there will be presentations by scientists and researchers. In more detail:

“Lawyer and translator at the Council of the European Union and researcher Zoe Xarlis on 08/08 will give a lecture entitled” Ibris and Nemesis Through the Centuries “.

“Former member of the Council of State and honorary president of the Hellenic Society of Prenatal Education Ioanna Maris will give a speech on 05/08 entitled” Mother, educator of humanity”.

“The Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology of Harokopio University Katerina Skenderis Trigakis will give a speech on 14/08 entitled” Mediterranean Diet & Greek Islands “.

“Lawyer and Member of the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment) Ms Artemis Hatzis will give a speech on 07/08 entitled” The Breathing Air “.

“Athens Academy Award-winning philosopher Thelgi Katanakis will give a speech on 11/08 entitled” Orpheus: the Cell of the Greek Soul “.

“The philosopher Sophia Krimitza will give a speech on 08/08 entitled” Pythagorean Life “.

“The Dance Expression and Folklore Study Club of Dolopes curated by choreographer Giorgos Koniaris will present on 03/07 Greek traditional dances from Epirus, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Pontos dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Genius. traditional video.

“Norwegian Steffen psychologist Andreas Rostock Svendsen will conduct a Family Constellation Workshop from 05-12 / 08.

The International Portocheli Festival of Art & Culture is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sport in cooperation with the Municipality of Ermionida and the Portocheli Municipal Community.


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