Deyá International Music Festival

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Deià International Music Festival is dedicated to chamber music and has been held in Son Marroig, Majorca, since 1978.

Deya International Music Festival

Deya International Music Festival

The programme for this prestigious event takes in a broad array of concerts, with many soloists, groups and composers, from both Spain and overseas. The shows take place at different venues in Deià and Valldemossa, such as: the old estate of Archduke Louis of Hapsburg, Miramar Monastery and Deià Church.

A group of amateur and proffesional musicians got together to perform concerts in Lluch-Alcari and the Deia church with the name Paramusical Workshop. That particular moment marked the humble beginning of what is known today as the Deia International Music Festival. Several years later, local institutions began to show interest in the festival and supported its organization.

The quality and quantity of the guest artists has been growing steadily ever since. The Festival started with a vocal ensemble formed by people from the village of Deia, performing with musicians from the Balearic Symphony Orchestra. Year after year almost every artist from the islands got the opportunity to perform for the Festival at the Son Marroig Palace or the Deia Church. We also had the chance of listening to numerous and important performing artists from Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Munich, London, New York, Berlin, Athens, and Moscow among others.

This year the ensemble Camerata Deia will continue its residence at the Festival. Alfredo Oyaguez Montero, co-artistic director of the festival together with Patrick Meadows, serves also as the artistic director of an ensemble created by seven musicians from different countries.

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