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International PelionFestival

inspiration in nature

year of establishment: 2000

The International PelionFestival (IPeF) is an annual Summer Academy (educational programmes) and Festival (classical music concerts), that includes courses, masterclasses, concerts, lectures, happenings, educational programmes for the local children and the -unique in Greece- International Violoncello Festival. IPeF has been organised since 2000 by the non-profit organisation, Polyrhythmia. The Festival has mainly been taking place in Zagora but in neighbouring villages like Tsangarada and Kissos as well. Its events harmonically combine music with nature, history and the environment. 


IPeF’s high artistic quality and educational value are widely recognised as shown below: 

  • The three-day feature (12-14.3.2019) by the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera in Athens (link here).

  • The inclusion in the events of the Greek-Austrian Summer Concerts wich are organised by the Austrian Embassy in Greece and Mozarteum Hellas. 

  • The cooperation with museums as well as with cultural and educational institutions in Greece and abroad

  • The participation in the European Classical-Music-Festivals Network "Euphonia".

  • The constant  support of the Holy Metropolis of Demetrias and Almyros.


In the summer of 2022 the 22nd edition of the International PelionFestival will be hosting a series of masterclasses and concerts in the wider area of Eastern Pelion.


22nd International PelionFestival

Music Festival & Academy

inspiration in nature

July 29th -  August 5th, 2022

1.Academy- Educational programmes

July 29th - August 5th: Violin, viola, cello, piano, chamber music



Academy - The masterclasses will be taught by the following musicians:

8th Violoncello Festival:

Ulrich Voss, Angelos Liakakis, Vassilis Saïtis, Themistocles Vagenas, Dimitris Karagiannakidis



Noé Inui, Angela Sinell, Apollon Grammatikopoulos (will be teaching viola as well)



Zoe Samsarelou


All instrumental tutors will be teaching chamber music as well. 

Piano accompanists:

Apostolia Anastasiou (strings)




Concerts will be given by internationally acclaimed musicians and the festival ensembles, such as the IPeF Violoncello Quartet.

Furthermore this summer we will continue our collaboration with the Austrian Embassy and Mozarteum Hellas by organising a concert with violin and piano on July 24th.

A piano recital titled Rhiga’s Charta- Hidden symbols is going to be given by Zoe Samsarelou on the 22nd of July. This event is organised in collaboration with the Pelion Letters and Arts Company (PeLeAS), during the International Symposium about the Enlightenment in Pelion. 



In its 22-year run, the Festival has grown into a significant educational and artistic institution, not only in a national level but internationally as well. That can be confirmed by the growing number of participants from Europe, Latin America and Asia.

We wish you a pleasant and full-of-experiences summer.

The artistic directors,

Zoe Samsarelou

Dimitris Karagiannakidis

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