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Offline elevteros

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Active music life in Corfu
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:14:42 AM »
Hi!
My wife (British) and I (Belgian) are already living on a Greek island in the Dodecanese where we have a house and we are thinking of relocating to Corfu for various practical reasons.
Our main focus is music (she is a good and experienced soprano who has sang in many choirs in Europe, in light opera groups etc.) I also sing and am a musician, composer, music producer and recording engineer...
One of our questions is are there amateur choirs and is there an active music scene in Corfu? Opportunities to join? We are NOT looking for a Greek music choir. We are experienced and have e.g. where we are a small quartet singing renaissance music?

I also record in my private studio and live, and produce, many different types of groups. Last year I produced a record of a local rock band now active on the Athens scene, and in January this year (2018) we worked in an Athens studio recording and producing a professional ensemble of opera singers, with my wife as a guest, and musicians from the ERT orchestra and Athens opera. I also release, sometimes with my wife, my own albums (rock, ambient, contemporary classical..) and we have taken part in various music festivals in Greece.

In other words we need this kind of music scene and life to decide if we'll move so it would be nice to get some feedback on this. Thank you!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 09:50:16 AM by elevteros »

Offline jan

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Re: Active music life in Corfu
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 07:40:44 PM »
there is a very varied and lively music scene on Corfu- helped by the fact that the university has a music department, and there is also a music gymnasium.
Choirs abound- singing all kinds of music, and there are 15 philharmonic bands- some very high quality indeed.
I believe that this summer an opera impresario is choosing local singers in preference to the British company be brought over, because he considers them superior.
There is a baroque music festival in June , other concerts are planned, and a Bulgarian ioeraproducer who brought four prodictionslast year plans some more this year.

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Re: Active music life in Corfu
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 01:58:26 PM »
Did anyone to go the recent jazz festival?  Any reports?

 

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