3-8 February 2020
“Stronger together” – with this motto the Chios Music Festival returns with its 2020 winter edition including numerous musical events and workshops. Internationally acclaimed musicians such as the piano duo Beata Pincetic and Christos Sakellaridis, jazz pianist and trumpeter Sebastian Studnitzky with his partner, the clarinetist Sebastian Manz, will give concerts and hold specific educational activities for all inhabitants of Chios island.
The winter edition also launches the festival's participation in the European program “Soundroutes” which promotes the mobility and cooperation between musicians who have been refugees. For the concert “Chios – The Crossing Bridge” four musicians with roots in Syria and Egypt will join forces in an enticing musical partnership. Trumpeter and duduk player Milad Khawam and singer GHAYS are returning for this concert to Chios, the place that marked their entry into a new life.
Once again the festival helps to build bridges between all inhabitants of the island, permanent to temporary residents, a concern that seems to be important, now more than ever.