Saronic Chamber Music Festival, Hydra Island Greece


The Saronic Chamber Music Festival on Hydra Island Greece brings together a group of internationally renown musicians, collectively known as the 'Leonardi Ensemble, for a series of classical concerts in Hydra, annually hosted by the Bratsera Hotel.



The Leondari Ensemble and guest artists present a series of concerts in Hydra, Spetses, Poros and Galatas. Giving spirited and critically acclaimed performances, they perform to a diverse audience drawn from the rich community of residents and visitors who populate this beautiful region of Greece every summer.


Concerts for 2017


Bratsera Hotel, Hydra | 05 Aug | 21:00
Dedicated to the memory of Therese Kontos
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)  Debussy
String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2  Brahms
Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44  Schumann
Bratsera Hotel, Hydra | 06 Aug | 21:00
Dedicated to the memory of Therese Kontos
Sonata for Violin and Piano, 'Kreutzer'  Beethoven
The ‘Goldberg Variations’, BWV 988  J. S. Bach



Tickets: on the door from €10


Celebrating four years of generous support from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, we present great works of the German masters: Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. The programme also includes works by Mozart and Debussy.
Once again we present well-known, well-loved faces and some extroardinary young talent who will join us for the first time.
Don’t miss our performances of Bach’s "Goldberg Variations" in an intimate arrangement for string trio by the great Russian violinist, Dmitry Sitkovetsky. This beautiful arrangement is inspired by Glenn Gould’s legendary recording of 1981, one of the most popular classical recordings of all time. 

The Leondari Ensemble is comprised of musicians from Europe, North America and Australia who perform regularly with many of the world’s most renowned ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, ARC Ensemble, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Piano Trio.


Benjamin Bowman is a member of the critically acclaimed chamber music group, ARC Ensemble and is concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre (NYC); Bogdan Bozovic is a former violinist of the Vienna Piano Τrio; James Barralet has recently released a recording of Brahms’ music for cello and piano and is the artistic director of the Whittington Chamber Music Festival (UK); Rebekka Markowski is Associate-Principal cellist of Komische Oper, Berlin; award-winning recorded German pianist, Caspar Frantz, is a former director of Berlin’s contemporary music festival ‘Zeitkunst’ and is artistic advisor to the Saronic Chamber Music Festival.



The Leondari Ensemble was founded by Greek violinist, Jannis Agraniotis, and Australian violist, Francis Kefford. Jannis is a regular performer with the Greek National Opera. He has appeared in all of the major Greek concert halls and as a recitalist and chamber musician in Germany. Francis is a frequent performer with the UK’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.


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