8th International Kalamata Music Days

26 Aug 2024 - 10 Sep 2024
Kalamata, Greece Ithomi, Greece

The International Kalamata Music Days is a classical music festival taking place annually in Kalamata, southern Greece. The festival is organised by the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata and the FARIS – Kalamata Municipality Beneficiary Organisation and was founded by cellist Indira Rahmatulla, who serves as the Artistic Director, composer Stathis Giftakis and cellist Dimitrios Lampos. Since its launch in the summer of 2017, the festival has established an international profile, by focusing on promotion of artistic expression and providing support of pedagogical work and music education.

Our mission

  • To promote music pedagogy and education through international masterclasses, seminars and workshops;
  • To organise high-calibre and inspirational concerts and events;
  • To enhance Kalamata’s music education initiatives;
  • To create opportunities for international artistic exchange;
  • To support local musicians and existing programmes;
  • To feature emerging artists and ensembles through various performance opportunities;
  • To facilitate communication and collaboration among Greek and international artists;
  • To encourage collaborative projects that combine music with performing or visual arts;
  • To promote and advocate for the social importance of arts and artists;
  • To encourage and facilitate the advancement of music and cultural education of the community at large.

The International Kalamata Music Days was created as a response to the remarkable musical development in the region in the last decade. The vision of the festival is to continue this enhancement through education and international artistic exchange.

Masterclasses programme announcement – Kalamata's 8th

Piano masterclass: ALEXIA MOUZA, August 26 – 31, 2024

Violin masterclass: FELIX FROSCHHAMMER, August 26 – 31, 2024

Violoncello masterclass: JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS, August 31 – September 6, 2024

Violin, viola and chamber music masterclass: PABLO HERNÁN BENEDÍ & JONIAN ILIAS KADESHA, September 1 – 8, 2024

Piano masterclass: NOAM GREENBERG, September 1 – 8, 2024

Conducting masterclass: JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN, September 6 – 10, 2024

Municipal Conservatory and Philharmonic Amphitheatre of Kalamata, Greece. The masterclasses are organised in collaboration with the Association of Parents and Guardians of the Students and Friends of the Municipal Art Schools of Kalamata – TERPSIS.

Practical info

Pricerange per day



Partner hotel , AirBnb

Main target group

12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o

Directions & transport

Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km) , Shuttle service


City center , Nature

Average attendence per day

500 to 2000 attendees

Art disciplines

Film , Music , Classical Music , Jazz

Support for disabled people