Marbella International Music Festival
We support Ukraine
Given the ongoing war in Ukraine, we feel it right to make a statement regarding our view and express our opinion.
As a cultural association, we understand Culture in its whole as the core of our society. For us, culture must be based on respect, understanding, equity, freedom and peace. Artists and musicians are agents of cultural development and therefore must care, protect and represent these concepts.
We will not stand neutral or "apolitical" in this matter. Our positioning is not about politics, but about standing for peace. It is about claiming against this war and all organisations and individuals who support or are responsible pasively or actively for the death of innocent people, masacres, instigation of hate, war crimes and destruction.
Therefore, we would like to strongly condemn the ongoing war in Ukraine perpetrated by the Russian government under the tyranic, criminal dictatorship of Vladimir Putin and his collaborators.
Considering all said, people wishing to join our events, musicians, organisers, agents, collaborators, professors, jurors and all organisations wishing to work with us, regardless of their nationality or any other distinction, must subscribe this Message of support to Ukraine.
Music is inseparable from Time. Time is what gives it a shape, what makes sounds flow and form musical structures. We understand that the world continuosly changes and evolves, therefore, we design our events seeking to open a new modern path.
Throughout history, music competitions struggled with finding common judging criteria and fair decisions... The unique voting system implemented in our competition, allows us to be the first competition to make this kind of a step into fairness and transparency.
Our Masterclass professors are elite musicians and pedagogues. They guide our participants into a top class performance, make them to deeper conceive the fabric of Music and to acquire the capacity of sharing its beauty to the audience.
This 2023 is a special year, as the world is recovering from some really difficult years. Our events have been adjusted accordingly to continue offering our Festival with the highest standarts.
Join us, become a part of our competitions, concerts and masterclasses and enjoy the harmony of the Music accompanied by the waves of the sea.
President and Artistic Director