The 'divertimenti' are the brainchild of the island's former mayor, who was inspired to bring the event to Corfu at a visit to a chamber music festival in
The various concerts host many international acts, as well as providing a platform for talented local artists. This year's festival will see performances from two very highly regarded quartets from
One of the principal attractions of the festival, for performers and spectators alike, is its imaginative use of the beautiful Corfiot surroundings: concerts are not only held in
The relaxed, informal atmosphere of the event has also been remarked on by previous visitors.
The island is drenched in history - Corfiot public art and architecture reflects not just its ancient history, but also its Venetian, Napoleonic and British occupations in more recent centuries. Few music events can have a more pleasant setting.