David Garrett, Thomas Quasthoff, Denis Matsuev, Lahav Shani, Behzod Abduraimov, Christoph Koncz, Charles Castronovo & the Verbier Festival Orchestra among artists appearing
APRIL 20 – 25, 2022
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Ibiza is heralded the world over for every music genre except perhaps classical music, until now. Ibiza Clasico is set to be the island’s first six-day festival of live concerts and events from the world’s leading classical musicians.
Presented in association with the acclaimed Verbier Festival, and its two founders Martin Engstroem and Avi Shoshani, Ibiza Clasico presents violin superstar David Garrett, a full performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Verbier Festival Orchestra and conductor Christoph Koncz, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, opera star Charles Castronovo and a special jazz evening with Thomas Quasthoff.
Ibiza Clasico will continue to break the walls between artists and audiences to create an intimacy that will elevate the experience. The unique venue and programming will offer rare access to the daily work and musical creations of classical music talent. During the six days of the festival, guests and artists will stay at Six Senses Ibiza and combine the concerts with the resort’s spa, retail, dining, and curated island experiences. Festival goers will be able to attend open rehearsals and mix with musicians.
The resort, with its stunning setting in Xarraca Bay in the northern tip of Ibiza, its crystal blue waters, wild cliffs and exclusive wellness offering produce a unique frequency that heightens and creates a totally different festival experience. This will be further heightened by live music being integrated throughout the resort’s activities such as its famed yoga sessions.
Lunchtime concerts will bring together outstanding young talents, such as Spanish pianist Juan Perez Floristan, with established artists in a curated programme of music from De Falla to Piazzolla.
Since opening in July, Six Senses Ibiza has reset the bar in the realm of hospitality, sustainability and community in the Balearics, and has been celebrated as one of the world’s most discerning destinations for creatives and culture seekers. Conceived by architect and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf, the destination offers a year-round programme celebrating music, art, culture and wellness.
Martin Engstroem and Avi Shoshani, Artistic Directors of Ibiza Clasico said:
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Jonathan Leitersdorf and his team at Six Senses Ibiza. Ibiza Clasico offers audiences the chance to experience great musicians in the stunning surroundings of Six Senses Ibiza and Xarraca Bay.”
Neil Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Six Senses said:
“Hosting Ibiza Clasico adds an extra layer of emotions to Six Senses Ibiza’s immersive cultural and spiritual programming and an enticing new spectrum to the wider Ibiza music scene. To hear such talented musicians playing some of the most beautiful classical arrangements with the bay adding its own natural energy and acoustics makes my heart sing!”