For fans of Classical music and the stunning Mediterranean region that is Tenerife - the Canary Islands Music Festival is an event you’ll want to add to your travel bucket list.
- When? TBC January - February 2018
- Where? Tenerife (and Gran Canaria)
- Price: varies between events, check out the official website for details.
January and February are not exactly known for being the most temperate of months, especially if you’re in areas like the UK. So why not escape the melancholy of a cold winter and head to Tenerife to kick off the new year in style?
The Canary Islands Music Festival – or the FIMC (Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias) – is one of the most important classical music festivals that Spain has to offer. It features a programme that includes some of the best classical musicians in the world, drawing in visitors from far and wide. Recent performers include the tenor Juan Diego Flórez, conductors Massimo Zanetti, Andrés Orozco Estrada, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jukka Pekka Saraste and Ivan Fischer, pianists Denis Matsuev, Dmitris Sgouros, Ivan Martín, Javier Negrín and oboist Lucas Macías Navarro.
The prestigious London Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Festival Orchestra have also made an appearance in recent years, with last year’s programme being completed by the exceptional Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria.
For more than thirty years the Canary Islands Music Festival has become an international benchmark in the world of classical music festivals, both for its high artistic quality and by its honour of being the annual curtain raiser for musical activity in Europe.
The geographical diversity and beauty of the Canaries is truly something to behold, and well worth visiting as a place on its own merits. So combine that with this spectacular musical event and you have a trip made in heaven.
- Get there: Fly into Tenerife South Airport then hire a car to get around or use the bus.
- Stay: There are a number of resorts on the island of Tenerife, so find a hotel that's close to the events you plan to go to.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!