Welcome to the sixth edition of the International Music Festival of Navarre (FIMNa), which brings together professional musicians from all over the world for a week of playing and sharing music in a place of great beauty, Eugi, in the Esteríbar Valley, Navarra (Spain).
After these first five years, we return to Eugi this Summer full of energy and excited to share our music with an already loyal audience, which grows from year to year. In the 2013 edition we will once again extend our activities to the neighbouring village of Zubiri, where one of our concerts will take place.
In addition, the children of Eugi and of all of the Esteríbar Valley will be ale to enjoy the music and have a leading role in the Festival, participating in FIMNa in the Community’s music workshops as well as in the final concert. We return this year with artists from different corners of the World, who will perform a varied programme that we hope will entertain, provoke and inspire our dear audience. These artists include Austrian flautist Vera Klug who will share the stage with German guitarrist Yvonne Zehner, and Spanish tenor Julio Morales. We welcome once again the talented Navarrese harpist Alicia Griffiths, whose career is taking off outside our frontiers, and we present our audience with Latvian pianist Inese Klotina. We are determined to continue supporting the composition and interpretation of new works, with the premieres in Spain of several pieces by Swedish Composer Karl Niklas Gustavsson, and the World premiere of a violin and guitar duo by English composer John Barber, as well as three new Basque songs arranged by Francisco Javier Jáuregui.
Our FIMNa in the Community Project will provide an energetic, unique and vibrant finale to our festival this year, with the Brazilian rhythms of the versatile percussionist Adriano Adewale, which will inspire the children of Eugi and the Esteribar Valley to reach No Corazao do ritmo, The Heart of Rhythm.
We invite you to continue enjoying this adventure of exploring our human culture through one of its most universal, visceral and at the same time sublime languages, music, in the beautiful natural and historical setting of Eugi.
The Council of Eugi and Elena and Francisco Javier Jáuregui, Festival Directors