Corfu philharmonics

Musical tradition is one of the key charasteristics of Corfu. The island features a litany of such companies. Their loud and integral presence during the Easter festivities makes the Corfiot Easter a lifetime experience.

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Philharmonic of Korakiana Spyros Samaras

The Philharmonic of Korakiana Spyros Samaras was founded in 1958 and is one of the biggest musical and cultural Unions in Corfu. The purpose of the Philharmonic is the preservation and enhancement of cultural elements of Corfu teaching art music, theater, space and other visual arts. The first appearance of the Band was in 1961. The Band Theory maintains schools, rhythms - melody Solfege and portions of several musical instruments.

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Municipal Philharmonic Thinalion

The Municipal Philharmonic of Thinalia was established in 1993. Its students are more than 100. Since its launching it has actively participated in public events in the region. It has a numerous collection of musical instruments. Additionally, during the period 1997-1999 it created a music archive of 100 musical pieces that is still growing.

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Philharmonic of Karousades

The Philharmonic of Karousades was founded on July 5th 1980 and it owes its foundation to the President of the community. The first appearance of the Philharmonic was in 1989. Nowadays it maintains 100 members, teachers as well as apprentices.

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Philharmonic of Liapades

The Philharmonic of Liapades was informally founded in 1955. Officially it started operating in 1965. The purpose of the Philharmonic is the music education of the youth and cultural development of the village. Its first appearance was in 1976 in the village while the following year it appeared in the town of Corfu.

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Philharmonic Association of Agios Matthaios Lorentzos Mavilis

The Philharmonic Society of Saint Matthew Lorenzo Mavilis, was founded in 1965 and provides free music education and meet the cultural needs of the region. The first unofficial appearance was on the streets of the community without outfit in 1966 and the following year became an official appearance with 35 musicians. In 1999 changed the name of the Band as a tribute to the Corfiot poet Lorenzo Mavilis.

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Philharmonic of Avliotes

The Philharmonic of Avliotes is one of the oldest and most active musical associations, it was founded in 1979. It is active in traditional events of the village and the town of Corfu. The Philharmonic consists of 70 members and has an extensive number of musical instruments.

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Philharmonic Association of Leukimmi

The Philharmonic Association of Lefkimmis was founded in 1911 by the name Mutual Societies Association Apollo. It was renamed as Philharmonic Association of Lefkimmis in 1953. The long course of the Philharmonic is not limited to music; theatrical performances were organised and were the mainly entertainment of the residents Lefkimmis after the war. The Philharmonic participates in cultural events mainly in Corfu and in other cities of Greece and has also performed abroad.

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Philarmonic of Kinopiastes

The Philharmonic of Kinopiastes was founded in 1968 by residents of the village who loved music. Purpose of the Philharmonic was to teach music to the youth of the village. Since 1969 the Philharmonic appears at events in the wider area of the village and the Litany of St. Spyridon. In recent years, the Philharmonic has appeared in several major cities of Greece. Finally, it functions children's choir.

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Philarmonic Association Kapodistrias

The Philarmonic Association of Corfu Kapodistrias was founded in 1980 and is one of the biggest cultural associations which teach music in Corfu. The first appearance of the Philarmonic was in the New Year Eve of 1981. The initial aim of the Philharmonic was the conservsation, improvement and distribution of cultural elements of the Island. The Philarmonic maintains faculties of music theory, history of music and has departments of many musical instruments.

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Philharmonic of Kontokali

The Philharmonic of Kontokali formally incorporated in 1993. It existed a choir of children since 1990. The children's choir was extended to children's band. It's first appearance was in the epitaph of the Holy Trinity in Kanalia at 1995 and currently has about forty children learning music.

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Philharmonic of Sinarades

The Philharmonic of Sinarades founded in 1962 and is a comprehensive music school with two years' theoretical training, practical training and introducing students to the band of Philharmonic. It’s first appearance of the Philharmonic took place at the 1962 with 24 musicians today has 120 musicians.

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Philharmonic Society of Corfu

The Philharmonic Society of Corfu was founded on 1840 and is the oldest philharmonic in Greece. Originally it was founded to create a music academy which would offer music education regardless of social class. The most popular musical form is the band that derived from the Philharmonic Society of Corfu and it first appeared on 1841. Philharmonic Society of Corfu since the late 1990s retains symphony orchestra and features string section and piano.

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Artistic Music Association Lefkimmeon

The Artistic Music Association of Lefkimmeon was initially founded in 1910 in Lefkimmi. Its first official appearance was New Year's Day of 1911. At 1915 the Philharmonic stopped functioning due to the war. In the meanwhile there were several other efforts in the region for the creation of philharmonic and music schools. In 1961 it was decided to be reestablished with the current name Artistic Music Association Lefkimmeon.

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Philharmonic Society of Skripero

The Philharmonic Society Scripero founded in 1909 in the village Skripero from a group of people who loved the music and wanted to promote cultural events and music. It is the fourth in a series of established in Corfu Philharmonic. It’s first appearance was on 25 March 1911 in Skripero. It has appeared in other cities of Greece and abroad.

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Philharmonic Company of Corfu Mantzaros

The Philharmonic Company of Corfu Mantzaros was founded in 1890 and is the second oldest philharmonic in Corfu. The First appearance of band was in the Litany of Saint Spyridona in 1890. The band is constituted of 180 musicians and it maintains departments for most of the musical instruments as well as a department for preschool ages.

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