A great deal has been said and written about Greece recently, mainly in the context of its financial situation. Greece still faces significant challenges, but it has made great strides towards overcoming them. The country is moving towards a promising future, and its European partners will continue to support it along its path.
Those who are able to look beyond current problems and see the bigger picture have always known Greece to be central to Europe’s history and values. Greece plays a significant role in European culture. Its ancient city states are the cradle of our democracy. Our continent is named after a legendary princess from Greek mythology. Since ancient times, Greece has made great contributions to philosophy, art, science and music.
And music is what this event is all about. It forms part of our series on “The Sound of Europe”. We hope the series and this website will give you the opportunity to find out more about the musical side of our eurozone partner! At the event, the Greek musicians captivated the audience for a few hours: Savina Yannatou, who painted a musical portrait of her country; Sokratis Sinopoulos, whose lyre guided the audience on a journey through centuries of Greek music; and Eleni Karaindrou, the grande dame of Greek film music, who together with her colleagues performed the German première of her musical epic Medea.