Marvão International Music Festival

A strategic fundraising consultancy for the Marvão International Music Festival, helping the Festival to leverage existing contacts as well as secure new support.

Contacts

Alix de Mauny +44 (0)20 3725 9102

Overview

The Marvão International Music Festival takes place in the midst of unique and unforgettable scenery at the summit of the highest mountain south of the Tagus, in the walled town of Marvão, Alentejo.

Founded in 2014 by HarrisonParrott artist Christoph Poppen, the Festival attracts visitors from all over the world and has been hailed for providing “Music at the highest level” (Diário de Notícias). At the same time, it remains firmly rooted in the Alentejo region and provides a cultural experience that is unique to the area. Poppen’s founding vision is for a festival that embraces different artforms and musical styles and that reaches out to the many, not the few.

The Marvão International Music Festival takes place in the midst of unique and unforgettable scenery at the summit of the highest mountain south of the Tagus, in the walled town of Marvão, Alentejo.

Founded in 2014 by HarrisonParrott artist Christoph Poppen, the Festival attracts visitors from all over the world and has been hailed for providing “Music at the highest level” (Diário de Notícias). At the same time, it remains firmly rooted in the Alentejo region and provides a cultural experience that is unique to the area. Poppen’s founding vision is for a festival that embraces different artforms and musical styles and that reaches out to the many, not the few.

The Festival, which takes place in July every year, is expected to attract 3,000+ unique visitors in 2016, who will have the opportunity to attend up to 40 events, including concerts and recitals, talks, guided city tours and an exclusive post-concert feast by internationally-renowned chef Thorsten Gillert in cooperation with Chef Julio Vintém.

In total, more than 300 exceptional musicians and soloists from Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Korea and Great Britain will perform a wide-ranging programme of mainly international classical music, alongside Música Portuguesa.          

HarrisonParrott’s consultancy project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the Festival to secure long-term funding from across a range of income streams. 

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