Beauty to see and hear
Extraordinary concert moments set against a spectacular backdrop. Travel to the Mediterranean on MS EUROPA, the World's Most Beautiful Yacht, and experience great classical musicians up-close at the Ocean Sun Festival - the unique music festival held at sea. Be there when the ship is transformed into a stage for high-class musical enjoyment. Look forward to watching one of the most thrilling pianists of our time on board the EUROPA: Igor Levit. Be enchanted by Simone Kermes, the acclaimed "Crazy Queen of Baroque", or the unmistakable sound of violinist Baiba Skride. And all the while enjoy stunning backdrops such as Lisbon, Barcelona, St. Tropez and Seville.
Finest chamber music on board
With her unmistakable sound, Baiba Skride is one of the most famous violinists of our time. Both she and Harriet Krijgh, a Dutch native, have received international acclaim for their inspiring interpretations. Harriet Krijgh is one of the most promising cellists of the present day and was named the "Rising Star 2015/2016" by the European Concert Hall Organisation. She plays on a violoncello made by Giovanni Paolo Maggini that dates from 1620 and was provided by a private collector. A chamber music concert by the Philharmonic String Quartet will also provide hours of outstanding musical enjoyment.
International greats on the piano
Look forward to getting to know "one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation" (The New York Times) on board the EUROPA: Igor Levit. No less impressive is Lauma Skride with her sensitive and wonderful acoustic qualities and virtuoso panache. We will also be welcoming two internationally renowned accompanists in the form of piano virtuosos Professor Semjon Skigin and Daniel Heide. Powerful voice: soprano Simone Kermes, whose many accolades include the ECHO Award for the best classical female singer. Renowned music critic Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz will moderate the festival programme.
Exclusive on-shore concert in Seville
An exclusive on-shore concert with an orchestra awaits in Seville, the "city of wonders". This will be a true highlight of your extended stay in the sunny pearl of Andalusia, where you will wander between magnificent palaces and cathedrals in the footsteps of the Barber of Seville.