Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin

picture book | 6+ 

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin
Illustrated by Iris Samartzi
with music by Nikos Xanthoulis

The book | The story of Amir, a musician who managed with the notes of his violin to change everything in Greytown and give warmth, peace and happiness to all. A tale which brings us closer to people’s souls and their need to feel joy.

The author | Marivita Grammatikaki was born in Chania on the island of Crete. She won a scholarship to study the viola at the Athens Conservatory and has worked with the orchestras of both the Greek Third Programme and the National Opera. In parallel with her musical career she has researched and written scripts for children’s television programmes and has written several tales for young readers, amongst them «The Magic Violin», which was staged at the National Opera as a musical for children with great success in May 2011. In 2010 she set up a folk tale workshop focussing on personal experiences, where she teaches both primary school children and their teachers the arts of folk tales and music as means of therapy, communication and developing creativity.

Candidate for the 2013 Greek State Prize


Both author and composer emphasize the immense and benefi cial power of music, inviting children to join them on a delightful musical journey.

A hymn to the enchanting power of music.

ISBN: 978-960-219-285-6 • Price: 15,02€ • 22x31 cm. • Pages: 48