General Facts

Credomatic International Music Festival

This event was created in 1991 by a group of Costa Rican musicians, whose simple yet novel proposal was to organize an international music festival for Costa Rica, inspired by the European festivals. However, instead of having medieval castles or Roman ruins in the background, the activity is carried out on the beaches and other sites of incomparable natural charm in our country. The festival is held every year in August.

Throughout these years, the event has attracted more than 1.000 musicians from 50 countries, who have presented about 750 concerts in the most beautiful natural landscapes of Costa Rica.

Íride Martínez: Costa Rican soprano of great renown. She appears regularly at festivals in Salzburg and Bregenz (Austria), Glyndebourne (UK), and the major theaters of Europe, namely: La Scala of Milan and the opera houses of Vienna, Dresden, Munich, Paris, Riga, Berlin; Leipzig, Cologne, and others.


Editus: This trio has a musical concept that knows no boundaries while retaining its Latin flavor. The group won a Grammy Award in 2000 with Ruben Blades for their performance on his album Tiempos and then it won two Grammys in 2003, again with Ruben Blades for his album Mundo.

Manuel Obregon: Recognized as one of the finest pianists of classical music and jazz in Central America, he has performed all over the continent and also Spain, France, Switzerland and the United States.

The National Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1940, is one of the best classical music options in the country and it is highly regarded throughout Latin America. If has participated in many major concerts and tours around the world, mainly in Europe, North America and South America.

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