The Association of Musical Pilgrims is a non-profit association created in 2011 by pianist Ilona Timchenko. a
Its projects include:
Musical Pilgrims Festival: With the aim of promoting new artists, the International Musical Pilgrims Festival is born, in the framework of which international exchanges are carried out with musicians of important international projection. In addition, it carries out activities for the promotion of Galician artists and musicians based in Galicia.
O Teu Xacobeo: Throughout the 19-21 season, we organized 38 concerts on the Xacobean routes of Galicia, with internationally renowned formations (ProMúsica, Duo DeLis, Quinta Corda, Trio Metamorfosis, Rubens Consort, Matangi Quartet, Rastrelli Quartet , among others).
Art of Piano: Cycle of concerts and piano marathons on Galician stages such as the USC Auditorium, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago or the Municipal Auditorium of Valga, promoting young pianists from all over Galicia.
Christmas Concerts: An annual event already essential, with a high quality classical music offer with Christmas repertoire. They have been held in prominent halls such as the USC Auditorium, the Chapel of the Catholic Monarchs and the Teatro Principal.
Master classes and courses: Music A-MI-La-Do at the School of Advanced Musical Studies of Santiago, as well as in the latest editions of the Festival Peregrinos Musicales, in other venues. World-class teachers, such as Ara Malikian, Luis Fernando Pérez, José M. Álvarez Losada, Ilona Sie Dhian Ho, Amparo Lacruz, Sergey Arutyunyan, etc.)
International Competition: Since its creation, more than 100 young Galician artists or those based in Galicia have participated. From the year 2021, the competition became International and involved musicians from 14 different countries.