The Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges (Saint-Georges International Music Festival) has associative status under the 1901 law in France.

The association was created to govern and organize concerts and educational activities under the name Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges in France, the French Caribbean and throughout the world.

An official Festival of Guadeloupe, the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges is the most prestigious classical music festival in the Caribbean. The event is a tribute to Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), the greatest fencer of his time and a general in the French Revolution. He was a violinist, conductor and composer who influenced the great composers of his time, including Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and authors such as Alexandre Dumas.

The festival is one of the most unique music festivals in the Caribbean and shows an unprecedented cultural richness and diversity. Led by artistic and musical director Marlon Daniel, the festival offers a plethora of spectacular concerts and cultural and educational events (conferences, masterclasses, workshops and exhibitions) featuring renowned international artists throughout the archipelago of Guadeloupe.

The association was declared in the prefecture of Guadeloupe and registered with INSEE on November 25, 2016.
It was published in the official journal of the French Republic on December 3, 2016.

RNA number: W9G1003502
SIRET number: 837 643 980 00019


Association Members

Benoît Gomez - President of the Association
Patrick Bénazet - General Secretary
Jamashed Turel - Treasurer
Jérôme Pfister - Local Executive Director Guadeloupe
Hristo Popov - International Executive Director
Marlon Daniel - Artistic and Musical Director
Christelle Pfister - Public Relations and Social Media Director


Marie-Agnès Bégarin, Guadeloupe festival representative
Donna Cain, US festival representative
Géraldine Barlagne-Naigre, Guadeloupe festival representative
Rose-Lee Raqui, Guadeloupe festival representative
Norma Tan, US festival representative