In 2011, I took my 5 violin students from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, to Vero, Corsica, the hilltop village in which my grandparents lived and where my mother grew up. Early on in our week together, the idea for Ponte Cultura took shape, and has since had an energy all of its own. The first competition for young Corsican classical talents in 2011 was a surprising and thrilling success! For the first concert the village church was so full that we had audience sitting in the aisles and spilling into the church square.

We now connect young Corsican musicians - as well as the young adults already well established as artists on the island of Corsica, with a network of contacts all over the world and a pool of shared resources. The atmosphere we aim to create for everyone is collaborative, fearless, energetic and inclusive. Ponte Cultura continues to grow year by year with the generosity of Mayor Christian Leca, the enthusiastic and gifted Vero village association 'L'Acciarinu', and the close Friends of Ponte Cultura, who's donations make it possible for us to blossom. 

Pace e salute a tutti,
Miranda and the team.

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Background to Ponte Cultura

Ponte Cultura started in 2008 when Miranda Playfair decided to set up an organisation. Find out more

The Village of Vero

The village where Ponte Cultura decamps every Summer. Find out more


Pascal Paoli had incredibly important link to the UK. Find out more

History of Corsica and Map

Find out more about the wonderful island here




The Team