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GUITAR RECITAL
COSTAS COTSIOLIS

Saturday 4 May 2019

The Pharos Arts Foundation presents a recital with the renowned guitarist Costas Cotsiolis. With a celebrated career spanning over 40 years and highly-acclaimed concerts and tours all over the world, Cotsiolis is justly recognized today as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. Having appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, he has collaborated with important orchestras and shared the stage with such legendary artists as Astor Piazzolla, John Williams, Jean-Jaques Kantorow and Stanley Jordan while many famed composers have dedicated works to him. His recital in Cyprus, on Saturday 4 May 2019 at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm, is presented as part of and in collaboration with the 14th International Guitar Festival EGTA – Cyprus, and will include works by Leo Brouwer, Isaak Albeniz, Carlo Domeniconi and Mikis Theodorakis. read more....


19TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL

14 & 22 MAY / THE SHOE FACTORY, NICOSIA
1 – 4 JUNE / ROYAL MANOR HOUSE, KOUKLIA
6 JUNE / THE OLIVE GROVE, DELIKIPOS


The cultural spring season in Cyprus could not reach its pinnacle without the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival. Recognised as one of Europe's preeminent music festivals and acknowledged all over the world as Cyprus’ most important annual classical music event, the Pharos Festival has steadily and solidly gained an unequalled reputation for the quality of its concerts as well as its enchanting atmosphere and settings. With an important history of 19 years, the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival has evidently and admirably placed Cyprus, especially the area of Pafos, on the international cultural map: It was the first festival of classical chamber music to have been established in Cyprus, it has so far organised over 150 unique concerts with a vast number of world renowned soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras, and it has created an unprecedented relationship with thousands of audience from all over the globe, who visit the island especially to be part of this exceptionally uplifting music experience. read more...


CHAMBER CONCERT
ENSEMBLE HET COLLECTIEF

SOPRANO KATRIEN BAERTS
Tuesday 14 May 2019
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, 8:30pm


The Festival will open on Tuesday 14 May 2019 at the Pharos Arts Foundation’s recital venue, The Shoe Factory, in Nicosia with a concert by the renowned Belgian ensemble Het Collectief and the celebrated soprano Katrien Baerts, who has been described as “Breathtaking” and “astoundingly beautiful” (Place de l' Opera), with “a voice and interpretation that are nothing less than a revelation” (Trouw) and “hair-raising feats of vocal agility” (The Telegraph). Their programme consists of an amazing blend of French chamber and vocal repertoire by Ravel, Debussy, Dutilleux and Philippe Gaubert interspersed with pieces by the Finnish Kaija Saariaho who is one of the foremost composers on the planet and one of the leading creative figures of her generation. read more...