The Pharos Arts Foundation organises a number of concerts throughout the year, inviting many of the world’s most renowned soloists and ensembles to perform in Cyprus as part of its internationally acclaimed annual Concert and Recital Series. The Foundation’s commitment to music excellence has given the opportunity to local audiences to experience concerts and recitals covering a wide range of repertoire ranging from early baroque to modern 20th 21st century, as well as premieres of newly-commissioned works by Cypriot and international composers.
Over the past two decades, the Pharos Arts Foundation has organised hundreds of concerts and recitals. Audiences have enjoyed performances by illustrious ensembles and orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, the Akademie fűr Alte Musik Berlin, Le Concert Spirituel, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy of Ancient Music, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and recitals by soloists such as pianists Grigory Sokolov and Yuja Wang, violinists Joshua Bell and Leonidas Kavakos, cellists Steven Isserlis and Natalia Gutman, and soprano Emma Kirby, to name but a few.
Part of the Pharos Arts Foundation’s mission has also been to support and promote talented Cypriot composers at the beginning of their career, providing opportunities for world premieres of their works, especially commissioned by the Pharos Arts Foundation, to be performed by orchestras and ensembles of worldwide reputation. These include the world premiere of Vassos Nicolaou’s work Kimata by the London Sinfonietta in 2003 as well as the world premiere of Evis Sammoutis’s work Echopraxia in May 2006 by the Ensemble Modern, one of the world’s leading ensembles of modern music.
In 2007, the Pharos Arts Foundation inaugurated The Cyprus Artists Series which is presented concurrently with the Concert and Recital Series, and it is dedicated to the promotion and support of young leading musicians of Cypriot ancestry, as well as musicians residing and pursuing a career in Cyprus. The Series is also committed to the support of Cypriot composers and features premieres of commissioned new works.
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