Concerts & Recitals

Setting the stage for local and international artists

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.

Concerts & Recitals
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The concert is kindly supported by: The Pharos Arts Foundation, with the kind support of the Institut français de Chypre, is proud to present an exceptional evening of Baroque music featuring one of the most historical ensembles of period music...
Guitar Aficionados are in for a treat as multi-award-winning classical guitarist Marko Topchii makes his debut in Cyprus, as part of the 17th International Guitar Festival EGTA – Cyprus, which is organised in collaboration with the Pharos Arts Foundation. Topchii...
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The International Guitar Festival EGTA – Cyprus is back for its 17th edition, and once again collaborating with the Pharos Arts Foundation to present a rare recital for voice and guitar. Guitarist Socrates Leptos and soprano Mariza Anastasiades have weaved...
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Dedicated to the endorsement of leading Cypriot musicians, the Cyprus Artists Series presents a piano four-hand recital with ECKOduo – comprising pianists Emre Öztek from Cyprus and Chisato Kusunoki from Japan. Emre Öztek, a graduate of the Lawrence University Conservatory...
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Ever since winning the prestigious International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, in 1989, Enrico Pace has become internationally renowned as one of the most versatile and acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians of his generation. With his unmatched artistry and...
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The unique story of violin prodigy Guido Sant’Anna is unlike any story you would ever come across. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, he began learning the violin at the age of 5 with the help of his older brothers. He...
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