21st International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

Sarah Aristidou
Soprano
Described by critics as “extraordinary” with “flawless technique” and “gorgeous stage presence”, French-Cypriot soprano Sarah Aristidou is a star in the making, and has already worked with a number of major conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle and François-Xavier Roth. Sarah has twice been nominated as “Best Newcomer” by Opernwelt.  She was most recently awarded the Luitpold Prize for outstanding performance of a newcomer at the Kissinger Sommer Festival (2021).
Nabil Shehata
Double Basist
Having studied at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, Nabil Shehata won several international competitions including the Julio Cardona Competition in Portugal and the Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome.
Kyril Zlotnikov
Cellist
Kyril Zlotnikov studied at the Belarusian State Music Academy and the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance. Prize-winner in many competitions, including the Clairmont Competition, the Braun-Roger Siegl Competition, and the Pierre Tarcali Prize, Zlotnikov is a founding member of one of the most dynamic and exciting string quartets of today – the Jerusalem Quartet, which has gained a vast international acclaim.
Alexandra Tirsu
Violinist
Alexandra Tirsu is gaining recognition as one of the leading violinists of her generation.
Viviane Hagner
Violinist
Munich-born violinist Viviane Hagner has won exceptional praise for her highly intelligent musicality and passionate artistry.
Daishin Kashimoto
Violinist
, Daishin Kashimoto is a regular guest of major concert halls around the globe. In his decadelong role as first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, this tremendous wealth of experience also benefits him
Marie Sophie Hauzel
Pianist
Marie Sophie Hauzel has won a number of international competitions, such as the International Jenö Takacs Competition, the International Hans von Bülow Piano Competition in Meiningen, the International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists in Vilnius, the Carl Bechstein Competition in Berlin.
Alessio Bax
Pianist
Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Alessio Bax is without a doubt “among the most remarkable pianists before the public” (Gramophone).
Alexander Chaushian
Cellist
Regarded as one of the finest cellists of his generation, Alexander Chaushian has performed extensively throughout the world as a soloist
David Abrahamyan
Violist
David Abrahamyan has performed under the baton of conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitnk, Roberto Benzi, Jesús López Cobos or Plácido Domingo, amongst others.
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