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Welcome to the Pharos Arts Foundation's website where you will find information about the programme and activities of the Foundation as well as passed and forthcoming events.


Please keep in mind that due to road-works in Pendadaktylou Street, the best way to reach The Shoe Factory is from Famagusta Gate. Park your car around the area, and walk straight up Ektoros Road which is just opposite the Famagusta Gate. It is only a three minute walk and Ermou Street is an extension of Ektoros Road.


23 - May 31 May 2014

The International Pharos Chamber Music Festival has established itself as the most important annual classical music event on the island, and has gained an international reputation for its quality concerts and magnificent settings. Guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, the Festival attracts over 2.000 visitors every year. It also maintains a strong tradition of community service, with educational concerts organized for students of public schools and a number of master-classes for young instrumentalists.

Organized from 23 until 31 May 2014, the 14th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival welcomes to Cyprus some of the most remarkable artists on the international music scene, for an extensive week of music-making in two unique venues in Cyprus: the Royal Manor House in Kouklia – one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture in Cyprus and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and The Shoe Factory, a contemporary recital venue situated in Ermou Street near the buffer zone in Nicosia.

Join us in a leisurely exploration of the history and cultural heritage of Cyprus and enjoy an unparalleled range of recitals and chamber concerts.  Participating artists: François-Frédéric Guy, Yevgeny Sudbin, Ashley Wass, Daishin Kashimoto, Tanja Becker-Bender, Boris Brovtsyn, Levon Chilingirian, Diemut Poppen, Alexander Chaushian, Mahan Esfahani, Amarcord Vocal Ensemble. read more...



Wednesday 4 June 2014
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

The Pharos Arts Foundation, with the support of the Australian High Commission, presents the Grigoryan Brothers guitar duo, who will appear in Cyprus for the first time as part of their European 2014 tour. Duos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that rare thing. There is no rivalry, only the bonds of family and a love of music. Join them for a journey of musical exploration, which will include excerpts from their new release The Seasons (based on Tchaikovsky’s work). Wednesday 4 June 2014, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm. read more...


Friday 13 June 2014
The Olive Grove, Delikipos / 8.30pm

The Pharos Arts Foundation and the Royal Danish Embassy in Nicosia invite you to experience one of Denmark’s premier jazz musicians, Stefan Pasborg and his band IBRAHIM ELECTRIC. The concert will take place on Friday 13 June 2014 at the Foundation’s open-air venue, The Olive Grove, in Delikipos / 8:30pm. IBRAHIM ELECTRIC’s style is not for the pedantic. There are elements of old-fashioned soul/jazz – AFRObeat - 60’s acid-power-beat - and of course the Trio’s trademark: the fast, almost-punk passages in which the three musicians merge into one playful organism. Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable and exciting musical experience. read more...

Mahan Esfahani 

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The Pharos Arts Foundation 24 Demosthenis Severis Ave. 1080 Nicosia Cyprus T +357 22 663871 F +357 22 663538  


An open-air concert for strings