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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 past and forthcoming events.


16TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

EMMANUEL TJEKNAVORIAN / VIOLIN
MAXIMILIAN KROMER / PIANO
Thursday 19 May 2016

The 16th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival will open with a recital by the exceptional young Viennese violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, who has impressed audiences worldwide a few months ago after winning the second and special prizes at the Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki. Emmanuel will join forces with another rare young talent from Vienna, pianist Maximilian Kromer, in works by Mozart, Schubert, Franck and Kreisler. read more...


19 MAY – 4 JUNE 2016
16TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL


Since its inception sixteen years ago the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival has established itself as the highlight of the Pharos Arts Foundation's Concert and Recital Series, garnering enthusiastic acclaim from music lovers all over the world. Guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence, the Pharos Festival has become one of Europe's preeminent music festivals, while it has made chamber music more accessible to the general public in Cyprus, by presenting exciting programmes and performances of the highest level by some of the world’s most renowned soloists. read more...


16TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL FINALE
Saturday 4 June 2016

On Saturday 4 June 2016, some of these amazing soloists will guide the Festival back to where it started – at The Shoe Factory in Nicosia, for a suitably festive finale with an exciting and wide-ranging programme of works for strings, guitar, piano and voice. read more...


16TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL
FEATURING THE ARTISTS

The 16th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival features a line-up of twenty unique musicians who will join forces for eight concerts at The Shoe Factory in Nicosia and at the Gothic Hall of the Royal Manor House at Kouklia, Palaipaphos. Amongst others, the Festival will host, for the first time in Cyprus, the great Yuja Wanga pianist who radiates palpable magnetism and a distinctly contemporary sensibility, described as “simply, the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today”. The Festival will also welcome the return visit of the exceptional Yevgeny Sudbin hailed as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century”. Along with the Festival’s regular guests – distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Festival Alexander Chaushian, Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Daishin Kashimoto, the impressive violinist Boris Brovtsyn, violinist Levon Chilingirian and violist Diemut Poppen this year’s Festival will also host, the fascinating German pianist Katharina Treutler, violinist Henning Kraggerud – famed for his deep natural musicianship, virtuosity and beauty of tone, renowned double-bass player Nabil Shehata, the remarkable Alessandro Carbonare   principal clarinettist of the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Fabio Zanon – one of the pre-eminent guitarists of our times, violinist Monika Urbonaite, violists David Abrahamyan and Shira Majoni, cellist Tim Park, and two wonderful and extremely charismatic young singers – soprano Ruzan Mantashyan and Cypriot baritone Markos Kleovoulou. Click here to check who plays what on each day. 


16TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL
MUSIC EDUCATION SCHEDULE

Here, at the Pharos Arts Foundation, we cannot stress enough the importance of music education, so our International Chamber Music Festival is not just about top musicians, wonderful concerts and a great atmosphere. It also involves a number of educational activities for young children (ages 5-10) to young professional musicians. We are proud that this year we are collaborating with Dakapp (https://www.dakapp.com) to further expand these activities. The activities are open to all students and their teachers in Cyprus. Groups of students, who wish to watch the master-classes or some of the rehearsals, should contact the Pharos Arts Foundation. Click here to see the schedule...