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International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

From Friday 2nd of June until Tuesday 20th of June

The 17th International festival of chamber music will take place in Nicosia and Paphos. This is a significant event in the cultural life of Cyprus.

The festival gained international recognition due to amazing performances by the professional artists, artistic perfection and innovations used in staging of the concerts.

Every year the event attracts more than 2,000 visitors and contributes significantly to the social life of the community, as well as to the cultural and musical education of schoolchildren and young musicians.

The concerts of the festival will take place in Nicosia in The Shoe Factory and in the Royal Manor House in Kouklia, near Paphos.

Nicosia. Friday 2nd of June at 20:30

Voice & Piano Recital with Susanne Elmark / soprano & Christian Westergaard / piano

  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918) — Quatre chansons de Jeunesse (1881-4);
  • Alban Berg (1885-1935) — Sieben frühe Lieder (1905-8);
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) — Homesickness, Op.57, No.6 (1890), Remembrances, Op.71, No.7 (1901);
  • Strauss (1864-1949) — Selected Songs;
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) — The ugly Duckling (1914).

Nicosia. Friday 9th of June at 20:30

Recital with Vitaly Pisarenko / piano

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828) — Drei Klavierstucke D.946 (1828);
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856) — Fantasiestücke, Op.12 (1837);
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886) — Ballade No.1 in D-flat major, S.170 (1848), Ballade No.2 in B minor, S.171 (1853), Hungarian Rhapsody No.10 in E major, S.244 (1847), Hungarian Rhapsody No.13 in A minor, S.244 (1847).

Paphos. Thusday 15th of June at 20:30

  • W.A Mozart (1756-1791) — Duo for Violin & Viola No.1, K.423 (1783);
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49 (1839);
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) — Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25 (1861).

Paphos. Friday 16th of June at 20:30

  • Jesús Guridi (1886-1961) — Ala Baita & Alabatua from Canciones Vascas (1956);
  • Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000) — Csángó szonatina for 3 guitars (1977);
  • Máximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957) — Fin de Siglo pour 3 guitarres (1995);
  • César Franck (1822-1890) — Piano Quintet in F minor (1879);
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — String Octet in E-flat major, Op.20 (1825).

Paphos. Saturday 17th of June at 20:30

  • Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) — Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Quartet in D major, Op.21 (1892);
  • Philip Glass (b. 1937) — Chaotic Harmony (Arrangement for flute and cello by Massimo Mercelli) (2006);
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) — Quintet for Piano & Strings in G minor, Op.57 (1940).

Paphos. Sunday 18th of June at 20:30

  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) — Flute Trio No.16 in D Major, Hob.XV:16 (1790);
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) — Quartet for Piano & Strings in B-flat major, Op.41 (1875);
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828) — String Quintet in C major, D.956 (1828).

Paphos. Monday 19th of June at 20:30

  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886) — Transcendental Étude No.11 in D-flat, “Harmonies du soir” (1851);
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) — Nocturne Op.19, No.4 in D minor (1873), June (Barcarolle) Op.37, No.6 in G minor (1876), November (Troika) Op.37, No.11 in E major (1876);
  • W.A Mozart (1756-1791) — Flute Quartet No.4 in A major, K.298 (1787), Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478 (1785), Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in D major, K.381 (1774).

Paphos. Tuesday 20th of June at 20:30

Festival’s concert Finale

  • J.S. Bach (1685-1750) — Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (1734), Piano Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (1738);
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) — String Sextet in A major (1876).

The artists:

  • Piano: Sergei Babayan, Vadym Kholodenko, Yevgeny Sudbin, Vitaly Pisarenko, Christian Westergaard;
  • Violin: Boris Brovtsyn, Alena Baeva, Nicolas Dautricourt, Clara-Jumi Kang, Levon Chilingirian, Monika Urbonaite;
  • Viola: Jennifer Stumm, Diemut Poppen, David Abrahamyan;
  • Cello: Alexander Chaushian, Marc Coppey, Tim Park;
  • Flute: Massimo Mercelli;
  • Guitar: Cyprus Guitar trio;
  • Soprano: Susanne Elmark.

For additional information, call: 22 663871, or visit: www.pharosartsfoundation.org.

Tickets available:

  • Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website www.pharosartsfoundation.org or Tel. 96 669003 (Monday — Friday 10:00am-3:00pm);
  • Kyriakou Fullpage Bookshops: 30 Ellados Ave., 8020 Paphos, Tel: 26 822850.

 

Place: The Shoe Factory
Address: Nicosia, Cyprus (View on the map)
Contact data: +357 22 663871


Place: Royal Manor House
Address: Paphos, Cyprus (View on the map)

Category:

  • Concert

Ticket price:

  • €10 - per ticket