Mykonos Antanaclasis Festival
12 November 2016

Mykonos Antanaclasis Festival has been selected to receive the EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, Label for 2015-2016.

The Festival aims at offering a unique opportunity to Greek artists to perform alongside with internationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles. Moreover, the participation of young musicians is a central aim of Antanaclasis Festival, with special concerts and masterclasses for young audiences.

Saturday 12 November 2016 | Poems and arias

Irini Karaianni, mezzo soprano

Sophia Papadimitropoulou, soprano

Nikos Spanatis, countertenor

Dimitris Yakas, piano

"Morning Sea"

Let me stop here. Let me, too, look at nature awhile.

The brilliant blue of the morning sea, of the cloudless sky,
the yellow shore; all lovely,
all bathed in light.
Let me stand here. And let me pretend I see all this
(I really did see it for a minute when I first stopped)
and not my usual day-dreams here too,
my memories, those images of sensual pleasure. 

Constantinos P. Cavafy


The 5th edition of the Festival in 2015 was realised in cooperation with EU.T.ER.PE. project created to raise awareness and share the popular traditions of Serbia, Croatia, Italy and Greece.

Thursday 24 September at the Popular Museum in Chora, Mykonos

Friday 25 September at Lakka Open Air Theatre in Chora, Mykonos

Two concerts with free entrance for audiences, presented 13 virtuoso musicians of traditional music, performing on instruments representative of the traditions of their country: Serbia, kaval | Croatia, lijerica | Spain, accordion | Greece, traditional violin, lyra, lute and mandolins.

Participating artists:

Dalibor Pauric, lijerica

Dragana Tomić, voice, kaval

Josep Vilarrubla, accordion

Theologos Mihellis, violin

Maria Anamaterou, voice

Giorgos Kontogiannis, lyra

Dimitris Varelopoulos, laouto

Petros Lampridis, contrabass

Athens Quintet "Dimitrios Dounis", of the "Athenean Mandolinata" Nicolaos Lavdas


The fourth edition of the Festival presented a variety of programmes from baroc to contemporary compositions with the participation of internationaly awarded young artists alongside with established soloists from Belgium, Greece, Italy and the USA.  

Wednesday 3 September 2014 at 21:00 - Grypario Cultural Centre

Trio Solista

[Yannick van de Velde, piano | Beatriz Macias, flute | Roeland Henkens, trumpet]

Concert Programme

Handel, Eternal Source of Light - voice, trumpet and piano

Parisotti, Se tu m'ami - voice and piano

Poulenc, Romance - flugelhorn and piano

Doppler, Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise - flute and piano

Grainger, In Dahomey - piano solo

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - trumpet and piano

Gershwin - Summertime - voice, trumpet and piano

Piazzola Etude #3 arr. - flute, trumpet and piano

Monday 15 September 2014 at 20:30 - Cine Manto, Mykonos town

"Mediterranean voices"

Giovanni Seneca, guitar / Francesco Savoretti, percussion

Friday 24 October 2014 at 20:30 - Grypario Cultural Centre

"Homage to Manos Hadjidakis"

Athens quintet D. Dounis & Ioanna Forti, soprano


The third edition of the Festival in 2013 included:

Monday 7 October at 21:00

Adel Salameh & Naziha Azzouz

"Arab music with scent of the Mediterranean... "

World renown oudist from Palestine, Adel Salameh, in trio with the Algerian voice of Naziha Azzouz and cretan lyra performed by Yiorgos Kontoyannis

Wednesday 30 October at 21:00

"Rapsodia Ellenica" with Orchestra di Mandolini e Chitarre "Città di Brescia" & The Athenian Mandolinata "Nicolaos Lavdas"

Concertmasters: Ugo Orlandi, Giorgos Goumenakis, mandolin

Conductor: Claudio Mandonico


The second edition of the Festival in 2012 presented:

July, 27 at 21:30 – Lakka open air Theatre

Burger Project

General ConZou, Al the X-King, Cosmic Communist and Mosch Holiday in their own unique arrangements from punk and rock to rebetiko.

August, 25 at 21:00 – Lakka open air Theatre

World Music Concerts

- A journey to the Mediterranean with Nikos Grapsas & Filokalia Romana

Nikos Grapsas has studied Byzantine and European as well as Arab and Turkish music. He holds a Master's Degree in Humanities while in cooperation with the Athens Academy he has archived a great deal of traditional greek songs of the islands and has recorded and produced over 15 albums. Along with Yiorgos Kontoyiannis (lyra), Dimitris Varelopoulos (lute) and Spyridoula Mpaka (voice), they will perform music from South Italy to Crete.

- Bossa nova and Afrobrazilian rhythms by Berlin Global Music Academy

Berlin Global Music Academy is an institution for culture, education and research that provides ground for musicians to exchange and communicate knowledge and techniques on musical traditions of the world, in order to preserve the rich global musical heritage. This year the Academy travels to Greece for the first time and performs a concert for Antanaclasis Festival in Mykonos.

September, 7 at 21:30 – Lakka open air Theatre

Petros Klampanis and the Contextual Group

Greek Bass player and composer Petros Klampanis with his CONTEXTUAL Group in an outstanding hybrid mixture of jazz and world music.

October, 7 at 21:00 – Grypario Cultural Centre

Izmir State Symphony Orchestra

One of the most significant orchestras of the Anatolia, internationally active with important collaborations and recordings as well as participations in renowned festivals. The orchestra will perform in Mykonos as part of its 2012 tour in Greece.

Soloists: Greek violinist Yannos Margaziotis, principal with the Orchestra of National Opera of Greece

& Turkish violinist Ozan Akkol, principal with the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Naci Özgüç, Chief Conductor of National Opera and Ballet of Ankara

October 12, at 21:00 - Grypario Cultural Centre

Neos Kosmos Theatre presents "The Parade", a play by Loula Anagnostaki


This first edition of the festival in 2011 included four luminous concerts with a vibrant programme, world-class soloists from the classical world in masterworks of the classical and modern repertoire, jazz stars, as well as highlights of the Greek musical world...

July, 7 at 21:30 – Lakka open air Theatre

"Delicious Chemistry Across The Universe" / Dimitri Vassilakis Quartet featuring Juliet Kelly

Dimitri Vassilakis, a saxophonist, singer and composer, has been described by the BBC Music Magazine as "The Greek God of Jazz". Vassilakis will present his latest album with adaptations of songs that have defined the past and branded generations, such as Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy", The Beatle's "Across The Universe", Door's "Light My Fire", Nina Simone's "Four Women", and so many others. He will also perform a selection of his prized compositions, as well as orchestrations which have been recorded in New York by a top-ranking Jazz colossus.

Our special guest, the soulful voice of distinctive British singer and songwriter Jazz diva Juliet Kelly, hailed by critics as one of the UK's finest jazz stars. She has worked with exceptional musicians including award-winners Seb Rochford, Courtney Pine and Tony Kofi and performed with Courtney Pine at the Barbican for the Jazz Britannia concert broadcast on BBC2 television.

Several tours have taken Juliet and her Glam Jazz style to venues around the UK and she has also performed further afield with sell-out shows in Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia and America.

Juliet will perform beloved favorites, as well as songs from her personal LPs "Aphrodite's Child" and "Delicious chemistry".

Dimitris Vassilakis, saxophone and vocals

Juliet Kelly, vocals

Manos Saridakis, piano

Manos Loutas, bass

Giorgos Polychronakos, drums

August, 18 at 21:00 – Grypario Cultural Centre

"Una noche de fantasia" / Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet & Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano

Jose Franch-Ballester, a rising young star of the clarinet world, native of Moncofa (Valencia, Spain) received a coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant and won the 2010 internationally renowned award "MIDEM Classique Outstanding Young Artists 2010". In 2007 he was one of a handful of participants selected for a Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop with Emmanuel Ax and Richard Stoltzman. He has already launched a phenomenal career for his age, that includes top performances with prestigious orchestras and soloists, recordings for the BBC and Deutsche Grammophon, and numerous concerts around the world.

Jose performs with the Italian Young Steinway Artist, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, who is internationally recognized as one of the great virtuoso young pianists, and has performed with such prestigious conductors and orchestras as Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists, Berliner Philarmoniker, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Boris Andrianov, among others.

Programme includes:

Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies n. 6 & no 11, and the Grand Galop Chromatique

the Fantasy on themes from Rigoletto by Verdi/Luigi Bassi,

the Sonata for clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc,

the piece La ultima noche en la Casa de flamenco by Kenji Bunch

Three tangos by Astor Piazzolla (Libertango, Oblivion, Adios Nonino)

October, 1 at 20:30 – Grypario Cultural Centre

"Jewels of the Classical music" / Works by Mendelssohn, Mahler and Frank

Michael Guttman, violin

Panayotis Tziotis, violin

Paris Anastasiadis, viola

Isidoros Sideris, cello

Alexandra Nomidou, piano

Michael Guttman, the Belgian violinist, praised by Allan Kozinn of the New York Times for "his incredible wealth of tone colors and his sound of melting beauty". Guttman not only has an internationally acclaimed career as a violinist, but also has recently taken the position of conductor, collaborating with artists such as Martha Argerich, Boris Berezovsky and Natalia Gutman, and has founded and runs the "Pietrasanta in Concerto" Festival in Tuscany.

Pianist Alexandra Nomidou has appeared many times in the Athens Megaron Concert Hall and in many known concert halls in France, England, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Brazil and USA, as a soloist with Orchestras and in chamber music concerts, mainly with "Trio Hellenique". She has recorded two albums with EMI, with works by Schumann, Schubert, Brahms and Ravel, which received excellent reviews. Since 2005, she has been artistic director of the "Around the piano" concert series, in Athens. She lives and works in Paris.

October, 21 at 21:00 – Grypario Cultural Centre

"The Pilgrim" / Alkinoos Ioannides, guitars and vocals

Alkinoos Ioannidis, is a well acclaimed and very popular artist in Greece. In his 20 years of musical career, he has become a distinguished composer, lyricist, orchestrator and singer. His live shows are renowned for their original and inspiring orchestrations, as well as his selected collaborations, which always lend his live shows a magical atmosphere, with emphasis on the combination of the music with the lyrics.

In this concert the musician becomes a bard, using his guitar to accompany his soft voice in telling us his stories. Stories about dreams, mirrors, revolutions, the rain and the sea. Stories that will unravel before our very eyes, opening a Pandora's Box full of emotions ....


More info

Dates:12 November 2016

Art. Administrator:Makis Morakis

Organised by:specs 'n' arts

With the support of:Grypario Cultural Centre, Apollonia resort & Elena Hotels

Venue:Grypario Cultural Centre

Production:specs 'n' arts


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