International Festival of Cyclades
12, 13, 15, 16 & 18 August 2018

Syros, the capital of the Cyclades, hosts for the last 14 years the most prestigious classical event of the Aegean. The International Classical Music festival of the Cyclades brings together world renown soloists and ensembles, providing the solid ground for international chamber music creativity and presenting masterclasses and concerts to a wide audience from all over the world, the mission of the festival being to promote the art of classical music

The International Classical Festival of Cyclades returns for its 14th edition, this year aspiring to captivate the audience of the Cyclades into a musical journey presenting Chamber Music masterpieces and Arias from the Opera. From August 12th to August 18th, the emblematic theater “Apollo” of Hermoupolis in Syros will host numerous acclaimed artists from allover the world, under the artistic direction of the Greek National Opera (GNO) violinist, Yannos Margaziotis.

Concerts programme

"Chamber music jewels". The popular tradition in the classical music of central Europe

Sunday 12 / 08 | Apollon Theatre

Ai Motohashi, piano (Japan)

Lars Bjørnkjær, violin (Denmark)

Yannos Margaziotis, violin (Greece)

Olgu Kızılay, violin (Turkey)

Paris Anastasiadis, viola (Greece)

Enkela Kokolani, viola (Greece)

Selin Nardemir, cello (Turkey)

Isidoros Sideris, cello (Greece) 

Works by J. Haydn, J. Brahms, Saint Saens

Monday 13 / 08 | San Giorgio Catholic church 

String quartet - Athens State Orchestra

[Apollon Grammatikopoulos, violin (Greece)

Panayiotis Tziotis, violin (Greece)

Paris Anastasiadis, viola (Greece)

Isidoros Sideris, cello (Greece)]

Bülent Evçil, flute (Turkey)

Sezay Kocabiyik, oboe (Turkey)

Works by W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, L. van Beethoven 

Wednesday 15 / 08  | Apollon Theatre

"Great Composers"

Simone Leitão, piano (Brazil)

String quartet - Athens State Orchestra

[Apollon Grammatikopoulos, violin (Greece)

Panayiotis Tziotis, violin (Greece)

Paris Anastasiadis, viola (Greece)

Isidoros Sideris, cello (Greece)]

Works by L.van Beethoven, R. Schumann 

Thursday 16 / 08 | Apollon Theatre

"Chamber music jewels" 

Michalis Tagkas, piano (Greece)

Bülent Evçil, flute (Turkey)

Sezay Kocabiyik, oboe (Turkey)

Lars Bjørnkjær, violin (Denmark)

Olgu Kızılay, violin (Turkey)

Enkela Kokolani, viola (Greece)

Selin Nardemir, cello (Turkey)

Isidoros Sideris, cello (Greece) 

Works by W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, F. Chopin, R. Schumann 

Saturday 18 / 08 | Apollon Theatre

"Great soloists"

Elena Kelesidi, soprano (Greece)

Lars Bjørnkjær, violin (Denmark)

Yannos Margaziotis, violin (Greece)

Olgu Kızılay, violin (Turkey)

Apollon Grammatikopoulos, violin (Greece)

Cyclades Festival chamber orchestra

Conductor: Nikolaos Haliassas (Greece)

Works by A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, F. Handel, H. Purcell, R. Schubert

 

It has been fourteen years since the cultural vision of four friends and their love for classical music was streamed towards one of the most beautiful Aegean islands. The International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades (ICMFC) was inaugurated in 2004 in the "Noblesse of the Cyclades", as the locals call the island of Syros, by Fotis Karayannopoulos, Kostas Fotopoulos, George Foufopoulos and the violinist Yannos Margaziotis, Concertmaster with the Greek National Opera Orchestra and Artistic Director of the festival. During these years, numerous acclaimed soloists and ensembles such as Leonidas Kavakos, Mihaela Martin, Philippe Graffin, Stephan Picard, Per Enoksson, Nobuko Imai, Hariolf Schlichtig, Diemut Poppen, Frans Helmerson, Leonardo Altino, Leo Winland, Marko Ylönen,  Nikolas Kavakos, Bruno Weinmeister, Michael Wolf, Thierry Barbé, Spyros Mourikis, Michel Lethiec, Tolga Alpay, Radovan Vlatcovic, Hector Mc Donald, Ricardo Gallen, Costas Cotsiolis, Dimitris Sgouros, Janis Vakarelis, Claire Désert, Katrine Gislinge, Simone Leitao, Vassiliki Karayanni, Irene Karayanni, Elena Kelessidi, Dimitris Platanias, Christophe Delporte, Royal Danish Orchestra, Swedish Musica Vitae Orchestra, National Opera of Greece, Athens Camerata - the Friends of Music Orchestra, Michelangelo string quartet, New Hellenic quartet, Storioni trio, Artis piano trio, Camerata Smyrna wind quintet, the Min Ensemble from Norway, have performed at the Festival.

All events will be held in the Apollo Theatre of Syros, an architectural masterpiece of the 19th century, which is placed in the centre of the capital town of Syros, Hermoupoulis, and is a miniature replica of La Scala di Milan.

Reviving the european musical tradition of the 19th century in the city of Hermoupolis, the Festival offers a unique experience for classical music lovers. Alongside, it is an excellent option for those wishing to combine their sea-and-sun holidays in the Cyclades with a classical music event of excellence.

More info

Dates:12, 13, 15, 16 & 18 August 2018

Time:21:00

Artistic Director:Yannos Margaziotis

Organised by:Classical Music Network CMN (non profit organisation)

Media Relations:specs 'n' arts

Venue:Apollo Theatre, Hermoupolis, Syros | San Giorgio Catholic Church

Info/Tickets:+302107234567  Ticket Services

URL:www.festivalcyclades.com

Production:specs 'n' arts

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