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2016

Review
a non-verbal expression vehicle which transcends the boundaries of langage. Over 70.000 students from all over Cyprus have

Cover image: Adam Ball, “Pause”, Hand-cut paper,2014

The Pharos Arts Foundation would like to thank Elli Michael, Philippos Adamou, Valentini Loizou for their invaluable work.
Creating Cultural Capital
Sergey Khachatryan Arnaldo Cohen Borodin String Quartet Alfredo Perl
The Vienna String Soloists Sergei Nakariakov National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
Alexander Chaushian Leopold String Trio Jeremy Menuhin Alexander Ghindin
The Sixteen Leonidas Kavakos George-Emmanuel Lazaridis Kopelman Quartet
Razumovsky Ensemble David Juritz The Musicke Companye Daniela Lehner Alessio Bax
Vienna Piano Trio Luiz Fernando Benedini Javier Perianes Brodsky Quartet
Louis Demetrius Alvanis Ensemble Wien London Sinfonietta Angeles Blancas
Martino Tirimo Patricia Rosario Stephan Loges Amati Quartet Daniil Shtoda
Larissa Gergieva Belcea Quartet Piotr Anderszewski Gould Piano Trio Amy Dickson
Aviv String Quartet Jonathan Lemalu Paavali Jumppanen Fibonacci Sequence
Trio Wanderer Skampa STRING Quartet Peters Bruns Roglit Ishay Ysaye Quartet
Florilegium Moscow Virtuosi & Vladimir Spivakov Gaede String Trio Nash Ensemble
Carmen Serrano Andrew Manze & the English Concert Trio Ondine Emma Kirkby &
The London Baroque Zehetmair Quartet Henning Kraggerud Ensemble Modern
Chilingirian Quartet Steven Isserlis Vahan Mardirossian Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Naoki Kitaya Marina Poplavskaya Szymanowski Quartet Ashley Wass Philippe Cassard
Leipzig String Quartet Christoph Poppen Diemut Poppen David Geringas Lucille Chung
Sharon Bezaly Soile Isokoski Altenberg Trio Wien Yevgeny Sudbin Lendvai String Trio
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell Matan Porat Alina Ibragimova Grigory
Sokolov Christoph Richter Chen Halevi Radovan Vlatkovic Romina Basso Academy
of Ancient Music & Richard Egarr Yamandu Costa Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet
Veronique Gens Kuss String Quartet The Hilliard Ensemble Daishin Kashimoto Heiichiro
Ohyama Vladimir Mendelssohn Gitta-Maria Sjoberg Peter Sheppard Skaerved Apple Hill
Quartet Edward Simon Ensemble Intercontemporain Garrison Fewell Philharmonia
Quartet Berlin Dionysis Grammenos Philip Dukes Natalia Gutman Konstantin Lifshitz
Radovan Vlatkovic Charles Neidich Zandra McMaster Julia Fischer Kreutzer String
Quartet Rohan de Saram Benjamin Grosvenor Hayk Melikyan Emmanuel Pahud Bruce
Barth EXAUDI Tigran Hamasyan Bence Bogány Dissonart Ensemble Concerto Soave
Alice Sara Ott Mahan Esfahani Lars Hannibal Michala Petri Streichtrio Berlin Boris
Brovtsyn Hessen Youth Jazz Big Band Orchestra Narek Hakhnazaryan Arirang Wind
Quintet Quartetto Prometeo Kairos String Quartet Nieuw Ensemble Ensemble Aleph
Sergei Babayan Emmanuel Despax Brentano String Quartet MUSIQUES NOUVELLES
MARCELLOS CHRYSSICOPOYLOS Sergei Nakariakov Marc Coppey Raskin & Fleischmann
Nareh Arghamanyan Hyeyoon Park Bence Bogányi Christof Lauer Patrice Héral Ian
Fountain Neue Vocalsolisten Transmission Ensemble Gloria Campaner Florian Uhlig
Lore Lixenberg François-Frederic Guy Dudok Quartet Amarcord Ensemble Ergon
Ensemble La Main Harmonique Hugo Ticciati Trio Apaches Gerhard Schulz GERHILD
ROMBERGER Vadym Kholodenko Maxym Rysanov Massimo Mercelli Het Collectief
Slagwerk den Haag Vitaly Pisarenko Florian Larousse VILLE RUSANEN Galina Chistiakova
Yuja Wang Alessandro Carbonare Nabil Shehata Fabio Zanon Marianne Pousseur
Uli Fussenegger André Gallo Valentin Radutiu ANTOINE MORINIÈRE clare hammond
A venue in the heart of the city

The Shoe Factory


304 Ermou St., Nicosia
Foreword
by the President of The Pharos Arts Foundation

I am very pleased that 2016 has been another successful and creative year for the Foundation. In 2016, the Pharos
Arts Foundation has presented over 30 concerts with outstanding musicians and artists from all over the world,
reinforcing its reputation as a centre for creativity and artistic excellence. Some of the highlights of the year
were the 16th Pharos International Chamber Music Festival, which welcomed, for the first time in Cyprus, piano
sensation Yuja Wang, as well as the 8th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival, which included an iconic
performance of Pierrot Lunaire by Het Collectief and the legendary Marianne Pousseur. The Foundation also hosted
return visits by the Borodin String Quartet, pianist Sergei Babayan and the Amarcord Vocal Ensemble; introduced
new concepts such as EnLive, which combined the screening of iconic silent films with live, newly-composed music,
and presented extraordinary piano recitals with new discoveries such as André Gallo and Galina Chistiakova.

The Music Education Programme, which accompanies almost all the events organised by Pharos, continues
to be a vital part of what we do and who we are. Over the past decade we have offered educational concerts,
master-classes and workshops for over 70.000 students. In addition to hosting students at the Shoe Factory we
are live streaming these educational events to dozens of schools all over Cyprus. We believe that providing such
opportunities for young students to interact with artists and musicians enhances their own creativity and curiosity
and contributes to fostering a better, more culturally developed society. We are proud of what we have achieved so
far and look forward to expanding our educational initiatives.

Pharos aspires to be a beacon of light in our society and it is among the most active Foundations in Cyprus. Amid all
the seemingly impenetrable darkness that permeates our world, light gives us the opportunity to consider how it
is one of the most important transformative energies in our lives. It is during these difficult times that we need the
inspiration and light that only the arts provide. The highest expressions of the human spirit in all cultures, nations
and religions have come through the arts. They unite us and reveal the mystery and magic of what it means to be
a human being. We cannot imagine a future that transcends narrow definitions of identity, ethnicity and space
without an enriching cultural dimension to our lives. It is our imagination and thoughts that shape our reality. When
we focus on the creative spirit in us, and on our inner light, which so often emerges through the power of music, I
believe we shall find a place of beauty, harmony and harmlessness. We will continue to do everything in our power
to enrich people’s lives through the arts and to cultivate creativity and understanding in our society.

I would like to thank everyone who contributes to the success of Pharos. These include the extraordinary musicians
who we consider a part of our family, the artistic director of the foundation Yvonne Georgiadou and the Pharos
team, our volunteers, our loyal and appreciative audience, as well as the diplomatic and cultural missions that
support us. Our sponsors play the most vital role in enabling our work to materialise. Their support is deeply
appreciated. All of us play an important role in keeping the flame of Pharos alight and all of us together should
recognise that what we do is crucial for the well-being of our island and our society.

Garo Keheyan
Founder & President
Pharos Arts Foundation
LIVE MUSIC IN SILENT FILM
27 – 29 January 2016 enLIVE
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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The Pharos Arts Foundation opened its 2016 season with enLIVE – a new exciting concept idea and the
first project of its kind in Cyprus, which focuses on the marrying of film and live music. During the span of
three days, the audience had the opportunity to enjoy a number of cinematic masterpieces of the Silent
era set to original music by contemporary composers, as well as short films by contemporary filmmakers
set to the music of classical composers. Under the Artistic Direction of Greek composer Alexandros
Mouzas, enLIVE proved to be an absolutely unique and enchanting visual and aural experience.

The first day featured Charlie Chaplin’s great masterpiece The Gold Rush – generally regarded as “the
greatest and most elaborate comedy ever filmed” and the film Chaplin himself described as “the picture
that I want to be remembered by.” The colossal 90-minute score of the film was composed by the talented
Andreas Zafeiropoulos, who brilliantly gave its live performance on the piano to a great audience
acclaim. During the same day, the audience had the opportunity to enjoy some of Cyprus’ emerging
young talents: a composition team, comprising Katia Takkou, George Kylilis, Constantinos Hadjigeorgiou
and Vasiliki Siafaka, who under the supervision of their professor Dr. George Christofi, composed the
music for Sergei Eisenstein’s short, experimental film Romance Sentimentale. The music was performed
live by Annini Tsiouti (piano), Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) and Maria Avraam (flute). As an encore, the
first, exciting day of enLIVE, concluded with the new film “For Love”, created by a team of young Cypriot
directors – Iraklis Ioannou, Mike Constantinou, Georgia Nicolaou, Fanouria Panagiotou and Irene Pantela.
The film was corresponding to music by Francisco Tárrega, which was performed live by guitarist Loukas
Philippou.

The second day of enLIVE featured Robert Wiene’s Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari, an atmospheric
psychological thriller blending fantasy, romanticism, medieval stories and philosophic fable into a story
of mind-control, murder, and insanity. A film as diverse as this was aptly accompanied by a wide-ranging
selection of pieces fused together into a fascinating whole by DJ Eleni Mitsiaki. During the same day,
there was also a screening of Jean Renoir’s The Little Match Girl, based on the short story of the same name
by Hans Christian Andersen. The original music for the film was composed by Leta Krisila and performed
live on the piano by Andreas Zafeiropoulos, who also performed Scriabin’s Prelude Op.16, No.1 in B major
that accompanied the new short film “To Dream” created by Demetra Englezou.

enLIVE was concluded with a screening of Robert Flaherty’s pioneering film Nanook of the North – the
very first feature length documentary ever created. The original music of the film, for electronics and
violin, was composed by Georgia Kalodiki, who teamed up with violinist Dimitra Triantafyllou for the
live performance. There was also a screening of Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon, based on Verne’s From
the Earth to the Moon and H. G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon. The original music was composed by the
young Maria Avraam who performed it live on the flute, accompanied by pianist Annini Tsiouti. Avraam
also performed S. Bach’s Sarabande from Partita for solo flute BWV1013, which accompanied Emy Tzavra-
Bulloch’s new short film “On Earth”.
CONCERT
17 February 2016 ERATO PIANO TRIO
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Considered amongst the UK’s leading young ensembles and praised for their virtuosity, outstanding
musicianship and stylistic versatility, the Erato Piano Trio appeared for the first time in Cyprus in an
exciting programme: Haydn’s highly virtuosic Piano Trio in C major Hob XV:27, which was published in
London in 1797, after the composer had returned to Vienna; Schnittke’s intensely poignant Piano Trio,
which was arranged from his String Trio of 1985 and it was dedicated to Schnittke’s doctor, who twice
saved the composer’s life from near-fatal strokes; Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op.87, which was
written in 1882 when the composer was forty-nine, and it is regarded as his first unequivocal masterpiece
for the piano trio.

PIANO RECITAL
19 February 2016 JOSÉ MENOR
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Supported by the Embassy of Spain in Cyprus and the Cervantes Institute in Nicosia, the Pharos Arts
Foundation presented a recital with pianist José Menor to commemorate Spanish composer Enrique
Granados’ centenary. Recognised as one of the most outstanding Spanish pianists of the new generation,
Menor is an artist defying classification, feeling equally at home as the great ambassador of the Spanish
music or as a revolutionary of his instrument, exploring the limits of the most innovative vanguard of this
century. His performance at The Shoe Factory of Granados’ piano suite Goyescas was both outstanding
and unforgettable. The colourful and atmospheric Goyescas, considered by many the pinnacle of
Granados’ output, takes its inspiration from the art of Francisco Goya, specifically from a set of sketches of
Spanish life that Granados had seen in the Prado museum in Madrid.

PIANO RECITAL
26 February 2016 GALINA CHISTIAKOVA
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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A prize-winner in more than 30 international Competitions, including the Moscow International Chopin
Competition for Young Pianists, the International Piano Competition in Memory of Emil Gilels, and
the Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow, the brilliant Galina Chistiakova gave her first
recital in Cyprus, delivering an all-French programme comprising Poulenc’s set of fifteen Improvisations
composed between 1932-1959; Debussy’s exotic travelog Estampes; Satie’s six Gnossiennes, considered
to be one of two priceless testimonies from his youth and they are the first of his works to contain
his famous witty instructions and indications; and a transcription for piano of Ravel’s La valse “Poème
choréographique”, which the composer described as an evocation of the evasions and collisions between
a brilliant surface and dangerous undercurrents. The concert was organised in collaboration with The
Keyboard Charitable Trust in London.
CONCERT
16 March 2016 BORODIN QUARTET
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Pharos was proud to present the return visit of the legendary Borodin Quartet. Universally recognised for
its genuine interpretation of Russian music, generating critical acclaim all over the world, the Quartet has,
for seven decades, been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire and has
been described as “a single sixteenstringed instrument of great virtuosity”. Borodin’s connection with the
Russian masters’ chamber works, especially Shostakovich’s chamber music, is intensely personal, since it
was stimulated by a close relationship with the composer, who personally supervised its study of each
of his quartets. For their memorable concert at The Shoe Factory, the sensational Borodins performed
Haydn’s String Quartet Op.33, No.5, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.4 in D major, the Notturno movement
from Borodin’s String Quartet No.2 in D major, and a transcription for string quartet of Tchaikovsky’s piano
miniatures “Children’s Album” Op.39. The concert was organised in collaboration with the Embassy of
Russia in Cyprus.

CONCERT
20 March 2016 AN EVENING OF PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia ROHAAB ENSEMBLE

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Following the tremendous success of the Persian Music concerts Pharos organised in previous years,
the Foundation, in collaboration with the Embassy of Iran in Cyprus, presented another unique evening
of Persian Classical Music. The concert was elatedly delivered by the Rohaab Ensemble on traditional
instruments. Rohaab has long established itself in Iran, and it has recently gained an international
reputation for its distinctive and mystically enchanted performances. The Ensemble’s music has been
greatly influenced by the music of the Alawites and the Alevis of Anatolia and the Zagros Mountains of
Iran, yet it has been characteristically adjusted to more novel music devices in order to unfold a rather
structured improvisational form without diverging nevertheless from the authentic and fundamental
characteristics of Persian Classical Music.

CELLO & PIANO RECITAL


LEVON MOURADIAN cello
30 March 2016 HAYK MELIKYAN piano
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Prize-winner in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, cellist Levon Mouradian is widely
known for his unique and thorough reflection and interpretation of music. For his recital in Cyprus, which
was supported by the Embassy of Portugal in Cyprus and the Camões Institute, Mouradian joined forces
with pianist Hayk Melikyan – recognised internationally as one of the most versatile and imaginative
performers. The duo performed an all-Russian, virtuosic yet vastly reflective programme, comprising
works by Taneyev, Schnittke and Rachmaninov.
BOOK LAUNCH & TALK
6 April 2016 FUTURES: POETRY OF THE GREEK CRISIS
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia THEODOROS CHIOTIS

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The Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the Moufflon Bookshop, presented the book launch of
Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis. Featuring some of the most daring new voices in Greek poetry, together
with international poets with Greek connections, this empassioned and critically aware book has certainly
staked new poetic and political ground. Times of protest and political upheaval have always inspired
poets and artists; and beyond the headlines, elections and debt agreements, a powerful Greek literary
movement has been stirring. From Grexit to Troika, the ongoing crisis in Greece has spawned a whole
new vocabulary and dominated newspaper headlines for over five years. Published in November 2015
by Penned in the Margins, London, Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis introduced us to a new generation of
writers inspired to highlight the plight of a country in a continual state of emergency and to offer a poetic
reply to the social and economic disaster which still threatens to overturn the whole European project.
The launch was followed by a talk by the book’s editor Theodoros Chiotis and an interactive dialogue with
a number of contributor poets who read their poems.

PIANO RECITAL
13 April 2016 ELISSO BOLKVADZE
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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The remarkable Elisso Bolkvadze has won numerous international piano competitions such as Van Cliburn
(USA) and Marguerite Long (Paris) and she is regularly invited to perform with the world’s most renowned
orchestras. She has also become the first Georgian personality to hold the prestigious title of “A UNESCO
Artist for Peace” and she has been recently honoured with the distinction Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by
the French government. For her recital at The Shoe Factory, the impressive Elisso Bolkvadze performed an
exciting programme comprising a selection of Schubert’s Impromtus, Chopin’s Andante Spianato et Grande
Polonaise Brilliante, Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse and Prokofiev’s Sonata No.2, Op.14. The concert was organised
in collaboration with EMMA FOR PEACE.

JAZZ AT THE SHOE FACTORY


20 April 2016 BENJAMIN FAUGLOIRE PROJECT
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Pharos, in collaboration with the Institut Français de Chypre, presented a concert with the exciting
Benjamin Faugloire Project, comprising three impressive jazzmen: Benjamin Faugloire (piano and
composition), Denis Frangulian (double-bass) and Jérome Mouriez (drums). The three musicians from
Marseille met during their music studies at the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood. Their mutual
project was born in 2006 in Paris, and started to take shape during the Trio’s first residency at the Lieux
Artistiques de proximités later in the year. They have released three albums so far and have received
numerous accolades from the French and international press.
19 May – 4 June 2016 16th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Royal Manor House, Kouklia
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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. The 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. The Festival also maintains a strong tradition of community service, with educational concerts
organised for students of public schools and a number of master-classes for young instrumentalists.

Organised between 19 May and 4 June 2016, the 16th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival
featured a line-up of twenty unique musicians who joined forces for eight concerts at The Shoe Factory
in Nicosia and at the Gothic Hall of the Royal Manor House at Kouklia, Palaipaphos. The Festival explored
the many forms of the chamber music genre, and encompassed an impressive array of instrumental
combinations and repertoire, ranging from Paganini and Boccherini, all the way through Mozart, Schubert
and Brahms, to Shostakovich and Prokofiev, as well as a number of rarely performed masterpieces.

The 16th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival opened at The Shoe Factory with a recital by the
exceptional young Viennese violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, who had impressed the international
audiences last year after winning the second and special prizes at the Jean Sibelius International Violin
Competition in Helsinki. Emmanuel joined forces with another rare young talent from Vienna, pianist
Maximilian Kromer, in works by Mozart, Schubert, Franck and Kreisler. The recital was supported by the
Embassy of Austria in Cyprus.

After an intensive week of educational activities, the Festival moved to the Royal Manor House of the
ancient village of Kouklia, which was specifically transformed by Pharos to a first class recital hall. Some
of the world’s greatest musicians joined forces for six memorable concerts. The Festival hosted for the
first time in Cyprus, the great Yuja Wang – a pianist who radiates palpable magnetism and a distinctly
contemporary sensibility, described as “simply, the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert
world today”. It also welcomed 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, the Festival also hosted 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.

Some of those amazing soloists guided 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.
CELLO & PIANO RECITAL
12 September 2016 SERGEI BABAYAN piano
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia ALEXANDER CHAUSHIAN cello

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The Pharos Arts Foundation opened its Fall 2016 season with the return visit of one of the most
charismatic and renowned pianists in the world: Sergei Babayan – an artist who has been hailed for the
immediacy, sensitivity and depth of his interpretations, the rare emotional intensity and bold energy of
his performances and his extraordinary mastery in exploring a stylistically diverse repertoire. Student of
such legendary musicians and teachers as Gornostayeva, Naumov, Pletnev and Vlasenko in the Moscow
Conservatory, Babayan was the first pianist from the former USSR who was able to compete without
government sponsorship after the collapse of the system and he had immediately won consecutive
first prizes in several major international competitions including the Cleveland International Piano
Competition and the Hamamatsu Piano Competition. He has appeared with the world’s most renowned
orchestras under the baton of the most important conductors and has gained an international reputation
for his imaginative recital programming, which has always elicited interest and praise. For his much
anticipated return at The Shoe Factory, Babayan joined forces with Pharos’ resident cellist, the remarkable
Alexander Chaushian, in a colossal programme of Debussy’s Cello Sonata in D minor, Shostakovich’s Cello
Sonata in D minor and Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello & Piano No.3 in A major, Op.69.

28 September - EXHIBITION
28 October 2016 ABSOLUTE ZERO
Pharos Centre for ADAM BALL
Contemporary Art
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Dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art, Pharos presented Absolute Zero, a solo show of
work from British artist Adam Ball. The artist’s work is rooted in the profound research and observation
of the miniscule details of his surroundings. He combines his meticulously rendered landscapes with
patterns that he derives from nature, science and geology. The results are naturally formed abstractions in
which colour and shape play an equally important role in an illusion of space and surfaces. His white on
white cut-outs emphasize the fragility of the medium and, at the same time, play with the illusions of the
light and shadow they cast. The exhibition included drawings, signature paper and coloured fabric cut-
outs and new raw pigment paintings. Absolute Zero was first exhibited at the Goss-Michael Foundation in
the US, in 2014, then at the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman, in 2015, and after Cyprus, it continued its tour
to the UK where it was exhibited at Eton College, Windsor.
8th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS
5 – 16 October 2016 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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The International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival has established itself as one of the most innovative
and cutting-edge annual music events in the Eastern Mediterranean. Under the artistic direction of the
internationally renowned Cypriot composer, Evis Sammoutis, the Festival is dedicated to the promotion
of new music: The well-established masterpieces of the contemporary music literature of the 20th
century as well as new works by the younger generation of composers. The Festival has so far presented
hundreds of Cyprus premieres as well as a great number of world premieres by composers who have been
especially commissioned by the Foundation to write new pieces for the occasion. Providing a platform
for composers and performers to advance and develop new projects and explore new sound worlds in
chamber music settings, the Festival aspires to acquaint the general audience of Cyprus with the music of
our times as this is directly linked with many forms of visual and creative arts, and sciences, and it reflects
the profundity of the modern-day man and human spirit.

Organised between 5 and 16 October 2016 at The Shoe Factory in Nicosia, the 8th International Pharos
Contemporary Music Festival drew attention to contemporary masterpieces in which human voice
takes the lead, featuring four unique concerts, as well as a number of other interesting events such as
documentary screenings, lectures and educational workshops.

Over a decade since the Pharos Arts Foundation presented the Cyprus premiere of Schoenberg’s Pierrot
Lunaire with the London Sinfonietta, this iconic masterpiece – the keystone of contemporary chamber
music and the work that fundamentally altered the course of composition – has not been performed in
Cyprus ever since. Pharos was proud to present it again for the eighth edition of its Contemporary Music
Festival, this time by the legendary vocalist Marianne Pousseur who joined forces with the exceptional
ensemble Het Collectief under the direction of German conductor Robin Engelen. Het Collectief also
performed Schoenberg’s post-Romantic masterpiece Verklärte Nacht, as well as Alban Berg’s Five Pieces for
Clarinet and Piano Op.5.

The Festival also presented the Cyprus premiere of Kurtág’s monumental 70-minute masterpiece for voice
and violin, written in 1987, Kafka Fragments, which is based on Kafka’s texts taken from his notebooks,
diaries, and letters. The work was performed by the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Loré
Lixenberg and violinist Aisha Orazbayeva.

Another key work featured in the Festival, reflecting a more ground-breaking approach to vocal writing
was Beat Furrer’s Lotófagos, for soprano and double-bass, which was written in 2006 and was premiered
by the very same artist who gave its Cyprus premiere at The Shoe Factory – the exciting double-bassist
Uli Fussenegger of Klangforum Wien who joined forces with the sensational French soprano Hélène
Fauchère. Their concert also included a very special arrangement of Purcell’s Dido’s Lament, as well as
premieres by Klaus Huber, Vito Juraj and Evis Sammoutis.

Focused on the linkage between old and new music so that the listeners can be familiarised with the
historical cohesion of music evolution, comprehend the various procedures and thoroughly enjoy the
end result, the Festival’s last concert was a recital by pianist Joseph Houston, one of the most sought-
after rising stars on the international contemporary music scene. Houston performed an all-embracing
programme, ranging from Scarlatti and Liszt, all the way through to Messiaen, Ives and Xenakis, and new
works by Thomas Simaku and Christian Mason.
PIANO RECITAL
28 October 2016 ANDRÉ GALLO
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Described by the famous English piano scholar Bryce Morrison, as “a masterly pianist with a bold and
intriguing personality”, André Gallo is one of the most prominent Italian pianists of his generation. Having
studied with maestro Franco Scala at the prestigious International Piano Academy Incontri col Maestro
in Imola, he has appeared in recital and as a soloist with important orchestras all over the world, while he
has demonstrated particular interest in the French composers of the 20th century, having performed their
opera omnia for piano. For his sold-out recital at The Shoe Factory, the prodigious André Gallo performed
an all-French programme, comprising Debussy’s Ballade Slave, Rêverie L.68, and Suite Bergamasque;
Poulenc’s Suite française d’après Claude Gervaise, as well as a couple of his Novelettes and his famous
Toccata from Trois pièces FP 48; Satie’s Croquis et agaceries d’un bonhomme en bois; and Ravel’s Menuet
antique. The concert was organised in collaboration with The Keyboard Charitable Trust in London.

PIANO RECITAL
10 November 2016 KRZYSZTOF KSIAZEK
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Supported by the Embassy of Poland in Cyprus, Pharos presented another remarkable piano recital
with the young and astoundingly talented Krzysztof Ksiazek – prize-winner in a number of important
international piano competitions including the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the Paderewski
Piano Competition in the US, and the International Piano Competition Ricard Viñes in Spain. For his recital
in Cyprus, Krzysztof delivered a programme of Chopin’s works, including his highly virtuosic Piano Sonata
No.3 in B minor, Scarlatti’s Sonatas as well as Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes.

CONCERT
WOLFGANG SCHRÖDER violin
16 November 2016 VALENTIN RADUTIU cello
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia FLORIAN UHLIG piano
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The Foundation presented a concert with three extremely distinguished musicians – all born in Germany
but living in different European countries: the renowned to Cyprus audiences, violinist Wolfgang Schröder,
the extraordinary Munich-born cellist Valentin Radutiu, and Florian Uhlig – one of the most sought-after
pianists of his generation. The three musicians met in concert for the first time in Cyprus, and delivered
a superb performance in front of a greatly appreciative audience of Beethoven’s Piano Trio No.4 in B-flat
major, Op.11 “Gassenhauer”, Brahms’ Piano Trio in C minor, Op.101 and Dvorak’s Piano Trio No.2 in G minor,
Op.26.
CONCERT
23 November 2016 AMARCORD VOCAL ENSEMBLE
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Founded in 1992 by former members of St Thomas’s Boys Choir in Leipzig, the internationally renowned
Amarcord Vocal Ensemble has since become one of the world’s leading a-cappella vocal ensembles.
Distinguished by their unique tone, breath-taking homogeneity, musical authenticity, and a good
dose of charm and humour, the Amarcord has exceled in a vast and highly diverse repertoire of music,
from medieval plainsong to madrigals and Renaissance masses, to compositions and cycles of works of
the European Romantic period and the 20th century. Amarcord has won prizes at many international
competitions, such as Tolosa in Spain, Tampere in Finland and Pohlheim in Germany, as well as the First
Choir Olympiad in the Austrian city of Linz. Their discography is vast and their numerous prize-winning
CD recordings impressively document the many facets of the Ensemble’s repertoire. The Amarcord
Ensemble’s much anticipated return visit to The Shoe Factory comprised sacred and secular music of
the English and Italian Renaissance, by composers including Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, John Dowland,
John Bennet, Giovanni Gabrielli, Luca Marenzio and Orlando di Lasso. The concert was organised in
collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Zypern.

CONCERT
STEFAN KOCAN bass
2 December 2016 BOZENA FERANCOVA soprano
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia ROBERT PECHANEC piano
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On the occasion of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, Pharos, with the support of the Slovak
Embassy and the Cyprus-Slovakia Business Association, presented a delightful evening of art-songs and
operatic arias featuring the thrilling bass Stefan Kocan – one of the most celebrated opera singers of
Slovakia, whose phenomenal artistry has taken him, in leading roles, to the world’s greatest opera houses,
including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Milan’s La Scala. Kocan
joined forces with soprano Bozena Ferancova – a regular guest soloist at the Slovak National Theatre
in Bratislava, the State Opera in Prague and the Janáček National Theatre in Brno. The two singers were
accompanied on the piano by the renowned répétiteur Robert Pechanec in a diverse programme of works
by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Händel, Dvořák, Boito, Puccini, Rossini & Gershwin, as well as the Cyprus
premiere of song-cycles by the Slovak composers Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavsky and Eugen Suchoň.
JAZZ AT THE SHOE FACTORY
10 December 2016 ANKE HELFRICH TRIO
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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The season marked another incredible collaboration between the Goethe Institut and Pharos, which
presented a memorable jazz concert with the award-winning Anke Helfrich Trio. The leader of the
group, renowned jazz pianist Anke Helfrich is the winner of the Echo Jazz Award 2016 in the category
“Instrumentalist – Piano” and for her concert in Cyprus, she was joined by Dietmar Fuhr (double-bass) and
Paul Höchstädter (drums). Besides their thrilling sold-out evening concert, Anke and her partners also
led an exciting jam session in the morning of the concert with professional jazz musicians as well as jazz
students from Cyprus.

GUITAR RECITAL
11 December 2016 ANTOINE MORINIÈRE
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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Pharos, with the kind support of the Embassy of Spain and the Cervantes Institute in Cyprus, presented
for the first time in Cyprus a recital with Antoine Morinière – First Prize winner of the International Sevilla
Guitar Competition in 2015. Apart from the coveted Sevilla Competition Prize, Antoine has won a number
of international guitar competitions. His career as a concert artist began in 2010, when he performed
the Piazzolla Guitar Concerto with the Conservatoire de Bordeaux Orchestra. He has since performed all
over Europe and he has collaborated with a number of renowned chamber musicians all over the world.
He demonstrated his unique artistry at The Shoe Factory, in a programme comprising Joaquín Rodrigo’s
Invocación y danza “Homenaje a Manuel de Falla”, Manuel María Ponce’s Sonata romántica, Napoléon
Coste’s Fantaisie Dramatique, Op.31 “Le Départ - Le Retour” and Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar, Op.47.

PIANO RECITAL
14 December 2016 CLARE HAMMOND
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia
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The Pharos Arts Foundation concluded its 2016 programme with a sought-after piano recital by the
brilliant Clare Hammond. Recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and having
developed a reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes, Hammond has recently won
the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, in recognition of outstanding achievements in
2015. Over the past year, she has performed at the Barbican Hall, where The Guardian described her as a
“dazzling athlete”, gave five broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, and has recorded discs for Sony, BIS and Signum.
For her recital at The Shoe Factory, Hammond gave a breathtaking performance of Bach’s Toccata in D
minor, BWV 913, Beethoven’s ‘Pathétique’ Sonata, Dutilleux’s Au gré des ondes, Medtner’s Sonata Romantica,
and Stravinsky’s Trois mouvements de Petrouchka.
COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL
January – December 2016 ACTIVITIES
Cyprus
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One of the most important aspects of the Pharos Arts Foundation’s activities is its Education Programme,
which has so far benefited over 70.000 students in Cyprus. All the artists, scholars, composers and
musicians who participated in the Foundation’s 2016 programme, have also taken part in educational and
community activities – educational concerts, workshops, lectures, open-rehearsals and master-classes,
for students of primary and secondary education, as well as university students, young professionals and
people with special needs. Part of the Foundation’s Education Programme is organized in collaboration
with the Ministry of Education and a number of educational activities have been broadcast to tens of
schools throughout Cyprus.
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INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS BENEFITS 2017

■ CONTRIBUTORS (€100 for single membership or €150 for couple membership)


A Contributor of the Pharos Arts Foundation confers the following benefits:
● 25 – 30% (discount on all standard tickets for Foundation events
● 20% discount on Pharos’ publications / art-catalogues
● 30% discount on commercial CDs by participating artists, sold at events
● 10% discount on books at the Moufflon Bookshop, Nicosia
● Advance notice on forthcoming events through post and/or Email
● Advance notice on film screenings at The Shoe Factory
● Over the phone Ticket Reservations for events through the Pharos Arts Foundation Box Office
● Invitations to after-concert receptions
● Recognition in the Sponsors’ page on all Concert Booklets
● Acknowledgment in the end-of-the-year Review Publication
● Recognition on the Foundation’s website
● One (or two for couple) complimentary ticket voucher(s) to be used at any Pharos concerts throughout the year

■ SUPPORTERS (from €250 for couple membership)


A Supporter is entitled to all the benefits of Contributor membership (couple), plus:
● A highlights CD of Pharos 2017 concerts
● Complimentary Concert Booklet for all concerts
● Six complimentary Ticket Vouchers to be used at any Pharos concerts throughout the year

■ THE PHAROS CIRCLE (From €500 for couple membership)


The Pharos Circle membership confers all the benefits of the Supporter membership, plus:
● A complimentary Pharos art-catalogue
● Complimentary tickets to all the 17th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival
● Complimentary tickets to all the 9th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival
● Priority seating when booking is confirmed
● Private preview of concert rehearsals, educational concerts, exhibitions
● Invitations to receptions and after-concert dinners with the artists
● A gift package of 4 CDs/DVDs from Pharos Concerts

■ PATRONS (From €1.000 for couple membership)


Patrons receive all the above benefits as well as additional individually tailored benefits to suit one’s preferences
including:
● Complimentary tickets to all the events
● A complimentary commercial CD by participating artists (upon request)
● If desired, recognition on promotional material, invitations and advertisements of two events.
● Gift package of 10 CDs/DVDs from Pharos Concerts
● A Complimentary Hotel Room (double) for one night during the 17th International Chamber Music Festival

Please return the completed form to Pharos Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 21425, 1508 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Fax: +357 22663538 Email: info@pharosartsfoundation.org

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Bank Details: Pharos Arts Foundation, Alpha Bank Ltd, Nicosia Main Branch (202), P.O. Box 21661, 1596 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Account Number: 202-220-002294-0, IBAN: CY51 0090 0202 0002 0222 0002 2940, Swift BIC: ABKLCY2N.
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For information about Corporate Sponsorship please contact the Pharos Arts Foundation
CORPORATE SUPPORTERS BENEFITS 2017

■ CORPORATE CONTRIBUTORS (From €2,000)


A Corporate Contributor of the Pharos Arts Foundation confers the following benefits:
● Company LOGO to appear on: Print Advertisements & Tickets of 2 events and TV Commercial of 1 event
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the Concert Booklets of 2 events
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the end-of-the-year Review Publication
● 8 complimentary Ticket Vouchers to be used at any concert throughout the year

■ COPRORATE SPONSORS (From €5,000)


A Corporate Sponsor of the Pharos Arts Foundation confers the following benefits:
● Company LOGO to appear on: Print Advertisements & Tickets of 5 events and TV Commercials of 2 events
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the Concert Booklets of 5 events
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the end-of-the-year Review Publication
● 16 complimentary Ticket Vouchers to be used throughout the year
● Preferential seating for Board members

■ THE PHAROS CORPORATE CIRCLE (From €8,000)


A Pharos Corporate Circle of the Pharos Arts Foundation confers the following benefits:
● Company LOGO to appear on: Print Advertisements of 10 events, TV Commercials & Tickets of all events, Banners & Billboards
of all large scale events
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the Concert Booklets of 10 events
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the end-of-the-year Review Publication
● A Company FEATURE in the Pharos Review Publication (upon request)
● Publicity Material / Products of Company to be displayed during all events (upon request)
● 4 complimentary Tickets for each concert
● Preferential seating for Board members
● Private preview of concert rehearsals, educational concerts, exhibitions, as well as opportunities to meet with the artists for
Company’s personnel and valued customers

■ CORPORATE PATRONS (From €20,000)


A Corporate Patron of the Pharos Arts Foundation confers the following benefits:
● Company LOGO to appear on: Print Advertisements, TV Commercials & Tickets of all events and Banners & Billboards of all
large scale events
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the Concert Booklets of all events (cover or inside back cover)
● Company ADVERTISEMENT (A4, full-page, colour) to appear in the end-of-the-year Review Publication
● Company PROFILE in all Concert Booklets (upon request)
● A Company FEATURE in the Pharos Review Publication (upon request)
● Creation of Banner with Company advertisement in the foyer of venue for all concerts (upon request)
● Publicity Material / Products of Company to be displayed during all events (upon request)
● Copies of the audio recording of the event sponsored by the Company, for Company’s personnel and clients (upon request)
● 6 complimentary Tickets for each concert
● Preferential seating for Board members
● Private preview of concert rehearsals, educational concerts, exhibitions, as well as opportunities to meet with the artists for
Company’s personnel and valued customers
● A Complimentary Hotel Room (double) for one night during the 17th International Chamber Music Festival

In addition to the above benefits, all corporate sponsors receive:

● Company NAME to be acknowledged on the Foundation's website, in the end-of-the-year Review Publication and all Concert
Booklets
● Company LOGO to appear on Foundation’s website with hyperlink to Company’s Website
● Invitations to after-concert receptions
● 20% DISCOUNT on tickets and Pharos’ publications / art-catalogues for Company personnel
● 25% - 35% DISCOUNT on commercial CDs by participating artists, sold at events for Company Personnel
● 10% DISCOUNT on books at the Moufflon Bookshop, Nicosia for all Company personnel
● Advance notice of forthcoming events and film screenings through post and/or Email
● 10 highlights CDs of 2017 Pharos concerts
● Complimentary Concert Booklet for all concerts for all Company personnel
● Complimentary copies of the end-of-the-year Review publication

For more details and ideas on Corporate Sponsorship, please contact the Pharos Arts Foundation.
Tel: 22 663871 / Email: info@pharosartsfoundation.org
The Pharos Centre
A vision for the Future

Since its inception, in 1998, the Cyprus-based Pharos Arts Foundation has established an international
reputation for artistic and cultural excellence. The Foundation’s programme includes a regular concert and
recital series, an annual Chamber Music Festival now in its sixteenth year and a Contemporary Music Festival
now in its eighth year, a music education programme, exhibitions of contemporary art, publishing, and a
lecture series on issues of global importance with distinguished speakers.

Our vision is to expand these activities by creating a centre for Art, Culture, and Dialogue in a beautiful setting
of ancient olive groves and pine forest at Delikipos. The Centre will provide space for the visual and
performing arts as well as a library and accommodation for visiting artists, writers, composers, musicians, and
thinkers from all disciplines and backgrounds.

An important element of this Centre would be the Pharos Forum, providing a venue for dialogue and debate
on issues that concern us all. Universal spiritual and material progress which we call civilization can only
flourish in what has become the global village of the 21st century if we share basic ethical principles and
develop a new world view, a paradigm determined by a reverence for life and nature as well as creative
expression. The distinguishing characteristics of the Pharos Forum will undoubtedly be its setting and its
human scale, bringing people together from all over the world to an intimate natural environment that allows
the landscape to work its magic, and gives individuals time to develop genuine friendships and valuable
conversations. John McMurray, the Scottish philosopher said ‘The purpose of all meaningful knowledge is
action, and the purpose of all meaningful action is friendship’. The Pharos Forum will cultivate these crucial
notions and offer new collaborative ways of addressing difference and discord – of moving away from private
understandings, as Heraclitus would have put it, towards perceptions of unity.

An additional crucial component of the project is the emphasis that would be given to music and the arts. All
cultures and religions have expressed their highest aspirations through music and the arts. Sophocles says ‘He
who neglects the arts when young has lost the past and is the dead to the future’. The Pharos Centre will offer
participants opportunities to listen to music-making of the highest order from the western classical tradition
as well as other cultures and to engage in dialogue with leading international artists.

The Pharos Centre, situated on an island at a pivotal point between three continents and diverse cultures, will
bring together men and women of goodwill to find a common language and to explore ways in which we can
develop a saner, healthier and more sustainable world at the beginning of a millennium. If you would like to
learn more about the Centre and contribute towards the realisation of our vision, you may contact the Pharos
Arts Foundation at info@pharosartsfoundation.org.
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Hans & Marianne Berger

Nazareth Davidian
Helene Indianos

Annie Wiggins Ruth Keshishian

Julia Molchanova

Electricity Authority Cyprus

Marina Snigireva
Martine Stefanesco

Lisa M. Buttenheim

Embassy of Poland

Charles & Cecilia Irving-Swift