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Friday 14 February 2020
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

Multi-award winner Japanese pianist Tomoki Sakata became an international sensation when, at the young age of 19, he reached the top six finalists in the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition in 2013. Some of the many international prizes he has won ever since include the First Prize along with six special prizes at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest and the First Prize and the Audience Prize in the Kissingen Piano Olympics in Germany. Tomoki Sakata has appeared in major concert venues throughout the world, and has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras including, Staatskapelle Halle, Fort Worth Symphony, Hungarian Radio Symphony and Tokyo Philharmonic under the baton of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Alexander Lazarev, Vladimír Válek, Howard Griffiths. For his recital in Nicosia, which is organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation with the kind support of the Keyboard Charitable Trust in London, Sakata will perform an exciting programme of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel and Messiaen on Friday 14 February 2020 / The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm. read more...



Tuesday 17 March 2020
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

The Pharos Arts Foundation is proud to present a cello and piano recital with two of the world’s most celebrated soloists – Marc Coppey and Peter Laul – on Tuesday 17 March 2020, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm. French cellist Marc Coppey first came to international attention in 1988, when at the age of 18, he won the First Prize and the Special Prize in the Leipzig Bach Competition. It was there he also first came to the notice of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, who invited Marc to perform along with him and Victoria Postnikova the Tchaikovsky Trio in Moscow and Paris – a collaboration documented on film by the eminent film director Bruno Monsaingeon. In 1989, Mstislav Rostropovich invited Marc to the Evian Festival and his solo career quickly took off thereafter. Nowadays, Marc Coppey is considered to be one of the leading cellists in the world, appearing as a soloist with numerous important orchestras and boasting an impressive discography, which has received great critical acclaim. Russian pianist Peter Laul is the First Prize winner as well as the Special Prize winner at the Bremen International Piano Competition in 1995, and the First Prize winner at the Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow in 2000. He regularly appears as a soloist with legendary orchestras, while his memorable recital performances have taken him to the most illustrious venues in the world. For their recital in Nicosia, Marc Coppey and Peter Laul will join forces in an impressive programme comprising works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Fauré and R. Strauss. read more...


Friday 27 March 2020

The Pharos Arts Foundation presents a unique concert of Indian Classical Music for sarod and tabla with the renowned Arnab Chakrabarty και Shahbaz Hussain. An outstanding exponent of North Indian classical music and a sarod performer for thirty years, Arnab Chakrabarty is considered among the top handful of sarod players in the world today. His performances demonstrate his profound understanding of raga forms, his vast erudition of both the sarod tradition and Hindustani music, and they display an exquisite, distinctive sound and technical finesse and virtuosity subordinated to the demands of the music. Chakrabarty plays on sarods of his own design that blend the best aspects of tradition and modernity. Trained by the late Dr. Kalyan Mukherjea (1943-2010), a disciple of Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra, the legendary custodian of the Shahjahanpur tradition of sarod music, Arnab Chakrabarty has performed across the world to considerable acclaim, and has participated in renowned festivals including the Serendipity Arts Festival 2020 (Goa, India), Crossroads Festival 2018 (Mumbai and Chennai), Saptak Festival 2016 (Ahmedabad), Bhilwara Sur Sangam 2016 (Delhi), Masters of Indian Music 2012 (Trafó House of Contemporary Art, Budapest), Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013, Silk Road Festival 2010 (Damascus), to name but a few. In 2005, Chakrabarty also contributed to the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning documentary, Born Into Brothels, Calcutta's Red-Light Children. read more...