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Welcome to the Pharos Arts Foundation's website where you will find information about the programme and activities of the Foundation as well as past and forthcoming events.


Tuesday 21 January 2020

The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

Having prepared an exciting programme to mark the new season, the Pharos Arts Foundation welcomes 2020 on Tuesday 21 January, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm, with a piano trio concert with pianist Danae Dörken, violinist Wolfgang Schröder and cellist Benedict Kloeckner. Called “the discovery of the year” by Crescendo classical music, Danae Dörken is one of the most internationally acclaimed pianists of her generation, electrifying the audiences with her stunning technical skills, exceptional charisma and great profundity of her musicianship. Championed by such maestros as Daniel Barenboim (“Remarkable, really remarkable, perfect playing!”) and Sir Simon Rattle (“I really love his playing”), Benedict Kloeckner is a highly regarded representative of the new generation of cellists, a great voice for his instrument, which he performs worldwide. The two artists will join forces with the charismatic and very well-known to Cyprus audiences violinist Wolfgang Schröder, in a programme of piano trios by Schubert, Schumann and Debussy read more...


Friday 31 January 2020
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

One of the most impressive young pianists on the international scene today, Ilya Kondratiev returns to The Shoe Factory, for another yet memorable recital organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation. Kondratiev is a prize winner of such renowned competitions as the International Chopin Piano Competition in Hannover, the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest, the Fifth Tbilisi International Piano Competition, the Birmingham International Piano Competition and the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition in Paris. For his recital, on Friday 31 January 2020 / 8:30pm, Ilya Kondratiev will perform works by Schubert, Prokofiev and Liszt. read more...


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...