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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.

A LITERARY & POETRY EVENING
WITH JOACHIM SARTORIUS

Monday 1 October 2018
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, 7:30pm

The Goethe-Institut Cyprus and the Pharos Arts Foundation present a literary evening with Joachim Sartorius. Following Sartorius’ reading (in English) of The Geckos of Bellapais from his book Mein Zypern (My Cyprus), there will be a reading of a number of his poems in German, as well as in Greek by the distinguished Sartorius translator, Spiros Moskovou. read more,,,


10TH INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
5-14 October 2018
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia

The International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary!!!
The 10th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival will celebrate its anniversary by bringing together, in Cyprus, some of the most iconic names on the international contemporary music scene: Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich. The gathering of these music legends under one roof, in the span of just a few days, is a true historical milestone for the Cyprus culture. read more... 


CONCERT - ENSEMBLE MODERN
Friday 5 October 2018
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, 8:30pm


It’s already been twelve years since the Pharos Arts Foundation invited for the first time in Cyprus one of the most iconic ensembles of our time: Ensemble Modern. As part of that concert, in 2006, the Foundation also commissioned a Cypriot composer in his mid-20s, who was increasingly becoming acknowledged abroad but was barely known in Cyprus. His resulting masterpiece, entitled Echopraxia, was premiered in Cyprus in May 2016 and went on to win the Royal Philharmonic Society Award and the prestigious Irino Prize in Japan the following year. read more...

In Aria - with percussionist CLAUDIO BETTINELLI
Sunday 7 October 2018

The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, 8:30pm

In Aria is a 45-minute exploration of sound, gesture and meaning that, with the help of new technologies, attempts to expand the instrumental, musical and dramatic boundaries of the percussionist. Revolving around music that has already been composed specifically for the event by Evis Sammoutis and Vincent Carinola, percussionist Claudio Bettinelli will strive to communicate with the surrounding environment by combining improvised and composed material, creating situations where random objects and space dictate their own rules and act as leading actors in order to accomplish their own acoustic and expressive functions. read more...

CONCERT- KLANGFORUM WIEN
Friday 12 October 2018
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, 8:30pm

The 10th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival welcomes for the first time in Cyprus the celebrated Klangforum Wien. Universally regarded as one of the most exciting advocates of contemporary music in the world, Klangforum will present a unique concert, drawing on Cyprus’ significant heritage and location to endorse new music as a non-verbal vehicle between performers, composers and audience, who are all ‘deriving’ from diverse cultural backgrounds. The concert will include the Cyprus premiere of masterpieces by Pierre Boulez, Claude Vivier, Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer and Franco Donatoni, as well as the world premiere of three works commissioned by the Festival from Evis Sammoutis, Thomas Simaku and Jorge Grossmann. read more...

Concert: PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD &
TAMARA STEFANOVICH
Sunday 14 October 2018

The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, 8:30pm

The 10th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival will culminate with a concert by the legendary Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich. Partners in music as well as in life, Aimard and Stefanovich are renowned for their spectacular virtuosity and piercing intelligence. For their concert at The Shoe Factory, on Sunday 14 October 2018, 8:30pm, they will perform piano works – solo and four-hands – by Vassos Nicolaou, George Benjamin, György Ligeti, Elliott Carter, Steingrimur Rohloff, John Woolrich, Marco Stroppa, York Höller, and Yihan Chen. read more...