19th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

Cyprus : 19th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

As always, the highlight of the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival is the series of chamber concerts at the Royal Manor House in Kouklia – one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture in Cyprus and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Organised for the 19th consecutive year, the Festival encompasses four concerts, from Saturday 1 until Tuesday 4 June 2019, with some of the world’s most celebrated and finest soloists: amongst them, Sergei Babayan – one of the most notable names of the great Russian piano school and winner of such prestigious competitions as the Cleveland, the Hamamatsu and the Busoni piano competitions; the sensational violinist Christel Lee – First-prize winner of the 2015 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki; violinists Anna Tifu and Doriane Gable as well as pianist Olga Zado – considered amongst the leading female musicians of their generation; the return visits of the remarkable Lars Anders Tomter (described as the “Giant of the Nordic Viola”), and pianist Ashley Wass (described by Gramophone as “a thoroughbred who possesses the enviable gift to turn almost anything he plays into pure gold”), violist David Abrahamyan and cellist Alexander Chaushian. The Festival will also welcome the wonderful Cypriot soprano Zoe Nicolaidou.

THE ARTISTS:

Piano: Sergei Babayan, Ashley Wass, Olga Zado,
Violin: Anna Tifu, Christel Lee, Doriane Gable
Viola: Lars Anders Tomter, David Abrahamyan
Cello: Alexander Chaushian
Sopranos:Zoe Nicolaidou

PROGRAMME:

SATURDAY 1 JUNE

W.A Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478 (1785)
Christel Lee (violin), David Abrahamyan (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Olga Zado (piano)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Five pieces for Violin, Viola & Piano (1955)
Christel Lee (violin), David Abrahamyan (viola), Olga Zado (piano)

Interval

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Siete canciones populares Españolas: El paño Moreno, Seguidilla Murciana, Jota, Asturiana
Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000): La rosa y el sauce
Zoe Nicolaidou (soprano), Olga Zado (piano)

Josef Suk (1874-1935): Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.1 (1891)Christel Lee (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Olga Zado (piano)

SUNDAY 2 JUNE

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Sonata for Violin & Piano No.2 in D major, Op.94 (1943)
Anna Tifu (violin), Ashley Wass (piano)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano in A minor, Op.114 (1891)
Arranged for Viola, Cello & Piano
Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)

Interval

César Franck (1822-1890): Piano Quintet in F minor (1879)
Christel Lee (violin), Doriane Gable (violin), David Abrahamyan (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)

MONDAY 3 JUNE

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op.11 (1797)
Christel Lee (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Sergei Babayan (piano)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Songs: Otchevo, Lullaby
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Songs: Ne poi krasavitsa, Lilacs, Dream, Spring Waters
Zoe Nicolaidou (soprano), Olga Zado (piano)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Piano Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor (1892)
Anna Tifu (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Olga Zado (piano)

Interval

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Piano Trio élégiaque No.2 in D minor, Op.9 (1893)
Anna Tifu (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)

TUESDAY 4 JUNE

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Selections of pieces for solo Piano
Sergei Babayan (piano)

Interval

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (1887)
Christel Lee (violin), Doriane Gable (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Sergei Babayan (piano)

Tickets:
€15 / €10 Concessions & members of the Pharos Arts Foundation,
Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website www.pharosartsfoundation.org/Tickets_online.htm or Tel. +35722663871 / (Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)

When

From: Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Until: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Time: Starts at 20:30

Where

Kouklia, Paphos Cyprus

Cost

€15 / €10

Contact

Pharos Arts Foundation
Phone: 22663871

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