Leonidas Kavakos: Official Guest of Samos Young Artists Festival

Internationally renowned Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos Returning to the ancient Pythagorean theater in Samos for the 14th year from August 7th to 13th, Helen will be this year’s selected official guest of the Samos Young Artists Festival.

Up-and-coming foreign musicians will collaborate on a live music program spanning a wide range of genres, from solo piano, timeless melodies from the operatic repertoire, to chamber music for strings and brass, from jazz to Fando music.

In fact, for the first time, the work written by the institute’s composer Curtis specially for the festival will have its world premiere. Adrian Wonghe composed this piece while he was in Samos for a month with a scholarship Schwarz Foundation and his Curtis Institute of Music. This composition, as well as many masterpieces of the classical repertoire, will be performed by internationally recognized and multi-award winning artists. Dionysis Grammenos, Alexia Mouza, Alexandros Sakarelloswinner of prestigious awards Yunh’s Song, members of the famous Erinyes Quartet, Stergios Theodoridis and Marija Raisanen and pianist and Julliard graduate, Janice Carissa.

Baritone will also cooperate Vitor Bispo, Irish singer Niv O’Sullivan, member and graduate of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera, pianist Marcelo Amaral. Portuguese singer Beatrice Felicitywill perform with his partner guitarist João Domingosand he Rui Possu on the Portuguese guitar. A Dominican singer of French origin will also present his works Cyril Aimé with an internationally renowned pianist, composer and producer Matisse Picard, Italian bassist Matteo Bortone and a French jazz drummer John Serra.

artistic directors Festival of Young Artists of Samosthis year he is a cellist again Timotei Gavrielidis-PetrinAlumnus of the Curtis Institute of Music, first prize winner and pianist at the prestigious International Paulo Cello Competition in Finland Masha IlyasovBorn and raised in Minsk, Belarus, lives and teaches in Munich.

The Samos Young Artists Festival It is organized in the Greek region and addressed both to the residents of the island and to its visitors. It is one of the oldest music festivals of the North Aegean, held continuously since 2010. Awarded “Best Regional Music Festival in Greece” by the jury of the Music and Theater Critics Association in 2018. To date, more than 210 internationally renowned musicians have participated, strengthening Samos and the festival as a recognized music destination.

The ticket price is kept low, 5 euros per concert, to allow the widest possible audience to participate in the events. Support for artistic creativity, musical and cultural exchange, contemporary music production and interpretation of classical works is the aim of the Schwarz Foundation and to contribute to the development of the island of Samos.

Wednesday, August 7
Jazz night
Cyril Aimé – song

Matisse Picard – piano
Matteo Bortone – bass
John Serra – percussion

Thursday, August 8
Magic Melodies
Works of Prokofiev, Weber, Mozart
Dionysis Grammenos – clarinet
Alexandros Sakarellos – violin
Yunxin Song – violin
Marija Raisanen – viola
Stergios Theodoridis – cello
Janis Carissa – piano

World premiere
A piece written especially for the festival by Curtis Institute composer Adrian Wong | Part of a partnership between the Schwarz Foundation and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Friday, August 9
My song is playing…
Opera night
Works by Dvorak, Ravel, Brahms, Donizetti, Bizet
Neve O’Sullivan – mezzo-soprano
Vitor Bispo – baritone
Marcelo Amaral – piano

Saturday, August 10
Janis Carissa – Solo piano recital
Works by Scarlatti, Albenith, Schubert, Schumann
Janis Carissa – piano

Sunday, August 11
Leonidas and Friends
Works by Ravel and Brahms
Leonidas Kavakos – violin
Alexandros Sakarellos – violin
Ilias Livieratos – viola
Timotei Gavrielidis-Petrin – cello
Alexia Mouza – piano

Monday, August 12
Works by Schumann, Shostakovich, Poulin, de Sarasat
Dionysis Grammenos – clarinet
Yunxin Song – violin
Alexandros Sakarellos – violin
Ilias Livieratos – viola
Timotei Gavrielidis-Petrin – cello
Janis Carissa – piano
Alexia Mouza – piano

Tuesday, August 13
Beatrice Felicio – song
Rui Possou – Portuguese guitar
Joao Domingos – guitar

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