Art SpacePythagorion


The Schwarz Foundation is happy to invite you to the 9th Samos Young Artists Festival.

From August 7th until August 14th, internationally renowned artists and young rising stars from Germany, Greece, Georgia, France, Turkey, the U.S., Russia, and China meet on the Aegean island to perform eight open-air concerts in the Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion.
Alongside the artists, the audience is invited to be inspired by the lightness of the Greek summer, the historical significance of the location, and the beauty of the music.
The Festival's artistic directors, the pianist Masha Ilyashov and the cellist Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos created this year's programme as a musical journey bridging cultural and national divides. The repertoire ranges from 18th- and 19th-century European classics through to Italian Baroque music, contemporary-music creations to traditional sounds of the Mediterranean. The festival concludes with a recital by the winner of the Concours Gezá Anda 2018 triennial international piano competition.

- Masha Ilyashov and Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos, artistic direction 2018

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

start at 08:30 pm

Duo Sitkovetsky 

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and
Wu Qian (piano)

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

start at 08:30 pm

Solo - Duo - Trio

Works by Beethoven and Papanas

Simos Papanas (violin),
Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos (violoncello) and
Vassilis Varvaresos (piano)

Thursday, August 09, 2018

start at 08:30 pm

Piano Evening
a Portrait of a Young Artist

Maxim Lando (piano)

Friday, August 10, 2018

start at 08:30 pm

Trio Arte

Works by Beethoven, Baran and Ravel

Veriko Tchumburidze (violin)
Dorukhan Doruk (violoncello) and
Yunus Tuncali (piano)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

start at 08:30 pm

Chamber music concert

Works by Schubert, Bernstein and Poulenc

Theodoros Iossfidis (piano),
Fanie Antonelou (soprano),
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin),
Faidon Miliadis (violin),
Angela Giannaki (viola),
Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos (violoncello) and
Dimitris Tigkas (double bass)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

start at 08:30 pm

Hortus Conclusus. Music from 17th century Italy

Latinitas Nostra baroque ensemble under the direction of Markellos Chryssikos

Latinitas Nostra (direction),
Markellos Chryssikos (direction & cembalo),
Iason Ioannou (baroque-cello),
Dimitris Tigkas (violin),
Fanie Antonelou (soprano) and 
Theodora Baka (mezzo-soprano)
start at 08:30 pm

Songs of the Mediterranean


Savina Yannatou (voice)
and Primavera en Salonico Trio
Kyriakos Gouventas (violin),
Kostas Vomvolos (accordeon) and
Dimitris Tigkas (double bass)
start at 08:30 pm
Recital of one of the Concours Géza Anda winners 2018
Sergey Tanin (piano)