Samos Young Artists Festival 2019

    Portrait of Jonian-Ilias Kadesha playing the violin
    07.08 — 13.08.2019
Ancient Theatre

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Samos Young Artists Festival 2019, taking place from the 7th to the 13th of August at the ancient theatre of Pythagorion, where the inherent properties of physics and mathematics within music were perceived by Pythagoras some 2,500 years ago. This year marks SYAF’s 10th anniversary, and we will once again have the opportunity to share the experience of great evening concerts performed in a magnificent Mediterranean setting.

    • Wednesday, August 7

      For the Lost Children of Our Time Ventus Ensemble 
& Lenia Safiropoulou

      • Lenia SafiropoulouSoprano
      • Othonas GogasFlute
      • Yiannis Economouoboe
      • Yiannis Gounarisfrench horn
      • Kostas Tzekosclarinet
      • Dimitris Travloscello
      • Ali Başeğmezlerviola
      • Ilias Livieratosviolin
      • Panagiotis Tziotisviolin
    • Thursday, August 8

      Trio Zadig Music by Skalkottas, Schönberg, and Tchaikovsky

      • Boris Borgolottoviolin
      • Marc Girard-Garciacello
      • Ian Barberpiano
    • Friday, August 9

      Piano Evening Music by Chopin, Liszt, and Mussorgsky

      • Dominic Chelipiano
    • Saturday, August 10

      Power of virtuosity Music by Turina, Beethoven, Enescu, and Ravel

      • Jonian-Ilias Kadeshaviolin
      • Martin Klettpiano
    • Sunday, August 11

      EX SILENTIO Late Baroque Chamber Music 
from Europe

      • Harmony of NationsBaroque Orchestra
      • Dimitris Kountourasrecorder, baroque flute
      • Fani Vovoniviolin
      • Darius Stabinskasbaroque cello
      • Alina Rotaruharpsichord
    • Monday, August 12

      Best of Song and Opera Music by Schumann, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Schubert, and Strauss

      • Lydia Teuschersoprano
      • Geoffroy Couteaupiano
    • Tuesday, August 13

      Sin Palabras Music from the Golden Age of Tango by Aníbal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo, Lucio Demare, Osvaldo Pugliese, Horacio Salgán

      • Leonel Capitanovocal
      • Cuarteto SolTango
      • Andreas Roksethbandoneon
      • Martin Klettpiano
      • Karel Bredenhorstcello
      • Thomas Reifviolin

    Artistic Direction

    Masha Ilyashov
    Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos


    The concerts take place daily from August 7 – 13, at 8:30 p.m. in the antique open-air theater of Pythagorion on the Greek island of Samos. Admission tickets can be purchased at the box office for € 5.


    When traveling on the main road to Vathy, turn left towards the Efpalinon Tunnel just before leaving town. The theater is within 20 minutes walking distance of Pythagorion. Due to the traffic situation, those who drive are recommended to arrive early.

    Brochure Download

    • SYAF Brochure 2019



    The Schwarz Foundation is pleased to share that on February 18, 2019, the Samos Young Artists Festival was awarded the prize 'given to a musical cultural organisation; active in the periphery', for its continuous support to young international musicians and the quality of programme, events & organisation on Samos.

    SYAF Award 2018

    We are expressing our gratitude and thankfulness to the Greek Drama and Music Critics Association with a video using footage from previous years.

    Congratulations are due to all the participating musicians and the musical directors Alexis Karaiskakis Nastos & Masha Ilyashov.

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