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 Pythagorion ancient theatre, where the inherent properties of physics and mathematics within music were perceived by Pythagoras some 2,500 years ago. This year marks SYAF's tenth anniversary, and we will once again have the opportunity to share the experience of great evening concerts performed in a magnificent Mediterranean setting.
This year, we celebrate our 10 years of musical existence and pay tribute to the people who worked hard for this; at the same time, we are taking off on a new musical journey, anticipating and embracing the changes happening in our world, their impact on our mission, as well as identifying new opportunities to achieve our goals. This year's festival brings together young and established artists from Greece, Turkey, Romania, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the United States, and Argentina, performing music that ranges from the Baroque to contemporary and tango.
Please join us on this unique journey of unforgettable musical events on Samos – an ideal place to relax, enjoy the natural wonders, and experience the magic of music. See you at Pythagorion!
- Masha Ilyashov und Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos, Künstlerische Leitung 2019
Wednesday, August 7
Ventus Ensemble – Lenia SafiropoulouFor the lost children of our time
Othonas Gogas, flute
Yiannis Economou, oboe
Yiannis Gounaris French, horn
Kostas Tzekos, clarinet
Dimitris Travlos, cello
Ali Basegmezler, viola
Ilias Livieratos, violin
This concert is a tribute to all the refugee children lost trying to cross the border seeking a better life. The rest of the programme (Hans Gàl and Respighi) symbolises hope, and the European culture the festival stands for.
Thursday, August 8
Boris Borgolotto, violin
Marc Girard-Garcia, cello
Ian Barber, piano
Music of Chopin, Liszt and Mussorgsky
Power of Virtuosity
music of Turina, Beethoven, Enescu and Ravel
Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, violin
Martin Klett, piano
Sunday, August 11
"Harmony of Nations"Baroque Chamber music concert including works By Telemann, Vivaldi and Corelli
Dimitris Kountouras, recorder and flute
Fani Vovoni, baroque violin
Darius Stabinskas, baroque cello
Alina Rotaru, cembalo
Monday, August 12
Best of song and operaMusic of Schumann, Mendelsson-Bartholdy, Schubert and Strauss
Tuesday, August 13
Cuarteto Sol Tango
Martin Klett, piano
Karel Bredenhorst, cello
Thomas Reif, violin
Andreas Rokseth, bandoneon
Leonel Capitano, voice
Music from the Golden Age of Tango by Aníbal Troilo, Juan D'Arienzo, Lucio Demare, Osvaldo Pugliese, Horacio Salgán
The Schwarz Foundation is pleased to share the news 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.
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.