6th Koufonisia Classical Music Festival 2021
Artistic Direction: Kornilios Michailidis
14 – 31 July 2021
Pre-festival Educational Activity at the Primary School of Koufonissi: June 11 & 12, 2021
Event start time: 8.30pm
Great musical personalities from abroad, but also renowned Greek artists with international recognition participate from the 14th to the 31st of July in the 6th Koufonisia Classical Music Festival 2021.
As the health crisis comes to an end and after months of absence of artistic events, the festival sends a message of optimism, presenting five special concerts.
Five nights of quality music for everyone, young and old, lovers and explorers: opera recital with the famous Russian opera diva Olga Peretyatko, accompanied by pianist Matthias Samuil, piano recital by the famous German-Japanese soloist Alice Sara Ott, violin-piano recital with two great Russian musicians, Sergei Krylov (violin) and Evelyne Berezovsky (piano), clarinet-piano recital with the renowned Greek musicians Spyros Mourikis (clarinet) and Natalia Michailidou (piano), and for the first time in the history of the festival a tribute to Greek poetry: A journey from antiquity to the present day through the compositions of George Kouroupos, performed by baritone Tassis Christogiannopoulos, pianist Giannis Tsanakaliotis recited by Ioulita Iliopoulou.
The official start of this year's event has been preceded by an introductory educational activity that aims to connect the young people of the island with classical music:
In collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra - and with the support of the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Naxos and the Small Cyclades and the Costopoulos Foundation – the festival presented an educational program on June 11 for the children of the Elementary School of Koufonisia with the participation of the brass and percussion quintet "Metallon" of the Athens State Orchestra. The following afternoon, June 12, the quintet gave a performance with free admission for children and their parents.
After five consecutive events (2016-2020), the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival has been established as one of the most important cultural events of the summer in the country. With distinctive devotion and consistency and despite the adverse conditions and the blow that the cultural institutions inevitably suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival did not fail to give a dynamic presence in 2020, presenting a multi-themed program of events, under the artistic supervision of its founder, conductor and pianist Kornilios Michailidis.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 11 & SAT, JUNE 12, 2021
Pre-festival Educational Activity
Koufonisia Classical Music Festival in collaboration with Athens State Orchestra, presents an educational project for the pupils of Koufonisia Primary School with the participation of brass and percussion sextet "Metallon" of Athens State Orchestra. The next afternoon (June, 12) an open concert of the sextet will take place with free entrance for the inhabitants of the island. Participation in the project is free of charge.
With the support of the Public Benefit Municipal Corporation of Naxos & Small Cyclades and the Costopoulos Foundation
WED, JULY 14, 2021
«Songs for Maya»
Opera recital with famous Russian opera diva Olga Peretyatko, accompanied by acclaimed pianist Matthias Samuil, with selected pieces of the lyrical repertoire, specially dedicated to the soprano’s daughter, Maya
Soprano: Olga Peretyatko, Piano: Matthias Samuil
SAT, JULY 17, 2021
«Echoes of Life»
Piano recital by the one of the most in-demand pianists, German-Japanese soloist Alice Sara Ott, a personal reflection on fragments, thoughts and echoes of life and a contemporary program that is built around 24 Preludes by Chopin
Piano: Alice Sara Ott
Under the auspices and with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Greece, under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in Greece
THU, JULY 22, 2021«Berezovsky - Berezovsky!»
A fiery piano recital by two leading Russian performers, the world leading Boris Berezovsky and the dazzling Evelyne Berezovsky.
* This concert replaces the originally planned concert entitled “Essence of Romanticism”, after the cancellation of Sergei Krylov for medical reasons.
Piano: Boris Berezovsky | Evelyne Berezovsky
TUE, JULY 27, 2021
«Here goes my song…»
A journey to Greek poetry from antiquity to the present day through the compositions of great Greek composer George Kouroupos
Baritone: Tassis Christoyannis | Piano: Giannis Tsanakaliotis | Recitation: Ioulita Iliopoulou
SAT, JULY 31, 2021
A "colorful" clarinet-piano recital, covering a wide and diverse range of the repertoire by the leading clarinetist of Athens State Orchestra, Spyros Mourikis and the renowned pianist and co-founder of the Festival, Natalia Michailidou
Clarinet: Spyros Mourikis | Piano: Natalia Michailidou
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