For another year, talented international young artists will perform at the Samos Young Artists Festival that will take place in August 6th to 12th, 2012. This festival intends to provide inspiration to the residents and visitors of Samos through a new style of musical encounter. Concerts will take place outdoors in the Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion, which is located on the hillside above the village and close to the Monastery of Spiliani. This theatre has 1,000 seats.
Music flows across the sea is the motto of this year's festival and artists from Europe, the eastern Mediterranean and the USA will play classical and contemporary music. At the end of the festival, all musicians together will perform Greek folk songs and themes of selected international composers. The schedule of the festival is as follows:
Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 08:30 pm
Opening Concert "Contemporary Modal Compositions" Ross Daly Quartet - Great Britain/Greece/Turkey with Ross Daly, Kelly Thomas (lyra), Periklis Papapetropoulos (Lazta/Saz) and Muhittin Temel (kanun)
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 08:30 pm Music Poetry Trio Blik – Reykjavik/Berlin (Iceland/Germany) with Hanna Dora Sturludottir (soprano), Freyja Gunnlaugsdottir (clarinet) and Daniela Hlinkova (piano)
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 08:30 pm
"About romance, love and desire" Meitar Ensemble - Tel Aviv (Israel) with Gilad Harel (clarinet), Moshe Ahronov and Carmel Raz (violins), Amit Landau (viola), Jonathan Gotlibovich (cello) and Amit Dolberg (piano)
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 08:30 pm
"Classical Beauty" Nikos Skalkottas Ensemble - Athens (Greece) with Eleni Voudouraki (mezzo-soprano), Yannis Samprovalakis (clarinet), Angela Yannaki (viola) and Stefanos Nassos (piano)
Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 08:30 pm
"American sounds" Manhattan School of Music Chamber Ensemble - New York City (USA) with Tema Watstein (violin), Meaghan Burke (cello) and Christopher Goddard (piano)
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 at 08:30 pm
"Chamber music breezes from a brotherly country" Istanbul Wind Ensemble - Istanbul (Turkey) with Elif Yurdakul Baykurt (flute), Seyit Mas (oboe), Ecesu Sertesen (clarinet), Mert Kutlug (bassoon) and Tuna Erten (french horn)
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 08:30 pm
"Music flows across the sea" Final concert Jazz Trio Footprints - Munich (Germany) with Veronika Zunhammer (vocal), Christian Elsässer (piano), Matthieu Bordenave (tenor saxophone) and final concert with all musicians.