Samos Young Artists Festival 2012

The Samos Young Artists Festival takes place for the 3rd consecutive year in Samos from 6 to 12 August 2012.

The Samos Young Artists Festival offers highly gifted young musicians an opportunity to present established works from the international cultural heritage as well as original compositions. The concerts take place outdoors in the Ancient Theater of Pythagorion, with a view of the port city Pythagorion, a UNESCO world heritage site.

From 6 to 12 August 2012 the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy 7 days of creativity, a rich programme with artists from Greece, Germany, Iceland, UK, Turkey, Israel and USA. The Greek conductor, composer and professor Konstantia Gourzi is the artistic director of the festival 2012.

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

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

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.

Danae & Uwe Matschke live in 2011: