Pure guitar melodies will sound next at the Shoe Factor as the Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the 15th International Guitar Festival, prepares for a very special concert. On November 6 guitarphiles will be treated to two distinct programmes in the same evening – a recital by the renowned Greek guitarist Thanos Mitsalas and a recital by the talented Cyprus Guitar Trio.
Having been described by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a formidable guitarist” and praised by Minor 7th Magazine for his “enormous and evocative tonal range, world-class command of the instrument, and a unique and defining musical voice”, Mitsalas has been recognised as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. His rich musicianship, as well as his tireless quest for artistic perfectionism, have already gained him the highest praise from critics, while his intense musical intuition, flawless technique and personal style are captivating the audiences worldwide.
The Cyprus Guitar Trio, which will perform first on the evening of the concert, was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to the promotion of the important yet unexplored repertoire of the combination of three classical guitars as well the creation of new works for this combination, and the arrangements and transcriptions of existing works. Three renowned classical guitarists from Cyprus make the trio: Vasilios Avraam, George Christofi and Socrates Leptos.
On November 6 the concert, starting at 8.30pm, will include works by Joaquín Rodrigo, Miguel Llobet, Agustín Barrios, Sergio Assad, Roland Dyens, Ferenc Farkas and Máximo Diego Pujol.
Thanos Mitsalas and the Cyprus Guitar Trio
Guitar concert. November 6. The Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8.30pm. organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the 15th International Guitar Festival EGTA – Cyprus. 8.30pm. Limited seating, pre-booking is essential. €20. Tel: 22-663871