Oh, thou, in Hellas deemed of heavenly birth,
Muse, formed or fabled at the minstrel's will!
Since shamed full oft by later lyres on earth,
Mine dares not call thee from thy sacred hill:
Yet there I've wandered by thy vaunted rill;
Yes! sighed o'er Delphi's long-deserted shrine
Where, save that feeble fountain, all is still;
Nor mote my shell awake the weary Nine
To grace so plain a tale--this lowly lay of mine.
CRISIS in the Greek language contains a dual meaning: It constitutes an emergency or a catastrophe. This is how nowadays the world perceives this primordial word. Yet, “crisis” stands for the informed choice, a JUDGEMENT, and decision as well. The latter, rigorous but positively liberating ancient meaning is how the founders of the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades interpret the term.
Therefore, we are deciding that a fresh classical music festival can flourish in the midst of the worst financial devastation Greece has experienced in decades.
People still decide that the combination of the blue of the Cyclades Archipelago, the spirituality of the Greek light and the world’s supreme music, have a healing power for their souls.
Using his crisis, YANNOS MARGAZIOTIS, the Festival’s artistic director, secured, for the eighth year, the performance of some of the world's finest musicians and two of the most established Greek actors for a transcendent cultural creation in Syros.
Using our crisis, we have expanded: With the fresh/new addition of the top experts in classical music, SPECS ‘N’ ARTS, the Organisers of the Festival assure that every traveller in Greece will rejoice this unique cultural experience; that every music lover will become a traveller for this purpose: To appreciate what is truly a veritable musical experience under the eternal Greek sun.
Using their crisis, intelligent donors and supporters, discovered the smartest way of investing in culture, investing in a quality Festival and acquiring the broadest Media publicity possible.
Fotis A. Karayannopoulos
George V. Foufopoulos
Kostas G. Fotopoulos
Yannos K. Margaziotis
Yannos K. Margaziotis
Media, Communication and Production: specs 'n' arts
The festival is being housed at the unique "Apollo" theater in Hermoupolis and realized under the
auspices of the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Hermoupolis,the capital city of Syros.
Festival Academy 2012
The Cyclades Festival is an innovative festival which encourages and facilitates the creation of a musical community. Renowned teachers despence their
knowllege to these talented young musicians who benefit from this creative exchange during a ten - days training programme.
"...Ylönen also plays with incredible finesse, a broad array of tone colors,vibrant dynamics and arresting vibrato..."Mike. D. Brownell, AllMusic, December 2010
Marko Ylönen has performed in as many different roles as almost any other cellist from his generation: soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He has also been a prizewinner in major competitions and a prolific recording artist. Ylönen has concertized throughout Europe, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. He has recorded for several labels, including Ondine, Finlandia, and BIS.