Saturday 24 January 2015
The Pharos Arts Foundation opens its 2015 season with a piano recital by the extremely talented Anahit
and subsequently studied in Brussels, London and Italy. She has gained international reputation for her
appearances with the Fugata Quintet, of which she is the founder, and appeared as a soloist in concerts all
over the world. For her first ever recital in Cyprus, Anahit will perform Prokofiev’s colossal
Piano Sonata No.6
– the first of Prokofiev’s three ‘
, generally considered the pinnacle of his piano music, Brahms’
ANAHIT CHAUSHYAN / PIANO
Anahit Chaushyan was born into the fourth generation in a family of professional musicians and she started her musical
performances included premieres by contemporary Armenian composers. Anahit continued her studies in Belgium and the
UK and subsequently graduated from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles where she studied under Evgeni Mogilevski
and from Royal Academy of Music (Dip RAM) in London where she studied under Pascal Nemirovski. She is a recipient of
D’Onore at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
She is a laureate of the International Emmanuel Durlet Piano
Competition in Antwerp, Belgium. Her studies were complemented by master classes from the likes of Paul Badura-Skoda,
Michele Campanella, Lazar Berman, Lev Naumov and Stephen Hough.
Anahit Chaushyan has appeared as a soloist all over the world, in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival
Bruxelles and the Gavot Hall in Paris. She has made numerous concert appearances with the London Soloists Orchestra
and has regular performance engagements with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a member of the
Orpheus & Bacchus Ensemble (France), the Amaranth Trio, and she is the founder of Fugata Quintet (UK). She has also
adjudicated at various international piano competitions.
in February 1940, and together with his piano sonatas Nos. 7 and 8, it would comprise the composer
s so-called War
not performed onstage before an audience until the autumn, when the young Sviatoslav Richter played it for his official
Written four years before the composer’s death, Brahms’s Klavierstücke, Op.
movements composed separately, though for the sake of convenience they were published together in 1893 under a single
opus number. Having given the work a broadly generic title, the composer granted himself enough freedom of expression
by crafting a set of miniature masterpieces which can be played as a whole or independently.
pays tribute to the novelist ETA Hoffmann and his most famous literary creation, Kapellmeister Kreisler
a musician in
The eight short movements that constitute Kreisleriana express a dazzling variety of moods. Passionate, dreamy and
impulsive; there are moments of great drama and moments of devout serenity.
Tickets: €15 / €10 Concessions & members of the Pharos Arts Foundation,
Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website
or Tel. 9666-9003
(Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)