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The Pharos Trust

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The Pharos Trust is a non-profit cultural and educational foundation based in Cyprus dedicated to the promotion of the arts and humanities. The Trust aims to promote artistic excellence by bringing audiences in Cyprus into contact with some of the most exciting and talented musicians and artists on the Cypriot and international scene.

In the long term the Trust aims to create a permanent home for the arts, culture and global dialogue in Cyprus, bringing artists, writers, musicians, composers and philosophers together for creative expression and exchange, taking advantage of the island's unique cultural and geographic situation on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa and the European Union's south-eastern boundary.

From the words of it's founder and president of the foundation Garo Keheyan

"The Pharos Trust is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives by offering inspiration and by fostering excellence and innovation. Living in a mundane world, sadly deficient in ideals and values, people's lives can be enriched when offered opportunities to create and experience great music and art.

The Pharos Trust has established a world-wide reputation for its commitment to excellence and for promoting classical music in Cyprus, having so far presented more than 150 concerts. Outstanding musicians are hosted in the Trust's Concert Series and the annual Chamber Music Festival, with programmes ranging from ancient to contemporary. The recent acquisition by the Foundation of a beautiful harpsichord made by O' Brien and Bandini in Italy, will also give us the opportunity to present more Baroque music.

The recently established Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art is presenting the work of major international artists. A variety of contemporary art forms are included in the Centre's programme - visual, performance, photography, video - as well as lectures and discussions. Exhibitions are in many cases individually curated by internationally recognized curators from all over Europe, and accompanied by catalogues published in English, Greek and Turkish."
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