Event Venue

Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion

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  • Event description

The Schwarz Foundation invite you to the 10th Samos Young Artists Festival, at a music night with Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, (violin) and Martin Klett, (piano) in works of Beethoven Baran and Ravel.

  • About musicians

Born in 1987, Martin Klett started taking piano lessons at the age of six. He has been particularly influenced and inspired by Prof. Konrad Elser who provided significant guidance at the Conservatoire of Lübeck. Further tutelage by Elisabeth Leonskaja, Leon Fleisher, Pascal Devoyon, Gerhard Schulz and Walter Levin has rounded off his artistic development. Crowning an impressive array of prizes and distinctions, Klett was awarded a further fellowship from the German National Music Competition which accorded him strengthened recognition as a soloist. A passionate pedagogue, he tutors students of the Conservatoire of Leipzig in piano studies.
Apart from his activities as a classical performer, Klett is an avid arranger and bears a keen interest for Argentine tango. In 2008 he founded the Cuarteto SolTango, which performs Tango Argentino in the spirit of true chamber musicianship, challenging the repertoire of classical concert series on internationally renowned stages and at established festivals in conjunction with Deutschlandfunk and Bavarian Broadcast.
At the start of his musical training, Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, born in 1992 in Athens, was taught by both Grigori Zhislin and Salvatore Accardo. He later continued his violin studies with Ulf Wallin at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and also studied chamber music under Hatto Beyerle in Hannover and at the European Chamber Music Academy. In 2010, he co-founded Trio Gaspard with which he won both the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition and the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition. Jonian-Ilias Kadesha has won awards in numerous international violin competitions. These include second prizes in the 2013 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition and in the Windsor Festival International String Competition. He was awarded a scholarship following his performance in the 2015 Deutscher Musikwettbewerb.
  • Jonian-Ilias Kadesha video clip

  • Martin Klett video clip

  • Event Organizer

From August 7th until August 13th, internationally renowned artists and young rising stars from Germany, Greece, Georgia, France, Turkey, the U.S., Russia, and China meet on the Aegean island to perform eight open-air concerts in the Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion.
Alongside the artists, the audience is invited to be inspired by the lightness of the Greek summer, the historical significance of the location, and the beauty of the music.
The Festival’s artistic directors, the pianist Masha Ilyashov and the cellist Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos created this year’s programme as a musical journey bridging cultural and national divides. The repertoire ranges from 18th- and 19th-century European classics through to Italian Baroque music, contemporary-music creations to traditional sounds of the Mediterranean.

Fees & Tickets
General admission
5.00 €
Children, Students & Unemployed