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  • Apollo Theater 
    International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades
    Apollo Theater 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 August 2022 - Syros Greece
Welcome to the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
T.S. Eliot


Cyclades Festival is here. Music is here. There will be time for us to prepare a more glamorous Festival, after the curse of the pandemic is over. The Festival, during its 18 years of success, faced a major economic crisis and the recent plague that has changed the world. But not music.

As a prominent historian notes, music was not a luxury in times of epidemic uncertainty, it was a necessity. Letters from the 16th-century diplomat Sebastian Giustinian indicate that when fear of the plague prompted King Henry VII to dismiss his entire court and to remain in quarantine at Windsor, the only people who remained with him were his physician, his three favorite gentlemen, and the Italian organ virtuoso Dionisio Memo.

These records have particular resonance once again in our own time, as communities across the globe have found music indispensable in negotiating a world filled with “social distancing” and imperatives to withdraw from each other.

Music is here for you who escape the confinement and come to the beautiful island of Syros for this well-known double purpose: enjoying the never-dying sun of Greek archipelago and the spiritual light sun of the most distinguished music.

We welcome you once more.

Classical Music Network
Fotis A. Karayannopoulos, President

George V. Foufopoulos
Kostas G. Fotopoulos

Yannos Margaziotis, Artistic Director of the International Music Festival of Cyclades

Artistic Director
Yannos K. Margaziotis




Με την αιγίδα και επιχορήγηση του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού
Με την αιγίδα και επιχορήγηση του Ελληνικού Οργανισμού Τουρισμού
Με την υποστήριξη του Δήμου Σύρου - Ερμούπολης
Του Οργανισμού Πολιτισμού και Άθλησης Σύρου

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Apollo Theater

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.

Violin MasterClass
at Syros

With concert violinist
and Professor
Hrachya Harutyunyan
13-15 August 2023

MasterClass 2023

Ars longa, vita brevis

Apollo Theatre of Hermoupolis

In August 2014 the ICMFC celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 150 years from the inauguration of Apollo Theatre of Hermoupolis, with a saying by Hippocrates of Cos (460 – c. 370 BC), an ancient Greekphysician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), "Ars longa, vita brevis", an expression that perfectly describes what has been achieved in the festival's first decade.
Greetings from the Secretary General of the G.N.T.O.