The Berlin Philharmonic Concert – Pafos 2017

The Berlin Philharmonic concert within the frame of Pafos 2017 is a great honour for Cyprus.

“It is a great honour, something that has never happened before”, stated the Organisation’s Chairman Dr. Christos Patsalides.

Pafos, as well as Cyprus in general, will have the great honour to welcome the famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, for a unique concert within the frame of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 programme, for the first time ever in the Pafos Castle Square, on the 1st of May, at 12 p.m. On the occasion of this great cultural event for our country, the Pafos2017 Organisation, together with the concert’s co-organisers and supporters, gave a press conference in the Journalists’ House in Nicosia.

The Artistic Director of Pafos2017, Ms. Georgia Doetzer, who was the first to address the press conference, stressed that the Europe’s Concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the highlight events of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. “We are all aware of the magnitude and the impact that this great concert will have and we very much look forward to it”.

The Organisation’s Chairman, Dr. Christos Patsalides, mentioned among other things the following “As you know, it is for the first time that such as small city as Pafos, undertakes this important institution and we are very satisfied since we have prepared a remarkable programme. We are really proud that we succeeded in bringing to Pafos the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a great honour for us since it is the first time that such an event will take place in Cyprus! I just want to mention that the famous concert will be broadcasted live by the German national TV and millions of people will have the chance to enjoy this experience.” Also, the German Ambassador in Cyprus, Mr. Nikolai Von Schoepff, mentioned that it is a great honour for Pafos which is the European Capital of Culture to host the concert and he pointed out that without the help of the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Embassy in Cyprus, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra wouldn’t have come to Cyprus. He added that “I have to say that in Germany the concert is already being advertised, and we expect to have many German visitors.”

The Chairman of the CTO, Mr. Angelos Loizou, highlighted that it is a unique event not only for Pafos, but for Cyprus as well, and that it is a great honour for the CTO to sponsor the event. Michalis Persianis, Director of the Corporate Department of the Bank of Cyprus, which is a Platinum Sponsor of Pafos2017, commended that the great effort of Pafos2017 created broad prospects for the city of Pafos and added that this is a historic moment for Cyprus. He said “It is an honour for the Bank of Cyprus to support this effort, as it will become a once in a lifetime experience for the whole island.”

On behalf of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanley Dodds, mentioned that a great concert will take place in Pafos as it falls on the same date as the Orchestra’s anniversary. The 75 members of the orchestra look forward to coming to Pafos within the frame of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and to performing for the audience of Cyprus. The concert will be unique since all the members work passionately for an excellent result.


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