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6th ANO International Organ Festival

The ANO International Organ Festival continues for the sixth year and will be held between 22-27 August 2022 in the charming medieval district of Ano Syros, featuring concerts, side events and exhibitions.

After two difficult years of pandemic-related restrictions, during which the Festival continued to make its presence known through online broadcasts and open-air showings, this year it is returning to live public concerts at St George’s Cathedral in Ano Syros.

The programme, featuring bookings of important artists from the Czech Republic (with the support of the Czech Centre Athens), Malta and Poland (with the support of the Embassy of Poland), conveys the Festival’s outward-looking disposition by linking the musical art of the organ to related cultures. The Festival is also part of the effort towards the artistic growth and development of the place where it is being held and the expansion of its audience.

The programme:

Monday 22.08.2022
Organ recital
Lukáš Petřvalský (Czech Republic), organ

Wednesday 24.08.2022

Works for organ and voice
Natalia Rakhmatulina (Malta), organ
Joseph Lia (Malta), baritone

Saturday 27.08.2022

Works for organ and oboe

Mariola Brzoska (Poland), organ
Rafael Gabriel Przybyła (Poland), oboe

The recitals will be presented by radio producer and the ANO Festival’s artistic programme advisor, Nikos Kanellopoulos.

Side events:

Thursday 25.08.2022
Showing of tributes – short films:

  • Panagia Karmilou Church in Ano Syros
  • The musical encounter of two religious traditions
  • The First Lady of St George’s organ


Group photography exhibition on the topic:
The organ of Ano Syros
in cooperation with the Syros Photography-Film Club
Passenger Terminal Building, Ermoupoli Port
18.08.2022 to 31.08.2022

Exhibition by the National Museum of Prague titled:
“Famous Czech Composers”
in cooperation with the Czech Centre Athens
St George’s Cathedral Courtyard, Ano Syros
22.08.2022 to 27.08.2022

Poster design: Konstantinos Katagas
Festival visual identity: Freiderikos Roussos / Syrostoday

The ANO Festival is being held under the auspices and with funding from the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Secretariat-General for the Aegean & Island Policy.

Catholic Diocese of Syros
Association of Greek Catholics of Syros

Region of South Aegean
Municipality of Syros-Ermoupoli

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Ministry of Culture & Sports
Ministry of Shipping & Island Policy
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Athens
Czech Centre Athens
AEGEAS Civil Non-profit Company