Programme of 2023
''The 12th International Summer Piano Academy & Festival 'Anastasios Leimonis' - Poros 2023'' will take place this year from the 20th till the 30th of 2023 on the Island of Poros.
• With great joy, we have the honor to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Academy and Festival of Poros this year. Thanks to all of you, participants, Professors, collaborators, relatives, friends and parents, our Academy and Festival fleurished, grew up and expanded, creating a huge Musical Family in the whole World.
So, this year, the Opening Ceremony will take place on the 20th of August, at 19.00', in the Syggros’ Open Amphitheater, followed by Welcome Piano Recitalσ.
• The Lessons will start the 21th morning and will finish the 29th evening of August 2023.
• The Halls where the lessons will take place are the Halls of Syggros’ Mansion, the public schools of Poros and the Hatzopoulios Public Library, all in the center of the town and close to the port.
* On the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 28th of August will be given Piano Recitals by distinguished participants of the Academy, at 20.00΄, at the Syggros’ Open Amphitheatre (21 and 22) and at the Hall ‘ Nefeli’ of the Hotel Sirene Blue Luxury Beach Resort.
* On Wednesday the 23rd of August, at 20.00', at the Syggros’ Open Amphitheater, will take place the Audition for the selection of the Soloists who would like to perform with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens at the same place, on Saturday the 26th of August. The Jury will consist of the Professors of the Academy and the Conductor. The chosen Soloists will have the opportunity to take advice from the Conductor the following day, regarding the concert they have to perform and the relationship between the Soloist and the Orchestra.
* On Friday the 25th of August at 20.00', a Special Concert will take place at the Archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Poseidon on Poros Island, where some selected soloists, from different nations, participants of the Academy, will perform in this great event that every year attracts a vast audience.
* On Saturday the 26th of August at 20.00' the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens will perform with selected soloists of our Academy, concerts for 1,2 and 3 pianos at Syggros' Open Amphitheater.
The same day of the Concert, at 11.00' in the morning, will be the General Rehearsal of the Orchestra and the selected Soloists in the Theater of Syggros' Mansion (indoors).
* On Sunday the 27th of August, at the Syggros’ Open Amphitheatre at 20.00΄, will take place the Gala Concert of the Academy where the public will participate by voting for the “best performer of the evening” awarding him/her the “Prize of the public”.
* On Monday the 28th of August at 20.00' a very special concert will take place at Hatzopoulios Public Library, titled ‘Lilliputian pianists on stage ’. In this concert can perform, just by applying, without audition, the youngest little stars of our Academy, between 5-14 years old.
* On Tuesday the 29th of August, at the Syggros’ Open Amphitheatre at 20.00΄, will take place the Closing Cerermony and a second Gala Concert, where the public will participate by voting for the “best performer of the evening” awarding him/her the “Prize of the public”.
The same evening, the Mayor of Poros will award the Diplomas of Participation at all the students of the Academy.