MEET THE ARTISTS
Founded in 1981 by Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, the Estonian Chamber Philharmonic Choir is an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble with a total of 15 Grammy nominations, including two awards. As part of their first visit to Greece, the choir honors this invitation by presenting the work Kanonen Pokajanen, by Arvo Pärt, the most performed living Estonian composer in the world (premiere).
In a moving form and at the crossroads of the arts, the enchanting Choir Mikrokosmos will offer the public a genuine immersion in their contemporary repertoire, in the very heart of the medieval city of Rhodes.
Created in 1989 by Loïc Pierre, the Mikrokosmos choir is composed of 40 singers from all over France. The choir's original creations, dedicated to contemporary choral music, mix new and old influences. Its repertoire paints a singular portrait of contemporary choral art, transcending the boundaries between the arts.
Transe Express Company is a French group of artists who combine theatre and music in their open-air performances. For this 4th edition, they will present one of their greatest creations «Poupées Géantes». Three giant dolls in oversized crinoline dresses glide through the crowd with a group of gleaming drummers performing a blend of original compositions, popular songs and finest opera arias.
Riccardo Fisichella is an Italian photographer living in Paris.
Riccardo spent his youth firmly imbedded in hip-hop culture, writing his own rap songs. Eventually he began to take an interest in images, and started university studies in film and audiovisual, which brought him even closer to this passion. In 2009, he took part in his first photography exhibition, which encouraged him to stay on this path. He then traveled to the southeast of Belarus for a week in 2010 and came back with a series of portraits that he exhibited at the Tacheles in Berlin before its permanent closure. In 2012, Riccardo was selected to showcase his work in Paris during the « Mois de la Photo Off » ; this and further opportunities in the French capital encouraged him to make it his home. Riccardo then began working on the press prints archive project, Analog Recovery, for Magnum Photos. This experience allowed him to develop a keen eye for composition, a capacity that he had the chance to capitalize on in 2016 when he started assisting the well-known photo editor John G. Morris on his final book, yet to be published, called "My Century". In 2017 he was part of the 50 photographers selected by Magnum Photos to display their work in the Parisian metro, from June to October. Since then he has been working on personal documentary projects mixing photo and video.
Riccardo attempts to capture the banal scenes of everyday life in a surreal manner and aims to convey a poetic and weightless sensation on the situations he reveals in his work. His various travels around the world allowed him to contemplate the faces, and the natural and urban landscapes, highlighting each element he comes across with a dreamlike veil.
Chrysanthos Antoniou is a French-Cypriot artist, pedagogue and producer.
Originally from Cyprus, he grew up in an artistic family "[...] my father, sculptor, and poet, has deeply influenced my vision and my relationship with sound matter. The Iranian culture that I received from my mother has shaped my sensitivity to light, sound, and image. This is why I do not claim to be a composer, but a sound sculptor. I like to choose my sound materials, mixing elements that are both concrete, manufactured, or conceptual [...]".
He studied in France, in the field of music (violin, musicology, research) and performing arts administration. He began his career as a professional violinist before dedicating his career to create cultural projects.
He aims to bring artists together, mixing cultures and artistic disciplines to offer a new emotion to the public through proximity with the artists. Making art accessible but demanding.
He is the founder of the French cultural association Arts Spontanés, that produces and promotes all artistic disciplines in collaboration with international performing artists and creative businesses.
He is also co-founder and co-artistic director of the Festival European Polyphony which take place on the island of Rhodes, Greece.
Gabriel Mirété has played in several theatrical pieces, short films on the Web (Les Parasites), television (L'Effondrement, Canal+), and cinema (Django of Etienne Comar with Reda Kateb and Cécile de France).
Gabriel M. is also the writer and director of the film "Ambre" (2018), awarded in several festivals around the world, and Passion (2021) in coproduction with the Festival European Polyphony in Rhodes. Today, he's in production of his third short movie.