Welcome to the 10th North Cyprus International
Bellapais Music Festival'. We would like to express our
gratitude to The Presidents Office, the Embassy of Turkey,
Ministry of Economy and Tourism, all governmental and private
organizations, companies, establishments and lovers of music,
for their valuable support and contribution in sponsoring
'The Festival' since
means of those exceptional supports and contributions, Bellapais
and the festival are proud to have an outstanding piano. A
jewel with "a velvet sound", it is a Bösendorfer.
Bellapais now is a distinguished concert hall at international
standards with its piano too
few years ago, after a very successful concert of 'Milano
String Quartet' at the Bellapais Festival; cellist of the
Quartet, Luca De Muro stated his opinion briefly,
We gave concerts almost everywhere, but Bellapais is different.
The Abbey is alive with its architecture, illumination, acoustics,
with its village and hospitable villagers, pubs and restaurants.
Here, history is alive, and is a common treasure of all of
us. Playing at Bellapais is a privilage and honour for
all musicians. We will not forget this magnificent evening
and the superb audience of Bellapais
famous German Bariton Ivo Berkenbusch gave an unforgettable
rescital at the 8th Bellapais Festival last
year, accompanied by an outstanding pianist, Matthias Müller.
With his and your permission, we would like to share the words
written by Ivo Berkenbusch to our Festival Committee, Thank
you for being invited to this very important international
Music Festival in Bellapais. I am very surprised that your
Festival is that professionally organised. Even German Festival
leaders could learn from your professionality. Thank you for
everything. Ivo Berkenbusch Organizing the
festival naturally takes long tiresome months , but its
worth receiving such a message.
to A unique experience at the breathtaking atmosphere of
the Bellapais Abbey, which unites music lovers of Northern
Cyprus with our guests visiting this beautiful island to share
and enjoy the universal language of classical music from 20
May onwards for four weeks, this year and every year.