Cyprien Katsaris

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Mr. Cyprien Katsaris, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Cyprian Katsaris, the Franco-Cypriot pianist and composer, was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in October 1997, in recognition of his contribution to promote classical music around the world.

In October 1997, he performed at UNESCO Headquarters in the framework of the 29th session of the General Conference. The musical prelude offered by Cyprien Kastaris and Luis Giron May was a tribute to UNESCO's work for peace.

As part of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures, he participated in the "Peace as Palmyra" concert of the Association of Artists for Peace (ADAP), held in February 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters. This concert, bringing together 9 pianists from all over the world, has spread a message of tolerance in favor of closer relations among peoples.

In September 2016, he contributed to the success of the Batumi Festival through his participation in a conference on UNESCO values. The event also brought together Elisso Bolkvadze and Ino Mirkovic, two UNESCO Artists for Peace.

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