Festival at the Park 2015

A tribute to Keiko Borjeson ©Pierres-Yves Cousteau

THALASSA – Cradle of Life

Wednesday 19 August 2015

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An inspiring concert where jazz will meet classical music around the theme of the protection of the sea; performed by five exceptional internationally renowned artists.

tickets: €10

a collaboration with AXIA International Festival and Parosweb

View photos from the concert →

Axia Festival - Thalassa, cradle of life

Κeiko Borjeson

jazz piano and voice

When Κeiko is not on an International tour she shares her time between Japan, where she comes from, and Sweden, her husband’s country. She’s an activist for the protection of the environment and a lover of the Aegean. She’s a regular performer at the Axia International Festival of Chalki, Naxos.

Mária Devitzáki


The soprano Mária Devitzáki was born in Thessaloniki where she completed with Excellency her studies at the University of Macedonia in Music Science and Art with a specialization in Voice, while also studying lyrical singing at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki. Since then, she enjoys a blooming career performing in opera houses and stages in Belgium, Greece, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Netherlands while also pursuing a Specialized Master’s Degree in Voice Performance at the renowned Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie (IMEP) in Belgium.

Nikos Karavias

classical guitar

Nikos Karavias grew up on Naxos. He was awarded his Guitar Diploma with top marks by the Athens conservatory, which awarded him with the prestigious G. Likudis prize which had not been given to a guitarist for 8 years. He currently lives in Austria, where he studies at the Mozarteum University with the guitar maestro Eliot Fisk. He has won national and international prizes in various guitar competitions.
more in Nikos Karavias website →

Håkan Börjeson


Håkan Börjeson was born and educated in Sweden. He received a classical violin education, studying with Georg Papmehl (himself a pupil of Karl Flesch) and gave numerous performances on Swedish Broadcasting and Swedish Television.
As leader of New Sweden Hot Quartet, he performed at the United Nations in New York in 1988 and 1989.
Other concert tours took him to the USA in 1991, 1998 and 2007. He has performed at Jazz festivals and other concerts in Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria, Egypt,Greece,Italy, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Philippines, Spain, and Thailand.

Damien Girs

classical piano

Damien Girs is a Belgian pianist and accompanist. Holding two Specialized Master’s Degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Liège, in Piano Performance and Accompaniment, Damien Girs works as a Professor of Piano and exclusive accompanist for the Royal Academy “César Franck” of Visé and the Musical Academy of Malmedy, while he accompanies the soprano Mária Devitzaki and various other soloists and ensembles in prominent stages throughout Europe.

Keiko Borjeson jazz pianist in concert at Paros Park
Soprano Maria Dervizaki live at Paros Park
Nikos Karavias Guitarist in conert at Paros Park
Keiko jazz pianist and singer
Maria Devitzaki and Damien Girs
Hakan Borgeson in Chalki Naxos

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