Rolex Arts Festival | 20th Anniversary Gala Ceremony - Εικόνα

The 20th Anniversary of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Iinitiative Gala Ceremony

A star-studded gala ceremony will celebrate 20 years of the Rolex mentoring programme with live performances, films and guest appearances from Robert Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Josep Caballé-Domenech, Crystal Pite, David Chipperfield, Mira Nair, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Gilberto Gil and others. They will be joined by Greek actor Maria Nafpliotou, the a cappella choir Chores and El Sistema Greece in a moving celebration of the impact and legacy of this unique initiative.

Live Performances
Chores, Women's choir (Greece) Marina Satti, Artistic Director

Khoudia Touré (Senegal), Dancer and Choreographer, Dance protégée 2018-2019

Josep Caballé Domenech (Spain), Conductor, Music protégé 2002-2003 

El Sistema Greece Youth Orchestra & Friends
For this concert, the El Sistema Greece Youth Orchestra will be accompanied by musicians from Camerata Junior and the Underground Youth Orchestra

David Aaron Carpenter (United States), Violist, Music protégé 2006-2007 

Susan Platts (Canada), Mezzo Soprano, Music protégée 2004-2005

Dianne Reeves (United States), Jazz Singer, Music mentor 2023-2024 

Song Yi Jeon (South Korea), Jazz Singer, Music protégée 2023-2024 

Romero Lubambo (Brazil) Jazz Guitarist 

With the participation of Robert Wilson, Joan Jonas, Crystal Pite, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Edem Awumey, Gilberto Gil, Dina Elwedidi, Mira Nair and Sir David Chipperfield.

Guest presenter: Maria Nafpliotou, Actor and contributing artist, A Word In Your Ear 

Artistic Director: Selina Cartmell (United Kingdom-Ireland), Theatre protégée 2006-2007

Friday 26/05, 19.30-21.00
Stavros Niarchos Hall

Dress code: Dark Suit / Cocktail Attire

Advance Ticket Sales Points:

  • Online on Ticket Services website 
  • By phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
  • At the Ticket Services Box Office (Panepistimiou 39, Athens)

Online tickets pre-sale
Pre-sale starts on Wednesday 26/04 at 12.00.

Ticket Prices: 
General entrance 15€ (includes admission to the event and cocktail)

Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.

Important information:

This event will be in English. Greek simultaneous interpretation and Greek sign-language interpretation will be available. 

Presented by Rolex in partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Full Rolex Arts Festival program

See also

Wednesday 24/05, 19:00

Rolex Arts Festival | Public Talk: Fiction and locality in a global context


Thursday 25/05, 19:00

Rolex Arts Festival | Public Talk: The House of Names


Friday 26/05, 21:15

Rolex Arts Festival | ARTEMIS: Fountain