the vigintennial

kyriakides piano gallery’s 20th anniversary (1993-2013)

    • — 1993

    • SVK PIANOTECH is founded as a private limited company by Stavros V. Kyriakides. The certificate of registration is dated October 11, 1993!

    • — 1994

    • The company opens its doors to the public; a small workshop on Angelos Sikelianos street in Limassol. The company sells its first piano [as a local agent for a piano import company]. The Invoice is for the amount of CY£ 1.296,00.

    • — 1995

    • We are appointed dealers of the internationally renowned German piano company Steinway & Sons. The first Steinway & Sons and Boston pianos arrive to Cyprus. It is the first time in its 142-year-old history that the company appoints a dealer in Cyprus!

    • — 1996

    • SVK PIANOTECH goes on stage. We enter the world of piano rentals and technical support for concerts. First customer is the state through the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Since then, we have served hundreds of events and many important artists (Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Royal Symphony Orchestra, Grigory Sokolov, Cesaria Evora, The Ten Tenors, Emma Shapplin, Joja Wendt, Vladimir Ashkenazy, etc.).

    • — 1996

    • We are appointed dealers of PianoDisc; the world leader in piano player. At first the operation is through floppy discs, later come CDs and nowadays it’s all done WiFi (with the modern iPhones, iPods, iPads).

    • — 1997

    • The company moves to Nicosia.

    • — 1998

    • The “First Pancyprian Competition for Young Pianists” is organized. First winner is Larnaca-based Nicolas Melis. Since then it’s been organized biennial with great success, in cooperation with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

    • — 1999

    • Received from Steinway & Sons the Boston Sales Award for our sales that placed us at the top of the world! Many other awards and distinctions have followed from companies, organizations etc.

    • — 2001

    • Steinway & Sons unveil their new piano [Essex]. The first Essex pianos arrive to Cyprus. We are appointed dealers of Ritmüller, the biggest piano manufacturing company worldwide. Ritmüller is one of the oldest names in the piano industry (founded in 1795)!

    • — 2001

    • Avantgarde Culture

      Avantgarde Cultural Foundation is founded, after the initiative of Stavros V. Kyriakides and the support of SVK PIANOTECH. The Foundation’s Patron will be the leading conductor-pianist in the world Vladimir Ashkenazy and Honorary President the First Lady of the country. President will be Stavros V. Kyriakides. Avantgarde assumes a strong and active role in the cultural life of the country and maintains cooperation with important associations.

    • — 2002

    • We are appointed dealers of Gebrüder Perzina.

    • — 2003

    • Received from Steinway & Sons a commemorative plaque together with the company’s thanks for our contribution to the success of Steinway’s 150th anniversary [1853-2003].

    • — 2005

    • The “Concert for 10 pianos and orchestra” is organized, with music by Savvas Savva and the Cyprus State Orchestra. All (grand) pianos arrive from Gebrüder Perzina especially for the concert and are afterwards donated to public schools around the country! The concert enjoys extensive coverage by domestic and foreign media!

    • — 2006

    • Our new name [Kyriakides Piano Gallery] is introduced together with the new logo. We inaugurate our new website in the new European domain [.eu] from the very first day of its operation.

    • — 2009

    • We are appointed dealers of the internationally renowned German piano company C.Bechstein. The first C.Bechstein and W.Hoffmann pianos arrive to Cyprus. It is the first time in its 156-year-old history that the company appoints a dealer in Cyprus!

    • — 2010

    • kyriakides - vigi compr.

      We inaugurate our new showrooms at 26 Nikis avenue [Nicosia]. Modern facilities designed and constructed to our specifications, visitor friendly with easy access from all directions! We introduce the “in-house” concerts!

    • — 2011

    • Kyriakides launches its corporate page on Facebook [] and interacts through the social media networks.

    • — 2013

    • We complete 20 years of life, creativity, contribution, artistry, music!