Kinyras Cultural Organization
According to Greek mythology, the king Kinyras (in Greek, Κινύρας – Kinyras or Cinyras) of Pafos or Cyprus was a grandson of Aphrodite, son of Apollo and the husband of Galatea. With Galatea, he fathered Adonis and Myrrha.
On Cyprus, Kinyras was revered as the creator of art and of musical instruments, such as the flute. Kinyras and his father, Apollo, held a musical contest to see who was a better musician with a lyre. Kinyras lost and killed himself.
The Kinyras Cultural Organisation is founded in 2009 and is based in Erimi at the area of the historical headquarters of The Knight Templars and Knights of St. John “La Grande Commanderie”. This is one of the reasons that the orchestra established for the aims of the organization is called Commandaria Orchestra.
Kinyras works closely with emerging talents, established artists and scientist from the arts, archaeology, wine and perfume world. These synergies result into research-based, innovative projects in the form of museum and gallery exhibitions, art installations, performances and publications.
Kinyras collaborates with cultural organizations, cultural and public benefit foundations, museums, galleries, independent artists, state entities and private companies.