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20th anniversary of the MKF

On June 2013 the MK Foundation celebrated the 20th anniversary since its official establishment (1993). The ceremony took place at the gardens of the National Observatory of Athens where late Professor Mariolopoulos served as Director and President. The MK Foundation, member of Europa Nostra, co-celebrated also the 50th Jubille of the Europa Nostra.

The ceremony was addressed by academician Christos Zerefos President of the MK Foundation, Maestro Placido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, Mrs Androula Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education and the President of Observatory Prof. Kanaris Tsiganos. The Con Grazia Quartet played works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Pachebel, Piazzola, Gardel, Chatzidakis and Theodorakis.

The event was honored by the presence of his Royal Highness the Prince of Denmark Henrik Laborde de Monpezat, Compte de Kergorlay Denis, former Prime Minister Grivas, the Director of the EU office in Athens, the Ambassador of Denmark, members of European and Greek Parliament, academicians and many distinguished guests.

The President of the Foundation Adressing the participants at its 20th anniversary. In the first row: His Royal Highness the Prince Henrik Laborde de Monpezat and the Ambassador of Denmark Mette Knudsen, Commissioner Androula Vassiliou. The Director of the office of the EU Panos Karvounis, the President of the National Observatory of Athens Prof. Kanaris Tsiganos, representative of the Royal Court of Denmark the former Prime Minister of Greece Mr. Grivas, the General Secretary of Europa Nostra Mrs κα Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović and Compte de Kergorlay Denis.

Commissioner Androula Vasilliou addressing the ceremony.

Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of the Europa Nostra addressing the participants.

Maestro Plácido Domingo describing the “magic” of the Hill of the Nymphs where the celebration took place.

The board of Directors of the MKF. In the first row Mr and Mrs G. Mariolopoulos Tresurer, the Secretery General Prof. C. Repapis and the Vice President Prof. T. Kanaginis. In the second row Mr and Mrs V. Tritakis, Prof. and Mrs D. Asimakopoulos and Prof. and Mrs A. Karamanos. In the third row Mr and Mrs N. Christopoulos.

The President of the board of Directors of the MKF Prof. C. Zerefos and the President of the NOA Prof. K. Tsiganos presenting souvenirs to Maestro Plácido Domingo.

General view of the participants of the 20th anniversary of the MKF.


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