The Private Banking Division of Eurobank EFG has rewarded today (27/03/2006) the six top graduates of the Senior School of Fine Arts, in the context of its sponsorship programme “The Great Moment for Culture: Promoting Young Artists” that was first implemented in 2004. The ceremony took place in the “Hellenic World’s” new hall.
With the support of Eurobank EFG Private Banking, an exhibition has also been organised where the award-winning artists will exhibit their works and come in contact with the broader public. The aim of the programme, which is developing into a successful institution, is to promote, with consistency and in a continuous way, the work of talented young artists and to provide them with support as they begin their artistic careers.
Eurobank EFG Managing Director, Nikolaos Karamouzis, in his speech at the exhibition opening, referred to the Group’s philosophy, which aims, through its sponsoring of Education, Culture, Sports and the Environment, at providing support to young people who achieve outstanding performance, each in his own field of activity.
“This is the second year of Private Banking’s co-operation with the Senior School of Fine Arts and this initiative represents an important chapter of our sponsoring activity in the field of Culture. For our Group, this co-operation is even more important as it involves young people with vision, talent and creative power, ready to respond to challenges and strive for excellence in their chosen area of activity” Mr. Karamouzis stressed, noting also that: “Private Banking’s sponsoring initiatives in the field of Culture reflect the broader philosophy underpinning its activities. Through private banking we target a highly demanding public, with very special requirements and complex options. We have established a lasting, manifold relationship with this public that is separately built with each individual client. We operate on the basis of a consistent, highly professional strictly people-centered philosophy based on quality of service and client satisfaction as our mark in every step we take. Through its social presence and contribution, our Bank supports those who work hard and excel, those who bring creative achievement each day and fight for quality and culture against the trends of our time”.
The young artists received their awards from Eurobank EFG CEO, Nicholas Nanopoulos, the General Manager of the Latsis Group of Companies, Evangelos Chronis and the Bank’s Deputy CEO, N. Karamouzis.
The Dean of the Senior School of Fine Arts, Chronis Botsoglou, whose excellent cooperation has made it possible to plan and implement this initiative, gave a short address, while the exhibition’s curator, Art Historian Dr. Nelly Misirli referred to the artists’ work.
The six award winners are: Dimitrios Andreadis, Barbara Datsouli, Vassilios Perros, Nicolaos Sepetzoglou, Stavroula Stavropoulou, Constantinos Tzimoulis.
The exhibition, which is held in Building I of the “Hellenic World” (254, Pireos street) will last from Monday, March 27th 2006 to Sunday, April 16th, 2006.