SPIRIT OF ROMANTICISM

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Wolfgang Schroeder, violin, Conductor: Wolfram Christ

Wednesday 19 May 8.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18). Please kindly note that tickets will not be available at the theatre box offices on the concert day

Box Office: Online at www.cyso.interticket.com

Information: Tel: 22463144, www.cyso.org.cy. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Antonín Dvořák: Seven pieces for small orchestra

Louis Spohr: Violin concerto no. 8 in A minor (in modo di scena cantante), op. 47

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for strings in E major, op. 22

Conducted by the renowned German maestro Wolfram Christ, this programme features music by romantic composers of Central Europe, bursting with emotion and drama. Discovered in 1951, Antonín Dvořák’s Seven pieces for small orchestra, were composed back in 1867 to be performed during the interval of a drama production, as was the custom at the time at the Provisional Theatre in Prague. In them one soon discovers seven movements of gorgeous, surprising theatricality, as if written to accompany the play itself. All fifteen violin concertos by the German composer Louis Spohr show great originality, vigour and a distinct melodic elegance. CySO’s concertmaster Wolfgang Schroeder will be interpreting Spohr’s Violin concerto nο. 8. Subtitled “in modo di scena cantante”, this concerto stands out by assigning to the violin the role of an opera character, much in the way of a dramatic opera scene, including characteristic recitative and aria style sections. Full of optimism, bliss and exuberance, Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for strings was written in 1875, during one of the happiest and most productive times of his life. With the support of the Goethe–Institut Zypern

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

CLASSICAL ROMANTICISM

George Georgiou (clarinet), Doros Zesimos (cello),

Gergana Georgieva (piano)

Monday 24 May 8pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €15 ONLY with presales. A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event.

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details)

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Technopolis 20 Classics invite you to the last concert of Spring at Markideion Theatre, ‘Classical Romanticism’, with George Georgiou on clarinet, Doros Zesimos on cello and Gergana Georgieva on piano. The Romantic era produced many composers who are household names among today's classical music audiences. The trio will perform Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11, by Ludwig van Beethoven, regarded by many as the first Romantic-era composer, and Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114, by Johannes Brahms, considered one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. The programme is completed by a selection from 8 pieces (2, 3, 6, 8) by Max Bruch, who’s work placed him in the Romantic classicism, rather than the opposing "New Music", and remained always true to the romantic style.

The concert is part of the ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’, an exclusive project of classical music concert series, organised by Technopolis 20 and a private sponsor. High-quality classical music concerts are organised, supporting local talented musicians and hosting musicians from abroad. More information for past and future you can find in our website: www.technopolis20.com/technopolis20-classics. The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, to ensure your health and safety.

George Georgiou (clarinet) hailed for his energetic and inspirational performances, the Cypriot clarinetist George Georgiou enjoys a career as a classical and contemporary clarinetist. He appeared in many solo concerts and recitals in Europe, Middle East and USA. He collaborated with some prominent musicians such as the legendary cellist Rohan de Saram, Prazak Quartet, Apple Hill String Quartet, Chilingirian String Quartet, the violinist Movses Pogossian and he appeared as a soloist with the Commandaria Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi. In his research for new repertoire, George started commissioning works for clarinet and so far he collaborated with the most dominant composers from Cyprus. He premiered several works featuring the clarinet with most of them being dedicated to him. He is a member of Georgiou Georgieva DUO, Lyrical Noise Ensemble, Evohe Wind Quintet, Chronos Contemporary Music Ensemble and Claritar Duo. He holds the position of clarinet professor at the University of Nicosia. George is a graduate from City University, London, where he studied clarinet with Julian Farrell and Joy Faral at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also a MBA graduate from the Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus and a member of Mensa Cyprus. His busy profile gained him an international recognition and he became a Selmer Paris Clarinet Artist, a Silverstein Ligature Artist, Marca Reeds Artist and a Royal Global Accessories Artist. He records for Hook Records and his first CD is due at the end of 2021.

Doros Zesimos (cello) born in Cyprus in 1981 has established himself as one of the leading cellists of his country. He holds degrees, BA and MA in cello, from the Sofia National State Academy of Music (Bulgaria) where he studied with Professors Anatoly Krastev and Vasil Kazandjiev as well as a Diploma from the Contemporary Music School in Thessaloniki Greece under the guidance of Rusi Dragnev. During his studies, he attended several music festivals in USA, Bulgaria, France and Cyprus, and has had cello master classes with Yoncho Bayrov, Emilia Baranowska, Thomas Carroll, Maria Kliegel, Franz Bartolomey, Stephan Popov, Bridget MacRae, Chagit Glaser and Peter Somodari. He has participated in many concerts as an orchestral and chamber performer. He was a member of the Juenesses Musicales World Orchestra, the Cyprus Fulbright Ensemble, Anerada Theater organization and has collaborated with choreographers Machi Demetriadou– Lindahl and Eleana Alexandrou. Furthermore, he has appeared in concerts in Spain, Germany, Holland, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, USA and Cyprus. He has performed works by Cypriot Composers like Solon Michaelides, Fedros Kavalaris, Georgios Karvelos, Evagoras Karagiorgis, Nikos Vichas, Andis Skordis, Constantin Papageorgio and Michalis Andronikou. Currently he holds a cello faculty position at the Cyprus National Music Schools of Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos. He also teaches at the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Scholarship Music Workshop and the English School in Nicosia. He is a member of the bi-communal Cyprus Chamber Orchestra, Commandaria Orchestra, Concordia String Quartet, TratSik string quartet and often collaborates with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Gergana Georgieva (piano) was born in the city of Burgas in Bulgaria. At the age of six she took piano lessons and music theory with Isidora Silvestrova and at the age of ten, she was accepted at the Pancho Vladigerov music school in Burgas. During her studies, she was awarded at various seminars, concerts and competitions, including the 16th Competition for performance of Bulgarian professional music "Varban Varbanov" where she won 1st prise. In 2002 she performed Prokofiev’s 1st concert for piano and orchestra, accompanied by Burgas Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Kojuharov. She continued her studies at the National Music Academy of Sofia “Pancho Vladigerov”, attending piano classes with Stella Dimitrova – Maistorova and Ilia Chernaev. During her studies in the Academy, she participated inconcerts, performing Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann concertos, accompanied by Sofia’s Academic Symphony Orchestra. She participated in national competitions of Chamber Music with a piano trio, winning 2nd prize for performing a Bulgarian music piece and 1st prize for performing Austrian music pieces. She participated in the Contemporary Music Festival “Pianissimo”, where she performed preludes and fugues by Shostakovich and Shchedrin. Gergana has attended various master classes with distinguished pianists, such as Paolo Police, Cyprien Katsaris etc. Since 2008 she has lived and worked in Cyprus, where she continues to participate in concerts and presentations, in collaboration with Cypriot and foreign artists, as well as with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

20th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 1

Friday 28 May 8pm

Royal Manor House Courtyard Kouklia Paphos

Tickets: €25 / €20 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation). Buy tickets for all six Kouklia concerts, and pay for five. 

Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel. 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25 (1861). Enrico Pace (piano), Kristóf Barati (violin), Diemut Poppen (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84 (1918). Freddy Kempf (piano), Levon Chilingirian (violin), Alina Ibragimova (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Marc Coppey (cello).

All concerts will take place in the open air. Our audience’s comfort and safety are of utmost priority for us. The venues will be adjusted appropriately to comply with all the safety measures, and according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus.

Directions: The Manor House is located just outside Kouklia Village, some 24Km south east of Paphos. Head out of Paphos on the main Paphos – Limassol highway and turn off at the Kouklia exit onto the B6 and turn left for the village and immediately right. Park at the top of the hill on the left in front of an old church. Walk through the gate in the fence on the left and continue up hill to the Manor House. ROYAL MANOR HOUSE KOUKLIA Tel: 26432155.

20th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 2

Saturday 29 May 8pm

Royal Manor House Courtyard Kouklia Paphos

Tickets: €25 / €20 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation). Buy tickets for all six Kouklia concerts, and pay for five. 

Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel. 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost” (1809). Enrico Pace (piano), Kristóf Barati (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

Nicola Campogrande: 150 decibel for Cello & Piano (2015). Alexander Chaushian (cello), Freddy Kempf (piano).

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 (1891). Julian Bliss (clarinet), Alina Ibragimova (violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Marc Coppey (cello).

All concerts will take place in the open air. Our audience’s comfort and safety are of utmost priority for us. The venues will be adjusted appropriately to comply with all the safety measures, and according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus.

Directions: The Manor House is located just outside Kouklia Village, some 24Km south east of Paphos. Head out of Paphos on the main Paphos – Limassol highway and turn off at the Kouklia exit onto the B6 and turn left for the village and immediately right. Park at the top of the hill on the left in front of an old church. Walk through the gate in the fence on the left and continue up hill to the Manor House. ROYAL MANOR HOUSE KOUKLIA Tel: 26432155.

COLOURS OF LIFE

Piano Recital with Natalia Lezedova

Sunday 30 May 6pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12 / €8 (students) ONLY with presales. A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event.

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details). Audiences in order to be able to enter the theatre should carry a rapid test or PCR valid for 72 hours or have been vaccinated with at least the first dose of the vaccine three weeks before or to have been infected by the Covid-19 during the last three months.

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The lovers of classical music will have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon piano recital with Natalia Lezedova, a talented and beloved performer among the audience of Cyprus and especially Paphos. The programme will include works by J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, A. Lyadov, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Piazzolla, G. Gershwin and three pieces dedicated to Natalia Lezedova by D. Pentecost, I. Pechkovsky and S. Vasiliev. The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, to ensure your health and safety. Supporter: Municipality of Paphos.

Programme:

J.S. Bach/A. Marcello, Adagio

F. Chopin, Grande Valse Brillante Op.18 in E flat major

F. Liszt, Consolation N3

F. Liszt, Tarantella

A. Lyadov, Prelude Op. 32 No 2 in B flat Minor

S. Rachmaninoff, Prelude Op. 23 No 5 in G minor

P. I. Tchaikovsky/ M. Pletnev, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker)

P. I. Tchaikovsky, Andante Maestoso (The Nutcracker)

D. Pentecost, Melodie Triste et en Colere

S. Vasiliev, For Natalie

I. Pechkovsky Portrait of Natalia

A. Piazzolla, Milonga del Angel

G. Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue (for piano solo)

Natalia Lezedova (piano) is a graduate of the Musical Faculty of the State Pedagogical University of Russia, and she also has postgraduate studies in "Musical Art" (2012). She attended an advanced training course from the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (2013). She is also a laureate of five international competitions, among them: two first prizes as a performer-soloist (Saint-Petersburg and Moscow 2012), winner of the Grand-Prix music festival competition “Severnaya Venetsia” (2012) and first prize laureate as a concertmaster (Music Competition in Performing Arts in St. Petersburg, 2013). In recent years she has arranged many concerts in Cyprus, most of them for charity, and she has collaborated with musicians from Russia, Cyprus, Italy, French, Germany and UK.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

20th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 3

Sunday 30 May 8pm

Royal Manor House Courtyard Kouklia Paphos

Tickets: €25 / €20 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation). Buy tickets for all six Kouklia concerts, and pay for five. 

Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel. 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, Piano & String Quartet, Op.34 (1919). Julian Bliss (clarinet), Freddy Kempf (piano), Levon Chilingirian (violin), David Abrahamyan (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

Anton Arensky: String Quartet No.2, for Violin, Viola & two Cellos, in A minor, Op.35 “To the memory of Tchaikovsky” (1894). Alina Ibragimova (violin), Diemut Poppen (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Marc Coppey (cello).

Mikhail Glinka: Trio Pathétique, for Clarinet, Cello & Piano in D minor (1832). Julian Bliss (clarinet), Marc Coppey (cello), Freddy Kempf (piano).

Aram Khachaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (1932). Julian Bliss (clarinet), Levon Chilingirian (violin), Freddy Kempf (piano).

All concerts will take place in the open air. Our audience’s comfort and safety are of utmost priority for us. The venues will be adjusted appropriately to comply with all the safety measures, and according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus.

Directions: The Manor House is located just outside Kouklia Village, some 24Km south east of Paphos. Head out of Paphos on the main Paphos – Limassol highway and turn off at the Kouklia exit onto the B6 and turn left for the village and immediately right. Park at the top of the hill on the left in front of an old church. Walk through the gate in the fence on the left and continue up hill to the Manor House. ROYAL MANOR HOUSE KOUKLIA Tel: 26432155.

20th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 4

Tuesday 1 June 8pm

Royal Manor House Courtyard Kouklia Paphos

Tickets: €25 / €20 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation). Buy tickets for all six Kouklia concerts, and pay for five. 

Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel. 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Frank Bridge: Lament for two Violas (1912). Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Diemut Poppen (viola).

Jean Sibelius: Duo for Violin & Viola in C major (1891/2). Levon Chilingirian (violin), David Abrahamyan (viola).

Richard Strauss: Capriccio – String Sextet (1942). Rosanne Philippens (violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Diemut Poppen (viola), David Abrahamyan (viola), Marc Coppey (cello), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No.2 in G major, Op.111 (1890). Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Rosanne Philippens (violin), Diemut Poppen (viola), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Marc Coppey (cello).

Directions: The Manor House is located just outside Kouklia Village, some 24Km south east of Paphos. Head out of Paphos on the main Paphos – Limassol highway and turn off at the Kouklia exit onto the B6 and turn left for the village and immediately right. Park at the top of the hill on the left in front of an old church. Walk through the gate in the fence on the left and continue up hill to the Manor House. ROYAL MANOR HOUSE KOUKLIA Tel: 26432155.

20th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 5

Wednesday 2 June 8pm

Royal Manor House Courtyard Kouklia Paphos

Tickets: €25 / €20 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation). Buy tickets for all six Kouklia concerts, and pay for five. 

Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel. 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581 (1789). Julian Bliss (clarinet), Rosanne Philippens (violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), David Abrahamyan (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No.1 in A major, Op.18 (1832). Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Rosanne Philippens (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Diemut Poppen (viola), Marc Coppey (cello).

All concerts will take place in the open air. Our audience’s comfort and safety are of utmost priority for us. The venues will be adjusted appropriately to comply with all the safety measures, and according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus.

Directions: The Manor House is located just outside Kouklia Village, some 24Km south east of Paphos. Head out of Paphos on the main Paphos – Limassol highway and turn off at the Kouklia exit onto the B6 and turn left for the village and immediately right. Park at the top of the hill on the left in front of an old church. Walk through the gate in the fence on the left and continue up hill to the Manor House. ROYAL MANOR HOUSE KOUKLIA Tel: 26432155.

20th INTERNATIONAL PHAROS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 6

Thursday 3 June 8pm

Royal Manor House Courtyard Kouklia Paphos

Tickets: €25 / €20 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation). Buy tickets for all six Kouklia concerts, and pay for five. 

Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel. 22663871 (Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No.1 in B-flat major, D.898 (1827). Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), Rosanne Philippens (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op.70 "Souvenir de Florence" (1890). Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Rosanne Philippens (violin), Diemut Poppen (viola), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), Alexander Chaushian (cello).

All concerts will take place in the open air. Our audience’s comfort and safety are of utmost priority for us. The venues will be adjusted appropriately to comply with all the safety measures, and according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus.

Directions: The Manor House is located just outside Kouklia Village, some 24Km south east of Paphos. Head out of Paphos on the main Paphos – Limassol highway and turn off at the Kouklia exit onto the B6 and turn left for the village and immediately right. Park at the top of the hill on the left in front of an old church. Walk through the gate in the fence on the left and continue up hill to the Manor House. ROYAL MANOR HOUSE KOUKLIA Tel: 26432155.

WITH THE SOUNDS OF NUEVO TANGO

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Soloists: Νikos Pittas (violin)

Cyprus Guitar Trio: Vasilios Avraam, Socrates Leptos, George Christofi

Conductor: Μiltos Logiadis

Thursday 3 June 8.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18). Please kindly note that tickets will not be available at the theatre box offices on the concert day

Box Office: Online at www.cyso.interticket.com

Information: Tel: 22463144, www.cyso.org.cy. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, arr.: L. Desyatnikov for solo violin and strings

Μáximo Diego Pujol: Concierto for three guitars (World Premiere)

Astor Piazzolla: Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aires

Enjoy a programme with the sizzling rhythms and sounds of Nuevo tango, the revolutionary new style of tango created by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla in the mid-20th century. Incorporating elements from classical and jazz music into the traditional Argentinian tango, his work takes us straight to the heart of the most intense human emotions. 2021 marks the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla which we celebrate with two of his most representative works: the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Estaciones Porteñas) and the mysterious and tense Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aires. Originally scored for Piazzolla’s quintet (that of course included the bandoneón!), you will hear the Estaciones Porteñas in Leonid Desyatnikov’s arrangement for solo violin and strings, interspersed with quotations from Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, thus offering a fascinating connection between the two works. Our programme also features the world premiere of the Concerto for three guitars by the contemporary Argentinian composer/guitarist Maximo Diego Pujol, following in Piazzolla’s footsteps, merges the traditional tango and folk genres with classical forms and styles.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

FLUTE & PIANO CONCERT

Savvas Christodoulou (flute), Manolis Neophytou (piano)

Friday 4 June 8pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €15 ONLY with reservations by phone at 70002420 and presales

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details). Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

A talented and beloved duo takes the stage of Markideion Theatre, on another concert of the classical music concert series ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’, the flutist Savvas Christodoulou and the pianist Manolis Neophytou. The two musicians, met for the first time on Technopolis 20 venue stage last March, leaving the best impressions as a duet, since they had already in the past gave us, also individually, pleasant musical moments. This time they return with a different repertoire with works for flute and piano, along with solo works, including compositions by F. Poulenc, C. Chaminde, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Ian Clark, N. Neophytides, A. Lourie, S. Rachmaninoff, J.S. Bach, I. Albeniz, M. Hadjidakis. The concert is part of the ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’, an exclusive project of classical music concert series, organised by Technopolis 20 and a private sponsor. High-quality classical music concerts are organised, supporting local talented musicians and hosting musicians from abroad. More information for past and future you can find in our website: www.technopolis20.com/technopolis20-classics. The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, to ensure your health and safety.

Programme:

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano

Cécile Chaminde: Concertino in D major Op. 107 for flute and piano

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin for flute and piano

Ian Clark: Hypnosis for flute and piano

Neoklis Neophytides: Wondering for Two

Arthur Lourie: Sunrise for solo flute

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 for solo piano

J.S. Bach - A. Siloti: Prelude in B minor for solo piano

Isaac Albeniz: Prelude from Espana Op. 165 for solo piano

Manos Hadjidakis: To Konserto (The Concerto) for solo piano

Savvas Christodoulou (flute) was born in Limassol where he began his musical studies at a young age. In 2005 he moved to Prague to study flute performance at the Prague National Conservatory from where he graduated in 2010. In the same year he was accepted at the Utrecht Conservatory to study with the world-famous flute soloist Aldo Baerten. During his time as a student, he was a member of the Conservatoire Symphony Orchestras in both Prague and Utrecht. He obtained his bachelor’s degree on flute performance and education with honors in 2012. In addition, he studied the piccolo with Gudrun Bourel and Baroque performance with the internationally renowned baroque flute specialist Wilbert Hazelzet. In 2015 he obtained his master’s degree in flute performance on stages. He participated in several Masterclasses worldwide with famous flutists such as Sir James Galway, Emmanuel Pahud, W.Bennett, P.L. Graf, M. Bellavance, S.Milan, D.Bouriakov and others. Alongside his teaching engagements at the Pafos and Limassol Music Lyceums, Savvas enjoys a performing career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He appears regularly in flute recitals and chamber music concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus. He is a guest member of Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and he appears regularly with the Commandaria Orchestra. Savvas is also the founder of the Cyprus-based Quintus Wind Quintet and a member of the Ensemble Cyclamen.

Manolis Neophytou (piano) holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree in Performance from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where he studied with Prof. Irina Plotnikova and Prof. Arkadii Sevidov, with a scholarship from Nicolas Economou Foundation. He also studied in Ecole Normale in Paris with a scholarship from the Albert Russel Foundation. He has obtained his Masters in Piano Performance from the University of London with a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (I.K.Y.). Manolis represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Classical Contests in Brussels (1992), Warsaw (1994) and Lisbon (1996) after winning the Cyprus National Competitions for young musicians. He has received prizes in several piano competitions: the Fourth Prize at Senegallia International Piano Competition (Italy, 1994), the First Prize at the Inter-Mediterranean Music Festival (Palermo, Italy, 1995) and the Second Prize at the Giorgos Thimis Piano Competition (Megaron Mousikis of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2002). His performance activities include solo recitals and concerts in Greece, Russia, Poland, Italy, France, Ireland, U.K., Korea, South Africa and Cyprus. He is currently teaching piano at the Music Lyceum in Limassol and the European University of Cyprus.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

SOUNDS OF WINDS

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Wind Section

Soloist: Gareth Griffiths (trumpet), Conductor: Zoe Tsokanou

Thursday 17 June 8.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18). Please kindly note that tickets will not be available at the theatre box offices on the concert day

Box Office: Online at www.cyso.interticket.com

Information: Tel: 22463144, www.cyso.org.cy. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for wind instruments, op. 44

Jean Françaix: Le Gay Paris for trumpet and wind ensemble

Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles

A programme dedicated purely to music for wind instruments, under the baton of conductor Zoe Tsokanou and CySO’s principal trumpetist Gareth Griffiths as the soloist. The concert presents a fine selection of three pieces composed between 1878 and 1974 featuring characteristic sound colours from the composers’ countries of origin: Antonín Dvořák (Bohemia), Gordon Jacob (England) and Jean Francaix (France). Dvořák’s Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (1878) is a magnificent work whose composition was sparked by a fascination of the Czech composer with one of Mozart’s wind serenades. Here too, Dvořák does what he is so famous and admired for: combining beautifully the classical serenade genre with traditional Czech and Bohemian dance forms, rhythms and melodic patterns. Francaix’s Le gay Paris (1974) for trumpet and wind ensemble is a light-hearted piece full of humorous dialogues between the soloist and the wind instruments. We close our concert with Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles (1959) that is based on four early English folk songs, to which the composer adds his own unique musical twist, thus making them all the more enjoyable and fun.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

PAPHOS PIANO SERIES – ANITA TOMASEVICH

Bach/Busoni, Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin

Friday 19 June 8pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €15 ONLY with presales. A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details)

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Paphos Piano Series is a series of small, intimate, solo piano recitals by some of the best pianists in Cyprus. Curated by Galina Dimova and organised by Paphos Music Lovers, each recital aims to uplift and inspire with a repertoire of well-loved and less-known masterpieces. All Covid protocols will be followed in order to ensure your safety. Supporter: Municipality of Paphos.

Programme:

Bach/Busoni: Chaconne

Scarlatti: Two Sonatas - G minor (no number), A minor K149 L93

Mozart: Fantasia in D minor

Chopin: Mazurkas op 17 no 4 and op 30 no 4, Nocturne op 27 No 1 C sharp minor, Polonaise op 44 F sharp minor.

Anita Tomasevich (piano) has performed extensively throughout Europe starting with her first solo recital at the age of 10. She has appeared in some of the major halls in The Netherlands, Spain, UK, Italy, Russia and Serbia. She is a laureate of international competitions, including 1st prize in Citta di Tortona Italy and she has appeared regularly on Serbian National Radio and Television. She studied in the Music Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia and Royal Conservatoire in Den Hague, The Netherlands and worked with renowned teachers such as Jegor Chugayev (student of Y. Milstein), Svetlana Bogino (student of L. Oborin) and Vladimir Ograkov (student of E. Gilies) Marcel Boudet and Ellen Corver, Yelena Richter, Lazar Berman, Gyorgy Sandor (student of Bela Bartok) and Stefan Vladar. In 2005 she released her first CD recording with works of Scarlatti, Chopin, Scriabin and Prokofiev. In 2006 her career as a concert pianist was stopped by a spinal injury. After ten years of recovery, Anita started performing again, both solo and chamber music recitals in Cyprus, Italy, Holland and England (so far) receiving excellent reviews. In 2019 she recorded a CD “Nocturnal Ballads” with violinist Sorin Alexandru Horlea. Anita was founder and the Artistic Director of the “Avaton International Contemporary Music Festival” which received international acclaim.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.