PICTURES at an EXHIBITION

Evohe Wind Quintet

Monday 19 April 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: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details)

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Claude Debussy: Petite Piece

Malcolm Arnold: Sea Shanties

The Evohe Wind Quintet consists of Virginie Bove (flute), Simeon Spasov (oboe), George Georgiou (clarinet), Kelly Alijani (French Horn), Giovanni Galetti (bassoon), all members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

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 https://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.

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 7 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: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details)

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

A talented and beloved duet takes the stage of Markideion Theatre, on the third concert of ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’ for 2021, the flutist Savvas Christodoulou and the pianist Manolis Neophytou. The two musicians will perform 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.

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: Monday - 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.