PAPHOS MUSIC LOVERS OPEN MEETING – all welcome

Thursday 14 November 4pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available with 25% discount

Reservations: Tel: 99298018, Email: info@paphosmusiclovers.com

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Since its formation in September 2018, Paphos Music Lovers Cultural Association has provided free publicity to over 300 local concerts and organised 45 of its own concerts. With over 50 Volunteers, a Board of 8 and over 5,000 supporters PML aims to improve the cultural life of Paphos and constantly seeks new volunteers with a wide range of skills to help with their valuable and exciting work. Come long to the meeting and learn more of our activities and plans for the future, all welcme.

Directions: From the Harbour car park walk along the left side of the coast road away from the harbour and the venue will be found on the left, just past Captains Bistro, upstairs above an optician’s shop. MARE MARE CAFÉ BAR RESTAURANT, Poseidonos Avenue, Myra Complex, harbour area, Kato Paphos 8008. Tel: 26931987. Email: maremare.cafe@yahoo.com.

SMARO GREGORIADOU GUITAR RECITAL

Friday 15 November 7.30pm

La Scala De Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 26937670

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Part of the Paphos Music Festival 2019

Programme:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite BWV 2007 orig. in G major

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Two Harpsichord Sonatas

    - Sonata K322/L483 in A major

    - Sonata K198/L22) in E minor

Stepan Rak (1945-) Temptation of the Renaissance (1992)

Nikos Athanassakis (1972-) Greek Suite (2018)

Fernande Peyrot (1888-1978) Préludes pour guitare (1931)

Agustín Barrios (1885-1944) Air de Zamba (from Suite Andina No.1), Las Abejas

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Spanish Dance Nr 1 from “La Vida Breve” (1904)

All works arranged by Smaro Gregoriadou

Smaro Grigoriadou (guitar) is a guitar soloist and a composer with a worldwide artistic presence. Smaro attempts a redefinition of the sound and technique of classical guitar and transcriptions, through the innovative approach "Reinventing the Guitar", which she introduced in 2009 using instruments, strings, string combinations and construction applications of Aesthetic Kertsopoulos. Her solistic and pedagogical action has received an enthusiastic global welcome. As American critic Raymond Tuttle said, "... her desire to find a new way of expression and to re-blast the music without innovation becoming an end in itself, refers to musicians like Horowitz, Gould, Landowska." (Fanfare, Nov / Dec 2012.) She studied guitar in Athens and London (as a fellow of the Royal College of Music) with Giorgos Kertsopoulos, Paul Galbraith, Roberto Aussel, Jesus Castro-Balbi, Carlos Bonnel, musical composition with Giorgos Sioras, Theodoros Antoniou, Dinos Konstantinidis and musical interpretation with George Hatziniko. She also studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. She appeared as a soloist or in collaboration with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe, Russia, Australia, USA. As a composer she studies the soundness of ancient drama and the timeless tradition, shaping its synthetic idiom on the abstraction, primacy, energy rotation, microphone. She has been awarded numerous International Performance and Symposium awards with the recent "Gina Bachauer International Association Soloist Prize 2013". Her works have been extensively presented by ALEA III (Boston), Octandre (Bologna), Helsinki Chamber Ensemble, Open Source Guitars (Trossingen) and others. Her works have been commissioned by organizations such as the Biennale Rome, the Trossingen University of Music, the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, and others. She teaches guitar seminars and music interactive workshops around the world titled "CONFERENCE INTERPRETATION - OPERATIONAL TECHNIQUE". She is a member of the Union of Greek Composers. Her three guitar albums from the US record company DELOS (Reinventing guitar, Volumes I and II, El Aleph) were hailed as "Changes in the History of Guitar History".

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right at the two Dima lighting shops, then left at the kiosk just past Domino’s Pizza and immediately right and the venue will be found on the right. LA SCALA DE PAPHOS, Paphos Academy of Fine Arts, Thetidos Street, Paphos. Contact: Tel: 99632346. Email: babaji@cytanet.com.cy.

VIVA VIVALDI  - Orphean Singers, Commandaria Orchestra,

Francis Guy (conductor), Vasiliki Konstanti (soprano),

Nicoletta Ierides (mezzo-soprano)

Friday 22 November 8pm,

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12 available from choir members

Online Tickets & Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Part of the 3rd Winter Music Festival presented by Paphos Music Lovers

The Commandaria Orchestra and The Orphean Singers Cyprus, under the baton of their artistic Director and Conductor Francis Guy, present a concert of the liturgical and secular classical hits of Antonio Vivaldi, colloquially known as the “RED Priest” because of his bright ginger hair! The concert features well-known instrumental music by Vivaldi, with arias from his operas and oratorios, (such as Juditha Triumphans) and including his popular “Gloria” which is set for solo female voices, mixed choir and orchestra.

Dr. Francis Guy is a dynamic conductor and musicologist with notable concert activity and publications. His repertoire and research field is focused on western and South-Eastern European medieval and contemporary music. He has conducted number of concerts in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Poland and Russia. He is the artistic Director and Conductor of The Commandaria Orchestra and Orphean Singers Cyprus.

Orphean Singers Cyprus are no strangers to the Paphos audiences; the Orphean Singers have performed the Vivaldi “Gloria” on several occasions. Vivaldi wrote at least three versions of this piece, and the choir are again singing the setting that has become popularly known as the “Gloria”. From the exhilarating opening “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”, through all the moving choruses and solos, to the final jubilant movement “Cum Sancto Spiritu”, singers and orchestra perform a spirited rendering of this beautiful work. www.orpheansingerscyprus.com

The Commandaria Orchestra was established in 2009 by The Cyprus Wine Museum and this concert season celebrates its tenth anniversary. The appellation of the Orchestra directly references to the region where the Orchestra and The Cyprus Wine Museum are based, the Great Commandery of Cyprus which was founded by the Order of Saint John. Commandaria is also the unique sweet wine of Cyprus and one of the oldest wines in the world that Hesiod and Homer extolled. The Commandaria Orchestra’s main target is the implementation of the vis ions of The Cyprus Wine Museum, including the spread of the musical culture of Cyprus. The rich repertoire of the orchestra includes masterpieces from the medieval ages until the present time. Number of premier compositions where performed and recorded, many of them dedicated to the orchestra. Their artistic Director and Conductors is maestro Francis Guy. www.cypruswinemuseum.com/commandaria-orchestra/

Viva Vivaldi -This concert promises to be an exciting and uplifting evening, guaranteed to fulfill the expectations of all discerning music-lovers. The event is under the auspices of the Municipality of Paphos. As with all the Orphean Singers concerts, profits from ticket sales will be donated to charity, in this instance the Friends Hospice, Paphos.

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: 26932571.

ROCK vs CLASSIC

Anastasia Maximova (mezzo-soprano) Papageorgio String Quartet

Thursday 28 November 8pm

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €20

ONLINE TICKETS HERE

Box Office: Time Out Kiosk Paphos, Britania Kiosk Pegeia, Computer SOS Chlorakas, or Tel: 99804818

Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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Part of the 3rd Winter Music Festival presented by Paphos Music Lovers

Programme:

Summer: Vivaldi vs Eye Of The Tiger: Survivor 

Aria: Bach vs Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin

Smoke On The Water: Deep Purple

Nothing Compares 2 U: Sinead O'Connor

In The Hall Of The Mountain King: Grieg vs Billie Jean: Michael Jackson

From The New World: Dvorák vs Final Countdown: Europe

Lovers On The Sun: David Getta

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana

Hungarian Dance: Brahms vs Show Must Go On: Queen

Under The Bridge: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Theme from Star Wars

Theme from Amelie

Everything I Do I Do It For You from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Theme from Pirates of Caribbean

Theme from Indiana Jones

Llorando from Mulholland Drive

Tango from Scent Of A Woman

Liber Tango: Piazzolla

Yo Soy Maria: Piazzolla

Gloria: Vivaldi

Domine Deus Agnus Dei: Vivaldi

We Will Rock You: Queen

Anastasia Maximova & Papageorgio String Quartet together will perform legendary melodies from the Rock, Pop and Classical repertoire fused together and performed in an awesome way. They have performed with great success in the theatres of Nicosia, Larnaca and Tala during the spring/summer 2019. In Autumn 2019 they are coming to Paphos to perform in Markideion Theatre in front of the best Cyprus audience!

Anastasia Maximova (mezzo-soprano) is one of the most vivid and unique phenomena in the world of contemporary music. Opera singer, graduate of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, she has an unearthly beauty and strength in her voice - the dark coloured soprano. Anastasia has the rare gift to unite the unconnected. It is almost the main feature of the work of this mature and multi-faceted artist. Anastasia has performed in concerts all over Russia and in European countries: Italy, France, England, Greece, Estonia and Cyprus.

Papageorgio String Quartet are probably the only ensemble of its kind in Cyprus. With both Greek and Turkish Cypriot musicians they try to connect with the audience by using diversity of interpretation for various musical style and genres from different music backgrounds including classical to jazz, latin to rock, film music to pop, composed exclusively for Papageorgio String Quartet and meant to present the songs with their original structure and harmony providing at the same time the rich colours of a String Quartet. Winners of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou award 2017, the members of the Quartet were trained and have cultivated independent careers in the Classical and Modern music spheres.

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: 26932571.

UNIQUE TROMBONE & PIANO CONCERT

Igor Babcinetchi (trombone), Tatiana Stupak (piano)

Friday 29 November 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €15 / €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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The established, multiple award winner and popular pianist Tatiana Stupak will play piano solo works which she has not previously played in Paphos. Stupak will also accompany the expert Moldovan trombonist Igor Babcinetchi, who recently moved to Cyprus from London, where he was performing for several years. The programme will include solo piano works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, while the piano-trombone programme will include works by Albeniz, Gröndahl, Guilmant, Saint-Saëns and others.

Igor Babcinetchi (trombone) graduated in 2001 from the University of Arts in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, when he was already a member of the Moldovan National Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with the Moldovan National Opera, the Moldovan National Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian National Philharmonic, and the National Television and Radio Orchestra in Bucharest. He has played in a fiesta band in Spain, was Musical Director of a touring circus orchestra in Germany, has held a seat in the Romanian National Opera in Bucharest, and has been in the theatre orchestra on board different cruise ships. His wide experience has broadened his repertoire from classical to include jazz, cabaret and show music, playing in big bands, brass ensembles and salsa bands. Whilst in London he took part in West End theatre orchestras, and started teaching trombone and trumpet. Recently, he played with other teachers at the Open Day of the Tatiana Stupak School of Music in Limassol. After this event, Stupak and Babcinetchi agreed to play together at Technopolis, to create a unique experience for the Paphos audience.

Tatiana Stupak (piano) started learning the piano at age five, studying at the Special School of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, and after that, for a further five years, continuing at the Conservatory itself. The winner of international music competitions including the Leipzig Bach competition. She has performed in Austria and Germany as well as in Russia. Tatiana is now based in Cyprus, where she is well known, having played many times in the last few years, in Larnaca, Limassol, Monagri, Nicosia, Paphos, and at Kourion Ancient Amphitheatre, both as a solo pianist and accompanying other musicians. Since 2015, she has played the piano at more than 60 events. Since 2018, she has played piano solos at The Big Choir Project concerts. She arranges charity concerts for children and for the church, and brings famous musicians from Russia, for example from the Bolshoi Theatre. She opened the Tatiana Stupak School of Music in 2018, for piano and other instruments, and for teaching music subjects; the teachers are prize-winning professionals. Students can enter for examinations set by the Royal Schools of Music and by Trinity College. They are also invited to take part in public concerts, to gain experience in performing before audiences. In 2018, Tatiana won awards on being chosen in competition, as Russian Cultural Woman of the Year in Cyprus. She has been interviewed many times on Cyprus radio stations. She has also appeared a few times on Cyprus television channels, most recently being interviewed on the subject of children and music; previously she appeared live on TV ONE’s charity show, DanSing for You. In the summer of 2019, having organised fund-raising concerts on several occasions for the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, she was invited to play piano solos at a concert at the Presidential Palace, where President Anastasiades presented her with an award on behalf of the Institute. Tatiana maintains two YouTube channels: one for herself, and another for her music school.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20

ON THE PATH OF NICOLAS ECONOMOU

Concert with contemporary works by Cypriot composers

Tuesday 3 December 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Presenting and promoting classical music, while showcasing the work of important Cypriot composers, the Cultural Office of the C.C. of AKEL, in collaboration with AKEL Limassol, organises a chamber music concert presenting the work of modern Cypriot composers. The concert is a tribute to world-renowned pianist and composer, Nicolas Economou. With the participation of Nicos Vichas, Yiorgos Karvellos, Kyriakos Kosteas, Mikis Kosteas and Savvas Savva. Sponsor: OPAP. Media Sponsor: CYBC, dialogos.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

with musicians of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Schroeder, violin, Krzysztof Wrobel, viola,

Jakub Otčenášek, cello

Sunday 8 December 5pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €5

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

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

Programme:

G Kancheli (1935 - ) Rag-Gidon-Time for string trio (Dedicated to Gidon Kremer)

WA Mozart (1756 – 1791) Divertimento in E flat major for string trio, K. 563

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra has the privilege to host soloists of the highest calibre in its ranks. On several occasions, these masterful musicians team up to create ensembles that honour us with precious moments of wonderful music. Wolfgang Schroeder, the concertmaster of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, shares the stage with Κrzysztof Wrobel on the viola and Jakub Otčenášek on the cello ‘conversing’ with two creatively dissimilar works: Rag-Gidon-Time, an amusing, stuttering waltz, and the Divertimento in E flat major, Mozart’s only completed string trio, and, according to several sources, the first ever work of its kind.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Ivelina Ruseva (piano) & Tina Chester (soprano)

Monday 9 December 7.30pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €14 including refreshments

Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 70002420 (calls only)

Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Sponsored by Blevins Franks. Part of the 3rd Winter Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers

Join pianist Ivelina Ruseva in a delightful recital of well-loved classics and Tina Chester singing seasonal favourites. Afterwards enjoy some traditional home-made English mince pies and mulled wine or orange juice to start the Christmas festivities.

Ivelina Ruseva (piano) was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. She began studying the piano aged seven and at ten she was accepted into the "Veselin Stogianov" music school in Ruse she participated in many concerts and competitions for solo piano. In 1992 she graduated with honors and began her studies at the "Pancho Vladigerov" National Music Academy in Sofia, from which she also graduated with honors. Twenty years ago, she settled in Paphos where she has developed a sterling reputation both as a performer and a teacher, taking part and organising numerous cultural events and piano recitals and chamber music performances.

Tina Chester (soprano) hails from North-West England where she studied classical and performance techniques with various teachers. She encountered considerable success at Music Festivals and spent many happy years 'treading the boards', singing and performing in a plethora of roles. This included operatic and theatre productions, weddings and corporate functions. Tina worked with children and adults in theatre schools and her own studio in the UK for many years. Her musical taste has developed into an eclectic mix of music from the different genres including what is termed Classical Cross-Over. Since moving to Cyprus Tina has become something of a local celebrity and stalwart of the music scene in Paphos as she has continued to enjoy performing in shows and concerts. She has also developed a strong local reputation both as a performer and concert organiser and promoter. Tina recently brought the house down at the Paphos Academy of Fine Arts where she made a guest appearance singing O Soave Fanciulla from Puccini’s La Boheme alongside the Melbourne Opera tenor Othon Charalambous.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikilaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com

Stage One Theatre Group Presents

THE ORPHEAN SINGERS in CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS

Francis Guy (conductor), Nadia Itova (piano)

Saturday 14 December 7.30pm

Stage One Theatre Emba Paphos

Tickets: €12 available from choir members

Online Tickets & Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Part of the 3rd Winter Music Festival presented by Paphos Music Lovers

A programme of carols and songs to get the Christmas Season off to a festive start, containing many of the much-loved familiar numbers heard before. Along with them this year will be a handful of new numbers to add a touch of spice to the evening – John Rutter’s Of A Rose from Magnificat, Mary Did You Know by Lowry and Green, and The Gift by Isaacs and Chilcott, along with a traditional Scottish Christmas lullaby Baloo Lammy. The evergreens Winter Wonderland and Do You Hear What I Hear are included, along with the dreamy melody of Believe from the film The Polar Express. Together with seasonal readings and recitations and a chance to win a raffle prize of a gigantic Christmas Hamper, the evening promises to be full of enjoyment and warmth that will wrap itself around the audience like a comfort blanket, and send them home with renewed anticipation for the dawn of Christmas Day.

Directions: The theatre is located in the main street, Nikolaou Ellina and has no dedicated parking. However, there is permitted parking within a short distance near the Old Church and in the other direction at the Karate Club. STAGE ONE THEATRE, Nikolaou Ellina Street, Emba, Paphos.

CHRISTMAS CAROL AT THE HARBOUR

Wednesday 18 December 6pm

Paphos Harbour

Free entrance

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Carol singing lead by Judith Evans Davies. All welcome.