MUSIC COFFEE CAKE with Ivelina Ruseva (piano)

Friday 23 October 10am

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €5 including a drink

Reservations essential: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). Limited number of seats are available

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Enjoy your morning coffee and home-made cake with some background live piano music, with arrangements for piano solo. Take a musical journey with works from all eras and genres: classical, jazz, film music and more. Choose to sit indoors, on the balcony or in the garden.

Ivelina Ruseva (piano) comes from Bulgaria and lives in Cyprus since 1992. She counts an experience of more than 20 years in piano education and also in piano solo and chamber music concert performances.

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.

MUSIC COFFEE CAKE with Nikoletta Savvidou (piano)

Friday 30 October 10am

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €5 including a drink

Reservations essential: Tel: 70002420 (calls only). Limited number of seats are available

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Enjoy your morning coffee and home-made cake with some background live piano music, with arrangements for piano solo. Take a musical journey with works from all eras and genres: classical, jazz, film music and more. Choose to sit indoors, on the balcony or in the garden.

Nicoleta Savvidou (piano) is a Piano Performance major and Creative Entrepreneurship minor student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music.

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.

PAPHOS PIANO SERIES – NATALIA LEZEDOVA

Chopin, Liszt, Greig, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin & Rachmaninov

Sunday 1 November 5pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €15 / €10. Pre-sales only with reservations by phone at 70002420. Seating limited to 25 guests inside the main auditorium. Please ask about options for reduced price seats (with no view) in adjoining rooms and the garden.

Tickets available at Technopolis 20. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 1pm. A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event. The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Paphos Piano Series is a series of small, intimate, solo piano recitals by some of the best players 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.

Natalia will play: Chopin: Waltzes № 1, 14, Nocturne №2 ор.9, Fantasia Impromptu, Liszt: Consolation № 3, two Etudes on a theme of Paganini: №3 La Campanella and №5 La Chasse. She will also perform a Grieg Nocturne, Tchaikovsky: Andante Maestoso from Nutcracker, a Scriabin Etude №12, and also two Preludes and Musical moment in E minor by Rachmaninov.

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: 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.

CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra - Conductor: Silvia Massarelli

Wednesday 4 November 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.org.cy

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme:

Delius: Two pieces for small orchestra

Roussel: Concert pour petit orchestre

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Frederic Delius’s Two Pieces For Small Orchestra (1911-12), titled “On hearing the first cuckoo in spring” and “Summer night on the river” are two miniature tone poems of alluring character, rich in nature sounds and imagery. Albert Roussel’s Concerto for small orchestra (1927) is a remarkably characterful work exhibiting some of the composer’s typical traits: energized rhythmic drive and richly colourful and brilliant orchestration. Roussel probably called it a concerto in the French Baroque sense of the word: a large-scale work for an instrumental ensemble. Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite is comprised of eight movements from his ballet Pulcinella (1920), the first masterpiece of his Neo-classical output. The work exhibits Stravinsky’s fascination with eighteenth century music and musical forms. As he remarked: “Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.”

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

ROCK vs CLASSICS

Papageorgio String Quartet & Anastasia Maximova

Sunday 8 November 8pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €25

Box Office: www.soldoutticketbox.com

Ticket Outlet: Time Out Kiosk Paphos (cash only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Yes, they are back! Paphos' top concert event of Autumn 2019 which was sold out in a month before the date of performance. The brilliant virtuoso Cypriot musicians - Papageorgio String Quartet and opera diva mezzo-soprano Anastasia Maximova will perform again at the Markidion Theatre in Paphos with the Rock VS Classics show. Deep Purple and Bach, Queen and Vivaldi, Nirvana and Beethoven, film music, unique video art and much more in an unforgettable show only in Paphos.

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: Dvorak vs Final Countdown: Europe

Lovers on the Sun: David Guetta

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana

Hungarian Dance: Brahms vs The 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 the Caribbean

Theme from Indiana Jones

Llorando from Mulholland Drive

Tango from Scent of a Woman

Libertango: Piazzolla

Yo soy Maria: Piazzolla

Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen

We Will Rock You: Queen

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.

Technopolis 20 Classics presents

PIANO TRIO - Manolis Neofytou (piano), Sorin Horlea, Chrysostomos Neofytou (violin), Nikolas Efthymiou (viola)

Wednesday 11 November 8.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12 / € (students) ONLY with presales Tickets available at Technopolis 20. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 1pm. A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event.

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The programme to be presented will include works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovitch, Costas Cacoyannis, Stavros Lantsias, Giorgos Kolias, Harry Warren, Justin Gabriel Hurwitz and Astor Piazzolla. Organiser: Technopolis 20. Co-organiser: Municipality of Paphos. Sponsors: Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Vouni Panagia Winery, Red Rose Florist.

Programme:

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op.9 - 1st movement

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18th

Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: No. 13, Dance of the Knights

Dmitri Shostakovitch: Waltz No. 2

Costas Cacoyannis: Kymata (The Waves)

Stavros Lantsias: Waltz of the Eyes The Death of the Bull

Giorgos Kolias: Oullon agapi

Harry Warren: Theme from the movie ‘Un affair to remember’

Justin Gabriel Hurwitz: Mia and Sebastian's theme, from the movie ‘La La Land’

Astor Piazzolla: La Muerte del Angel, Maria de Buenos Aires, Libertango

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.

Nikolas Efthymiou (viola) being attracted to the game of sound from a very early age found in the viola an inexhaustible pool of possibilities to form and transform his dreams. He started studying the violin with Cypriot violinist Andreas Nikolaou at Cyprus Odeon and Trinity College which he concluded at the age of 14. Further studies were undertaken in Germany on violin and viola with Stelios Kafantaris, M. Speerman, Frank Strauch, and John Kinsella. During his studies in Hochschule fuer Musik Weimar he participated in Hochschulorchester Weimar and cooperated with Weimar Staatscapelle, and Jenaer Philarmonie. Solo recitals in Spain, Germany, France, Serbia, Greece and Cyprus. He has also taken part in several music workshops and festivals like Bad Sobernheim Musik academy, Weimar Sommerakademie, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Detmold Musikhochschule Meisterkurse and he studied in the classes of known musicians like T. Zehetmair, V. Klimov, T. Brandis, W. Christ, E. Krueger, Cr. Euler, L. Matczynsky. In 2007 Nikolas Efthymiou forms the experimental ‘’Ensemble Casual’’ which seeks to bridge several music periods and styles ranging from Baroque to Tango and Jazz. He has participated as a soloist or as chamber music musician in prestigious festivals in Cyprus like Kypria, Paphos2017, Faneromeni and others. Nikolas Efthymiou is active as Pedagogue in Cyprus University’s Music Advancement Program, in Youth Orchestra’s scholarship program for young soloist, as well as in Music-Gymnasiums/Lyceums.

Sorin Alexandru Horlea (violin) was born in Bucharest in 1975 and started the violin at the age of eight. He graduated from George Enescu Music High-School where he studied under maestro Octav Savitchi and Ciprian Porumbescu Music University where his Professor was maestro Daniel Podlovschi. He took part in summer-courses with Viktor Pikaizen and Eugen Sarbu. In 1997 he won the third prize at the George Enescu Childhood Memories contest in Bucharest. During his university studies he played in the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonia Chamber Orchestra and in Bucharest Opera, but mainly in George Enescu Philharmonic. In 2000 he moved to Lebanon to fulfil his position in Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, where he became the assistant concert master. He moved to Cyprus in 2005 and since then is a member of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. He is also working as an associate teacher of the Cyprus Youth Orchestra. Alongside his output as an orchestral musician, he is an active performer as a soloist and in various chamber groups throughout Europe and Middle East, playing not only classical but also jazz and folk music. He was a member of Cyprus String Quartet, and the folk band Danube Quartet. He regularly performs contemporary music as he is a resident musician at the Avaton Festival in Limassol, a member of the Chronos Ensemble, and of the Ensemble Cyclamen. In 2016, he started studying viola on his own in order to develop as a musician. In June 2019 he recorded together with the pianist Anita Tomasevich the album Nocturnal Ballads, consisting on 16 violin encores. www.youtube.com/sorinestera

Chrysostomos Neophytou (violin) started his first violin lessons at the age of 8 with Andreas Nikolaou as his teacher. n he moved to Paris, where he studied at the National Conservatory under the guidance of two excellent violin teachers, Mrs. Marie Jo Calvi and Mr. Pierre Olivier Queyras. There he received two diplomas in music studies, in violin and chamber music. In Paris he taught students of different levels and at the same time he gave concerts. He has participated as a soloist and 1st violin in many concerts with the orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Argenteuil. Through his performances, he develops a special interest in contemporary music. This leads him to start collaborations with many composers, such as Ivan Bellocq. In the summers he participates in many advanced educational courses in France and England with well-known musicians such as: Thomas Brandis, Su Zhen, Tasmin Little and Pierre-Olivier Queyras. In 2009 together with Emilie Moutin and Frederic Dupuis they create the Trio Dell’Arte with which they are frequently presented in France, Cyprus and England. In 2010 he moved to London, where in 2011 he received a Master of Arts in violin performance and music administration from the Royal Academy of Music. There he performs various concerts, organizes festivals with the participation of musicians from different parts of the world. He has also given concerts in Mexico City, with the world premiere of Ivan Bellocq's "Six Forests" for violin and piano.

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.

Technopolis 20 Classics presents

VISIONS FUGITIVES Piano Recital with Marianna Georgiou

Saturday 21 November 8.30pm

Markideion Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €12 / €7 (students) ONLY with presales

Tickets available at Technopolis 20. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 1pm. A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event.

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Marianna Georgiou will perform a unique recital with works characterized by original approaches to rhythm and harmony. The challenging programme includes works by Prokofiev, Clara Schumman, Messiaen, Scriabin, Gubaidulina, Ligeti, as well as the world première of ‘Ryax’, by the well-known Cypriot composer Christina Athinodorou. ‘Ryax’ is a work with near-choreographic musical gestures which play with the inter-temporal idea of flowing water. The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety. Organiser: Technopolis 20. Supporter: Municipality of Paphos. Sponsors: Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

Marianna Georgiou (piano) was born in 1993 in Paphos, Cyprus. She took her first piano lessons at the age of five and was classically trained for twelve years under the supervision of the Bulgarian tutor, Ivelina Ruseva. She attained her first Soloist Piano Diploma (ATCL) at the age of seventeen. She also took classical guitar lessons and passed her Grade 8 classical singing exams (ABRSM) with distinction. In 2011, she began her academic career at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Brenda May and achieved a scholarship and a First-Class Honours for the Bachelor’s degree based on Piano Performance. In 2015, she attained her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Performance Practices from the University of Nottingham. During her studies, she was part of various orchestral ensembles (The University of Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, the chamber music ensemble, accompanist of vocal groups and the 20th century ensemble). She has taken part in several masterclasses and concerts around UK and Cyprus (Masterclass - Janina Fiaklowska/Clare Hammond, Derby Arts festival - awarded the second prize-, Pre-Concert artist at the Royal Albert Hall of Nottingham for the Czech Philarmonic). In her most recent years, Marianna has performed as a soloist and as part of ensembles in concerts and festivals around Cyprus and since September 2016, she been teaching the piano at the Music School of 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: 26222286.