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.
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.