GREAT MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

SOUNDS OF CYPRUS ‘Ήχοι της Κύπρου’ - GEORGIA KOMBOU with Antigoni Kyriakidou: bouzouki, accordion & mandolin, Wednesday 4 September 8pm, Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos. In French and Romanian with English subtitles, some strong language, duration: 102 minutes. Tickets: €12. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 70002420 (calls only). Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. 

GADJO DILO - film screening, In French and Romanian with English subtitles, duration: 102 minutes, Thursday 5 September 8pm, Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos, Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 70002420 (calls only). Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. 

OTHON FROM OZ SINGS OPERA, Othon Charalambous (tenor), Galina Dimova (piano) & special guest Tina Chester (soprano), Tuesday 17 September 8.30pm, La Scala De Paphos. Tickets: €12. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346. Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. 

SOUND TRADITION - English Folk Songs (unaccompanied voices), Thursday 26 September 8pm, Let Them Eat Cake Paphos, Tickets: €15. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99156605. Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. 

COOPER SINGS KABARETT, Bradley Cooper (tenor) & Galina Dimova (piano), Friday 27 September 8pm, Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tickets: €15. Box Office: Tel 99298018 / 70002420 (calls only). Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. 

RUMBA ATTACK, Sunday 6 October 6.30pm, La Scala De Paphos. Tickets: €12. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346. Online Tickets & Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. 

TWO PIANOS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO CULTURES, Manolis Neophytou & Canan Kocaay Camurtas (piano), Friday 18 October 7.30pm, La Scala De Paphos. Tickets: €12. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346. Programme includes: Rachmaninoff Suite No 2, music from the Greek movie Politiki Kouzina, Fazil Say Ballade and other works. Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

SUNG TO PERFECTION - Arias, Lieder and Mediterranean songs with Katie Economidou (mezzo soprano), Avra Siati (soprano) & Marios Ioannou (piano), Sunday 20 October 6.30pm, La Scala De Paphos. Tickets: €12. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346. Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers. Ticket Hotline: 99298018.

STAVROULA THOMA PIANO RECITAL, Tuesday 22 October 7.30pm, Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tickets: €15. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 70002420 (calls only). Programme includes: Nicolas Economou: Sixteen Etudes for Children and a selection of Nocturnes, Bela Bartok: Piano Sonata, Manos Hatzidakis: For A Little White Seashell, Mikis Theodorakis: Sonatina for Piano Sz 80. Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com.

GADJO DILO - film screening, Wednesday 30 October 7pm, Technopolis 20 Studio Paphos. In French and Romanian with English subtitles, some strong language, duration: 102 minutes. Tickets: €10. Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 70002420 (calls only). A man is looking for a singer he had heard on a cassette. He finds much more. Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com.

SOUNDS OF CYPRUS ‘Ήχοι της Κύπρου’

GEORGIA KOMBOU with Antigoni Kyriakidou

bouzouki, accordion & mandolin

Wednesday 4 September 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

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

Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers.

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Programme includes: instrumental music by Greek and Cypriot composers featuring bouzouki, accordion and mandolin.

Georgia Kombou is the only female Cypriot soloist of the bouzouki. She also plays mandolin, laouto and tzoura. She is an award-winning composer whose work is inspired by Thanasis Polykandriotis, the famous composer from Limassol. Born in Limassol, Georgia began playing music at the age of nine, attending piano and theory at the Greek Conservatory of Limassol. But the signs were there from an even earlier age: while very young Georgia would, she says, hold a sewing needle and a matchstick in a pretence of playing the mandolin. Of course, no parent could ignore the obvious signs, and when her father noticed his daughter’s interest, he quickly bought her a bouzouki – an instrument which has since become her trademark. Fast forward a few years and, in 1990, Georgia set off for Thessaloniki to study music, quickly building her reputation as she began to perform in concerts and make appearances in local television stations. She participated in various festivals for several years and has recently won awards for her bouzouki playing. In 2016 with her composition ‘To Diko sou Yiatrikon’ taking third place at the National Composition Prize in the ‘Traditional music today in new compositions’ category. In 2019, Georgia was awarded the Bronze Medal in several categories at Global Music Awards.

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.

GADJO DILO - film screening

Thursday 5 September 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €10

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

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Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers

In French and Romanian with English subtitles, some strong language.

Duration: 102 minutes

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Synopsis: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on a cassette. He finds much more.

We invite you to join us in an exciting journey with Gypsy vibes and music during the screening of the movie ‘Gadjo Dilo’, which in Romani means ‘crazy stranger’, ‘crazy outsider’. The title stranger – Stéphane (Romain Duris) from Paris – is deeply in love with gypsy music, just like his father. He decides to go to Romania and search for the folk singer Nora Luca. Eventually, he ends up in the commune of Gypsies and despite the cultural differences and language barrier, Stéphane finds his place among his new friends. The amazing, unpredictable journey gives him feelings and experiences which he did not expect. But the myth of free Gypsy spirit is destroyed with the return of a young Roma from prison, who is seeking revenge on his enemy. Death brutally enters that magical world which fascinates Stéphane and nothing stays as it was before.

Tony Gatlif, the director of the movie "Exils" (2004) awarded in Cannes, is - alongside Emir Kusturica - one of the most connected to the tradition of Gypsy directors. He is a director, screenwriter, actor, and also a respected composer, and although he holds French citizenship, he identifies himself with his Algerian Gypsies ancestors (he describes the search for Algerian roots in "Exils"). "Gadjo dilo" is the last part of the Gypsy trilogy, which was opened in 1983 with the movie "Les Princes" (Grand Prix Special des Amériques at the festival in Montréal). The next part of the trilogy, "Latcho Drom" (1993) won the prestigious Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. “Gadjo Dilo” won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Silver Leopard at the International Film Festival in Locarno, and César Award for the Best Music. Romain Duris and Rona Hartner who played the main roles in the movie were nominated and won many prestigious festival awards in Europe, such as Crystal Star in Brussels, Prix Michel Simon, César Awards, Special Prize in Locarno.

Starring: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban. Directed and written by: Tony Gatlif. Release date: August 1997. Language: French, Romanian with English subtitles. Duration: 102 minutes. Film not appropriate for people under 18.

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. Facebook: @technopolis20.

OTHON FROM OZ SINGS OPERA

Othon Charalambous (tenor), Galina Dimova (piano) & special guest Tina Chester (soprano)

Tuesday 17 September 8.30pm

La Scala De Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346

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Programme includes:

Puccini (1858 – 1924)

     Recondita Armonia from Tosca

     E Lucevan Le Stelle from Tosca

     Nessun Dorma from Turandot

     Dovunque Al Mondo from Madame Butterfly

     Addio Fiorito Asil from Madame Butterfly

     Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme

     O Soave Fanciulla (duet with Tina Chester) from La Boheme

     Chi Bel Sogno Di Doretta (Prunier) from La Rondine

Donizetti (1797 – 1848) Una Furtiva Lagrima from L'Elisir D'Amore

Gilbert & Sullivan (1836 – 1911 & 1842 –1900)

     Oh Is There Not One Maiden Breast? from Pirates of Penzance

Paolo Tosti (1846 – 1916) Non T'Amo Piu

Giovanni Bononcini (1670 – 1747) Per La Gloria D'Adorarvi from Griselda

Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948 - ) Music Of The Night from Phantom Of The Opera

Othon Charalambous (tenor) is based in Melbourne Australia and has been singing opera for the better part of a decade. Under the guidance of Peter Mander, Othon has been able to transition from chorus member to performing lead operatic roles in that period. Othon got his start in opera in the Melbourne City Opera production of Verdi’s Ernani, and has since gone on to perform in a number of opera productions including La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and La Rondine by Puccini, La Traviata, Otello and Il Trovatore by Verdi, The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach, Andrea Chenier by Giordano, Ariadne Auf Naxos by Strauss, Fidelio by Beethoven, and musical theatre productions Phantom or the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan and Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein. His roles include Rodolfo in La Boheme, Hoffman in The Tales of Hoffman, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Mario Cavarodossi (cover) in Tosca, Cassio in Otello, Bacchus (cover) and Scaramuccio in Ariadne Auf Naxos, Ruiz in Il Trovatore, Ubaldo Piangi in Phantom of the Opera, Prunier (cover) in La Rondine, Frederick in Pirates, Mr Snow in Carousel and L’Abate in Andrea Chenier.

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.

SOUND TRADITION - English Folk Songs (unaccompanied voices)

Thursday 26 September 8pm

Let Them Eat Cake Paphos

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99156605

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Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers.

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Programme includes: songs based on the English folk tradition, they will perform lively chorus songs to lilting ballads, and from medieval times to the modern day.

Sound Tradition is an acappella folk foursome (Linda Baddley, David Bartlett, Catherine Legg and Jason Rosser) singing in glorious harmony, with occasional harmonium or percussion. They have proudly been a support act for such English folk music luminaries as Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Chris Wood and Roy Bailey but also enjoy the main stage in their own right. Hailing from East Anglia, Sound Tradition’s growing reputation has seen them perform at clubs and festivals across England. They have recorded three CD’s Under the Moon (2012), Blackbird (2014) and Well Met, My Friend (2017). Visit the band’s website at www.soundtradition.co.uk

Directions: Let Them Eat Cake is situated in the café area opposite the Paphos Town Hall and park. It is close to Fettas and Koutourou Tavernas, Labyrinthos Wine Bar and near to Muse Cafe. From the direction of Geroskipou, pass the CYTA Offices and turn immediately left and drive down the left side of the park. From the direction of Kennedy Square turn right before the CYTA Offices and drive down the left side of the park. Parking can be found along this street; off the street that goes to Muse Cafe i.e. on the right-hand side opposite the back entrance of Let Them Eat Cake, and further along in the Muse Café area.

COOPER SINGS KABARETT Bradley Cooper (tenor) & Galina Dimova (piano)

Friday 27 September 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €15

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

Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers

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Programme includes:

Franz Lehár (1886-1958) Freunde! Das leben ist lebenswerth from Giuditta

Tom Lehrer (1928 - ) Poisoning Pigeons In The Park

Noël Coward (1899-1973) Someday I’ll Find You

Ivor Novello (1893-1951) We’ll Gather Lilacs from Perchance to Dream

Alan J. Lerner (1918-1986) & Friedrich Löwe (1901-1988) The Lusty Month Of May from Camelot

Albrecht Marcuse (1906-1974) Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

Norbert Glanzberg (1910-2001) Padam Padam

Robert Stolz (1880-1975) O Mia Bella Napoli from Venus in Seide

Jacques Brel (1929-1978) Madelaine & Adam Schlesinger (b.1967) It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore

Pablo Sorozabal (1897-1988) No Puede Ser! from La Tabernera Del Puerto

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) Ballade von der Krüppelgarde

Kurt Weill (1900-1950) Speak Low from One Touch of Venus

Marilyn Miller (1898-1936) & Cheryl Hardwick (b.1944) Making Love Alone

Dillie Keane (b.1952) Lieder, Stick Your Head Between Your Legs

Louis Guglielmi (1916-1991) & Charles Dumont (b.1929) La Vie En Rose & Non, Je Ne Regrette rien!

Paphos Music Lovers Cultural Association and Konzert Kollektiv are thrilled to welcome Sydney tenor Brad Cooper (Opera Australia) for a night of glorious music making. Throw off the shackles of everyday existence, grab a glass of Sekt and take a riotous journey back to the heady world of interwar Kabarett for a soirée of operatic proportions. From the wartime spirit of Novello, the hilarity of the Comedian Harmonists via the tumult of Kurt Weill & Hans Eisler’s Berlin, the Golden Age of Lehár & Stolz’s Vienna, the passion of Piaf & Brel’s Paris, to the witty irreverence of today, Cooper sings Kabarett is a celebration of wild electric decadence and dangerously dark humour. Kabarett has wowed packed out audiences at Leighton House in London, Melbourne Recital Centre, City Recital Hall in Sydney and regional Australia.

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. Facebook: @technopolis20

RUMBA ATTACK

Sunday 6 October 6.30pm

La Scala De Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346

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Rumba Attack is a Cyprus-based music group consisting of Constantinos Lyras and Memnon Arestis on guitars, and Savvas Thoma on cajon / percussion. The Trio performs original instrumental compositions as well as select covers, in their distinctive Flamenco-Rumba style, blended with sounds from Middle Eastern origins, Rock and Bossanova. During their live shows they regularly feature guests including vocals, lyra, trumpet, flute, saxophone and various percussion and have also collaborated with local dance schools. Performances include Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2019, Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Cyprus World Music & Jazz Showcase, TedXLimassol, 100 Guitars Concert, Fengaros Festival, Afro Banana Festival, Windcraft Festival and Pafos Ethnic Music Festival. They are currently recording their debut studio album due to be released in 2019. Videos: www.rumbaattack.com/videos

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.

TWO PIANOS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO CULTURES

Manolis Neophytou & Canan Kocaay Camurtas (piano)

Friday 18 October 7.30pm

La Scala De Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346

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Programme includes: Rachmaninoff Suite No 2, music from the Greek movie Politiki Kouzina, Fazil Say Ballade and other works.

Two pianists, two different artists from Cyprus and Turkey join in a musical journey and coexist through works of Greek, Turkish and Russian composers, demonstrating that the power of music is stronger than our differences. Manolis Neophytou and Canan Kocaay Camurtas give a joint concert that unites cultures.

Canan Kocaay Camurtas (piano) was born in Ankara, Turkey. She commenced her studies at the Ankara State Conservatory with Prof. Nimet Karatekin and Tatyana Pikayzen. After receiving her master and doctorate of musical arts degrees with Prof. Naum Starkmann and N. Trull in Moscow State Conservatory, she won a scholarship to study with Prof. Dominique Merlet in Paris, France. Then she progressed to the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris/Alfred Cortot to study under Victoria Melki, where she received the Diplomes of “ 6eme Superieur Enseignement” and “6eme Superieur Execution”. Between 2002 and 2004, she studied with Prof. Karl- Andreas Kolly at Zürich University of Arts in Zürich - Winterthur, where she earned her “Solistendiplom”. She also held a teaching position at the same University. She won various national and international Competitions, made recordings for Turkish national Radio and Television, played as a soloist with different Orchestras and gave many concerts in Turkey, Russia, Austria, Germany, France, South Africa and Switzerland. She is giving lessons as Assistant in International Piano Master Class of K.A. Kolly in St. Moritz. She is also working as faculty member in the music department of Zürich University of Arts and Winterthur Conservatory.

Manolis Neophytou (piano) performed his first solo recital at the age of eleven, just before he entered the Moscow’s Central Special State Music School of the ex-Soviet Union, where he studied with Professor Rudolf Kehrer. Manolis, during the period 1996-2002 studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, with scholarship from Nicolas Economou Foundation. He also studied in Ecole Normale in Paris with a scholarship from the Albert Russell Foundation. In 2004, he has obtained the Masters in Piano Performance from the University of London with scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece. Manolis represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Classical Contests in Brussels (1992), Warsaw (1994) and Lisbon (1996), after winning the Cyprus National Competitions. He received several prizes in international piano competitions: 4th Prize at Senigallia International Piano Competition (Italy, 1994), 1st Prize at the Inter-Mediterranean Music Festival (Palermo, Italy, 1995), and 2nd Prize at the Thimis Piano Competition (Megaron Mousikis, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2002). His performance activities include solo recitals and concerts in Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Italy, Hungary, France, Ireland, U.K., Korea, South Africa and Cyprus. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras such as the State Orchestra of Cyprus, the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Symphonic State Orchestra of Rostov (Russia) and others. He taught in master classes in Cyprus and at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Homage to Greek Music is the title of his first CD and it received a very good review from Mikis Theodorakis. He has also written music for the documentary film by Alessia de Ninno, which received a prize from the NFT (National Film Theatre) of London. He is teaching piano in Arte Academy of Music, European University of Cyprus and in the state music school in Limassol.

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.

SUNG TO PERFECTION - Arias, Lieder and Mediterranean songs with Katie Economidou (mezzo soprano), Avra Siati (soprano) & Marios Ioannou (piano)

Sunday 20 October 6.30pm

La Scala De Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 99298018 / 99632346

Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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Programme includes: well-known arias and lieder, Neapolitan and Greek songs.

Katie Economidou (mezzo soprano) has been singing since her school years. She studied classical singing at the Ethnicon Odeon of Cyprus with soprano Lella Symeonidou, in London with soprano Jane Hill and she continued her studies with soprano Avra Shati and Armenian soprano Sona Gargaloyan. In 2001 she was awarded the Certificate of Voice Performance by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London with Merit, and in 2003 she earned the Diploma in Recital Performance with Merit from the same school. She has given solo performances of Italian arias and songs, German Lieder, Christmas and religious hymns, and of the music of Greek composers Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis as well as Turkish contemporary songs. She sang at the first ever bicommunal recital in Cyprus in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of the UN, and gave the first concert of Turkish songs in 1996. She sang in Hebrew for the memorial concert of Yidjak Rabin and for the Hannukah Feasts. She has performed extensively in Cyprus in festivals, concerts and recitals of different kinds of music. She has participated in concerts in Cyprus and abroad (London, Germany, Greece) as a soloist, with the Choir of the Ethnicon Odeon, the Choir Group of Limassol and the Kyrenia Chamber Choir among others. She is the co-founder of the Bicommunal Choir. She has recorded for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and has appeared on radio and television. As a soloist, she has recorded for the CD of the Choir the Voice of Kyrenia. She was born in Nicosia in 1959. After completing the Greek High School, she was awarded a scholarship by the Fulbright Commission of Cyprus for studies at the American University of Beirut where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy in 1981. Since 1982 she has been working at the Cyprus Tourism Organisation as Administrative Officer, a post she held until retirement in June 2019. In 1992-1993, with a grant by the USAID for studies in the USA, she completed a post-graduate programme in Conflict Management and Human Resource Development at the Harvard University Extension School. In 1999 she was awarded a full scholarship by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office for post-graduate studies in the UK. She studied at the London Centre for International Relations (University of Kent) from where she graduated with a Master of Arts in International Conflict Analysis (with Merit). Besides her job, she has worked extensively as a conflict resolution trainer facilitating ethnic groups in conflict in Cyprus, Turkey, the US, the UK and Israel. Besides Greek and English, she speaks French, German and Italian and has also studied Arabic and Turkish. She is a multi-lingual tourist guide.

Avra Shiati (soprano) was born in Nicosia. She began her music education at the age of six and she obtained a Diploma in Piano and Harmony. Under the great maestro Andros Natar she was awarded the Diploma in solo Singing with Distinction and granted the 1st Price.She also obtained the Performance Diploma in singing of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction. Avra has given numerous solo recitals and has performed as soloist in Cyprus, UK, Germany, Italy, Austria Greece and N Korea. She has participated in Mozart's operas Cosi fan tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro in the roles of Dorabella and Marcellina, the role of Witch in the opera Hänsel and Gretel by E.Humperdinck and of the Mother in the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors by G.C.Menotti.

Marios Ioannou (piano) was born in Nicosia. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London from where he graduated with the GRSM (Hons), LRAM (Piano teaching) and LRSM (Piano Performing) degrees. Consequently, as a scholar of the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, USA, he received the Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy. He appeared at recitals in Cyprus, Greece, England, Austria, Germany, Italy and Egypt. He accompanied on the piano many soloists and choirs of our country. He collaborated, also, with the Cyprus State Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Darmstadt Polytechnic (Germany), the Orchestra of the University of Bonn (Germany) and the Choir of the Music Department of the University of Athens. In November 1996, during the Fourth International Choir Competition held in Athens, he was awarded the special prize for the best piano accompaniment. He has been appointed as a member of the examining board of the State Music Schools of Cyprus and a member of the committee which selected the teachers of these Schools. He has, also, been one of the authors of the music books, published by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus, for the Secondary Education. He has been preparing classic music programmes for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and has served as the Vice President of the Cyprus Music Committee (UNESCO).

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. Tel: 99632346. Email: babaji@cytanet.com.cy

STAVROULA THOMA PIANO RECITAL

Tuesday 22 October 7.30pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €15

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

Online Tickets and Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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Programme includes: Nicolas Economou: Sixteen Etudes for Children and a selection of Nocturnes, Bela Bartok: Piano Sonata, Manos Hatzidakis: For A Little White Seashell, Mikis Theodorakis: Sonatina for Piano Sz 80.

Stavroula Thoma (piano) is a Cypriot pianist who has performed across Europe. She is well acknowledged for her vivid sense of communication, warmth and lyricism in her music making. She gave her concerto debut in May 2014 with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra as part of the CYSO ‘Young Soloists First Step’ series and performed the Bach D minor Piano Concerto with conductor Roland Melia. In December 2014, she performed the Mozart D minor Concerto with Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra and conductor Daniele Rosina. Stavroula has performed concerts in major concert venues and festivals such as: International Kodály Festival, Kecskemet, (Hungary), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Musica Als Parks (Barcelona), Frontiers Festival (Birmingham), Classical Music Festival (Larnaca), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Steinway Hall (London), The Palace of Arts (Budapest), Adrian Boult Hall (Birmingham), Bromley Music Makers (London). Stavroula Thoma has performed concerts as an artist of the Concordia Foundation at St James Piccadilly and McMillan Cancer Center in London. At the age of 11 years old, Stavroula won the second prize in the Evaggelia Tziarri International Piano competition. During her undergraduate studies at Royal Holloway University of London, Stavroula was a scholar of Georgiou and Maria Tirimou’s foundation. She was awarded the Marzorie Huzlehurst Piano award and was also a full Joseph Weingarten scholar at the Liszt Academy of Music in 2012-14. Stavroula also enjoys playing chamber music. She was a member of the 'Satori' Trio (piano, flutes: Ami Lodge, Nicola Tagoe, 2006-09) and was coached by the Barbican Trio. She has also performed in recitals with violinists, Angeliki Casdas, Peter Foskolos and Maria Oguren and was coached by internationally renowned chamber musicians such us Christopher Richter, Nathaniel Vallois and Oliver Wille. Stavroula has obtained an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma on Professional Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire with Distinction. She has released a CD recording entitled ‘folk – inspired music. Stavroula also enjoys a piano teaching career in primary and secondary schools in London.

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. Facebook: @technopolis20

GADJO DILO - film screening

Wednesday 30 October 7pm

Technopolis 20 Studio Paphos

Tickets: €10

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

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Part of the World Music Festival organised by Paphos Music Lovers

In French and Romanian with English subtitles, some strong language

Duration: 102 minutes

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Synopsis: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on a cassette. He finds much more.

We invite you to join us in an exciting journey with Gypsy vibes and music during the screening of the movie ‘Gadjo Dilo’, which in Romani means ‘crazy stranger’, ‘crazy outsider’. The title stranger – Stéphane (Romain Duris) from Paris – is deeply in love with gypsy music, just like his father. He decides to go to Romania and search for the folk singer Nora Luca. Eventually, he ends up in the commune of Gypsies and despite the cultural differences and language barrier, Stéphane finds his place among his new friends. The amazing, unpredictable journey gives him feelings and experiences which he did not expect. But the myth of free Gypsy spirit is destroyed with the return of a young Roma from prison, who is seeking revenge on his enemy. Death brutally enters that magical world which fascinates Stéphane and nothing stays as it was before.

Tony Gatlif, the director of the movie "Exils" (2004) awarded in Cannes, is - alongside Emir Kusturica - one of the most connected to the tradition of Gypsy directors. He is a director, screenwriter, actor, and also a respected composer, and although he holds French citizenship, he identifies himself with his Algerian Gypsies ancestors (he describes the search for Algerian roots in "Exils"). "Gadjo dilo" is the last part of the Gypsy trilogy, which was opened in 1983 with the movie "Les Princes" (Grand Prix Special des Amériques at the festival in Montréal). The next part of the trilogy, "Latcho Drom" (1993) won the prestigious Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. “Gadjo Dilo” won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Silver Leopard at the International Film Festival in Locarno, and César Award for the Best Music. Romain Duris and Rona Hartner who played the main roles in the movie were nominated and won many prestigious festival awards in Europe, such as Crystal Star in Brussels, Prix Michel Simon, César Awards, Special Prize in Locarno.

Starring: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban. Directed and written by: Tony Gatlif. Release date: August 1997. Language: French, Romanian with English subtitles. Duration: 102 minutes. Film not appropriate for people under 18.

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. Facebook: @technopolis20.