13th of January 2016,
The 3rd meeting of the open debates’ series entitled “Autour d’un café” in collaboration with the Kimonos Arts Centre, will take place on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30pm, with the subject “Who wants to be a millionaire?”, moderated by the video artist Yiannos Economou.
Which art is relevant in the world of the fifteen minutes of fame, of a substance, measured in megapixels, of wars without soldiers but with thousands of casualties, of a religiosity with one foot on absolute impunity and the other on fibre optics and, where scientists predict that in the future about half of us will be socially and economically superfluous?
Join us in a nice and relaxed atmosphere, with coffee and good company.
The discussion will be in Greek.
17 of January 2016,
On Sunday, January 17 at 5pm, Technopolis 20 will host the quartet “Amiche String Quartet” for a classical music concert with a programme for strings and harp.
Amiche String Quartet consists by: Ayse Karaoglan (violin), Anna Wrobel (violin), Ewa Bartmann (viola), Miranda Papaneokleous (cello). Katerina Kitsou from Greece will play the harp.
The programme will include works by Louis Spohr, Claude Debussy and Arnold Bax.
Entrance: 10 euro
Reservations at 70002420.
A few words about the musicians
Amiche String Quartet
The members of the Amiche string quartet have met on the island of Cyprus, where having put aside their cultural, religious and political differences they have formed a close friendship, and found their common language through the music that they perform.
The group had its debut over seven years ago at the Pancyprian Festival of Modern Composers. All four ladies are versatile musicians who for years have actively participated in the cultural life of Cyprus taking part in nearly all major music events, either giving solo concerts or performing in chamber ensembles. They are also members of the Cyprus Symphonic Orchestra.
As a group, they have successfully performed all over Cyprus as well as abroad. Apart from modern music their repertoire includes pieces from other periods, such as the baroque, romantic and classical. The name of the group comes from the Italian word meaning ‘friends’ and this is what they would like to be known as.
Katerina Kitsou was born in Thessaloniki in 1979 and began her musical studies at the age of 8. She started studying the harp under Maria Bildea at the "State Conservatory of Thessaloniki" and continued at the same institute with Magda Ilieva. She graduated in 1998 with the highest
grade and honor (Golden Medal). Katerina Kitsou plays the Violin as well. She began her studies at the "State Conservatory of Thessaloniki" under Konstantinos Patsalidis and continues with Dimitris Handrakis.
2001 she graduated at the "Hochschule für Musik in Köln" with the highest distinction - "sehr gut" and was chosen and accepted between 65 candidates to attend the soloistic class - "Konzertexamen" for Harp at the same Institute. Parallel to this she studies Chamber Music at the Conservatory of Rotterdam Holland, under Prof. V. Mendelssohn. Many famous Harpists have been her mentors: Ivan Roncea, Yolanda Kondonassis, Liana Pasquali, Han-An Liu, Helga Storck, Isabelle Moretti and Chandal Mathieu.
1991 was awarded in the National Competition H.O.N for Violin in Athens Greece.
1992 prize in the competition of "Graduate Foundation of the Conservatories in Northern Greece"
1999 prize in the Concorso Internationale di Esecuzione Strumentale e Vocale for Harp, "Associazione Rovere d' Oro" in Italy.
1997 she passed the preliminaries for the position of Harp, for the Youth Orchestra of the European Union and the Youth Mediterranean Orchestra in Marseilles.
1994 was chosen to perform the Haendel Concerto for Harp and Strings with the Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. She has participated in many Concerts with the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, in Goethe Institute, with the Chamber Opera of Thessaloniki, and the Symphony Orchestra of Volos performing at the Megaron-Athens City Hall. She is also member of "Jugend Kammeroper Köln" and of the "Ensemble für Neue Musik
M.H.K.". Important to mention is the close cooperation with the famous Greek Composer J.Markopoulos.
2000, Katerina Kitsou was invited to perform works of György Kurtag under the baton of Peter Eötvös during the Musik - Triennale in Köln-Germany- the concert was recorded for the German Radio W.D.R. In the same year she performed the Concerto of Gabriel Pierne with the Orchestra of the University in Essen with great success. She performs intensively with Dimitris Kitsos preparing, at the time being, the Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp and of W.Lutoslawski.
Katerina Kitsou has being twice member of jury of the Competition "Jugend Musiziert" in Germany.
24 January 2016,
What greater delight could a chamber music lover wish for, other than Mozart and Brahms works for the uncommon genre of string quintet, composed at the peak of the two composers’ musical maturity? The C major Quintet K. 515 (1787), one of the four string quintets that Mozart wrote during the last years of his life, is a sublime, breathtaking work with depth and drama. Brahms’ G major string quintet op. 111 (1890) is an ebullient work characterised by an equally amazing broadness of conception. As Brahms’ friend Theodor Billroth aptly expressed after listening to it: “I have often reflected on the subject of what happiness is for humanity. Well, today, in listening to your music, that was happiness.”
W. A. MOZART: String quintet in C major, K. 515
J. BRAHMS: String quintet in G major, op. 111
Wolfgang Schroeder, Sorin Alexandru Horlea (violins)
Vladimir Tkachenko, Krzysztof Wrobel (violas)
Petros Gospodinov (cello)
Ticket prices: €5, €3 (children under 12)
“Technopolis 20” (18 Nicolaos Nicolaides Av., 8010 Paphos, Tel. 70002420)
At the concert venue, from Tuesday 19/1, 9:30-19:00 and on the concert day from 16:00
The concert is part of the events programme of the ECOE - Pafos2017
Tatiana Stupak and Leonid Nesterov two pianists with different kinds of repertoire will be performing a programme for classical and jazz music lovers, at Technopolis 20 on Friday, January 29, at 20:00.
The classical programme to be performed by Tatiana Stupak will include works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev and Schumann. The jazz programme will be of jazz standards and original compositions by the pianist Leonid Nesterov.
Tickets: 10 euro
Please reserve your tickets at 70002420.
Tatiana Stupak was born in 1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and started playing the piano at the age of five. She studied at the Conservatory music college where she received numerous competition prizes and graduated with Performer's Diploma. She continued her studies at the The Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, initially with Professor Leonid Sintsev, a student of S. I. Savshinskiy. Tatiana has performed as a soloist in Russia, Austria, Germany and most recently in Cyprus, where she has been living since 2007.
Leonid Nesterov found his musical calling in Latvia and moved to Limassol in 2010 to continue his career; he regularly organises jazz concerts in Cyprus, being leader of the Leonid Nesterov Trio. He plays with many talented musicians around Cyprus, sharing his passion for jazz, and also performing with various musicians from the Baltic States, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Israel and other countries.
30th December 2015,
On the occasion of the centennial of his birth but also considering the vast musical her-itage of Vassilis Tsitsani, Sotiris Karagiorgis, Evagoras Karageorgis and Stelios Cacoyannis present a tribute to some of his most important songs, on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at 8pm.
Vassilis Tsitsanis enriched the Greek folk (laiko) song in many levels: he wrote beautiful classical melodies, dressed with his own brilliant lyrics. In his melodies one can find elements of folk songs (dimotiko), byzantine and western elements, even blues details. He seized the old elements but moved on to newer scales. He proceeded harmony with duos and trios. He wrote amazing and interesting introductions with many changes that require skill. He tried all the rhythms of his era but also older. He developed the folk (laiki) orchestra by adding piano, double bass, percussion and other instruments other than the bouzouki, the baglama and guitar.
Entrance: 8 euro
Please reserve your tickets at 70002420.
Tsitsanis was born in Trikala. From a young age, Tsitsanis was interested in music and learnt to play the bouzouki, violin and the mandolin which were the mainstay of so many of his songs. In 1936 he left for Athens to study Law, and by 1937, had made his first musical recording.
In 1937, he moved to Thessaloniki, where he served his military service, and stayed there for about ten years, during the German occupation of Greece. There he became famous and wrote many of his best songs that were later recorded after the end of the War. By the shut-down of the record companies by the German occupation Forces in 1941, he had already recorded about 100 of his own songs and played on many re-cordings of other composers.
In 1946, Tsitsanis returned to Athens and began recording many of his own composi-tions that made famous many of the singers that worked with him, such as Sotiria Bellou (Σωτηρία Μπέλου), Marika Ninou (Μαρίκα Νίνου) and Prodromos Tsaousakis (Πρόδρο-μος Τσαουσάκης).
Tsitsanis died at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London following a lung operation, on his sixty-ninth birthday. He was mourned across Greece, where his music is still enjoyed to this day and he is regarded as a legend of rebetiko music.
A few words about the musicians
Sotiris Karagiorgis known musician, teacher and composer in the area of Paphos and Cyprus in general. Through his personal work, the collective of musical work and years of presence in the field of choral music and artistic Greek song enjoys a significant mu-sical presence.
Evagoras Karageorgis musician, teacher and composer, has worked intensely with the Cypriot music but also the Greek music. He has written classical music, music for thea-tre and television and has made several concerts with his own musical compositions and songs.
Stelios Cacoyannis was a student but also for decades a constant music collaborator and performer of Sotiris Karagiorgi’s songs and other composers. He features distinctive, mellow and soulful voice, along with his great experience in Greek music.
8th of January 2016,
One of Technopolis 20 target is to give stage to young artists and to promote talents of the city of Pafos. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that it hosts the young soloist Marianna Georgiou in a concert for solo piano, Friday, January 8 at 8pm.
The programme will include Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel. Come and enjoy a musical evening and support the new talented generation of musicians.
Entrance: 8 euro
Reservations at 70002420.
A few words about Marianna Georgiou
Marianna Georgiou is a pianist from Cyprus who has studied at the University of Nottingham for the past four years. Marianna took her first piano lessons at the age of five and for twelve years she was classically trained under the supervision of her Bulgarian tutor, Ivelina Ruseva. She attained her first Piano Diploma a year before attending university. During her BA (and MA), she had lessons with Brenda May and achieved a first class degree as well as receiving a music scholarship. She started her Master’s degree in September 2014 with ‘Performance studies’ being her main pathway and she graduated in September 2015. Marianna gave several concerts and took part in various competitions, festivals and master classes during her studies in the United Kingdom. She aspires to attain her LRSM diploma during the following year and go into further research regarding Performance studies.
On Sunday, 27th of December at 21.00, the band with the four young musicians that made a great impression at Technopolis 20, returns to offer us another beautiful night with well-known Greek songs, this time with a festive taste.
Savvas Chrysostomou, Guitar - Vocals
Stefani Neofytou, Vocals
Spyros Socratous, Cajon - Doublebass
Sofia Ioannou, Piano
Tickets: 6 euro
Reservations and information: 70002420
23rd December 2015,
Celebrate Christmas by offering to the Charity Christmas Party “Jazz Help”, on Wednesday, December 23, at 18:30 at Technopolis 20.
Come and spend a beautiful afternoon at Technopolis 20 in a festive environment and enjoy live jazz music by Maria Christina Tsiakourma (vocals), Katerina Papaefstathiou (saxophone), Christia Komodromou (piano) and Spyros Socratous (double bass) and also the music choices of Rock FM. During the event a bingo competition will also take place with prizes.
All net profits will be given to the 11 year old boy George who suffers from leukemia, to be able to undergo a bone marrow transplant in Germany.
Entrance: 5 euro
Media Sponsor: Rock FM
Supporters: Kivotos Foundation, Technopolis 20