12th of June 2015,
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" presents the pianists Ivelina Ruseva and Jennie Demireva for an evening of classical music for four hands, on Friday, June 12, at 20:30.
The programme will include works by W.A. Mozart, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, G. Bizet and E. Kraus.
Tickets: 10 euro
Reservations at 70002420. Limited number of seats.
Ivelina Ruseva was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. At the age of seven she began piano lessons and at ten she was accepted in the music school "Veselin Stogianov" - Ruse. During her studies she participated in many concerts and competitions for solo piano. In 1992 she graduated with honors and was accepted at the National Music Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia, Bulgaria, from which she graduated with honors again. Since 1999 she has been living in Pafos where she teaches piano with very good results and also takes part in various cultural events and concerts for solo piano and chamber music.
Jennie Demireva comes from Sofia, Bulgaria. After she graduated from the Music Academy Pancho Vladigeerov, she had masterclasses with the professor Arseni Ivanov Letchev for two years. She has been working for 14 years at the Music Academy Pancho Vladigeerov and at the music school L. Pipkov in Sofia. Her students have won awards in Bulgaria and abroad. Since 1999 she lives and works in Cyprus as a piano teacher. She participated in a different number of concerts in Bulgaria, Russia, Rumania, Syria and Cyprus. Her repertoire includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Rahmaninov and many more.
Jennie Demireva and Ivelina Ruseva during their collaboration have organize different piano concerts for four hands with a great success at Markideio Theatre of Pafos.
19th of June,
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" presents Classical Music Concert with the musicians Tina Chester (soprano), Doros Zesimos (cello) and Natalia Lezedova (piano), on Friday, 19th of June 2015, at 20.00.
Tickets: 10 euro
For information and reservations please contact us at 70002420.
Lachen und Weinen, Schubert
Ave Maria, Mascagni (adapt from Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana)
Un Giorno Per Noi, Rota (Romeo & Juliet Film 1968)
The Swan, Saint Saens
O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini (Gianna Schicchi)
Fantasy in D minor K397, Mozart
Pace, Pace mio dio, Verdi (La Forza del Destino)
Salut d'Amour, Elgar
Una Donna a Quindici Ani, Mozart
Me Voila Seule dans la Nuit, Bizet (The Pearl Fishers)
Impromptu in G flat major D899 No.3, Schubert
Un Moto di Gioia, Mozart (Marriage of Figaro)
Je Veux Vivre, Gounod (Romeo & Juliet)
A few words about the artists
Tina Chester, Soprano: is from North-West England where she studied classical and performance techniques with various teachers. She was successful at Music Festivals and spent many happy years 'treading the boards' singing and performing in many different guises. These included weddings, corporate functions, operatic and theatre productions as well as guest appearances at concerts. 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 almost four years ago Tina has continued to enjoy performing in shows and concerts. This evening's performance includes familiar operatic arias, lieder and modern classical. She is delighted to be sharing the stage with two very talented musicians Natalia and Doros.
Doros Zesimos: He Zesimos was born in Cyprus in 1981. In 1993 he started cello lessons with Evgenia Karapataki. In 1999 he started cello lessons with Aude-Marie Auphan, principal cellist of the Cyprus State Orchestra. In 2002 he continued his studies at the National State Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Professor Anatoly Krastev and Vasil Kazandjiev, were he graduated with the Bachelor degree in 2006 and in 2007 he graduated with the degree "Master of violoncello". Since 2006 he is a member of the Juenesses Musicales World Orchestra with concerts in Spain, Germany, Holland and Cyprus. During the period 1999-2001 he was the principal cellist of the Cyprus Youth State Orchestra. He has also played for orchestras in Bulgaria. As a member of the Cyprus Fulbright Ensemble in 2001 he participated in concerts in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, USA and Cyprus. He has attended music festivals in USA, Bulgaria, France and Cyprus and has had cello master classes with Yoncho Bayrov, Emilia Baranowska, Thomas Carroll, Maria Kliegel, Franz Bartolomey, Stephan Popov and Bridget MacRae. Doros Zesimos has appeared as a soloist and a chamber music player in various concerts in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, UK, France and USA. Furthermore he appeared in concerts with soprano Maria Papaioannou and Maestro Marco Balderi as well as with the Cyprus Opera Organization. He has collaborated with choreographer Machi Demetriadou– Lindahl, for the dance play Distant Land, and Eleana Alexandrou for the dance performance Moving solo, composer Fedros Kavallaris for the Japanese Culture days in Cyprus and composer Andis Skordis playing "Ou pa ca ra". Furthermore he performs around the island in different styles of music and ensembles. Doros Zesimos is currently teaching at the Music Workshop of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, at Limassol's, Larnaka's and Paphos's Governmental Music Schools and is collaborating with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
Natalia Lezedova: Laureate of international competitions. Winner of the Grand-Prix musical festival-competition "Severnaya Venetsia" (2012). Natalia was born in Tajikistan (USSR) where she started her musical education and from 1992 continued her studies in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). Natalia graduated from State Pedagogical University of Russia, Musical Faculty in 1997. Since starting her concert activity in 2003 she has performed in Russia, Ukraine, and Cyprus. From 1999 until 2013 Natalia worked at the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia on the Musical Faculty in Saint Petersburg as a Concertmaster.
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" in Pafos welcome for the first time two screening programs of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen which will take place on Friday, June 5 at 7pm.
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has been part of the highly charged field of short films for over 50 years now, as a catalyst and a showcase for contemporary developments, a forum for what are often heated discussions, a discoverer of new trends and talent, and not least as one of the most important short film institutions anywhere in the world. Some 6,000 films submitted on average per year, around 500 films shown in the festival programmes and over 1,100 accredited industry professionals are proof enough.
In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world's most respected film events - a place where filmmakers and artists ranging from Roman Polanski to Cate Shortland, from George Lucas to Pipilotti Rist have presented their first films. Oberhausen has managed to instigate various political and aesthetical developments, for instance through the Oberhausen Manifesto, perhaps the most important group document in the history of German film. Careful programming and a pioneering choice of subjects has helped the Festival to build up its exclusive position in an increasingly unpredictable market.
Further Screenings in Cyprus include the 13 & 14 May 2015, at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and 6 & 7 June 2015, at the Pierides Museum, Larnaka, in collaboration with the Larnaka Cinema Society.
Entrance (for Pafos): 8 euro (for two screeening programmes) & 5 euro (for one screening programme)
English & German Language
Screening Programs & Synopsis:
German MuVi Award 2014 (Running time 63')
This programme gathers together all the works nominated for the 2014 German Music Video Award, supplemented by three artistically outstanding international videos.
1. Carmin (AURAT), Germany 2013, 3'30'', by Markus Frohnhöfer
2. Cream Theme (Mouse on Mars), Germany 2014, 3', by Zeitguised: Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject - it cannot be consumed.
3. Der Investor (Die Goldenen Zitronen), Germany 2013, 4', by Ted Gaier / Katharina Duve / Timo Schierhorn
4. Easy Or Not (Tim Neuhaus ft. Kat Frankie), Germany 2013, 4', by Dietrich Brüggemann: Two people fight for space in one sweater.
5. Einundzwanzig (Jan Roth), Germany 2013, 4', by Martin Eichhorn / Daniel Spindler
6. Giddy (Perera Elsewhere ft. Gonjasufi), Germany 2013, 4', by Pussykrew
7. Live Young (Diamond Version), Germany 2013, 3'30'', by Diamond Version-TV
8. No Lesson Learned (Mary Ocher), Germany 2013, 2'30'', by Mary Ocher / Tom Plate
9. Terror of the District (Beisspony), Germany 2014, 5'30'', by Stephanie Müller
10. Transcendental Animal Numbers (Jan St. Werner), Germany 2013, 5'30'', by Jan St. Werner
11. UNSERHAUS for the New Era (Masahiro Miwa), Germany 2014, 5', by Noriyuki Kimura: The New Era is music automatically generated by an algorithmic composition by Masahiro Miwa.
12. Verstrahlt (Dagobert), Germany 2013, 3'30'', by Klaus Lemke
13. MOUTHMAN (Herrmutt Lobby), Belgium 2014, 2'30'', by Antonin de Bemels
14. Autour du lac (Carl & les hommes-boîtes), Belgium 2013, 5', by Noémie Marsily / Carl Roosens
15. Chorus (Holly Herndon), USA 2014, 6'30'', by Akihiko Taniguchi
Artist Film & Video 2014 (Running time 84')
Five films between Black Box and White Cube that confront the past and ask in diverse ways "What remains?" Whilst Lior Shamriz both literally and figuratively investigates a bygone picture of Berlin, Josef Dabernig shows us in brilliantly composed black-and-white images people sitting on the banks of an Italian river who simply appropriate the landscape – regardless of its inhospitality. La estancia, winner of this year's Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, depicts a massacre sparked by the battle for land rights in Paraguay, reconstructed as a series of subtle tableaux. The directors in this film programme employ a range of very unusual techniques and aesthetics, and some of their works have been shown to great acclaim in art exhibitions. Taken together, these films, some of them award-winning, give viewers an insight into the current state of international artist films.
1. Amour sauvage, L', Germany, 2014, 26' by Lior Shamriz: Lost love, lost artistic collaboration, the two are meeting for one night as she briefly visits the city where he still lives.
2. xx-xx-xx-gewobenes papier, Germany, 2014, 6', by Michel Klöfkorn: I wanted to make a film about de-weaving... Aren't things here much too confusing complicated complected? I sent huge posters into the document shredder to have them cut into strips.
3. River Plate, Austria, 2013, 16', by Josef Dabernig: The film is set along the gravel banks of a flowing river in northern Italy, where a group of swimmers has gathered on a hot summer day.
4. False Twins, Portugal, 2014, 21', by Sandro Aguilar: Hidden memories and lost treasures of our primeval inhabitants.
5. Estancia, La, Paraguay, 2014, 14', by Federico Adorno: A group of peasants enters La Estancia in search of their missing relatives. Are they dead? Are they alive? Nobody knows. Some survivors of the massacre hide in the forest wandering around in shock.
The group "Pan Fos" in Paphos organizes the screening of movies of spiritual content and invite the public to participate in an open discussion at the Cultural centre "Technopolis 20". The screenings are meant to raise issues of the human existence and spiritual sustenance of life and aim to bring the public together through dialogue and exchange of views after the film.
The second screening will take place on Monday, May 25, at 7pm with the film "The Giver", a social science fiction movie based on the 1993 American novel by Lois Lowry and starring Meryl Strip, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites. The film tells the story of Jonas who lives in a seemingly idyllic world of conformity and contentment. When he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), an old man who is the sole keeper of the community's memories, Jonas discovers the dangerous truths of his community's secret past. Armed with the power of knowledge, Jonas realizes that he must escape from their world to protect himself and those he loves -- a challenge no one has ever completed successfully.
Entrance 5 euro
Every Monday, from June, 19:00 - 21:00.
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" organises a series of classes on the history of cinema with the specialist on history and theory of cinema, Doros Demetriou. The courses are suitable for all who wish to gain knowledge about cinema and to improve their relationship with the (seventh) Art, regardless of age, profession, education, knowledge, etc.
Subjects that we will examine:
- History of cinema (1895 – 2015)
- Basic theories, movements and trends of cinema
- Important creators
- The motion picture - interpretation and assessment
- Basic techniques
- Relationship of cinema with other arts
Every Monday, from June, 19:00 - 21:00
Classes are available in English. Please reserve your seat before May 29, at 70002420.
Cost of participation: €80 or €12 per session
Seminar 1: The birth of cinema. The first films. The silent cinema in the US. Hollywood.
Seminar 2: The silent cinema in Europe. The first masterpieces.
Seminar 3: The introducing of sound. The first silent films. Hollywood until 1950. The cinema in the world.
Seminar 4: European cinema until 1950.
Seminar 5: American postwar cinema. Cinema in other continents.
Seminar 6: Post-war European cinema. New Waves in Europe and elsewhere.
Seminar 7: Modern and contemporary world cinema.
Seminar 8: Cinema in the digital era. The future of cinema.
The seminars include several excerpts from the listed movies and also other visual material.
30 May 2015
After the successful concert with Fr. Schubert's song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin in May 2010, German tenor Christian Zenker returns to Cyprus for another unique concert with pianist Nicolas Costantinou at Technopolis 20 in Pafos, on Saturday, 30 May 2015, at 8.30 pm.
The recital features Beethoven's To the Distant Beloved and Schumann's The Poet's Love, both dealing with the idea of unfulfilled love. Beethoven's Sonata no. 26 in E flat major, best known with its French name 'Les Adieux' that completes the programme has been inspired by the departure from Vienna of his patron Archduke Rudolph in anticipation of the French invasion of the city.
The recital will also take place in Pallas Cinema – Theatre in Nicosia, on Thursday, 28 May 2015, at 8:30 pm.
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, op. 98
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, op. 81a 'Les Adieux'
Schumann: Dichterliebe, op. 48
Entrance: €15 / €10 (LMS members, pensioners, full-time students, soldiers). Children up to 15 years old free entrance
Reservations at 70002420. Limited seats available.
Throughout his career Christian Zenker has appeared with important orchestras and opera companies throughout Europe. As an accomplished oratorio interpreter, he has appeared in venues and festivals such as the Brucknerhaus (Austria), the Thomaskirche (Leipzig), the Opera of Bonn, the Laeisz-Halle (Hamburg), the Musikfestspiele (Dresden), the Handel Festival (Halle), the Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt, the Theater an der Wien (Vienna) and the Frauenkirche (Dresden). He has worked with a number of today's established contemporary conductors such as Dennis Russell Davies, Fabio Luisi, Philippe Herreweghe, Christoph Hammer, Andreas Spering, Hansjörg Albrecht, Michael Schneider and Michi Gaigg and collaborated with orchestras such as the Bruckner-Orchester, the L'Orfeo Barockorchester (Austria), the Beethoven-Orchester (Germany), the Dresdner Kapellsolisten of the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Staatskapelle Halle, and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. His extensive concert repertoire ranges from the part of the Evangelist in the Oratorios of J. S. Bach to works by Monteverdi, Telemann, Händel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Frank Martin, Honegger, Britten to name a few. In addition, he has recorded for the labels Oehmsclassics, Sony BMG/Arte Nova and Sony/Harmonia Mundi Deutschland. A new album featuring Telemann's and C.P.E. Bach's Kapitänsmusiken was released in 2014.
Mr. Zenker began his career as a member of the Innsbruck Tiroler Landestheater under the direction of Mezzo-soprano Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender. From 2006, he has been been singing for the Landestheater Linz where was entrusted with important roles such as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Cassio in Otello, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Symon in Der Bettelstudent. His successful performances in Linz have led to other engagements including the 2007 production of Wiener Blut as Count Zedlau with the Seefestspiele Mörbisch directed by Maximilian Schell. At the same time, he was featured in numerous radio and television broadcasts throughout Germany and Austria. In the 2009 season Mr. Zenker returned to Landestheater Linz to perform, amongst others, Zapo in the world premiere of Constantinos Stylianous's Picknick im Felde. As a result, he was invited to Cyprus for concerts, where he periodically returns for performances with renowned Cypriot pianist Nicolas Costantinou to critical acclaim.
In addition, Mr. Zenker is an ardent performer of Art-song (lied) dedicating a lot of his time in performing the exquisite cycles of Schubert (Die Schöne Müllerin, Winterreise), of Schumann (Dichterliebe) and of Beethoven (An die ferne Geliebte).
Dr. Nicolas Costantinou has given numerous concerts in Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Portugal, Turkey, Switzerland, the UK and the USA and regularly appears in prestigious halls such as Wigmore Hall, the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, and the grand Hall of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He is regularly invited to perform at international festivals around Europe such as the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Oulunsalo Soi Music Festival (Finland), the Gödöllő Chamber Music Festival (Hungary), the Ledra Music Soloists International Chamber Music Festival and the Kypria Festival (Cyprus). His debut in London's prestigious Wigmore Hall was received with favourable reviews. He has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Budapest Concert Orchestra, the Failoni Chamber Orchestra, and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, with maestros such as Konrad von Abel, Juri Gilbo, Esa Heikkilä, Notis Georgiou, Spiros Pisinos, Maciej Zoltowski and Ayis Ioannides. In the field of chamber music, he has performed with Gustav Rivinius, Erkki Rautio, David Cohen, Péter Somodari, Vilmos Szabadi, Tytus Miecznikowski, Gábor Varga, Francesco Quaranta, Wolfgang Schroeder, Margarita Elia, Kyros Patsalides, Chloë Hanslip, Kazuhiro Tagaki, and the Meta4 and Akadémia String quartets. He regularly performs works by Cypriot composers in Cyprus and abroad including a number of world premieres. Dr Costantinou has recently performed for the first time in Cyprus Beethoven's complete works for piano and violin with violinist Nikos Pittas.
Nicolas Costantinou graduated from the Greek Hellenic Academy of Music, the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Szeged, the Ferenc Liszt University of Music in Budapest summa cum laude and holds a Master of Music in Performance from the U.S. Cleveland Institute of Music. Recently, he has been awarded a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) from London's Royal College of Music under the supervision of Prof. Paul Banks, Dr. Julian Jacobson and Dr. Jane Roper. His thesis is entitled The Chamber Music of Ernő Dohnányi; Tradition, Innovation and 'Hungarianness'. He has also studied with Márta Gulyás, Dr. Daniel Shapiro, Sándor Falvai, Ferenc Kerek, Tania Economou and Wanda Economou-Constantinou and he has participated in master classes held by acknowledged pianists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Nicolas Economou, Vadim Suchanov and Ferenc Rádos.
Βy the groups 'Light Nuclei" and "Pan Fos" in Paphos
Wednesday, 6th of May 2015, 7pm
The groups "Light Nuclei" and "Pan Fos" in Pafos organize screenings of movies of spiritual content and invite the public to participate in an open discussion at the Cultural centre "Technopolis 20". The screenings are meant to raise issues of the human existence and spiritual sustenance of life and aim to bring the public together through dialogue and exchange of views after the film.
The first screening of the film 'Peaceful Warrior', an inspirational and triumphant film about the power of the human spirit, based on a true story of Dan Millman will take place on Wednesday, May 6th, at 7 pm. The film tells the story of a young troubled but talented gymnast who meets a spiritual guide who introduces him to a new vision of strength and understanding.
The spiritual teacher and healer Athanasios Panagis, creator of the group Nuclei Light, will attend the screening of the first film, to lead the open discussion with the audience. The group 'Light Nuclei' is a nationwide group created to raise spiritual awareness on human existence centered on personal fulfilment through meditation and spiritual living.
Entrance: 5 euro