March 5,

A recital with music for flute, piano and cello will take place at Technopolis 20 on Saturday, March 5, at 8pm.

The programme will include works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Weber, performed by Savvas Christodoulou on flute, Annini Tsiouti on piano and Doros Zesimos on cello. Part of the programme (Mozart and Schubert) will be performed next May at the Hellenic Flute Competition “Young Arists 2016” organised by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra.

Entrance: 10 euro
Please reserve your tickets upfront at 70002420.

Technopolis 20 will be open half an hour before for pre-concert drinks.

Savvas Christodoulou was born in Limassol and he started having flute lessons at a young age. In 2005 he moved to Prague to study flute performance on Prague National Conservatory from where he graduated in 2010. In the same year he was accepted in Utrecht Conservatory to study with world famous flute soloist Aldo Baerten. He obtained his Bachelor degree on flute performance and education with honors in 2012. In addition he studied piccolo with Gudrun Bourel and Baroque performance with the “Master” of Baroque flute Mr. Wilbert Hazelzet. In 2015 he obtained his Master’s degree in flute performance on stages. He participated in several Masterclasses worldwide with famous flutists such as Sir James Galway, Emanuel Pahud, William Bennett, Peter-Lukas Graf, Michel Bellavance, Susan Milan, Denis Bouriakov etc. He was a member of the Symphony orchestra of Prague Conservatoire and Utrecht as well. He appears regularly in flute recitals and chamber music concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus. Since June 2015 he is a substitute member of Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and he is teaching flute at Ethnikon Odeion of Cyprus and Windcraft music center.

Annini Tsiouti started taking piano lessons at an early age at Ethnikon Odeion Kyprou. After obtaining her diploma she continued at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, where she studied piano and chamber music. She was awarded the Ville de Paris bursary for her studies at the Conservatoire Claude Debussy and she also studied Musicology at the Sorbonne University where she obtained her Master’s degree specialising in the piano music of Nikos Skalkottas. She has appeared in many international festivals and has given concerts in Europe and the Middle East, as a soloist, accompanist or as part of chamber music groups. She has been living and working in Cyprus since 2008 where she is still actively involved in the contemporary music scene and has given first performances of many works by Cypriot and international composers.

Doros 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’ Governmental Music Schools and is collaborating with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

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February 12,

The presentation of the “Joint Dictionary of Greek Cypriot & Turkish Cypriot Dialect”, written by Iakovos Hadjipieris and Orhan Kabatas, will take place at Technopolis 20 on Friday, February 12, at 19:30.

Coordinator of the evening will be the actor, Antreas Nikolaidis and the following speeches will take place:
- “For the writing process of the Dictionary - For the essential value of the Language Science - For the relationship Language– Thought”
Dr Antreas Antzoulis, Phd Philosophy – Theory of Literature, MA Theory of Literature
- “Words to speak”
Georgia Nathanail, Psychologist specialised in Psychoanalysis
- “Take my word”
Michalis Hadjipieris, Football coach and poet
- Iakovos Hadjipieris, Tuskologist, Author of the Dictionary

During the presentation, a ten minute film by Michael Lambrianides will be screened. A humorous description of the process of writing and publishing the Joint Dictionary of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Dialect. An open discussion will follow.

This dictionary presents 3425 mutual words between the g/c and t/c dialect. 1840 words appear from the Turkish to the Greek Cypriot dialect and 840 words from the Greek to the Turkish Cypriot dialect. Additionally, 510 Turkish words are also used in Common Modern Greek, while 355 words have entered the dialect from other languages.

The various linguistic borrowings, gathered in the dictionary, show not only the rich vocabulary, but also the ability of language to overcome any differences between the two communities and to become one of the strongest foundations for achieving peace in Cyprus. Also, the product of this research confirms the common finding of all civilized people, that language is the most important - cohesive bond between people who may be have different religious or ethnic differences.
The dictionary has already attracted the scientific community’s interest in Cyprus’ (University of Cyprus, Open University of Cyprus) and Greece’s public universities (University of Patras).

Free Entrance. Information at 70002420. The presentation will be in Greek.

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February 10,

The Cypriot guitarist Timotheos Stylianides will perform a programme with works by Manuel De Falla, Miguel Llobet, Isaac Albeniz, Frank Martin, Mikis Theodorakis, Benjamin Britten and Joaquin Rodrigo, at Technopolis 20 on Wednesday, February 10 at 8pm.

Timotheos Stylianides was born in Paphos in 1982 and took his first guitar lessons at the age of eleven. In 2002 he commenced his studies at the University of Hull in G. Britain where he focused on Performance, Composition, Orchestration and Psychology of Music. At the same time he studied the guitar under the guidance of Tom McKinney and Graig Ogden. He then followed postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where his guitar teachers were Eleftheria Kotzia and John Mills. He graduated with a MMus in Performance. During his studies he participated in various festivals and seminars in which he took advice from many accomplished artists including Leo Brouwer, David Russel Manuel Barruecco, Alvaro Pierri, Carlo Marchione, Aniello Desiderio and Zoran Dukic. Further, Timotheos Stylianides studied at the Real Cοnservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid in Spain where he took guitar lessons from Jose Luis Rodrigo.

After a competition in May 2006 he was awarded the John Mills Guitar Prize. Timotheos Stylianides has performed in several countries including United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Croatia and Cyprus. He is currently teaching guitar at the European University of Cyprus.

Entrance: 10 euro
Please reserve your tickets at 70002420.

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January 27,

On Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30pm the 4th open discussion Autour d’un café in collaboration with the Kimonos Arts Centre, will take place with the subject “The contemporary intake of literature”, moderated by Eliza Christophorou.

The reading as a self-determination process or as something else? What kind of literature we read today? Literature and education system. What kind of literature is promoted?

A circular debate without - necessarily - conclusions.

The discussion will be in Greek.

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