Tue, 10 Oct|
20th century piano masterpieces with Manolis Neophytou
The well-known Cypriot pianist Manolis Neophytou invites you to concert were he will present works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Dmitrii Shostakovitch, Ernesto Lecuona, Astor Piazzolla, Isaac Albeniz, Evanthia Rebutsika, Eleni Karaindrou, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis.
Time & Location
10 Oct 2023, 20:30
Technopolis 20 , Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
About the Event
The Cypriot pianist Manolis Neophytou will present works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Dmitrii Shostakovitch, Ernesto Lecuona, Astor Piazzolla, Isaac Albeniz, Evanthia Rebutsika, Eleni Karaindrou, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. The recital will take place on the 10th of October at Technopolis 20, at 20:30.
Entrance: 13 euro
For reservations: 70002420
Manolis Neophytou 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. He studied there for eight years under the supervision of Professor Rudolf Kehrer.
Manolis, during the period 1996-2002 studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, with scholarship from Nicolas Economou Foundation and received his diploma with distinction in 2002. He also studied in Ecole Normal in Paris with a scholarship from the Albert Roussel 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, United Kingdom, Korea, South Africa and Cyprus.
Homage to Greek Music is the title of his first CD album and 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 State Music Schools in Cyprus.
His recent performances include concerts in Zurich University of Arts, Winterthur, Kypria International Festival in Cyprus , the 2nd piano concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Next October 2023 Manolis will perform for the first time in U.S.A. at the University of Meine.