Wed, 08 Feb|
A Classical Music Concert: Fairy Tales & Folk Tunes
The Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre presents the Classical Music Concert “Fairy Tales & Folk Tunes” with the pianists Ivelina Ruseva, Marianna Georgiou and Maria Avraam. The programme features rarely heard piano works by Béla Bartók to Georges Enescu, from Holst to Khachaturian, from Chopin to Grieg.
Time & Location
08 Feb, 20:00
Technopolis 20 , Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
About the Event
The Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre presents on Wednesday 8th of February 2023 at 8pm, the Classical Music Concert “Fairy Tales & Folk Tunes” with the pianists Ivelina Ruseva, Marianna Georgiou and Maria Avraam.
The programme features rarely heard piano works which draw elements and inspiration from legends, myths, tales and oral music traditions: from Béla Bartók to Georges Enescu, from Holst to Khachaturian, from Chopin to Grieg, the classical piano repertoire becomes enriched with the fine colours of tradition, from the North to the South.
Entrance: €12 / €8 (students)
A few words about the musicians:
Pianist Ivelina Ruseva was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. She began studying the piano at the age of seven, and three years later she entered the Veselin Stogianov Music School in Ruse, where she participated in many concerts and competitions for solo piano. In 1992 she graduated with Honors and began her studies at the Pancho Vladigerov National Music Academy in Sofia, from which she also graduated with Honors. She has been living in Paphos since 1999, and over the years she has seen many of her private piano students succeeding in international exams, auditions and music competitions. Currently a piano teacher in the Music School of Paphos, Ivelina performs frequently as a soloist, in piano duos, and as an accompanist in the framework of numerous artistic projects around Cyprus, equally in educational events and on the concert stage.
Maria Avraam is a flutist and pianist who graduated from the “Marios Tokas” Music Lyceum in Limassol. Later, she followed undergraduate music studies at the European University Cyprus obtaining a Bachelor of Music scoring high marks. During and after he studies she saw herself as an active participant in piano and flute masterclasses in Greece, the UK, Cyprus and elsewhere. She has participated in events with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Prague and the Apple Hill String Quartet (USA). Her interest in contemporary music led to performances in festivals such as the Artos Contemporary Music Festival, the 7 th Pharos International Contemporary Music Festival, the FlevaRes project, the Avaton Contemporary
Music Festival. She has performed premieres of new works in events with the CYSO Ensemble in collaboration with the Centre of Cypriot Composers. A frequently invited member of the Symphonic Band of Strovolos & EUC, she has participated in a unique event with the Wind Ensemble of the Christopher Newport University. She also performed in
the contemporary piano event “PianoStreet:Five Steps to the Future”as part of the celebration for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. Maria is a music teacher in Paphos and a cultural assistant at Technopolis20 Cultural Centre.
Marianna Georgiou was born in 1993 in Paphos, Cyprus. She took her first piano lessons at the age of five and she obtained her first Soloist Piano Diploma (ATCL) at the age of seventeen. She also took classical guitar lessons and she passed her Grade 8 classical singing exams (ABRSM) with distinction. She is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where she studied Piano Performance under the supervision of Brenda May having received a First-Class Honours for the Bachelor’s degree in on Piano Performance. In 2015, she obtained her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Performance Practices. During her studies, she was a member of various orchestral ensembles and took part in several masterclasses and concerts around the UK and Cyprus. She frequently appears both as a soloist and a chamber musician in concerts around Cyprus. Cultivating a special interest in contemporary music and in multidisciplinary collaborations she has appeared in high profile projects, such as the Closing Ceremony for the celebrations for the Cultural Capital of Europe ‘Pafos 2017’ and the ‘PianoStreet: Five Steps to the Future’, an innovative street event exclusively featuring contemporary piano music. Since September 2016, she has been teaching the piano at the Music School of Paphos.