Mon, 06 Dec|
A journey to remember
Vakia Stavrou (voice), Manolis Neophytou (piano) and Nikolas Efthymiou (viola), present beloved songs from different countries. Enjoy a programme with favourite songs by Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Edith Piaf, Spanish and many more from the international repertoire.
Time & Location
06 Dec 2021, 20:00
Markideio Theatre, Andrea Geroudi 18, Paphos, Cyprus
About the Event
Vakia Stavrou (voice), Manolis Neophytou (piano) and Nikolas Efthymiou (viola), present beloved songs from a musical journey through Athens, Paris, New York and Buenos Aires, at Markideio Theatre, on Monday, December 6, at 8:30pm. Enjoy a programme with favourite songs by Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Edith Piaf, Spanish and many more from the international repertoire.
The outstanding singer and songwriter Vakia Stavrou, based in Paris, is internationally recognized and has been described by the International Press as a “Voice without Borders” (Die Welt) and “a highly sophisticated and enchanting artist, that makes one hear the vast beauty of her voice” (Bertrand Dicale, France Culture). With successful concerts in Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Berlin, Morocco, Munich, Cologne, Moscow, Geneva, she has the ability to create atmospheric, full of emotions music performances, both through her music talent and her charisma to perform in many languages.
On the other hand, the talented pianist Manolis Neophytou, at the age of eleven, was in Moscow to study at the Central State Special Music School, which was preparing the children to be admitted to the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he studied with great teachers. Many years followed full of studies, scholarships, prizes in music competitions, concerts and recitals in Europe, Russia, Korea and South Africa, collaborations as a soloist with various orchestras such as Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Rostov Symphony Orchestra of Rostov (Russia), Palermo Chamber Music Orchestra (Italy), Goldsmiths Orchestra of London, Budapest Concert Orchestra.
Last but not least, Nikolas Efthymiou, being attracted to the game of sound from a very early age he found in the viola an inexhaustible pool of possibilities to form and transform his dreams. He started studying the violin with Cypriot violinist Andreas Nikolaou at Cyprus Odeon and Trinity College which he concluded at the age of 14. Further studies were undertaken in Germany on violin and viola with Stelios Kafantaris, M. Speerman, Frank Strauch, and John Kinsella. During his studies in Hochschule fuer Musik Weimar he participated in Hochschulorchester Weimar and cooperated with Weimar Staatscapelle, and Jenaer Philarmonie. Solo recitals in Spain, Germany, France, Serbia, Greece and Cyprus. He has also taken part in several music workshops and festivals like Bad Sobernheim Musik academy, Weimar Sommerakademie, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Detmold Musikhochschule Meisterkurse and he studied in the classes of known musicians like T. Zehetmair, V. Klimov, T. Brandis, W. Christ, E. Krueger, Cr. Euler, L. Matczynsky. In 2007 Nikolas Efthymiou forms the experimental ‘’Ensemble Casual’’ which seeks to bridge several music periods and styles ranging from Baroque to Tango and Jazz. He has participated as a soloist or as chamber music musician in prestigious festivals in Cyprus like Kypria, Paphos2017, Faneromeni and others. Nikolas Efthymiou is active as Pedagogue in Cyprus University’s Music Advancement Program, in Youth Orchestra’s scholarship program for young soloist, as well as in Music-Gymnasiums/Lyceums.
Entrance: €13 / €10 (students)
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The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.
Organiser: Technopolis 20
Supporter: Municipality of Paphos
Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Culture
Media sponsor: CyBC