Time & Location
About the Event
Technopolis 20 continues with its ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’ concert series, this time with the Fusionia Quartet, at Markideio Theatre in Paphos, on Wednesday, 21st of October 2020, at 8:30pm.
Marios Ioannou (violin), Savvas Lagou (violin), Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola) and Robert Grod (cello) got together after discovering that their passion for playing quartet music was connected with the presentation of a programme that combines the classical string quartet repertory with other styles of music.
The concert’s programme will begin with the lively Divertimento in D major, K. 136, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 16, in a productive period of composition, when he was traveling throughout Europe, getting inspiration from each country’s musical styles and traditions, London, Paris, Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy. The following pieces, ‘5 sketches for string quartet’, a journey from darkness to light in five different steps, it is the result of a fruitful collaboration between an amateur composer, basically an arranger - Sorin A. Horlea, and the most promising young Cypriot composer – Apollon Kalamenios. The programme will end with a selection of pieces from the album 'Last Leaf' by the Danish String Quartet (DSQ). DSQ is widely recognised as the most exciting young string quartet today, bringing new insights to contemporary composition and core classical repertoire. In parallel, they have also made surprising and impressive forays into the world of Nordic folk music. Fusionia Quartet will perform the following pieces: Shore, Polska from Dorothea, Intermezzo and Shine you no more.
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in D major, K 136 (Allegro, Andante, Presto)
• S. A. Horlea & Apollon Kalamenios, 5 sketches for string quartet (Worried, Endeavor, Still Hope, Blessing, Un Color de Amor)
• Danish String Quartet, Selection from the album 'Last Leaf' (Shore, Polska from Dorothea, Intermezzo, Shine you no more)
The concert is part of the ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’, an exclusive project of classical music concert series, organised by Technopolis 20 and a private sponsor. High-quality classical music concerts are organised, supporting local talented musicians and hosting musicians from abroad. More information for past and future you can find in our website https://www.technopolis20.com/technopolis20-classics.
The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.
Entrance: €12/ €8 (students)
ONLY with presales. Tickets available at Technopolis 20 art centre.
A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 1pm
Organiser: Technopolis 20
Co-organiser: Municipality of Paphos
Sponsors: Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Vouni Panagia Winery, Red Rose Florist
A few words about the musicians
Marios Ioannou began violin lessons with Sorin Alexandru Horlea under the supervision of Professor Matheos Kariolou at age of 11 in 2006. In 2009 he studied at the Pancyprian Gymnasium and Music school of Nicosia which lasted for 3 years. He studied Music at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the supervision of the Professor Andrew Sherwood and Boris Brovtsyn and he had his MA at Royal Academy of Music under the Prof. Mateja Marinkovic and Jack Liebeck. He is qualified violin teacher (LTCL) from Trinity Laban since May 2016. Marios is a member of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra since 2012, a private violin teacher since 2013 and principal of 2nd violin in Cyprus Chamber Orchestra since 2016. He has played in different orchestras and he has participated in a number of masterclasses.
Savvas Lagou was born in Larnaca in 1991. He began violin lessons at the age of 7 at the annex of the Conservatoire of East Attica in Larnaca where he graduated in 2009. Immediately after, Savvas became the student of Sorin Alexandru Horlea who was his major influence as a musician and violinist. Prior to his studies, Savvas served in the army for two years as a member of the military band (S.M.E.F). In 2011 he studied for one year at City University of London under Magdalena Filipczak. While he was a student there, he gained a place to transfer as a second-year student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Throughout his studies, Savvas received the "Ludwig Lebell Scholar" and “Marios Tokas” scholarships for a period of three years from the State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus in 2009. (I.K.Y). At Trinity Laban he studied with Andrew Sherwood. He also had master classes with Philippe Honore, Rivka Golani, John Crawford, Pieter Schoeman, Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay and Remus Azoitei. In April 2014 Savvas performed as a soloist with Somerset Youth Symphony Orchestra followed by two performances with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in May 2014. After receiving his LTCL in Instrumental/Vocal Teaching, Savvas had been a dedicated teacher for a year starting September 2015, where he returned to Cyprus to prepare for his MA auditions with his mentor Sorin Alexandru Horlea. From 2016-2018 Savvas was an MA student in the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied with Mateja Marinkovic and Jack Liebeck. He also had chamber music coaching with the Doric String Quartet and Levon Chilingirian. Savvas is a co-leader in the first violins of the newly formed Cyprus Chamber Orchestra. He led the orchestra in its first concert performing Bach's concerto for violin and oboe and on various other occasions. On the 30th of April 2017 he participated in the concert “UnitedByMusic Youth” which was a side by side concert with Berlin Philharmonic players in Paphos, Cyprus. Since August 2018 Savvas is a member of The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in the 2nd violins. Savvas as a member of the Fusionia Duo, has also performed in the Hellenic Centre of London, Synodiko Ieras Mitropolis Kykkou and Wigmore Hall (Trinity Laban students’ concert). Finally, Savvas has been working as a professional violinist and singer since 2006 participating in festivals of classical and traditional Greek and Cypriot music in Cyprus, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Slovenia and London.
Sorin Alexandru Horlea was born in Bucharest in 1975 and started the violin at the age of eight. He graduated from George Enescu Music High-School where he studied under maestro Octav Savitchi and Ciprian Porumbescu Music University where his Professor was maestro Daniel Podlovschi. He took part in summer-courses with Viktor Pikaizen and Eugen Sarbu. In 1997 he won the third prize at the George Enescu Childhood Memories contest in Bucharest. During his university studies he played in the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonia Chamber Orchestra and in Bucharest Opera, but mainly in George Enescu Philharmonic. In 2000 he moved to Lebanon to fulfil his position in Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, where he became the assistant concert master. He moved to Cyprus in 2005 and since then is a member of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. He is also working as an associate teacher of the Cyprus Youth Orchestra. Alongside his output as an orchestral musician, he is an active performer as a soloist and in various chamber groups throughout Europe and Middle East, playing not only classical but also jazz and folk music. He was a member of Cyprus String Quartet, and the folk band Danube Quartet. He regularly performs contemporary music as he is a resident musician at the Avaton Festival in Limassol, a member of the Chronos Ensemble, and of the Ensemble Cyclamen. In 2016, he started studying viola on his own in order to develop as a musician. In June 2019 he recorded together with the pianist Anita Tomasevich the album Nocturnal Ballads, consisting on 16 violin encores. www.youtube.com/sorinestera
Robert Grod was born in 1991 in Lithuania. He studied in Vilnius at the Balys Dvarionas music school in the class of J. Veiveriene. He is a laureate prize winner of the Dvarionas and Urba music competitions in Lithuania. In 2010 Robert began his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory, under the tutorship of Natalia Shakhovskaya. In 2012 he won first prize in the Kozolupov competition in Moscow, and in 2016 he graduated from the conservatory with honours. Since then, he has been working in Nicosia for Cyprus Young String Soloists, which is a programme of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, aiming at identifying children aged 3-18 who are very talented in music, and at providing them with instrument instruction at the highest possible level.