Guitar & Flute Concert
Time & Location
About the Event
The Cypriot guitarist Socrates Leptos and the French flutist Virginie Bove invite you to a colourful musician journey under the sounds of guitar and flute rare concert combination, on Sunday, November 21, at 6pm. The two talented musicians will present a unique blend of both original and arranged works from France, Italy, Romania, Brazil, and Argentina, many inspired by the rich musical folklore of their respective countries.
The repertoire for flute and guitar is quite extensive. The colourful combination of the two instruments has been popular since the early 19th century with composers such as Giuliani and Diabelli. However, very little of this music displayed the grandeur, emotional depth and formal complexity that were the cornerstones of contemporary musical composition. It was not until the 20th century that composers finally invested in the flute/guitar ensemble and graced it with well-developed and emotionally intense music.
Even so, the output was limited. Perhaps the particularities of writing for such an ensemble (or any ensemble involving the guitar) caused many composers to either shy away from the endeavor or produce works that were unplayable. This pushed performers into making arrangements of works that were originally composed for a different combination of instruments, thus presenting a fresh outlook on already popular music, and expanding the repertoire for flute and guitar.
Programme of the concert will include Sonatina op. 205 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Danse de la Chèvre for flute solo by Arthur Honegger, Romanian Dances by Béla Bartok, Preludio Triston for solo Guitar by Maximo Diego Pujol, Musiques Populaires Brésiliennes by Celso Machado and Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzola.
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A few words about the artists
Socrates Leptos began his music studies at the Contemporary Conservatory of Cyprus where he was awarded the Guitar Diploma. He continued his studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Robert Paul Sullivan, Eliot Fisk and David Leisner. In 2000 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at Yale University under Ben Verdery. In 2009 he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Peabody Institute.
During his studies, Mr. Leptos won three awards and gave various performances in Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Brookline, and New Haven. He participated in masterclasses with Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin, Jorge Morel, Paul O’dette, David Tannenbaum, Gordon Crosskey, and John Duarte.
Mr. Leptos has recorded music for radio and television. He has collaborated with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and artists like Nena Venetsanou, Alkistis Protopsalti, Alexia, Vakia Stavrou and Paul Di’ Anno. He is a founding member of the Cyprus Guitar Trio and the Duo Claritar. A versatile musician, Mr. Leptos is also a member of popular music bands Arrayan Path and Arda and the Stolen Moon with whom he released ten full-length studio recordings.
Mr. Leptos has taught guitar and theory at both preparatory and university levels. His students have been successful in competitions and have contributed greatly to the Cyprus music scene. Mr. Leptos has presented lectures and masterclasses in Cyprus and the United States.
Virginie Bove is a French flutist born in 1977. She graduated from the National Conservatory of Saint Maur and the National Conservatory of Paris where she obtained her diplomas with distinction in Flute, Piccolo and Chamber Music. Virginie attended Masterclasses in France and abroad with international renowned Flutists such as Mathieu Dufour, Michel Debost, Philippe Bernold.
Between 1995-2000, her musical studies led her to become the Principal Flutist of the Sorbonne Symphony Orchestra, performing, recording and touring in many venues in France, America and Italy.
After this fabulous experience, she became a freelancer in various professional French Orchestras until establishing herself in Cyprus as a Sub-Principal Flutist with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Chamber music hasalways occupied a significant part in her activities; and her enthusiasm and deep lovefor performing music from Baroque to Contemporary;led her to her collaborate with various musicians and bcome a member of Evohe Wind Quintet and Chronos Ensemble. Cypriot composers,
including Savvas Savva, Evis Sammoutis, Maria Andreou and Constantin Papageorgio, have specifically composedworks for her.Since 2005 Virginie has been teaching in different music schools in Nicosia, National Conservatory of Cyprus, Arte Music Academy and the Cyprus Youth Orchestra Academy.
1995: Flute and Guitar/Piano with Olivier Herbay
2012: Flute and Harp with Angela Madjarova
2013: Flute and Piano with Agata Jozwik