Wed, 01 Dec|
Piano & Voice Recital: The 'classic' Mikis Theodorakis
A recital tribute to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, with one piano and one voice, Marianna Georgiou and Georgia Zachariades respectively. Enjoy classical pieces of Theodorakis that are rarely performed, as well as famous songs of the composer.
Time & Location
01 Dec 2021, 20:00
Markideio Theatre, Andrea Geroudi 18, Paphos, Cyprus
About the Event
A recital tribute to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis will take place at Markideio Theatre Paphos, on Wednesday, 1st of December 2021, at 8pm, with one piano and one voice, Marianna Georgiou and Georgia Zachariades respectively.
Seize this occasion to hear classical pieces of Theodorakis that are rarely performed, like the Preludes and the Petite Suite for piano, as well as famous songs of the composer from Epitaph, Mauthausen, Axion Esti and Small Cyclades, all given a classical approach, through the composer Kyriakos Costa’s arrangements, specially prepared for this concert.
This musical proposal is completed with a visual intervention by the graphic designer Alexander Sebastian Ignatiou who follows the musical path of Mikis Theodorakis, transforms it and presents its through his own artistic perspective.
All four young artists rediscover the music of the great composer and presenting it to the public through their own approach.
Entrance: €12 / €7 (students)
ONLY with presales. Limited numbered seats available. Tickets available:
- Technopolis 20 art centre. Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm
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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
Sponsors: Petridio Foundation, Nova Safety, SNAP LTD, C.M.C. CUCINA, Vasilikon Winery, Acro Architecture Studio
A few words about the musicians
Marianna Georgiou was born in 1993 in Paphos, Cyprus. She took her first piano lessons at the age of five and she was classically trained for twelve years under the supervision of Ivelina Ruseva. She attained her first Soloist Piano Diploma (ATCL) at the age of seventeen. She also took classical guitar lessons and passed her Grade 8 classical singing exams (ABRSM) with distinction. In 2011, she began her academic career at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Brenda May and achieved a scholarship and a First-Class Honours for the Bachelor’s degree based on Piano Performance. In 2015, she attained her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Performance Practices from the University of Nottingham. During her studies, she was part of various orchestral ensembles (The University of Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, the chamber music ensemble, accompanist of vocal groups and the 20th century ensemble). She has taken part in several masterclasses and concerts around UK and Cyprus (Masterclass - Janina Fiaklowska/Clare Hammond, Derby Arts festival - awarded the second prize -, Pre-Concert Artist at the Royal Albert Hall of Nottingham for the Czech Philarmonic). In her most recent years, Marianna has performed as a soloist and as part of ensembles in concerts and festivals around Cyprus. She often appears in duo with the saxophonist Christos Zenios, and as a soloist performing recent repertoire in events such as PianoStreet-Five Steps to the Future and the Closing Ceremony of the Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture. Since September 2016, she been teaching the piano at the Public Music School of Paphos.
Georgia Zachariadi was born in 1996 in Paphos. At the age of 6 she started classical piano lessons and has a Grade 8 diploma (ABRSM).
In 2010 she represented Cyprus at the European Music Festival ‘Joy of Europe’ (Radost Evrope) held in Belgrade, Serbia.
She studied Psychology at the University of York in the United Kingdom and then moved to Athens where she studied Vocals at the National Conservatory, under the guidance of Fotini Costopoulos.
She e has participated in the operetta "Sataneri" by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, directed by Alexandros Efclides and Dimitris Dimopoulos and produced by the Greek National Opera. In the same year she participated in the operetta "Medea of Bost" in original music by Nikos Kypourgos and directed by Bijoux de Kant within the Nostos Festival Athens, held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
For the last three years she has been a member of the female vocal ensemble Chóres, under the artistic direction of Marina Satti. As a member of the ensemble, she has collaborated with artists such as Dionysis Savvopoulos, George Dalaras and Betty Charlaftis while she participated in the action "All Greece a culture" and toured in different archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and Crete.
The last months she is preparing her first personal album in collaboration with producer Konstantinos Lemesios.
Kyriakos Costas is a musician and is a graduate of the Royal Holloway University of London, specializing in composition. In recent years he has been working professionally with orchestral music and theater music. At the same time, he is active as a session pianist, but also as a songwriter.
As member of different Cypriot philharmonic bands, he participated in concerts by Dionysis Savvopoulos, Vassilis Lekkas, Pantelis Thalassinos and Iro Saia. In 2019, he participated as a pianist in two vocal interpretation seminars, with Natassa Bofiliou and Themis Karamouratidis, in Nicosia.
That same year, he was one of the Young Generation Composers of CoMA Festival in London, participating with the piece: ‘clockwise’ for orchestra. In 2020 he participated as a composer in the 5th Picture Gallery Composer-in-Residence Scheme of Royal Holloway, where he composed music for the online presentation and tour of this gallery. In 2021, his solo flute piece "Mute" won first prize at the Ensemble Matters in London.
This fall, he is signing the music with the composer Konstantinos Lemesios in the comedic-tragic musical of Costas Mannouris: 'The time of Gideon Doukas', directed / performed by Marios Mettis, within the Larnaca Biennale Festival 2021. At the same time, he is preparing the release of three orchestral works with the CHROMA Ensemble of London. For the last year and a half, he has been releasing his own songs through his personal YouTube channel, under the production of also songwriter and producer Konstantinos Lemesios.
Alexander Sebastian Ignatiou is an Illustrator and Graphic artist based in Paphos, Cyprus. Graduating from Coventry University with a (BA) in Illustration and Animation. He then pursued a career in Graphic Design to further develop his artistic skills and uses illustration as a form of expressing his visions of the modern world. Alexander works for private owners as well as clients including Bur-ger, Nero, Bagel Brunch, WestOrchards and also took part in shows and Art Festivals like Street Art Square 2017, Street Life Festival 2016-18, The Thresholds Of Life 2019 and more.