Fri, 20 May

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Technopolis 20

Plektó duet: Flute & percussion in the garden

The newly formed ensemble Plektó duet will perform for the first time in Paphos, at Technopolis 20 stage and will take us on a musical journey around Spain, Argentina, Brazil and France, with Eva Stavrou in flute and Natasa Hatziandreou in percussion.

Plektó duet: Flute & percussion in the garden

Time & Location

20 May, 20:00

Technopolis 20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Ave, Paphos, Cyprus

About the Event

The newly formed ensemble Plektó duetwill perform for the first time in Paphos, at Technopolis 20 stage and will take us on a musical journey around Spain, Argentina, Brazil and France. The duet that consists of Eva Stavrou in flute and Natasa Hatziandreou in percussion, will present works by A. Jolivet, J. Ibert, A. Piazzola, I. Albeniz, C. Machado and P. McDonaldat Technopolis 20 garden, on Friday, May 20 at 8pm.

Their main goal of the duet is to highlight and promote the work of important composers of 20th and 21stcentury to the general public as well as to introduce the flute and percussion timbres and the characteristic color of their instruments.

Entrance: €12/ €7 (students)

Reservations, information and tickets at 70002420.

Presales are necessary.

A few words about the musicians:

Eva Stavrou began studying piano and flute in Cyprus. She graduated in 2009 with distinction from the Music School of Nicosia (Cyprus), and then progressed to higher education at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lyon. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with Distinction in Flute and Piccolo.

A special interest in contemporary music has led Stavrou to work with a variety of composers and to participate in music workshops and festivals such as the Escape Art Lab in Romania (2018), the New Music Week in Rome (2019), the Time of Music in Finland (2019) and in Erasmus+ programmes both in Portugal and Cyprus, learning from distinguished composers like Beat Furrer, Doina Rotaru and Kaija Saariaho. Stavrou has also taken part in orchestras and chamber music groups in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Finland.

Eva strongly believes in the importance of performers getting involved in the process of music composition. She often collaborates with composers such as Brice Catherin, Faidros Kavallaris and others, for the creation of new pieces and to promote contemporary music in Cyprus. Plektó duet (Eva Stavrou-flute, Natasa Hadjiandreou-percussions) aims to promote the contemporary repertory for flute and percussions. Her duet with the Greek pianist Thalia Papadopoulou, έtha duet, was funded last year by the i-portunus programme in order to work with the composers Philippe Hurel (France), Diana Rotaru (Romania) and Minas Borboudakis (Germany).

Eva is also involved in interdisciplinary projects and has worked with the DanceHouse Lefkosia (No_body festival 2020), the Cyprus Theatre Organization and the Onassis Stegi (Onassis Foundation).

Since September 2017 Stavrou lives in Cyprus, currently teaching flute at the Cyprus Music Schools and at the Windcraft Music Centre, aiming at imparting to her students a love for the Arts and at introducing them to contemporary music.

Natasa Hadjiandreou enjoys a rich artistic career that combines solo and chamber music performances, and a strong interest in education and teaching. As a co-founder of Arts Embrace Cultural Organization, a Cyprus-based non-profit organization, Natasa performs regularly around the island, and organizes workshops, seminars, masterclasses, and festivals that encourage creativity and the effective involvement of citizens in the artistic and cultural life of Cyprus. Through Arts Embrace, Natasa has established an important network of renowned artists around Europe and beyond, that collaborate towards providing performing and educational opportunities to Cypriots, as well as introducing new music to the public. Natasa holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music (Timpani and Percussion Performance) from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she graduated with Honors. She continued her studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome, 2012 &2015), where she specialized in orchestral repertoire under the guidance of the Academy’s principle percussionist Edoardo Albino Giachino. Her teachers include Simone Rebello, Ian Wright, Dave Hassell, Paul Patrick, Liz Gilliver and Nikolas Papageorgiou. She has also participated in master classes with Evelyn Glennie, Theodor Milkov, Nebosja Zivkovic, Eric Sammut, Mark Ford and Pedro Carneiro amongst others. Natasa was awarded the Wray and Gilbert Webster Prizes, and in 2012 she won the Concerto competition for young performers organized by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra for which she performed Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings. Her most recent solo performances include Tan Dun’s Water concerto for Water percussion and Orchestra, also performed with the CySO. Her collaborations have taken her to Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Poland, and Cyprus, and in renowned concert venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. As a music educator, Natasa is currently teaching at the State Music Schools of Cyprus, at the Music Academy of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra (CySO), at Sistema Cyprus, and at the University of Nicosia. Her teaching includes individual lessons, chamber music and percussion ensembles, and group classes of rhythm for all instrumentalists. Along with violinist Viki Hadjiandreou and pianist Andri Hadjiandreou they formed Trio Ostinato, a unique chamber music ensemble with which they perform in Cyprus and abroad. The Trio collaborates with Cypriot and other internationally acclaimed composers and presents contemporary works and world premieres of works dedicated to and/or commissioned for the ensemble.

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