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Fri, 03 Jun


Technopolis 20

The ‘classic’ Mikis Theodorakis

Α concert – tribute to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in the garden with an orchestra of piano, trumpet, violin, cello and voice, accompanied by a video installation on the open-air screen of Technopolis 20. Enjoy arrangements, specially prepared for these series of concerts.

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The ‘classic’ Mikis Theodorakis
The ‘classic’ Mikis Theodorakis

Time & Location

03 Jun 2022, 20:00

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

About the Event

After a very successful and emotional concert – tribute to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis that took place at Markideio Theatre last December, the three young and talented musicians Marianna Georgiou (pianist), Georgia Zachariades (voice) and Kyriakos Costa (adaptations/orchestrations) return at Technopolis 20 garden with a full orchestra this time and a richer programme, on Friday, 3rd of June 2022. Piano and voice will be enriched on stage by Christos Zenios on saxophone, Andreas Zinonos on violin and Miranda Papaneokleous on cello.

Seize this occasion to hear classical pieces of Theodorakis that are rarely performed, like the Preludes 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 these series of concerts. A concert where the music of a great composer is rediscovered and presented on a new approach.

Once again, 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. The combination of live music and video installation, in the open-air screen and beautiful garden of Technopolis 20 will create an unforgettable music experience with a deeply emotional atmosphere.

Entrance: €12/ €7 (students)

Reservations, Information and Tickets at 70002420.

Presales are necessary.

Sponsor: Cyprus Youth Council

The concert will be repeated in Nicosia, on Sunday, June 5, at Tilemachos Kanthos Arts Centre.Information: 99599778

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 Zachariades 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.

Miranda Papaneocleous was born in Nicosia in 1973. She started cello classes at the age of seven. She was founding member of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, an experience that played an important role in her life. She studied Musicology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and received a Diploma in Cello by the Hellenic Conservatory of Music and Arts. During her studies she was a member of the Orchestra of Colours by Manos Hadjidakis kai collaborators of the Greek National Opera. It was clear that she preferred the orchestra life instead of the Musicology. Miranda is currently the sub-principal cello of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. She performed as a soloist of the CSO and she participated in chamber music concerts with the Amiche and Promitheas string quartets in Cyprus, Greece and Germany. Miranda also collaborated with the contemporary music ensemble Chronos. In the past she was teaching at the Music Lyceum Nicosia and at the workshops of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Christos Zenios (soprano saxophone)was born in 1991, in Strovolos, Nicosia. At the age of 6 he started accordion lessons and at the age of 16 he attained a Diploma in Accordion from “Thales” Music School of Greece with Distinction. At the age of 12 he started piano lessons and a few years later he started saxophone lessons. He holds a BA in Music (Popular Music and Recording) with First Class Honours from the University of Salford, Manchester specialising in composition and saxophone performance, and an MA in Music Performance with Distinction, specialising in saxophone, during which he enrolled in music psychology and ethnomusicology classes, among others. He has been a member and director of several ensembles, (sax quarters and choirs, jazz quartets, wind ensembles, contemporary music groups and more). He took part in concerts in Cyprus and the UK (Manchester Art Gallery Ensemble, Tempo a Tiempo, Chorlton Arts Festival and Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, Salford Sonic Fusion Festival etc.) Since September 2016 he has been working as a saxophone teacher in the Music Schools of Paphos and Nicosia.

Alexander Sebastian Ignatiouis 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.

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