The Paphos Kidney Association and Paphos Music Lovers present the charity event “Winter Music Festival” in Paphos, with three recitals at Technopolis 20 and one at Agia Kyriaki Church, St. Paul's Pillar. All proceeds will be given for the purchase of a new dialysis machine for the Renal Unit at Paphos General Hospital.
Tuesday, 21st of November, 8pm, Technopolis 20, “MADRIGALS & MORE”
The festival will start on Tuesday, 21st of November, at 8pm, with the recital “MADRIGALS & MORE” at Technopolis 20, with the choirs ‘Tête-à-Tête’ and ‘Sine Nomine’. Their programme will include works by Dowland, Henry VIII, Gibbons, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams.
Thursday, 23rd of November, 8pm, Technopolis 20, ‘FIVE PIANISTS’
In the second concert of the “Winter Music Festival”, five pianists will perform solo, duos and even six hands works. The programme will include works by Mozart, Schumann, Saint- Saëns, Liszt, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Shostakovich and Piazzolla. The performers are: Yiannis Georgiou, Nina Ioannidou, Galina Dimova, Natalia Lezedova and Ivelina Ruseva.
Nina Ioannidou was born in Russia. She graduated from Musical University of Stavroupoli in Russia and from the Musical Faculty of the University of Greece. In 2003 – 2004 she took part in the competitions in Athens and won first and second prizes. She has taught and accompanied in Greece and for the last eight years has taught in music schools in Paphos and Limassol.
Galina Dimova was born in Chirpan, Bulgaria in 1967. She graduated from The Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv with distinctions, obtaining an M.A. in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy. In addition, Galina has a PhD on the piano compositions of the Cypriot pianist and composer Nicolas Economou. She has made multiple publications in Bulgarian, as well as in English. She also collaborated with video artist Yiannos Economou, as a composer and performer. Galina plays extensively both as a soloist and as an accompanist and has an unusually wide repertoire, ranging from Baroque all the way up to contemporary music.
Natalia Lezedova is a graduate of the Musical Faculty of the State Pedagogical University of Russia, and she also has postgraduate studies in "Musical Art" (2012). She has an advanced training course from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory (2013). She is a Laureate of five international competitions, among them: two first prizes as a performer-soloist (Saint-Petersburg and Moscow 2012), winner of the Grand-Prix musical festival-competition “Severnaya Venetsia” (2012) and Laureate of the first prize as a Concertmaster (Musical Competition Performing Arts Saint-Petersburg 2013).
Yiannis Georgiou was born in London. He spent his childhood in both Cyprus and in Trinity College of Music in London, with Alexander Ardakov and John Bingham, where he received numerous competition prizes and graduated with the DipTCL Performer’s Diploma. He continued his studies in Moscow, at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, initially with Professor Valery Kastelsky, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus, and finally with Pavel Nersessian, He graduated with the Aspirant Diploma. Yiannis Georgiou is the only Cypriot Pianist to have received this award. Yiannis has performed as a soloist in the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. Yiannis Georgiou has been living in Cyprus since 2004.
Ivelina Ruseva was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. At the age of seven she began piano lessons and at ten she was accepted in the music school “Veselin Stogianov” - Ruse. During her studies she participated in many concerts and competitions for solo piano. In 1992, she graduated with honors and was accepted at the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria, from which she graduated with honors again. Since 1999 she has been living in Paphos, where she teaches piano with very good results and also takes part in various cultural events and concerts for solo piano and chamber music. Her experience in piano education spans more than 20 years.
The full programme includes:
Mozart (1756 – 1791) - Piano Sonata for four hands in D major, K 381
Liszt (1811 – 1886) - Liebestraume No3
Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) - Oblivion for solo piano
Chopin (1810 – 1849) - Etude No12, op10, "Revolutionary"
Rodion Shchedrin (1932 - ) - "Basso Ostinato"
Schumann (1810 – 1856) - Fantastic pieces “Aufschwung” (“an emotional uplift”)
Liszt (1811 – 1886) - Valley d’Obermann (from Years of Pilgrimage)
Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) - “The Seasons” op.37
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) - "Three Fantastic Dances" op.5.
Arno Babajanian (1921 – 1983) - "Elegie" in Memory of Kchachaturian.
Debussy (1862 – 1918) - "Clare de Lune".
Saint-Saens (1835 – 1921) - “Dance Macabre”
Saturday, 25th of November, 8pm, Technopolis 20, ‘WOODWIND WORLD’
The last concert at Technopolis 20 has the title “Woodwind world” concert, where George Georgiou (clarinet), Virginie Bove (flute) and Gergana Georgieva (piano) will perform works by Saint-Saëns, Debussy and Faure.
Entrance: €12 per concert or €30 for all three concerts at Technopolis 20
Reservations necessary at 70002420.
Monday, 27th of November, 6pm, Agia Kyriaki Church at St. Paul's Pillar, ‘ORGAN RECITAL’
The Winter Music Festival will conclude its concerts with the Organ Recital with the organist at the Anglican Church, Paul Timmins. The programme will include works by Bach, Elgar, Messiaen, Dupre.
Free Entrance. Donations are welcome for the Pafos Kidney Association new dialysis machine fund.