An evening dedicated to poetry set to music, a musical tribute to the great poets, starting from the classics Papadiamantis and Elytis to the more contemporary Gatsos and M. Eleftheriou, whose words were amalgamated with melodies producing songs that are now weaved into the Greek cultural heritage. Through their own orchestrations and renditions, Maria Avraam (flute), Pantelitsa Socratous (piano) and Georgia Zachariade (voice) present a journey through the familiar melodies of Greek music at Technopolis 20, on Friday, 13th of April 2018, at 8pm.
One of the main characteristics that make Greek Music so distinct, is the poetic tone of its lyrics. This is mainly owed to Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis who brought poetry to the streets, making sure that it was no longer a privilege of the educated few to know the works of Elytis, Seferis and Ritsos. Later composers lead with their example, by setting existing poems to music and poets writing lyrics thus enriching the Greek music with a poetic mood, creating the genre that is now called “Entehno”.
Entrance: 10 euro/ 5 euro (students)
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only).
A few words about the musicians
Pantelitsa Socratous (b.1990) had her first piano lessons at the age of 8 at the "Paphos Hellenic School of Music". Thereafter she continued her studies with Ivelina Russeva at the “Paphos Academy of Fine Arts” and at the age of 17 she successfully attained her ATCL diploma in Piano Performance. She then attended Birmingham Conservatoire where she studied piano performance with David Quigley and Mikael Pettersonn and piano accompaniment with Robert Markham. She took part in many piano masterclasses with Peter Donohoe, Mikhail Kazakevich, George-Emmanuel Lazarides and played in many festivals and concerts over the years. In 2012 she attained her BMus degree in Piano Performance and returned to Cyprus and has since then been an active member of the Paphos music scene, both as a performer and a piano teacher.
Georgia Ζachariade is a singer from Cyprus who is currently living in Athens because of her studies. She started piano lessons at the age of six and also became a member of the children choir of the municipality of Paphos. At the age of 12 Georgia represented Cyprus in the international festival “Radost Evrope” that took place in Belgrade Serbia. Moreover she performed in big tributes of famous Greek composers such as, Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis with the Paphos Metropolis Orchestra. At the age of 16 she had her first gig in Paphos and since then she has been an active member of the Paphos music scene, She has also been a radio producer for local online stations in Cyprus and England. Georgia is currently studying vocal performance at the national conservatory of Athens and she works as an editor at the music magazine Music Corner.
Maria Avraam is a flutist and pianist specialized in contemporary classical and experimental music. She studied music at “Marios Tokas” Music Lyceum and European University Cyprus. During and after her studies she participated and performed in piano and flute master-classes in Greece, UK, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus and Netherlands. She has developed a wide repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. Her baroque, classical and romantic music repertoire includes performances with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, National Orchestra of Prague and “Apple Hill” String Quartet in USA, as well as solo and ensemble performances. Her interest in contemporary music gave her the opportunity to perform as a flutist and pianist in various all-contemporary music events including the Artos Contemporary Music Festival, the “7th International Contemporary Music Festival” of Pharos Arts Foundation, the Flevares project, the Avaton Contemporary Music Festival, the “Tampere Biennale Festival” in Finland, the “Piano Street Festival” in the behalf of Pafos 2017 Organization and the CYSO Ensemble in collaboration with the Centre of Cypriot composers, giving Cyprus and world premieres.