The Cyprus Guitar Trio comprising by the three renowned classical guitarists from Cyprus, Vasilios Avraam, George Christofi and Socrates Leptos, invite you to a musical night at Technopolis 20, on Saturday, 24th of February 2018, at 8pm.
Enjoy a journey in time through a repertoire of well-known works of great composers such as de Ferranti, Margola, Ferenc, Kaps, among others, which are not covers but works written specifically for three guitars. The programme will include a wide range of European and Latin music with works such as sonatas, flamenco, rumba, tango, and more.
The Cyprus Guitar Trio was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to the promotion of the important yet unexplored repertoire of the combination of three classical guitars, as well the creation of new works for this combination, and the arrangements and transcriptions of existing works.
Entrance: 10 euro
Reservations necessary at 70002420 (calls only).
A few words about the musicians
Vasilios Avraam studied at the Ferenc Liszt Conservatory in Hungary, at the National Conservatoire of Region in Strasbourg and at the Academy of Music in Bratislava where he received his Musical Doctoral Degree in classical guitar under the supervision of Jozef Zsapka. He has participated in a number of festivals, including the Zempléni Festival and the Spring Festival of Eger, and he is the First Prize winner of the National Guitar Competition in Hungary in 1998. Several of his solo recitals and orchestra performances in guitar concertos were recorded by television channels and radio stations of Hungary and Cyprus. He published theoretical articles on the classical guitar in such international guitar magazines as the Classical Guitar Magazine (England), the Soundboard (USA), the Guitarra Magazine (USA), Gitarr och Luta (Sweden), Gendai Guitar (Japan).
George Christofi is a holder of a BMus (First Class), and MMus in Guitar Performance (Distinction) from the University of Hull and an MA (Distinction) and a PhD in Composition from the University of York. Considered one of the most important and talented composers of his generation, Christofi has composed music for world renowned soloists and ensembles, including, Mario Caroli (flute), Sarah Leonard (soprano), Harry Sparnaay (bass clarinet), Rohan de Saram (cello), Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble 10/10, Orchestre National de Lorraine, The Endymion, Kreutzer Quartet, Ensemble Cairn, Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion, L'Opéra National du Rhin. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and presented in Festivals such as ‘Clarinet baix i electronica’ by Phonos – Fundació Música Contemporània (Spain), International Music Festival Heidelberger ‘Frühling 2007’ (Germany), ‘Pescara Fiera Festival (Italy), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (Korea), Culturale San Fedele – Electrobag on Tour (Italy), amongst others. Christofi is a Composition Lecturer at the European University Cyprus.
Socrates Leptos studied guitar at the New England Conservatory in Boston. In 2000 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at Yale University under Ben Verdery, and in 2009 he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Peabody Institute. During his studies, Leptos won three awards and performed extensively in the US. He participated in masterclasses with Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin, Jorge Morel, Paul O’dette, David Tannenbaum, Gordon Crosskey, and John Duarte. Leptos has recorded music for radio and television and he has contributed to various recordings, both as guitarist and composer. He is currently a member of the guitar faculty at the University of Nicosia.