The Cypriot soprano Mariza Anastasiadou and the piano duo Elina Linchevskaya and Zbynek Maruska, present at Technopolis 20 in Paphos, on Friday, 20th of April 2018, at 8pm, an atmospheric musical journey into the world of Debussy, Satie, Ravel and other composers interpreting some of their most popular works.
The title of the concert itself, refers to Debussy's composition “Clair de lune” (Moonlight), which is considered a characteristic example of musical impressionism. The concert includes among others the wonderful song “Nuit d'étoiles” (Night of stars) of the same composer and the very touching “Song to the moon” from Dvořák’s Opera Rouzalka. Also included are Debussy’s “Little Suite” for four hands, Gavrilin’s dancing “Sketches” from beautiful ballet “Anioyta” and Satie’s, Mendelssohn’s and Ravel’s songs.
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only)
Duration of the programme: 60’
A few words about the musicians
Soprano Mariza Anastasiades studied Classical Song and Opera in Austria and Cyprus, specializing in Italian Bel Canto (MMus, BMus). In June 2017 she won the first prize at the International Singing Competition in Budapest, organized by the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. She participated in productions with artists and conductors from the Prague State Opera, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, New York Theater, Kremlin Orchestra, Lamoureux Orchestra Paris, the National Opera of Amsterdam and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. She has taken part in specialized masterclasses with singers such as Sona Ghazarian, Andrea Rost, Vitalba Mosca, Barbara Frittoli and Aris Christofellis. She received reviews such: “Mariza is highly talented and accomplished singer, energetic and conscientious musician” - L.Blaskovicz, Hungarian State Orchestra - 2017.
Elina Linchevskaya and the Czech Zbynek Maruska
The two artists, the Russian Elina Linchevskaya and the Czech Zbynek Maruska, originate from the same generation of pianists who came through the disciplined and structured musical education that was traditionally taught and made their countries famous for. Their studies at the Prague Musical Academy, the Russian Academy of Music and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, enabled them to develop substantial recital activities as soloists as well as play with orchestras such as the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Plzenska Filharmonie and other well-known musical ensembles of chamber music such as the Prague Mozart Quintet. Having both gone through the explosive and enthusiastic world of the skilful ‘young talent’, to that of the thoughtful and mature musician who expresses the European musical thought, currently transmit this thought to the young musicians they teach. The common aspects of their artistic careers as well as character traits, were essential ingredients for the creation of a close and fruitful cooperation between them, that has led to the setting up of a chamber music group, which aims to demonstrate the completeness in expression and fullness of sound of the pianoforte, and at the same time offer to the music loving public, the pleasure of enjoying worthy musical presentations.
Clair de Lune, C. Debussy
“Nuit d’étoiles”, C. Debussy
Petit Suite, C. Debussy
Les chemins de l'amour, F. Poulenc
Je te Veux, E. Satie
Song to the moon, A. Dvorak
Hexenlied, F. Mendelssohn
Sketches, V. Gavrilin
Ravel Greek songs, M. Ravel
Greek Suite, Ch. Georgiades