The ‘Lyrical Noise Ensemble’, with George Georgiou on clarinet and Marios Nicolaou on percussion, announces their upcoming concert on Wednesday, 18th July 2018, at 8:30pm. Enjoy a concert dedicated in music for clarinet and percussion, in the garden of Technopolis 20 in Paphos, where the programme will include works by Pettigrew, Boucourechliev, Xenakis, Gerassimez, Reich, Aifotiti, Christofi and Kovacs.
Laura Pettigrew | Echoes on Deception lake
André Boucourechliev | Tombeau
Iannis Xenakis | Rebonds B
Alexej Gerassimez | Asventuras
Steve Reich | Clapping Music
Artemis Aifotiti | Athmospheres 4
George Christofi | Palindromon en Palindromo
Bela Kovacs | Homage to Manuel de Falla
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only).
A few words about the musicians
George Georgiou, clarinet
Hailed for his energetic and inspirational performances, the Cypriot clarinetist George Georgiou enjoys a career as a classical and contemporary clarinetist. He appeared in many solo concerts and recitals in Europe, Middle East and USA. He collaborated with some prominent musicians such as the legendary cellist Rohan de Saram, the Apple Hill String Quartet, the Chilingirian String Quartet, the violinist Movses Pogossian and he appeared as a soloist with the Commandaria Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi. In his research for new repertoire, George started commissioning works for clarinet and so far he collaborated with the most dominant composers from Cyprus. He premiered several works featuring the clarinet with most of them being dedicated to him. He is a member of Lyrical Noise Ensemble, Evohe Wind Quintet, Chronos Contemporary Music Ensemble and Claritar Duo as well as musician in residence at the Avaton Contemporary Music Festival (Cyprus). He holds the position of clarinet professor at the University of Nicosia. He is the artistic director of Music at the Museum Concert Series and the general director of CultureTones Organisation, a not for profit cultural organization based in Cyprus. George is a graduate from City University, London, where he studied clarinet with Julian Farrell and Joy Farel at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also a MBA graduate from the Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus and a member of Mensa Cyprus. His busy profile gained him an international recognition and he became a Fratelli Patricola Clarinet Artist, a Silverstein Ligature Artist and a Marca Reeds Artist. He records for Hook Records.
Marios Nicolaou, percussion
Marios Nicolaou was born in Limassol - Cyprus in 1974. He studied percussion at the Athens Conservatory (class of D. Marinakis) and at the Hochschule für Musik Köln with C. Caskel and C. Tarcha and graduated with “Auszeichnung”. He has also worked with P. Sadlo and R. Seegers in masterclasses and private lessons. In 2005 he took part at the International Ensemble Modern Academy (Schwaz/Austria). Marios has been a holder of the “Alexandra Trianti” scholarship of the “Friends of music Society” (Athens). Since 2015 Marios is the principal Timpanist of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist has performed the Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings by A. Panufnik, the Concerto for Percussion and small Orchestra by D. Milhaud, N. Skalkota’s “ Characteristic Piece” for Xylophone and orchestra and the Partita in C major by G. Druschetzky. He has worked with many orchestras such as the Gürzenich Orchester - Kölner Philharmoniker, the Neues Rheinisches Kammerοrchester, the Kölner Jugendorchester and has also collaborated with the most of the Greek orchestras (Athens State Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, Orchestra of Colors). As a chamber musician Marios has worked with H. Lachenmann, P. Eötvös, F. Ollu, D. Bouliane, K. D. Roo, the Ensemble neue music Koln, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble and the ensemble dissonArt. He took part in festivals such as the Pierre Boulez zum '75 (in Cologne Philharmonie), the Minimal Music Kassel and the Klavier Festival Ruhr. Since 2009 he is a member of the Ergon Ensemble (Athens), Lyrical Noise Ensemble, Chronos Contemporary Music Ensemble and “musician in residence” at the Avaton Contemporary Music Festival. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Cyprus Percussion Ensemble. He is currently teaching Percussion at the Arte Music Academy and at the music Lyceums of Nicosia and Limassol.