A summer piano concert with Stavroula Thoma, entitled ‘Summer Nocturne’ will take place at Technopolis 20, on Friday, 24th of August 2018 at 8:30pm.
The programme will include works dedicated to the night, by Debussy, Chopin and Hatzidakis that have composed pieces entitled ‘Nocturne’, each of them with their own unique and individual style. Clementi composed a Fantasia and variations based on the folk French song ‘Au Clair de la Lune’ (In the light of the moon). The moonlights’ evocation is perfectly conveyed in the opening of this piece.
The programme will also include Liszt’s ‘Benedection de Dieu dans la Solitute’ (The Blessing of God in Solitude) that adds on an almost sacred character to this music collection. Finally, Manos Hatzidakis in his suite ‘For a White Seashell’ presents his native Greek folk origin a music journey that takes the listener to an imaginatively singing and dancing mood
Entrance: 10 euro
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only).
A few words about Stavroula Thoma
Stavroula Thomas is a Cypriot pianist who has performed in England, Hungary, Spain, Greece and Cyprus. She is well acknowledged for her vivid sense of communication, warmth and lyricism in her music making.
She gave her concerto debut in May 2014 with Cyprus Symphony Orchestra as part of the CYSO ‘Young Soloists First Step’ series and performed the Bach D minor Piano Concerto with conductor Roland Melia. In December 2014, she performed the Mozart’s D minor Concerto with Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra and conductor Daniele Rosina.
She has studied under the direction of: Eva Georgiou -Conservatoire of Classical Studies, James Kirby- Royal Holloway, University of London, John Twhaites and Margaret Fingerhut (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), András Kemenes and István Gulyás – Liszt Academy of Music.. She has participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned pianists such as: Fabio Bidini, Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano), Orsolya Szabo, Imre Rohmannn, Colin Stone, Carole Presland, Peter Donohoe, Idil Biret, Jean Efflam Bavouze, Martino Tirimo and Pascal Nemirowsky.
Stavroula performed concerts in major concert venues and festivals such as: International Kodály Festival, Kecskemet, (Hungary), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Musica Als Parks (Barcelona), Classical Music Festival (Larnaca), Symphony Hall (Birmingham, Steinway Hall), Adrian Boult Hall (Birmingham), Bromley Music Makers (London). Stavroula Thoma has performed concerts as an artist of the Concordia Foundation at St James Piccadilly and McMillan Cancer Center in London.
At the age of 11 years old, Stavroula won the second prize in the Evaggelia Tziarri International Piano competition. During her undergraduate studies at Royal Holloway University of London, Stavroula was a scholar of Georgiou and Maria Tirimou’s foundation. She was awarded the Marzorie Hulzehurst Piano award and was also a full Joseph Weingarten scholar at the Liszt Academy of Music in 2012-14.
Stavroula also enjoys playing chamber music. She was a member of the 'Satori' Trio (piano, flutes: Ami Lodge, Nicola Tagoe, 2006-09) and was coached by the Barbican Trio. She has also performed in recitals with violinists, Angeliki Casdas, Peter Foskolos and Maria Oguren and was coached by internationally renowned chamber musicians such us Christopher Richter, Nathaniel Vallois and Oliver Wille.
Stavroula has obtained her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma on Professional Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire with Distinction. She has released her first CD recording entitled ‘folk – inspired music. More information about Stavroula’s career can be found at www.stavroulathoma.com.