George Georgiou and Friends invite you to a ‘romantic tango’ concert evening at Technopolis 20 in Paphos, on Sunday, 27th of January 2019, at 6pm. George Georgiou on clarinet, Doros Zesimos on cello and Gergana Georgieva on piano will present the Clarinet Trio Op.114 by Johannes Brahms and the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.
George Georgiou and Friends is a concert series under the artistic direction of clarinetist George Georgiou. The series aims to provide high level concerts as well as specific masterclasses in the instruments featured at the series.
Entrance: 10 euro
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, Prazak Quartet, Apple Hill String Quartet, 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 Georgiou Georgieva DUO, 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 as well as the clarinet instructor for LeBAM Summer Academy. He is the artistic director of Music at the Museum and Georgiou and Friends Concert Series as well as 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 Faral 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.
Doros Zesimos (cello) was born in Cyprus in 1981. He graduated from the National State Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia where he studied with Professor’s Anatoli Krastev, Vasil Kazandjiev and Rusi Dragnev. He attended master classes with Yoncho Bayrov, Emilia Baranowska, Thomas Carroll, Maria Kliegel, Franz Bartolomey, Stephan Popov and Bridget MacRae, Chagit Glaser and Peter Somodarin. Doros Zesimos is currently teaching at the Music Workshop of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and at the Governmental Music Schools all over Cyprus He is a member of the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra, the Concordia String Quartet, collaborates with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and appears in concerts with various ensembles and groups around the island and abroad.
Gergana Georgieva (piano) was born in the city of Burgas in Bulgaria. At the age of six she took piano lessons and music theory with Isidora Silvestrova and at the age of ten, she was accepted at the Pancho Vladigerov music school in Burgas. During her studies, she was awarded at various seminars, concerts and competitions, including the 16th Competition for performance of Bulgarian professional music "Varban Varbanov" where she won 1st prise. In 2002 she performed Prokofiev’s 1st concert for piano and orchestra, accompanied by Burgas Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Kojuharov. She continued her studies at the National Music Academy of Sofia “Pancho Vladigerov”, attending piano classes with Stella Dimitrova – Maistorova and Ilia Chernaev. During her studies in the Academy, she participated inconcerts, performing Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann concertos, accompanied by Sofia’s Academic Symphony Orchestra. She participated in national competitions of Chamber Music with a piano trio, winning 2nd prize for performing a Bulgarian music piece and 1st prize for performing Austrian music pieces. She participated in the Contemporary Music Festival “Pianissimo”, where she performed preludes and fugues by Shostakovich and Shchedrin. Gergana has attended various master classes with distinguished pianists, such as Paolo Police, Cyprien Katsaris etc. Since 2008 she has lived and worked in Cyprus, where she continues to participate in concerts and presentations, in collaboration with Cypriot and foreign artists, as well as with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.