The Paphos Music Lovers Association organises, as part of the Bach Birthday Festival, a concert for violin and piano with Andreas Constantinou (violin), Yiotalina Sofocleous (violin) and Natalia Lezedova (piano), at Technopolis 20, on Tuesday, 26th of March 2019, at 7.30pm.
The programme will include the following works by Johann Sebastian Bach:
Sonata for violin and piano in B minor BWV 1014
Sonata for violin and piano in E major BWV 1016
Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041
Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only).
Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Tourism
A few words about the musicians
Andreas Constantinou (violin) was born in Limassol. He studied violin at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. He worked in Limassol for many years as a violin teacher. He is a founder member of the Cyprus State Orchestra. Andreas Constantinou was lead violinist of the orchestra for 15 years. Now Andreas Constantinou is working as a vice manager in secondary schools in Limassol. Andreas performs as a violinist- soloist and in chamber ensembles. Repeatedly invited to competitions and festivals as the chairman of the jury in Cyprus and Kossovo, conducted master classes.
Yiotalina Sofocleous (violin) was born in Limassol in 2002. She started piano lessons at the age of five with her mother Vasso Vassiliou and violin lessons at the age of seven with Andreas Constantinou. A member of the Cyprus Symphony Youth Orchestra from the age of eight taking part in many concerts in Cyprus and in Musikverein in Vienna Austria. Since 2017 Yiotalina is the leader of the Cyprus Youth Symphonic Orchestra.
Natalia Lezedova (piano) is a graduate of the Musical Faculty of the State Pedagogical University of Russia, and she also has postgraduate studies in "Musical Art" (2012). She attended an advanced training course from the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (2013). She is also a laureate of five international competitions, among them: two first prizes as a performer-soloist (Saint-Petersburg and Moscow 2012), winner of the Grand-Prix music festival competition “Severnaya Venetsia” (2012) and first prize laureate as a concertmaster (Music Competition in Performing Arts in St. Petersburg, 2013). In recent years she has arranged many concerts in Cyprus, most of them for charity, and she has collaborated with musicians from Russia, Cyprus, Italy, French, Germany and UK.