Paphos Music Lovers invite you to a Piano Recital with Stavroula Thoma, at Technopolis 20, on Tuesday, 22nd of October 2019, at 7:30pm, in the context of the World Music Festival.
Nicolas Economou: Sixteen Etudes for Children and a selection of Nocturnes
Bela Bartok: Piano Sonata
Manos Hatzidakis: For A Little White Seashell
Mikis Theodorakis: Sonatina for Piano Sz 80
Entrance: €15 (membership cards not valid)
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only)
Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Tourism
A few words about the pianist
Stavroula Thoma (piano) is a Cypriot pianist who has performed across Europe. 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 the 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 D minor Concerto with Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra and conductor Daniele Rosina. Stavroula has performed concerts in major concert venues and festivals such as: International Kodály Festival, Kecskemet, (Hungary), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Musica Als Parks (Barcelona), Frontiers Festival (Birmingham), Classical Music Festival (Larnaca), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Steinway Hall (London), The Palace of Arts (Budapest), 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 Huzlehurst 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 an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma on Professional Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire with Distinction. She has released a CD recording entitled ‘folk – inspired music. Stavroula also enjoys a piano teaching career in primary and secondary schools in London.