Friday 28 September 2012
This year's opening concert on Friday 28 September featured three young classical artists in their first collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Athens. Along with Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and symphonies by Haydn and Mozart, cellists, Jakob Koranyi from Sweden and Michael Heupel from Greece performed Vivaldi's Concerto for two cellos under the baton of British conductor William Kunhardt.
William is the Principal Conductor of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra, based at Cadogan Hall, London. He is also Principal Conductor of the CLIC Sargent Symphony Orchestra, resident ensemble of Britain's leading children's cancer charity.
Jakob was honoured in 2011 as a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organization. His first personal album received enthusiastic reviews by the international press.
Michael is currently completing his Master's degree with the renowned cellist Arto Noras at the University of Music and Theatre of Hamburg. He has recently been awarded a scholarship by the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation.
The concert was co-organised with Parnassos Literary Society and part of the revenue will go to further the work of "The Smile of the Child" charity.
Friday 14 December 2012
Two young world renowned artists, violonist Michael Barenboim, and pianist Natalia Pegarkova will guide us through Debussy's impressionism, Franck's romanticism and Fauré's modernism.
Michael Barenboim is one of the most versatile and talented artists of his generation. Concertmaster of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2003, founder of the Erlenbusch Quartet, in his young career as a soloist he has already played with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors.
Natalia Pegarkova awarded with the 1st prize at the "Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica juniores 2006 Premio Monterosa-Kawai" (Italy), has studied at the Rostock Academy of Music and Drama and has performed in many chamber music festivals around Europe.
Saturday 23 February 2013
Works by G. A. Rossini, J. Haydn, S. Rachmaninoff, E. Chausson performed by "Trio 92 and friends", four young talented artists. Violinist Magdalena Wieckowska, cellist Loukia Loulaki, pianist Maciej Skarbek, all born in 1992, featuring Damian Posse, double-bass.
Saturday 6 April 2013
Works by L. V. Beethoven, W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn
The Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra
Soloist: Agapi Triantafyllidi, piano
Conductor: Mariano Chiacchiarini
The Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1997. Its members are young professionnal musicians. It has widely performed in Greece. Pavlos Sergiou is the permanent conductor of the orchestra.
Born in 1988, Agapi Triantafyllidi studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln and has been awarded with the 3rd prize at the Moscow International Chopin Competition (2002).
Internationally awarded Mariano Chiacchiarini is one of the leading conductors of his generation. Born in Buenos Aires and winner of Teatro Colon competition, he was invited to Lucerne and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Young Euro Classic and has performed concerts at Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Tonhalle Zurich, KKL Luzern and Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow, among others.
Dates:September 2012 - April 2013
Artistic Director:Apostolos Palios
Organised by:Specs 'n' Arts
Address:8, Karitsi sq., Athens
Tel:+30 210 7234567