Our artists in Sweden
31 October & 1, 2 November 2014

The ensemble CAMERATA SMYRNA WOODWIND QUINTET was founded at the Izmir State Conservatory in the 1990′s. With frequent and well received international tours, they recently reunited as an ensemble after individual careers. With leading positions in the Izmir Symphony, they now combine the orchestra with chamber music, presenting the best examples of woodwind quintet repertoire to their audience with excellent musicality and technical perfectionality. The CAMERATA and MUSICA VITAE met and collaborated in Greece in 2013 and we are proud to present the two ensembles together for the first time in Sweden for three concerts on 31 October and 1 & 2 November, organised by Småland’s Kulturfestival.


From 22 to 28 September, Greek violinist and artistic director of the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, Yannos Margaziotis, has been invited to collaborate with Musica Vitae Orchestra as concertmaster under the baton of conductor Nathalie Stutzmann.


Anton Arensky: Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky, op 35a

Rolf Martinsson: Liebe und Leben for soprano and string orchestra [Lisa Larsson, soprano]

Edvard Grieg: Songs 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade


Yannos Margaziotis studied in Greece and in the Netherlands with a scholarship of the "Onassis Foundation" with Victor Lieberman, Valentin Zuhk and Lex Korf de Gidts. He received a Master's Degree in chamber music from the Royal Academy of Hague, in Vladimir Mendelssohn's class.

He has performed as soloist with symphonic and chamber music orchestras, such as the Athens State Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Orchestra of Contemporary Music of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the Swedish Musica Vitae chamber orchestra, the chamber music orchestra of the Greek National Opera, while as founding member of the Artis piano trio with Nikolas Kavakos and Annie Totsiou, he has performed in concert halls and festivals such as the Athens Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall (Weil Recital Hall), Schoenberg Saal, the Hellenic National Gallery, the Athens-Epidaurus festival, the Annenberg Festival, the Nafplion Festival, the Patras Musical May and the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades.

As a chamber musician, Yannos Margaziotis has collaborated with artists such as Mihaela Martin, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Frans Helmerson, Radovan Vlatkovic, Marko Ylönen, Dimitris Sgouros, Harold Schlichtig, Yuval Gotlibovich, Janis Vakarelis, Lars Bjornkjaer, Leo Winland, Michel Lethiec, Fabio Di Casola, Katrine Gislinge, the "Storioni trio", and has appeared at international classical music festivals such as the Storioni Festival in the Netherlands, the I Virtuosi and the Rio Chamber Music Week in Brazil, the Izmir chamber music series, the Borusan Istanbul chamber music series in Turkey, the Nafplion Festival, the Around the piano festival, the Piraeus Sinfonia Festival in Greece, among many others.

He is one of the founding members and artistic director of the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, established in 2005 in Hermoupolis on Syros island. He teaches violin and chamber music at the Athens Conservatory. Since 1994 he holds the position of 2.concertmaster with the Greek National Opera Orchestra.


Greek conductor and violinist Nikos Haliassas, founder and music director of the Intrarti Orchestra and recently appointed artistic director of the "Sinfonia" International Festival of Piraeus and the Saronic islands, conducted the Musica Vitae Orchestra on 23 May in Växjö.


Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia from the opera L'Olimpiade

Edvard Grieg: The Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Astor Piazzolla: Hommage á Liège

Concerto for guitar, bandoneon and orchestra

[Ricardo Gallén, guitar and Christophe Delporte, accordion]

Nikos Skalkottas: 5 Greek danses


Nikos Haliassas studied in Greece and in England with a scholarship of the "Onassis Foundation". As a solo violinist, he has performed with the Athens and Thessaloniki National Orchestras, the Royal College of Music string ensemble and in several venues in Greece, England, Holland and has recorded for the Greek Radio and Television. Since 2001 he is a permanent member of the Athens State Orchestra, as a principal violinist.

Since 2000, he has been the founder and music director of the Intrarti Orchestra and has performed numerous concerts all over Greece in partnership with leading soloists such as Dimitris Sgouros, Tatsis Apostolidis, Giorgos Demertzis, Sergiu Nastasa, George Petrou and Jenny Drivala, and with the renown stage director Michael Hampe. Nikos Haliassas has conducted the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the Astana Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan, the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra (ERT), the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles.

He has been the music director of one of the four orchestras founded by the Greek Ministry of Education, having delivered dozens of educational presentations and concerts in primary schools in West Attica during the years 2001 to 2004. Since September 2012, he has been the artistic director of the "Sinfonia" International Festival of Piraeus and the Saronic islands.


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Dates:31 October & 1, 2 November 2014

Organised by:Småland’s Kulturfestival