Σάββατο 29 Οκτωβρίου 2016 (19:30) – ΠΥΡΓΟΣ-ΔΥΤΙΚΗ ΜΑΝΗ, Mani Sonnenlink – Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Sonata in G Major K 301
– Allegro con spirito
Sonata in D minor op. 108
– Un poco presto e con sentimento
– Presto agitato
Sonata in A minor
– Allegretto ben moderato
– Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
– Allegretto poco mosso
Dear Music Friends!
Another seduction for a concert – I could not resist!
Apostolos came up again with a surprise and a great, unique Programme.
Very interesting Violinist!
The concert will take place in the kitchen of Sonnenlink – which can take about 60-70 people Audience.
As many of you know, these concerts are very beautiful and also intimate.
As its limited space, I ask – if possible – to inform me if you want to come – there could also be some space for spontaneous last minute coming.
This time will be no room for a potluck dinner, but we will serve a glass of wine and a light snack outside the kitchen in case its not too cold or rainy
Very much looking forward!
Εάν μπορείτε, παρακαλούμε να κάνετε κράτηση, λόγω περιορισμένου χώρου.
Apostolos Palios has been described as “a marvelous pianist” (Cyprien Katsaris), “an extremely gifted, communicative and dedicated musician of great finesse, artistry and charismatic projection, who possesses excellent international potential” (Yonty Solomon). Born in Greece (Carditsa), in 1979, Palios graduated from the Berlin Music Academy Hanns Eisler with Prof. Georg Sava and the Leipzig Music Academy Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with Prof. Markus Tomas, where he received master- and soloist diploma with distinction.
He also studied chamber music and conducting, as well as musicology at the University of Athens, where he received his Ph.D. He has received lessons from distinguished artists Aldo Ciccolini, ?urray Perahia, Cyprien Katsaris, Yonty Solomon, Roberto Szidon and George Hadjinikos. He has won scholarships from the Costopoulos Foundation, from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, from the Greek National Scholarships Foundation, from the State of Leipzig, and from the World in Harmony Foundation.
He is the prizewinner of several National and International Piano, Chamber Music and Composition Competitions in Greece, Germany, Spain and Italy. He is also the scholarship winner of the 2006 Gina Bachauer Prize piano competition. He has received a special award from the Academy of Athens and has won the prestigious prizes “Best Greek Young Artist of the Year 2007” and “Best Recording by Greek Artist” from the Association of Greek Critics for Drama and Music.
He has performed at the most important concert halls in the world, like Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, New York Carnegie Hall, Oslo Philharmonic Hall, Granada Auditorio de Falla Concert Hall, Athens Megaron Concert Hall. He is a frequent guest at many International Festivals in United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, Norway, Romania and Greece and has been presented on television and music magazines.
As a soloist he has appeared with all Greek orchestras and abroad (Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada etc.). He has also recorded for Naxos Label and has given the first world performances of piano works. His exceptional artistic appearances were enthusiastic received by eminent music critics. He has been a member of the well-known Aurora (Piano) Quartet of Germany and the ensemble for contemporary music Ergon Ensemble, as well as piano lecturer at the Music Science and Art Department of the Macedonia University in Thessaloniki and artistic director of Young Classical Series.
Apollon Grammatikopoulos was born into a musical family in Athens in 1972. He began his violin studies at the Athens Conservatory with Pantelis Despotidis. During the course of his studies, he was honoured with awards and financial prizes for his achievements. He graduated from the Attikon Concervatory with distinction in 1991. A Greek state scholarship allowed him to continue his studies in Austria and Germany with Stelios Kafantaris, Christos Polyzoidis and Winfried Rademacher.
He was awarded a postgraduate degree with distinction from the University of Music, Trossingen. He was appeared as a soloist alongside Greek and international ensembles and symphony orchestras and actively participates in a number of chamber music ensembles that cover a broad range of repertoires, from Baroque to contemporary music, and present first performances of new works.
The renowned Austrian violinist Lukas David invited him to perform at the international chamber music festival held in his honour in Lima, Peru. He has also played at Greek and international festivals and concert series, and performed for radio and television.
As a duo with his pianist sister, Mina Grammatikopoulos, he has appeared at numerous esteemed festivals and cultural bodies, including the Penteli Festival, the Hellenic French Union, the Filippos Nakas Conservatory, the Goulandris Museum, and ERT Educational Television thepair were also special guests at the 25 th anniversary celebrations of the ERT Third Radio Programme.
He teaches on a regular basis, particulary following his stint as violin tutor and string department supervisor of the Volos Municipal Concervatory. Currently he is a professor in Athens Concervatory. He has been honoured at the “Alpe Adria” international violin competition in Gorizia, Italy, and was warmly received by the press for the concerts that followed in towns around Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. 2004 saw him perform as a soloist at the inaugural concert of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra (Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola). He has served as principle violinist of the Athens State Orchestra since 2003.
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