Works for piano from mainly Greek Composers

Steinway Gallery Singapore presents Musical Box by Greek Pianist Maria Papapetropoulou.

 

Μaria Papapetropoulou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied piano under the instruction of Mesdames  Popi and Natalia Michailidou at the “Athenaeum” Conservatory as well as at the Skalkotas Conservatory in Athens. She obtained her Diploma with honors (unanimous jury decision) further earning the first prize. She continued her studies in France under the coaching of Madame Francoise Tina at the École Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” and at the Conservatoire National d’Orléans, from where she graduated equally winning the first prize. She obtained a scholarship by The Onassis Foundation, to continue her studies at the Karlsruhe University, collaborating with Ulrich Rademacher, where she specialized in lieder accompaniment and obtained a Master of Arts diploma with “Excellent” distinction. She participated in a series of seminars and classes on piano perfection, chamber music, and lieder accompaniment, conducted by Lev Vlassenko, Gitti Pirner, Eduardo Hubert, and Bruno Canino. She has given individual (The Athens Concert Hall, 1994) and chamber music recitals in Greece, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey. She has frequently collaborated with the Athens State Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours, the Ryazan Philharmonic in Russia and the Münster Youth Orchestra in Germany, where she recorded Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major KV467. She has recorded for the Greek State Radio, in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Band of Th. Antoniou and has performed on Greek radio and television. She teaches piano, accompaniment and chamber music at the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata. 

PROGRAMME 

I. Christos Mentis – 6 Musical pieces from his opus ” Musical Box” 
– Sprint Time – Innocence- Melody – Polka- Lullaby – The jester 

 

II. George Kouroupos – ”13/8 with love”

 

III. Evathia Reboutsika – 3 pieces from the musical score of  “A touch of Spice” 
– The railway station – An umbrella over Vosporos – A shine over Vosporos 

 

IV. Eric Satie – ”Gnossiennes” Nr. 1 & 2 

 

V. Manos Hadidakis – Excerpts from ”For a little white sea shell op.1”
– Syrtos – A conversation with Prokofiev – Tsamikos – Mantinada – Nocturne – Kalamatianos – Grand Sousta 

 

VI. Manos Hadjidakis – Excerpts from ”Six popular pictures No.5 ”
– Cloudy Sunday – Drizzle followed the clouds – The Coachman – Going for a stroll 

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