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A flute, a piano and a cello become one

The flute, the piano and the cello make for a beautiful trio. When the setting is calm, the season is spring and the three instruments are in the hands of seasoned professionals, the trio can work musical wonders.

Such wonders will be performed on Saturday at Technopolis 20 Cultural centre in Paphos when Savvas Christodoulou on flute, Annini Tsiouti on piano and Doros Zesimos on cello will bring to the stage works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Weber.

The pieces by Mozart and Schubert will also be performed next May at the Hellenic Flute Competition Young Arists 2016 organised by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra.

Christodoulou, from Limassol, started flute lessons at a young age. In 2005 he moved to Prague to study flute performance at the Prague National Conservatory. After graduating in 2010, he was accepted at Utrecht Conservatory to study with world famous flute soloist Aldo Baerten.

The flute player furthered his musical education with a Master’s degree in 2015. Since finishing his degree he has been teaching flute at Ethnikon Odeion of Cyprus and Windcraft music centre, and is also a substitute member of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

He has participated in several Masterclasses worldwide with famous flutists such as Sir James Galway, Emanuel Pahud, William Bennett, Peter-Lukas Graf, Susan Milan, and Denis Bouriakov. He was a member of the Symphony orchestra of Prague Conservatoire and Utrecht as well.

Christodoulou regularly performs in flute recitals and chamber music concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus.

Tsiouti started taking piano lessons at an early age at Ethnikon Odeion Kyprou. After obtaining her diploma she continued at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where she studied piano and chamber music. She was awarded the Ville de Paris bursary for her studies at the Conservatoire Claude Debussy and she also studied Musicology at the Sorbonne University where she obtained her Master’s degree specialising in the piano music of Nikos Skalkottas.

She has appeared in many international festivals and has given concerts in Europe and the Middle East, as a soloist, accompanist or as part of chamber music groups. She has given first performances of many works by Cypriot and international composers.

Zesimos began taking cello lessons in 1993 with Evgenia Karapataki. After six years of practice he started training with Aude-Marie Auphan, principal cellist of the Cyprus State Orchestra. In 2002 he continued his studies at the National State Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The cellist is currently teaching at the Music Workshop of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, at the Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos State Music Schools and also collaborates with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

He has been a member of the Juenesses Musicales World Orchestra since 2006, performing in concerts in Spain, Germany, Holland and Cyprus.

As a member of the Cyprus Fulbright Ensemble in 2001 he participated in concerts in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, USA and Cyprus. He has attended music festivals in the USA, Bulgaria, France and Cyprus. The cellist has appeared as a soloist and a chamber music player in various concerts in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, UK, France and USA.

Recital for Flute, Piano and Cello
Live recital with music for flute, piano and cello. March 5. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €10. Tel: 70-002420

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