Cyprus Mail

Time to say goodbye for the summer

The cultural centre Technoplis 20, in Paphos, will host its last two concerts this week before sea, sun and sand take over our weekends.

On Friday the cultural centre will welcome back Russian pianist Tatiana Stupak and Cypriot tenor Marios Charlambous for a classical music concert. With Stupak at the piano and Charalambous ready to sing his best, the two will perform arias from several operas and a selection of other well-known songs.

Stupak started learning the piano at age five, and at seven she moved to the special music school of the St Petersburg Conservatory. During her studies the pianist won a Bach international competition and an Organ international competition in Russia, while also giving concerts in Germany, Austria and Russia.

She continued her studies at the St Petersburg State Conservatory in the class of Professor Leonid Sintsev. After graduating from the conservatory, she moved to Cyprus, where she has been performing at private and public events.

Charalambous was taught Byzantine chant music by Protopsaltis Nicos Papasavvas and received training in classical singing from the soprano Sona Gargaloyan.

He also attended opera master classes by the world renowned tenor Agim Hushi.

In 2004 he was awarded the Certificate of Byzantine Music with Distinction from the Byzantine Music School of the Sacred Archdiocese of Crete, and in 2005 he was awarded the Certificate in Voice Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

The tenor has performed a wide variety of songs from the Classical and Greek traditional repertoire at several festivals and concerts in Cyprus and abroad.

The cultural centre will conclude its musical season with another classical music concert, but this time with Russian pianist Natalia Lezedova. Lezedova returns to Technopolis 20 with a programme including works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Frederic Chopin. Sonata No. 17 and No. 23 by Beethoven will be followed by Waltz No. 6 and No. 7 and other pieces by Chopin.

Lezedova, from St Petersburg, is a laureate of five international competitions, including two first prizes as a performer-soloist in St Petersburg and Moscow in 2012, winner of the Grand-Prix at the Severnaya Venetsia Music Festival in 2012 and the first prize as a concertmaster at the Performing Arts Musical Competition in St Petersburg in 2013.

The pianist has been performing in Russia, Ukraine, France and Cyprus since 2003 and her list of performances just gets longer and longer.

Lezedova will donate her percentage of the proceeds from the event to supporting Technopolis 20, so we can expect many more concerts in September.

Classical Music Concert
Piano performance by Tatiana Stupak accompanied by tenor Marios Charalambous. May 27. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €10. Tel: 70-002420

Piano Recital
Recital with Natalia Lezedova. May 28. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €10. Tel: 70-002420

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