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To France with a cello and piano

Cellist Robertas Grod from Lithuania and pianist Marat Mansyrev from Russian will join forces in Paphos on Friday for a performance of chamber music that will take the audience to France for an evening.

It will begin with romantic pieces by Gabriel Faure and continue with colourful works by Claude Debussy, ending with the magical sonatas by Cesar Franck.

Grod, who studied in Vilnius at the Balys Dvarionas music school, is a laureate prize winner of the Dvarionas and Urba music competitions in Lithuania. In 2012 he won the first prize in the Kozolupov competition in Moscow and in 2016 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory with honours. Since his graduation he has worked in Nicosia for Cyprus Young String Soloists, which is a programme that aims at identifying musically talented children from three to 18-years-old to provide them with instrument instruction at the highest possible level.

Mansyrev studied at the Gnessin State College and Academy of Music. While studying he became a laureate of the Kiev International Competition (2001), and he was one of the founders of the first Russian tango orchestra Soledad orquesta, with which he performed at major international festivals in Russia and Europe.

French Music Evening
Live performance by Marat Mansyrev on piano and Robert Grod on cello. February 2. Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos. 8pm. €10. Tel: 70-002420

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