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The sounds of Gershwin in Paphos

Some of the best-known works by American composer and pianist George Jacob Gershwin – from the opera Porgy and Bess and the musical Rhapsody in Blue – should lure sunbathers from the Paphos beaches for a while on Tuesday.

The performance, by Tatiana Stupak on piano and Victoria Lanskaya Pastella on the violin, will be held at the Technopolis 20 Cultural centre, which has become the home of everything cultural in Paphos.

Stupak studied at the Special School of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St Petersburg. She won a Bach international competition and an organ international competition in Russia. She has performed in Austria and Germany as well as in Russia. The pianist is now based in Cyprus, where she has performed in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia, both as a solo pianist and accompanying other musicians. She arranges charity concerts and brings over famous musicians from Russia to perform. Last year she opened her own music centre, where music is taught by prize-winning professionals.

Pastella graduated from the Moscow State University as a classical and jazz violinist. She has travelled with orchestras to many countries and has performed solo, at concerts and at studio recordings for many famous Russian singers. Before moving to Cyprus in September 2017, she played at several major Moscow venues. She has played solo concerts for top politicians from Russia and other countries.

Music by George Gershwin
Live performance with Tatiana Stupak and Victoria Lanskaya Pastella. May 29. Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos. 8.30pm. €15. Tel: 70-002420

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