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Off to the garden for great music

The garden venue of the Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre in Paphos is officially open and ready to give us even bigger musical events. Tomorrow the garden will host a performance by the Woodwind Ensemble Quintus, who will present a performance under the name ‘Savvorama’.

The Quintus Ensemble is made up of five young Cypriot musicians, Savvas Christodoulou (flute), Natalie Neophytou (oboe), Christiana Antonoudiou (clarinet), Annita Skoutella (french horn) and Evangelos Christodoulou (bassoon). The name of the concert is a reference to Greek singer-songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos and his music, on which this performance is based. Using a different approach to Savvopoulos, though remaining faithful to his melodies, the ensemble will take the audience on a musical journey through the man’s life and work, under the orchestration of Neoklis Neophytides.

Christodoulou studied flute performance at the Prague National Conservatory and the Utrecht Conservatory. He appears regularly in flute recitals and chamber music concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus.

Neophytou began her music studies from an early age studying piano, oboe and theory in Cyprus. She then went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Royal Academy. She works as an oboe teacher at the European University, and also teaches at Gymnasium and high-school level.
Antonoudiou studied Clarinet Performance at the Ionian University of Greece. She works as a clarinet teacher in Nicosia and as a cultural officer at the Dancehouse Lefkosia.

Skoutella is a skilled all-round musician with experience in many sectors of the music industry. She studied Music in Performance at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and continued at Royal Northern College of Music.

Christodoulou studied at the Ionian University in Greece and at the Royal Northern College of Music. For the past five years he has been a bassoon teacher at the Music Academy of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Live performance by the Woodwind ensemble Quintus. June 15. Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos. 8.30pm. €8/12. Tel: 70-002420

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