As we have now entered December Christmas-related events and activities can be justified. Jumping on the festive bandwagon is Technopolis 20 in Paphos, which has an art market on this weekend. Their Christmas concert on December 17 is presented under the Paphos Music Lovers Association Winter Festival, where a pianist and a soprano perform live.
Pianist Ivelina Ruseva will play a delightful recital of well-loved classics and soprano Tina Chester will follow with classical and modern Christmas songs and carols.
The Bulgarian pianist, found a home in Paphos in 1999 after completing her studies at the National Music Academy Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia. Besides being a piano teacher, she takes part in various cultural events and concerts for solo piano and chamber music.
Tina Chester, though now a soprano, only discovered her classical voice in her mid 30s, despite singing and performing all her life. Since then, she’s performed in a range of venues and a wide spectrum of musical genres. From performing with orchestras to being was a soloist in Evagora of Cyprus, a huge production written by Polis Charalambous, at Tala Amphitheatre in 2016, Tina has a drive to continue performing. Here to enchant the crowd, she will follow pianist Ivelina with a repertoire of festive melodies.
And because in Cyprus we love to accompany everything with a beverage and a snack, you will also be treated to freshly-brewed coffee, tea or juice, along with Bulgarian treats. To finish off the night, home-made mince pies, made to a British recipe, will be offered together with German Gluhwein, (with an alcohol-free alternative) freshly made on the premises. The festive spirit indeed.
Paphos Music Lovers Christmas Concert
Festive concert with pianist Ivelina Ruseva and soprano Tina Chester. December 17. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 3pm. €14. Tel: 70002420