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Bach for violin and piano

More live music events fill Paphos’ cultural agenda as the 3rd Bach Birthday Festival continues to entertain with Bach-themed events. Technopolis 20 hosts the next event on March 26, a concert for violin and piano with Andreas Constantinou and Yiotalina Sofocleous on violin and Natalia Lezedova on piano.

Put together by the Paphos Music Lovers Association, which organised the festival, the evening’s repertoire will comprise of essentially four pieces. Sonata for violin and piano in B minor BWV 1014, Sonata for violin and piano in E major BWV 1016, Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor, BWV 1041 and Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043.

Taking the stage will be Andreas Constantinou, a long-standing member of the island’s classical music scene and a founder member of the Cyprus State Orchestra. He was lead violinist of the orchestra for 15 years and now works in secondary schools in Limassol. But his performing days are not over, as besides the concert next week, he also performs as a violinist-soloist and in chamber ensembles.

Joining him is pianist and laureate of five international competitions, Natalia Lezedova who has arranged many concerts in Cyprus, most of them for charity. Natalia has also collaborated with musicians from Russia, Cyprus, Italy, France, Germany and the UK.

The youngest member of this ensemble is 17-year-old Yiotalina Sofocleous, a member of the Cyprus Symphony Youth Orchestra from the age of eightm who has taken part in many concerts in Cyprus and in Musikverein in Vienna. Since 2017 Yiotalina is the leader of the Cyprus Youth Symphonic Orchestra.

Johann Sebastian Bach for Violin and Piano
Concert for violin and piano by Andreas Constantinou (violin), Yiotalina Sofocleous (violin) and Natalia Lezedova (piano). March 26. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 7.30pm. €12. Tel: 7000-2420

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