The Russian Theatre Seasons in Cyprus project has been active lately with theatre performances and concerts, with a unique cello and piano concert coming up next. On Thursday and Friday two prominent Russian artists of the younger generation will take to the stage: cellist Gleb Stepanov from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory and the graduate of Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory and local resident pianist Tatiana Stupak.
Having opened the Tatiana Stupak School of Music in Limassol in November, the pianist held her school’s first major public classical music concert on April 6. Yet Tatiana has been active long before that. She won at such prestigious competitions as the Bach International Festival in Leipzig and the International Competition of Organ Music Performers in St. Petersburg, and has been pleasing audiences in Cyprus, Germany, Austria for several years.
Also a prize winner including the Vincenzo Vitia International Competition in Italy and the Flame International Competition in Paris, 31-year-old cellist Stepanov already has extensive experience playing as a soloist at leading concert venues in Russia and Europe with symphony orchestras.
At the concerts in the Cyprus Wine Museum Concert Hall that is located between Limassol and Paphos and in the Russian Cultural Centre in Nicosia, the duo will perform the unforgettable programme Masterpieces of Classical Music, which will include works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Davydov and Bach.
Masterpieces of Classical Music
Cello and piano concert with cellist Gleb Stepanov and pianist Tatiana Stupak. April 18. Limassol Wine Museum. April 19. Russian Cultural Centre, Nicosia. 8pm. €10/5. Tel: 99-005685, 22-761607