Theodore Tzovanakis - Piano Recital

Cyprus : Theodore Tzovanakis - Piano Recital

The Pharos Arts Foundation presents a piano recital with Theodore Tzovanakis, considered one of the most sought-after and talented pianists of his generation in Greece, in an all-Russian programme, comprising works by Alexander & Julian Scriabin, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Nikolai Medtner. The recital which is kindly supported by the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus will take place on Friday 5 May 2017 at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm.


Julian Scriabin: 4 Preludes
Nikolai Medtner: Four Lyric Fragments, Op.23
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata, Op.1 No.1


Alexander Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op.11


As a piano scholar of the Greek State Scholarships’ Foundation, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation and the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, Theodore Tzovanakis studied piano at the Cologne University of Music, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, completing his studies as a solo pianist and being awarded the titles of Konzertexamen and Masters in Performance. He has also gained a degree in Music Studies by the Aristotelean University of Salonika. He has studied with D. Evnouhidou, Roswitha Gediga, Geoffrey Douglas Madge, Alexandre Rabinovitch, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martino Tirimo and Alexander Lonquich. He has won three first prizes in national piano competitions as well as the third prize at the Dorothy Mackenzie Awards in New York.

As a soloist, he has collaborated with symphony orchestras and music ensembles from Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Israel, the Netherlands and Ukraine. He has performed in international music festivals, such as the Athens Megaron Festival for Contemporary Music in collaboration with the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki Piano Festival, Epidaurus-Athens Festival, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, Athens Chopin Festival, Belgrade Chopin Fest, amongst others.

Outside of Greece, Theodore Tzovanakis has performed worldwide in piano recitals and chamber concerts, including in Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. His national premiere performances include Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in Ukraine with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Odessa and in Greece with the Orchestra of Colours, Szymanowski’s Concertante Symphony for Piano and Orchestra with the State Orchestra of Athens, Alan Hovhaness’ Lousatzak Concerto, Beethoven’s Concerto WoO4 and Philippos Tsalachouris’ Second Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Greek String Orchestra Camerata, and Tassos Rosopoulos’ Concerto for Piano, Guitar and Orchestra. He has performed and recorded premiere performances of works for solo piano and songs by Dimitri Mitropoulos and Emilios Riadis, and his recent recording includes songs by Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf and Mendelssohn. His recordings have been broadcast by the national broadcasting corporations of Greece, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Israel, Moldova, and Serbia.

Theodore Tzovanakis is a piano professor at the Athens Conservatoire.

€15 / €10 Concessions & members of the Pharos Arts Foundation,
Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website or Tel. 9666-9003 (Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)


Friday, May 5th, 2017
Time: Starts at 20:30


304 Ermou Street
Nicosia, Nicosia Cyprus


€15 / €10


Pharos Arts Foundation
Phone: 22663871

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