Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
8th March, 20:30
A piano recital in a famous Concert Hall 8th March at 8.30 p.m.
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F# minor, Book 2 (BWV 883)
Chopin: Impromptu No. 2 in F# major Op. 36
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor Op 68 No 4
Chopin: Sonata for Piano in B-flat minor, No. 2, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky: 6 Pieces on a Single Theme - op 21
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrouchka
Petros Klampanis (bass)
Semina Papalexandpoupoulu (lighting)
Benaki Museum Concert Hall 10th March at 8.30 p.m.
the spectacular Greek Jazz bass player in concert with specialized lighting
The Kinsky Trio from Prague
Benaki Museum Concert Hall 14th March at 8.30 p.m.
Antonín Dvořák: „Dumky“ op. 90.
Bohuslav Martinů: 18 Bergerettes.
Bedřich Smetana :Trio in G minor, op.15,
Pavel Hula, Lucie Hulova (violins) Zbynek Padourek (viola) Martin Sedlak (cello )
Spyros Mourikis (clarinet)
Parnassos Concert Hall 15th March at 8.30 p.m.
Mozart Clarinet Quintet A major K581
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor op 115
Piers Lane London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. Recent highlights include performances of Busoni’s piano concerto, Frank Bridge’s Phantasm and Ferdinand Ries’s eighth concerto at Carnegie Hall with the newly formed Orchestra Now; world premieres of Carl Vine’s Double Piano Concerto, as well as several sold-out solo recitals at Wigmore Hall. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Piers Lane’s concerto repertoire exceeds ninety works and has led to engagements with many of the world’s great orchestras and conductors. He has recorded over sixty CDs on major labels, primarily with Hyperion Records. His most recent releases are piano concertos by Ferdinand Ries, a sonata disc with violinist Tasmin Little, and chamber works by Borodin, the ninth disc he has recorded with the Goldner String Quartet. This season Piers will tour New Zealand with the New Zealand String Quartet, and Australia with Tasmin Little. Further highlights include a 3-concerts chamber music project at Wigmore Hall and concert tours throughout Australia, Europe and the US. Piers is the Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, and for ten years was also the Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to music (AO). Please visit www.pierslane.com for more information.
KINSKY TRIO PRAGUE.
Veronika Böhmová – piano. Lucie Sedláková Hůlová – violin. Martin Sedlák - cello.
Is one of the outstanding Czech chamber ensembles. The Kinsky’s international career has taken them all over Europe (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, England, France, Lichtenstein), the U.S., Canada, Mexico and also the Seychelles. They regularly record for Czech Radio, and their concerts have also been broadcast in Mexico and the U.S. In 2007 - 2009 they organized a series of chamber concerts at the Stone Bell House, an historic inn on the Old Town Square of Prague. Since 2009 the Kinsky Trio Prague regularly record CDs for the French label Praga Digitals. Their recording of complete piano trios by Bohuslav Martinů has been warmly recommended by international music critics (Diapason, Gramophone, Classica, Harmonie, etc.). The other CDs include compositions by Czech composers Foerster, Novák, Janáček and Fibich , and less known Russian trios by Borodin, Rimsky Korsakov and Arensky.
Lucie Sedláková Hůlová Violinist.
Has recently become one of the most sought-after chamber musicians in the Czech Republic. She has an impressive list of solo appearances with Czech orchestras as well as with partners in various chamber music combinations. In 2004 she featured as a soloist in the Dvořák Violin concerto with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra under Jiří Malát on their highly successful tour of the USA. The critics admired particularly the beauty of her tone and the warmth of her musical expression. She regularly plays with her husband, cellist Martin Sedlák, as the Czech String Duo and frequently plays with her father, Pavel Hůla. She is a member and soloist of the Praga Camerata chamber orchestra.
Martin Sedlák cellist.
Graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. He took part in master classes by M. Perényi and M. Rostropovich, who said about him: 'He is an excellent cellist who has the perfect mastery of his instrument.' He is a winner of the international cello competitions in Liezen (Austria) and Prague (Czech Republic) and won a special prize for best interpretation of Martinů's work. In 1998 he was inscribed, as a soloist, on the prestigious list of young artists from the Czech Music Fund. He is a member and soloist of the Prague Camerata Chamber Orchestra. He was also a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, and later the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, where he worked with the world's most respected conductors and soloists. He has made more than twenty recordings as soloist for Czech Radio as well as a number of CDs. In 2005 and 2006 he collaborated with violinist Maxim Vengerov.
Pavel Hula (violin).
After graduating from Prague's Academy of Performing Arts he expanded his musical education by studying chamber music with Prof. A. Kohout, a member of the Smetana Quartet. From 1975 he was first violinist of the Kocian Quartet, with which he has played more than 2000 concerts in twenty-five countries all over the world, and recorded almost two dozen CDs. In the spring of 2010 he joined the Pražák Quartet as first violinist. As a soloist he appears often with leading Czech orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic. He is now beginning to devote himself also to conducting. Since 2001 he has been the artistic director of the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Praga Camerata and is concentrating on conducting as well as teaching at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts String Instruments Department.
2010 he joined the Martinu Quartet. Zbyněk Paďourek’s made a valuable contribution to the activities of this Quartet thanks to his many years’ experience as a member of the Kocián Quartet which, among other awards, received the Charles Cross Award in Paris in 1997 for their recording of the complete Paul Hindemith quartets. Zbyněk Paďourek studied the violin at the Conservatoire in Pilsen where he has returned as a teacher, and the viola at the Academy in Prague. He is also in demand as a Chamber Music coach. He was with the Kocian Quartet in our Holidays in Corfu often also concerts and coaching in the great Haydn Music Room in Eszterhaza also in Thailand three times as well as concerts in Prague and also coaching.
Graduated with Gold Prize at the Athens Conservatory then to the Paris Conservatory graduating with the First Prize in 1995. As soloist he regularly performs with orchestras in Greece, Paris, Denmark, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Germany, Finland and Mexico City as well as the European Union Wind Ensemble, He has given recitals in several European concerts halls including Athens, Paris, Munich, Copenhagen and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.“Rising Stars” with concerts in the Vienna Concert Hall, Cologne Philharmonic, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Brussels Palais de Beaux Arts, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and in New York. He was principal clarinet with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra directed by Claudio Abbado and has recorded for the Greek, the Danish Radio and the Radio Vaticana. Professor of clarinet at the Athens Conservatory and solo clarinetist at the Athens State Orchestra. Among his recordings are Nielsen’s Concerto (Danish Radio), Brahms’s and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintets with the “Paris Opera String Quartet” .
Grew up in Zakynthos, Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Βefore he emerged in the NYC jazz scene, he studied classical and jazz music in Athens, Amsterdam and New York. Now based in NYC, the bassist and composer is curious in his approach, always seeking unique ways to integrate elements from multiple genres, ranging from classical music to pop. Klampanis' varied musical life journey brings “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing,.” His main group which has received several awards consists of a string quartet , guitar percussion and bass and he composes for this group. He plays as a soloist as well as with his group and others world wide. Also an in-demand educator, Klampanis has given workshops internationally and serves as a guest lecturer at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and the Ionian Academy of Music in Greece. His second album as a leader, Minor Dispute was selected as one of the best jazz records in 2015 by NPR. Two years ago he was in Corfu with a Trio and was a great success – an amazing musician.
coACHING AND masterclasses
- The Music Athens Hub a most interesting cultural center just 3 minutes walk from our hotel. We have reserved playing rooms some with piano from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm.
Cello rentals have been organised to be take to the hotel and stands are provided
9th and 10th.
2 days preparation for coaching. Individual lessons are available to be booked in advance, to work on parts for coaching or any other problems.
11th to 16th.
6 days intensive coaching programme. On 15th and 16th this will include Masterclasses and on 16th early evening a special Question Time/discussion with all the coaches before our Farewell Dinner.
Private lessons, Coaches, Masterclasses and Question Time.
Martin Sedlak and Lucie Hulova, Kinsky Trio (cello and violin).
15th and 16th.
Private lessons 10th, Coaching and some private lessons 11th to 16th Masterclasses and Question Time 15th and 16th.
Martin Sedlak and Lucie Hulova, Kinsky Trio (cello and violin).
Pavel Hula and Zbynek Padourek Coaching, Masterclasses and Question time 15th and 16th