Paphos Music Lovers presents their “Christmas concert” at Technopolis 20, on Monday, 4th of December 2017, at 3pm where the pianist Ivelina Rouseva will perform well-loved classics by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Schubert, while in the second part the soprano Tina Chester will present some classical and modern Christmas songs and carols.
During the interval enjoy freshly-brewed coffee (or tea, or juice) and delicious home-made traditional Cypriot cake and after the concert, join us for a seasonal celebration with home-made mince pies, made to a British recipe, together with German Gluhwein, (with an alcohol-free alternative) freshly made on the premises.
Programme: Mozart (1756 – 1791) – Piano Sonata No11 in A major 1st mov. Bach (1685 – 1750) – Air on the G string Schubert (1797 – 1828) – Scherzo in B flat major Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – Pathetique Sonata 2nd mov. Chopin (1810 – 1849) – Spring Waltz - Nocturne op.9 No2 - Valse op.64 No2 - Polonaise op.40 No1 in A major Strauss (1804 – 1849) – The Beautiful Blue Danube Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835) - Casta Diva from the opera Norma Adolphe Adam (1803 – 1856) - O Holy Night Bach/Gounod (1685 – 1750) / 1818 – 1893) - Ave Maria Trad. Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane (1914 – 2011 / 1914 – 1995) – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) - Joy to the World
Entrance: €14 including refreshments Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (Calls only)
A few words about the musicians Ivelina Rouseva (piano) was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. At the age of seven she began piano lessons and at ten she was accepted in the music school “Veselin Stogianov” - Ruse. During her studies she participated in many concerts and competitions for solo piano. In 1992, she graduated with honors and was accepted at the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria, from which she graduated with honors again. Since 1999 she has been living in Paphos, where she teaches piano with very good results and also takes part in various cultural events and concerts for solo piano and chamber music. Her experience in piano education spans more than 20 years.
Tina Chester (soprano) studied music in college and took vocal training privately to Diploma level. Although she had sung and performed on stage for much of her life, it was in her mid30s (when asked by her new singing teacher to imagine performing at La Scala) that Tina's classical voice was discovered. She describes her whole life as being one big mix of music and dance; everything from singing in a pop band, folk music nights, serious mixed choirs, ladies choruses and many solo successes at music festival competitions. In the past she enjoyed leading roles in Amateur Operatics and Musical Theatre; has performed at weddings, funerals and corporate functions in the UK, solo serious arias with orchestras and small ensembles, annual Gala evenings, Choral works with solos or duets and has studied and taught vocal technique in her studio and at stage schools. Tina can often be heard in various concerts and shows in Cyprus where, in 2015, she performed a classical concert with Natalia Lezedova and Doros Zesimos at Technopolis 20 and in 2016 was a soloist in Evagora of Cyprus, a huge production written by Polis Charalambous, at Tala Amphitheatre.