The concert series “Piano at its forte” continues for the third consecutive year, this time at The American College of Greece.
This year’s series presents four piano recitals and a piano duo recital through to May 2015. In addition, two special concerts feature young talented pianists, in a concert entitled “Piano at its Forte JUNIOR” (January 31), and in an All-Mozart-Evening with the Athens Youth Symphony (ASON) (April 1) collaborating with exceptional soloists in three Mozart piano concertos.
Nine internationally distinguished pianists will display their skills: the soloists have pursued remarkable studies in the past, won prizes in prestigious competitions, played in well-known concert halls and festivals around the globe, and made recordings for record labels and radio stations.
The concert series began with the internationally renowned pianist Dimitri Toufexis –artist-in-residence at The American College of Greece– who performed on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
The second soloist is the director of the Thessaloniki Piano Festival, Charalambos Aggelopoulos, who will perform on Wednesday, February 25. On Saturday, March 21, the amazing young virtuoso Alexia Mouza-Arenas will have her turn. Pianist-conductor-poet, Nikos Laaris, will perform his solo on Saturday, April 18.
The main series will be brought to an end by the extraordinary piano duo Pincetic-Sakellaridis, on Wednesday, May 13.
The first special concert was slated for Saturday, January 31, in “Piano at its Forte JUNIOR” presenting three pianists aged 12-14: Katerina Katamadze, Chara Tsipizidou, and Stathis Papadiamantopoulos. The second special concert will take place on Wednesday, April 1, when Giorgos Konstantinou, Agathe Leimoni, and Dimitri Vassilakis will play Mozart concertos KV 453, 466, and 488 respectively, with the ASON Orchestra under the direction of Pantelis Kogiamis.
To find out more about the Piano at its Forte series, please visit the site: www.pianostaforte.com
On December 20, The Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert also performed at the PIERCE Theatre under the direction of Nina Patrikidou, featuring works of celebrated composers such as Gershwin, Mozart, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
The event presented flutist Nick Fragkopanagos and pianist Stathis Chomatsas, winner of the PanHellenic competitions, an outstanding merit scholarship student of the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts. The concert was supported by the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts.