in collaboration with

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

Presidency of the Hellenic Republic

THE ODYSSEY

RAMEAU Les Tourbillons • Les Cyclopes

 

THE TROJAN WAR

CLEMENTI   Sonata in G minor, Op. 50, No. 3,

"Didone Abbandonata”

 

DEFYING THE GODS

BEETHOVEN Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus

LISZT Prometheus (trans. Schubert) • Prometheus

 

DIVINE INSPIRATION

COUPERIN La Muse Plaintine • La Muse Victorieuse

RAMEAU L’Entretien des Muses

STRAVINSKY Apollon Musagète

 

THE AEGEAN SEA

COUPERIN Les Gondoles de Delphes

HADJIDAKIS For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1

 

RHYTHM AND DANCE

DEBUSSY
 Danseuses de Delphes (Préludes)

SATIE
 Gymnopédies) • Gnosiènnes

KOSTANTINIDIS Huit Danses des Îles Grecques


 

THE POWERFUL FEMALE

COUPERIN L'Amazône • L'Atalante • Les Vestales

 

DESIRE AND RAPTURE

COUPERIN Les Satyres Chèvre-Pieds• Les Bacchanales

SAINT SAENS Bacchanales

LONGING

COUPERIN Le Carrillon de Cythère

DEBUSSY L'Isle Joyeuse

 

MUSIC TRIUMPHS

LISZT Orpheus

The Greek Myth Recital Project
CD Recording, Documentary, Concert Tour 2021

 

With works by Couperin, Rameau, Clementi, Liszt, Debussy, Satie, Stravinsky, Kostantinidis and Hadjidakis, the Greek Myth Recital Project presents a selection of repertoire for solo piano inspired by Greece and its rich mythology.  Acclaimed by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other  publications, this unique recital has been heard at venues that include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Lugano Festival, and more recently on a tour of the Italian peninsula, including a performance for the Presidents of Italy and Greece in Rome's Presidential Palace, the Palazzo del Quirinale.  Part of a cultural diplomacy initiative, this programme has been a collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece and the Office of the President of the Hellenic Republic. 

 

The year 2021 marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the independence of Greece and the birth of the Modern Greek State. On this occasion, we plan to present the Greek Myth Recital in the world’s leading museums that house the largest collections of Greek works of art from classical antiquity, both in Europe as well as in the United States.   The marrying of the ancient works of art with the music present the perfect opportunity to highlight the aesthetic and philosophical values that have inspired and nurtured artists for thousands of years, as we witness these universal principles revisited and reinterpreted in the works of some of the greatest classical composers.  The programme promises to bring to life these legendary sculptures, mosaics, pottery and various artifacts, celebrating the legacy of the Greek ideals and archetypes that gave birth to the Western world and that have persisted through the ages. 

Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

Teatro della Pergola
Teatro della Pergola

Firenze, Italy

Swiss Radio-Television
Swiss Radio-Television

Lugano Festival

Centro Nacional de las Artes
Centro Nacional de las Artes

Mexico, DF

Palazzo del Quirinale
Palazzo del Quirinale

Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, offers his congratulations

Palazzo del Quirinale
Palazzo del Quirinale

Official Residence of the President of the Italian Republic Rome

Radiotelevisione Italiana
Radiotelevisione Italiana

RAI VENETO Palazzo Labia, Venice

Teatro Olimpico
Teatro Olimpico

Vicenza, Italy

Palazzo del Quirinale
Palazzo del Quirinale

with Dario Franceschini, Minister of Cultural Heritage of the Italian Republic