Young Greek Classics 2019

A tribute to cello
4 young Greek cellists

The successful Young Greek Classics platform that was launched last year with a tribute to the 100-year anniversary since Claude Debussy's death and featuring 26 soloists, will continue this year.

The event aims to introduce young Greek musicians who have been distinguished as soloists in Greece and abroad. In 2009, the event will include three concerts at the renovated Aris Garoufalis hall at the Athens Conservatoire.

Inspired by the internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on June 30, Young Greek Classics will feature the work of young, already accomplished Greek cellists and other talented musicians, in what will prove to be a fascinating and high-quality programme.


1 July
Christina Bazili (cello), Alexia Mouza (piano)
Beethoven, The Sonata for cello and piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Schumann, 5 Pieces in folk style for cello and piano, Op. 102
Prokofiev, Ballade for cello and piano in C minor, Op. 15
Shostakovich, Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, Op. 40

3 July
First part
Michael Heupel (cello)
György Sándor Ligeti, Sonata for solo cello
Khadija Zeynalova, Sonata for solo cello
Mark O’Connor, Appalachia Waltz
Bright Sheng, Seven Τunes I Ηeard in China, III. Little Cabbage
Efi Markoulaki, Chanitikos from Cretan suite
Gaspar Cassadó, Suite for solo cello

Second part
Fernando Nina (cello, electric cello)
Featuring Michael Heupel (cello) and Daniel Paleodimos (drums)
Fernando Nina, Jungle, for solo cello
Konstantia Gourzi, Jasminarie, for solo cello
Giovanni Sollima, Alone, for solo cello
Fernando Nina, Schizofrenia, for solo cello
J. S. Bach, Sarabande, Cello Suite No. 3
Fernando Nina, Bach Decon, for solo cello
Prince, Purple Rain, for solo cello
Lambada, for 2 cellos and drums
Jimmi Hendrix, Purple Haze, for 2 cellos and drums
Fernando Nina, Simone, for 2 cellos and drums
U2, With or Without You, for 2 cellos

4 July
Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos (cello), Thodoris Iosifidis (piano)
Brahms, 6 lieder for cello and piano
Webern: Three Little Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 11
Schumann, Fantasy pieces for cello and piano, Op. 73 (originally for clarinet and piano)
Brahms, Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38