International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
"Sous le Ciel de Paris"
Irini Karaianni, mezzo soprano
Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Karolos Zoyganelis, piano
International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades
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Irini Karaianni, mezzo soprano
The Greek born mezzo-soprano Irini Karaianni was born in Athens. Under scholarships from both the “A. Onassis” foundation, and the “Maria Callas” foundation, she continued her studies at the “Conservatorio di Musica di Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Has followed a very diverse career that brought her in major opera houses including the Teatro alla Scala, Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Oper Frankfurt, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv, Teatro Regio di Torino, Linbury Theatre at Covent Garden, Guangzhou Opera House in China, Greek National Opera, the Megaron of Athens, the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki and other international venues in roles such as Gulietta, Octavian, Rosina, Angelina, Isabella, Isolie, Cherubino, Adalgisa, Komponist, Miss Jessel, Charlotte, Siebel, Opignon Publique. After winning the “Giuseppe di Stefano” international contest in 1998, she was invited to perform the role of Carmen in many theaters all over Italy including Teatro Romano di Fiesole and Teatro Greco di Taormina) and Rosina and Nicklausse for (A.S.LI.CO). She has participated in award winning recordings of Handel's Tamerlano, Arianna in Creta, Giulio Cesare, Alessandro Severo, for the German label MDG. She is equally comfortable with the concert stage, performing in recitals, concerts and special projects with a very wide range of repertoire.
IRINI KARAIANNI OFFICAL WEBSITE
Karolos Zouganelis, pianist
Karolos Zouganélis was born in 1977 in Athens and began studying music at the age of five. In 1992 he graduated with a First Prize from the Athens National Conservatory in the class of M. Mavrikou. The jury unanimously awarded him the mention “Excellent”.In 1996, he is admitted to the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris” (CNSMDP) and graduated with a First Prize in piano in 2000. At the CNSMDP he worked with Gérard Frémy, Sylvaine Billier, Anne Grappotte, Jean Koerner and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and received also diplomas in vocal accompaniment, instrumental accompaniment and chamber music. In addition, he studied the Lied and Melody genres with Ruben Lifschitz and Jeff Cohen and took part in master classes with Christian Zacharias, György Sebök, Leon Fleisher, Idil Biret and Dominique Merlet. He is the laureate of several international piano and chamber music competitions in France, in England, in Italy, in Germany and in Greece. He has given recitals as a soloist, or as a duettist with singers in the most important halls in Europe, is guest artist in several festivals in Europe and in the United States and has given Piano Master-Classes in American Universities. He has played under Conductors such Jeffrey Milarsky, Zsolt Nägy, Janos Fürst, Ivan Fischer and Michael Gielen and has been the official pianist of the International Singing Competition “Operalia”, organized by Placido Domingo. In February 2010, he was invited to participate in the performance of the complete works by Chopin, organized by the “Société Chopin” and the “Société Générale.” This recital series was televised on national French TV (France 3). On March 1, 2010, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, he participated, at Victoria Hall, in Geneva, in the performance of the composer’s entire piano Etudes. Since 2004 M. Zouganélis is a Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dase de Paris.
KAROLOS ZOUGANELIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE
"Barcarolle" from "The Tales of Hoffmann"
Amours divins …"La Belle Helene"
Reverie (Victor Hugo)
Si mes vers avaient des ailes (Victor Hugo)
Claire de lune (Paul Verlaine)
En sourdine (Paul Verlaine)
Fleur jetee (Armand Silvestre)
Les roses d’Ispahan (Leconte de Lisle)
Le papillon et la fleur (Victor Hugo)
Je ne t’aime pas …. (Maurice Magre)
Cinq melodies populaires grecques
Dors , mon enfant (Anonymus)
Priez pour paix (Charles D’Orleans)
Apres un reve (Romain Bussine)
Serenade (Victor Hugo)
Tendrement (Vincent Hyspa)
Nuit d’Espagne (Louis Gallet)
Elegie (Louis Gallet)
Les chemins de l’amour (Jean Anouilh)
Sous le ciel de Paris (Jean Drejac)