International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades 

International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades 2015

Hermoupolis, Syros
"Apollo" theater

Saturday 15 August 2015

"Myths and Passion"
Vassiliki Karayanni, renowned soprano and actress of the Greek National Opera and the famous countertenor Nikos Spanatis, collaborate with one of the most important chamber orchestras in Scandinavia, the Swedish Musica Vitae under the baton of internationally acclaimed conductor Tiberiu Soare, performing works by Gluck and Mozart

International Festival of Cyclades | Apollo Theatre, Hermoupolis, Syros

International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades

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Festival Programme

 Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra

Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra ScandinaviaTiberiu Soare, Conductor
Tiberiu Soare


        Vassiliki Karayanni, soprano
  Vassiliki Karayanni Sorpano
         Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
     Nikos Spanatis

Maria Sifnaiou, oboe
Dimitri Safarian, oboe - cor anglais
Alex Callko, basoon
Nikos Mitrou, horn
Dimitris Kostis, horn



Christoph Willibald Gluck

Sinfonie G - Dur for string orchestra

Telemaco, or L'isola di Circe - dramma per musica in  2 Acts | "Ah! non turbi il mio riposo"

Orfeo ed Euridice | Euridice's aria "Che fiero momento"

Orfeo ed Euridice | Orfeo's Aria "Ahime! Dove trascorsi...Que faro senza Euridice"

Orfeo ed Euridice | Duetto "Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte"


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento in B flat major, K. 137, "Salzburg Symphony No. 2"

Soprano insertion aria for a performance of Pasquale Anfossi's opera Il curioso indiscreto
"Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!"

Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87 (74a) Farnace's Aria "Venga pur"

Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87 (74a) Aspasia's Aria "Al destin, che la minaccia"

La clemenza di Tito, Κ 621 Duetto Annio - Servilia, | "Ah, perdona al primo affetto"


Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra Scandinavia
Musica Vitae
, Chamber Orchestra

Musica Vitae Official Website

Musica Vitae, based in Växjö in the south of Sweden, is one of the country’s best-reputed chamber orchestras and audience and critics alike are full of praise for its fifteen strings. Firmly rooted in the classical string tradition and with a strong commitment to contemporary art music, the orchestra presents a general programme characterised by its range and quality. To date Musica Vitae have given first performances of some 100 commissions by Sweden’s foremost composers as well as by young compositions students at the country’s largest university colleges of music. The collaboration with the university colleges started some ten years ago and has gained wide acknowledgement throughout Sweden’s music life. Throughout the years, the orchestra has collaborated with a number of internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists as well as with young Swedish up-and-coming artists. Striving to expand the boundaries of the chamber ensemble, the orchestra regularly works with artists representing other art forms such as dancers and light designers. They also engage in concerts for children from the age of five and up, and have taken classical music to the streets by performing in busy commercial centres. Musica Vitae travel more than any other Swedish orchestra in their genre. Apart from performing in their home region they tour the entire southern part of Sweden and visit the country’s bigger venues. They have performed throughout Europe as well as in China and the US. On their trip to the States five concerts were given in as many cities, with the final concert taking place at Carnegie Hall in New York. Musica Vitae have attended major international music festivals such as the Swedish Lapland Festival, the Britten Festival at Aldeburgh, the Gulbenkian Festival for Contemporary Music in Lisbon, the Stockholm New Music Festival, Nordic Music Days/Festival of Nordic Contemporary Music and others. Musica Vitae’s discography extends to more than 20 titles. The repertoire is a good example of the orchestra’s programming policy by including baroque, Vienna classical and romantic music as well as contemporary experimental music. Two of their titles have been Swedish Grammy Awards nominees, and a few years ago recordings of music by Nordic composers Rosenberg, Sibelius, Stenhammar and Grieg became favourites of one of Japan’s biggest record dealers. In 1996 they were awarded the music prize Spelmannen (The Fiddler) by one of Sweden’s biggest evening papers. The jury issued the following statement; ‘Sweden’s sharpest strings are to be found in Växjö. With feet buried deep in the soil of the Swedish country side and bows pointing to the wide, wide world, the 15 members of Musica Vitae have in as many years developed into a chamber orchestra of international repute and standard.’

Vassiliki Karayanni Sorpano
Vassiliki Karayanni, soprano coloratura

Vassiliki Karayanni Official Website

Greek soprano coloratura, VassilikiKarayanni first studied Painoforte and Akkordeon at the Patras Municipal Concervatory .After that she condinued her studies in Pianoforte and in singing in Athens with Barbara Gavakou and then with Joseph Metternich in Munchen. She decided to relinquish the classical piano for a career in singing when 1996,in a very young age,she started sing in Greek National Opera with first role this of Queen of the night in The Magic Flut of Mozart.Since then she is starting in prestigious world Theaters like: Teatro alla Scala in Milano , Covent Garden in London, San Carlo in Napoli , Sao Carlos of Lisbon, Opera Dusseldorf ,KomischeOper Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Greek National Opera, Megaron of Athens, Megaron of Thessaloniki , Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Queen Elisabeth Hall in London , Cadogan Hall in London, Teatro Dal Verme of TeatroallaScala in Milano.
The roles she often sings are: Olympia from The Tales of Hoffmann of J.Offenbach, Queen of the Night from the Magic Flute of W.A Mozart, Zerbinetta from Ariadne auf Naxos of R.Strauss, Gilda from Rigoletto of G.Verdi, Violetta from La Traviata of G.Verdi, Adina from L Elisir d Amore of G.Donizetti, Norina from Don Pasquale of G.Donizetti, Blonde from EnfurhungausdemSerail of W.A.Mozart, Kostanze from EntfurhungausdemSerail of W.A Mozart, Comtesse Adele from ComtOry of G.Rosini, Rosina from Il Barbiere di Seviglia of G.Rosini, Rosina from Il Barbiere di Siviglia of G.Paisielo, MmeHerz from Der Schauspieldirector of W.A.Mozart, Oscar from UnBallo in Maschera of G.Verdi, Zerlina from Don Giovanni of W.A.Mozart. Preparing roles include Amina in La Sonnambulla of V.Bellini, Lucia from Lucia di Lammermoor of V.Bellini,title role of Lakme of L.Delibe. Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra of Arnold Gliere,”Linda di Chamounix of G.Donizetti,Elvira in I Puritani of V.Bellini.
Concerts include: CarminaBurana of Carl Orf , Requiem of W.A.Mozart, Requiem of Faure,Stabat Mater of Pergolesi,Salve Regina of Pergolesi, Fantasie of L.V.Beethoven,Cantatas of J.S.Bach, Concert arias of W.A.Mozart, etc. |
Conductors and Directors whom she has worked include: Antonio Papano, Marko Letonjia, Loukas Karytinos, Stephen Langridge, Nikos Petropoulos, Zoldan Pesko, Giovanni di Stefanno, Robert Karsen, Richard Hickox, Toni Servillo, Michel Plasson, Miltos Logiadis, Antonello Allemanti, Michael Hampe,etc
Engagements : 2012 - 2013
-TeatroallaScala in Milano   -   Olympia in The tales of Hoffmann (January,February 2012)
-Greek National Opera   -  Oscar in Ballo in Maschera of G.Verdi Marz 2012
-Greek National Opera - Valenciene in LustigeWitwe-April 2012
-Greek National Opera - Adina in L Elisir d Amore-Mai 2012
-Cyclades Festival -Concert -Augost 2012
-Corfu Island -CarminaBurana -September 2012
-Teatro Carlo Felice -Zerlina in Don Giovanni-November,December 2012
-Greek National Opera - Queen of the night in The Magic Flute-December 2012 ,January 2013
-Greek National Opera -Concert di follia (mad scenes like Lucia,etc) 6 April 2013
-Greek National Opera – Queen of the night in The Magic Flute, 9, 22 , 29 Marz 2013
-Greek National Opera-Sophie in Werther-February,Marz 2012
-Greek national Opera - Valencien in Lustigewitwe -Mai 2013
-Barok Festival of Rethymno-CretaIsland 17 Augost 2013,Concert
-Cyclades Festival,Syros Island,23 and 24 Augost,Gilda in Rigoletto in Concert.
-Megaron of Athens ,23 November 2013 ,Concert  “Viva Verdi!”
-As I have a contract with Greek National Opera ,I am waiting for their program.They didn’t announce it yet.I know that I am going to sing Gilda in Rigoletto and Sophie in Werther.I don’t know yet the dates.
As soon as I have it ,I will inform you immediately.
CDs and DVDs: Il maritodisperato of Cimarosa from a production of San Carlo Theater of Naples, Il Barbiere di Siviglia of G.Paisielo from a production of Megaron of Athens.
CD;Monogramma of OdysseasElitis with music of George Kouroupos

Tiberiu Soare, Μαέστρος
Tiberiu Soare
, conductor

Tiberiu Soare Official Website

Born in Bucharest, Tiberiu Soare is a graduate of two of the Faculties of the National University of Music in Bucharest: conducting – class of Ludovic Ludovic Bács and Petru Andriesei and the musical performance – tuba – class of Reader Univ. Ion Popescu. Then he improved himself when he did advanced studies in conducting an orchestra with Horia Andreescu and attended master classes held by conductors Alain Paris and Adrian Sunshine. The artist has been a conductor since 1999, his performances getting both applause and the specialist critics’ and collaborators’ unanimous praise. He conducted orchestras for numerous philharmonics and operas in the country, going on tours in Hungary, Israel, Poland, China, Germany and Switzerland. He collaborated with prestigious artists such as Angela Gheorghiu, Eduard Tumagian, Viniciu Moroianu, Alexandre Dubach, Daniel Kientzy, Pompeiu Hărăşteanu, Marin Cazacu, Alexandru Tomescu, Horia Mihail, Răzvan Suma, Mihaela Martin, Nobuko Imai, Alina Cojocaru, Daniel Magdal, Felicia Filip, Ophelie Galliard, Teodora Gheorghiu and many others. In 2014 Tiberiu Soare conducted the opening night of Münchausen the opera by Dan Dediu in Romania for the Profil contemporary music ensemble, where he has been a conductor since it began in 2002. With the same ensemble he debuted at the “George Enescu” International Festival (2005 edition) and has recorded 2 CDs with contemporary Romanian music. His repertoire is vast and diverse, comprising symphonic and vocal-symphonic works. The operas and concerts conducted by Tiberiu Soare were enthusiastically received by critics and audience. With a complex conducting vision, Tiberiu Soare is a tireless promoter of contemporary music, having conducted numerous works by Romanian composers and not only. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Musical Critics Prize; in 2006 Actualitatea muzicala magazine gave him the Award for the most convincing performance of a young artist. In 2011, Tiberiu Soare was the recipient of the Romanian Performing Artists Union Award for the first mise en scene of the opera Oedipe by George Enescu, an event which took place under the aegis of the twentieth edition of George Enescu International Festival. Tiberiu Soare has been invited by important cultural institutions in the country, performing on tours and concerts in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Hungary, Germany, China and Israel. Together with the National Radio Orchestra, Tiberiu Soare attended the Shanghai World Expo (2010) and was invited to important festivals such as Varna Summer Fest (2011), Shanghai Spring International Music Festival as well as Balchik Classic Days (2013), World Summit on Media for Children – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014). In 2013 and 2014, soprano Angela Gheorghiu, conductor Tiberiu Soare and the National Radio Orchestra launched two albums with Romanian and international carols under the Mediapro Music label. Other recent recordings with the National Radio Orchestra (Casa Radio Publishing House) are the Second Symphony by Enescu (2014) and Manfred Symphony by Tchaikosvksy (2015). Tiberiu Soare conducted the National Opera Orchestra in Bucharest (2007-2012) and was a main conductor of Radio Orchestra and Choirs (2012-2014). He conducted prestigious orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, the Prague Radio Orchestra and worked with soprano Angela Gheorghiu for concerts which took place in Prague, Munich, Paris (Opéra Royal de Versailles), Vienna (Konzerthaus) etc.

Safarian - Simonenko Dimitry, oboe - cor anglaisSafarian - Simonenko Dimitry, oboe - cor anglais

Dimitry Safarian-Simonenko was born in Tiflis(Georgia).He studied violin and later oboe. During his studies in the state concervatory of Tiflis(class prof.G.Beridze) he become a member of the State Symphony Orchestra of  Tiflis(Georgia). After the immigrating to  Greece, he studied at the “New Conservatory of Thessaloniki” on a full scholarship and received the diploma of oboe in 1996. He is a graduate of the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen(Germany), where he studied in the class of prof.P.W.Feit on a full scholarship from “A.Triandi-Foundation”  receiving his Bachelor of music degree in 2002. In 1996 he won the 1st  prize at the International Chamber Music Competition of the “HELEXPO” and in 2002 also the 1st prize at the Greek Woodwind-Competition of the “TECHNI”-foundation. For several years he was a principal oboe in the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki.  1996-2011 he was a principal oboist in the City Orchestra of Thessaloniki,also he was a guest principal-oboe in “CAMERATA” Chamber Orchestra(Athens). Since September 2011 he is a Principal Oboist of the National Opera of Greece in Athens. He has perfomed as soloist with the  State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, State Symphony Orchestra of Athens, City of Thessaliniki Orchestra and “Camerata” Chamber Orchestra, and has also given a number of chamber music recitals.
Nikolaos Mitrou, horn
Nicholas Mitrou
, horn

Born in Kalamata on 1985. At the age of five he began his studies in horn at the Municipal Philharmonic Kalamata and after two years he continued his studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata. He was an active member of the Philharmonic as the municipal symphony orchestra Kalamata until 18 where he continued his studies at the Ionian University in music department since 2003, member of the university orchestra for five years as a member of several ensembles of classical and contemporary music. In 2006 he became a partner of the Orchestra of colors of Manos Hadjidakis and the Symphony Orchestra of ERT. In 2009 he became a permanent member of the Symphony Orchestra of Athens until 2012 where he took place in the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki. He is also a partner of kameratas Friends of Music and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. He has participated five times in the music academies of Corfu which has received lessons from foreign teachers like Hector Mac Donald and Herman Bowman.

Dimitris Kostis, horn
Dimitris Kostis, horn

Born in Athens on 4th January 1991. At 9 years of age started studying the French Horn at theMunicipal Philharmonic of Vrilissia and two years later continued his studies at theRaimondy Conservatoire under Mr Lago, attaining his degree in 2014.Participated in musical academy of Corfu where attended lessons by international professorsnamely Hector Mac Donald and Eric Ruske.Appearing in concerts with the symphony Orchestra of ERT, with the musical ensemble of AXalapsi as well as being first horn at Theofrastou Sakellarides’ Operetta “The daughter of theStorm” presented at the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. Currently a member of the YouthAthens Symphony Orchestra as well as the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Athensconducted by B Tsambropoulos.

Händel Rodelinda "Vivi Tiranno"
Cyclades Festival Orchestra


Mozart Ascanio "Al mio ben"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra

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Händel Rinaldo "Cara Sposa"
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Gluck Orfeo "Ahime..Che farò"
Musica Vitae & Tiberiu Soare

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Mozart Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra

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Händel Partenope "Furibondo"
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

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Händel Serse "Ombra mai fu"
Baroque Ensemble

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Koumendakis "Hedda Gabler"
Baroque Ensemble

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Gounod "Serenade"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Barber "Un Cygne"
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Monteverdi "Oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo

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Philip Glass "Akhnaten"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Camerata Ensemble

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Britten Oberon's aria
Greek Opera Studio

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Nyman "if"
Sound Recording

8. Michael Nyman If from The Diary of Anne Frank

Pook "With Wand'ring Steps
F. Karayiannopoulos, guitars




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