Mediterranean Guitar Sonatas
The concert features the premieres of two compositions dedicated to the guitarist, the Sonata for Guitar (2012) by composer and maestro Theodore Antoniou (b. 1935) and the Sonata for Guitar “The Four Silences” (2011) by composer and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Christos Samaras (b. 1956). The concert also includes the Sonata del Guadalquivir (2004) by the Italian composer and musicologist Angelo Gilardino (b. 1941).
The Mediterranean vein that runs through the musical landscapes of the programme Mediterranean Guitar Sonatas provides the magnetic force that groups the three compositions together.
Nikos Zarkos began classical guitar studies at the age of 8 at the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala and acquired his Diploma from the Thoukidideion Conservatory of Alimos, Athens, with professor Stelios Moustos. He earned a Bachelor of Music from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, and from the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg/Augsburg the degrees Diplommusiker (K.A.) and Meisterklassendiplom and has performed in master-classes of the world guitar elite.
Greek Guitar Music of the 21st Century (Subways Music, Greece, 2011) is Nikos Zarkos’ debut CD. Mr. Zarkos has also supervised the edition of Fantasia in Memoriam by Theodore Antoniou for the Philippos Nakas Editions. He collaborates with the Greek Composers Union and in 2011 he gave the first performance of the programme Female Writing for Guitar (CD to be released in April 2013 by Irida Classical), in 2012 the programme Greek Guitar Music and in 2013 the programme Mediterranean Guitar Sonatas. Nikos Zarkos has been playing in duo with cellist Asterios Pouftis since 2002, and in 2005 won the 1st prize in the 1st Chamber Music Competition of the Veria Guitar Festival with cellist Angelos Liakakis. He has also been a member of the Greek Guitar Ensemble. He has given recitals and chamber music concerts in Great Britain, Germany and Greece, and he is the official representative for Hannabach Strings for Greece.
The event has organized in collaboration with the Greek Composers Union, the Hellenic American Education Center and the Hellenic American Union.
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union, Greek Composers Union, Hellenic American Education Center|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|