Centuries of music

Christodopous Georgiades - North Fylde Music Circile guest
Christodopous Georgiades - North Fylde Music Circile guest
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Leading international pianist and composer Christodoulos Georgiades is the welcome guest of North Fylde Music Circle tomorrow.

With a repertoire that spans 400 years, his output includes several recordings, the world premiere of the Skalkottas Concertino, many BBC broadcasts, including the World Service and lecture-recitals for television.

On his 50th birthday, he gave a special concert with 50 short works which traced the piano repertoire from 1591 until the present day.

Since 1989 he has composed over 70 works, ranging from children’s pieces to opera and published three books of piano music.

In 2006 a CD with seven of his works was released, followed in 2007 by a live recording of the premiere of his Piano Concerto.

He is currently the examiner and artistic director of the Lykeion Ton Hellinidon in Cyprus and every August he holds a seminar in Vienna, where he is also a jury member at the Panmusica Piano Competition.

Amongst the performers of his works are Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philomusica, Patricia Rozario and Yuri Bashmet, together with the Moscow Soloists.

In March 2010, he was featured as the Cypriot composer to represent his country at a concert given at the British Museum, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus.

Also in 2010, the Cyprus Ministry of Culture commissioned him to compose a large scale work for orchestra – Treasured Island -– which had its premiere in Cyprus and was later performed in London at Cadogan Hall.

Last year the President of Cyprus honoured him with a lifelong grant, in recognition of his services to music.

Tomorrow’s recital in the New Concert at Blackpool Sixth Form College will include music by Liszt (Czárdás obstiné consolation No. 3), Chopin (Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1, Impromptu Op. 29, Barcarolle Op. 60, Scherzo Op. 39), Wagner-Liszt (Liebestod) and himself (Sonatina and eight concert pieces).

The recital starts at 7.30pm and admission is £8 (members £7 and full-time students £4). Enquiries at (01253) 349650 or e-mail: info@northfyldemusiccircle.org.uk