The two sonatas for viola and piano
Constantinos Y. Stylianou
Thursday, 30 December 2021 | 20:00<
Strovolos Municipal Theatre
Máté Szűcs | viola
Nicolas Costantinou | piano
Constantinos Y. Stylianou:
Sonata for viola and piano no. 1 in F minor (2019)
Sonata for viola and piano no. 2 in E flat major (2020)
LMS invites you to an evening of chamber music with violinist Máté Szűcs and pianist Nicolas Costantinou. The two artists will give the world premiere of the two sonatas for viola and piano by Cypriot composer Constantinos Y. Stylianou. The First Sonata was completed in December 2019, while the Second was written in the spring of 2020 in the midst of a general mandatory confinement due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Despite the short period of time that separates them, these two works are diametrically opposed. The former is characterised by a rich variety of characters and, by extension, timbres, which partly derive from organic references to various musical styles, e.g. baroque music, Greek entechni music and Latin music. In contrast, the latter stands as a form of ‘resistance’ to the tragic events that unfolded as a result of the pandemic.
Máté Szűcs is today one of the world’s most distinguished violinists, having served as the first viola in the renowned Berlin Philharmonic and performed as a soloist in prestigious halls abroad. He is currently a professor of viola at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland. Nicolas Costantinou, who has been recently awarded the title of Steinway Artist, is active not only as a soloist, but also as an enthusiastic chamber musician and accompanist of art songs. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Nicosia, as well as a piano teacher at the Cyprus Music Schools.
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Full-price €15 | Concessions* €10
* LMS members, pensioners, full-time students, soldiers
Important notice: We encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance as seating is limited and assigned numerically. Alternatively, patrons may purchase available tickets or returns at the box office only on the evening