Piano Recital with Georgios Vardakis

Thanasis Gavos   Sunday, 16 June 2019; 3:00-5:00pm
Georgios Vardakis, Hellenic Centre, piano

A musical journey of three different periods performed by pianist Georgios Vardakis

It includes a few sonatas composed by the Baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti.

He composed in total more 550 sonatas for keyboard and it is believed by many pianists that they are the foundation of piano technique. Seven fantasies by Johannes Brahms composed in 1892.

All together they form a piece which projects Brahms idiom at its highest level. From rich harmonies to lyrical melodies and interesting polyrhythmic patterns. The journey couldn’t be completed without the Suite by one of the best Greek composers, Nikos Skalkottas. A suite formed of 4 parts that illustrate different characters of the unique musical idiom of Skalkottas. An idiom that includes traditional Greek music influenced by western contemporary music, which he developed during his lifetime and especially during his studies with his teacher, Arnold Schoenberg.

Tickets here.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre.

The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

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