Event Type:Music

Cultural Area:Centre of Mediterranean Architecture

Date:Friday, 20 Dec 2019


Starts: 20:30


Free Entry


A musical kaleidoscope

Dora Bakopoulou (piano), Christophoros Mirosnikov (cello) and Giorgos Cartelias (violin), in "A musical kaleidoscope", with works by J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, F. Schubert, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, at the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture.

Co-organized by: Municipality of Chania | KEPPEDIH-CAM


She was born in Athens. She studied piano, urged and encouraged by conductor Dimitris Mitropoulos, who had heard her play in New York at the age of 9. She graduated from the Athens Conservatory at the age of 17 (‘A distinction), with M. Papaioannou as her professor. She continued her studies at the Geneva Conservatory by the side of Louis Hiltbran (‘A distinction for virtuosity, with honors). She studied with Friedrich Gulda in Salzburg, Paul Bandura-Skoda and Alfred Brendel in Vienna, where she received an award, and with Nikita Magaloff in Geneva. She has also been presented with awards at international competitions in Munich (Germany) and Vercelli (Italy) and given recitals in Greece and abroad (London, Warsaw, Bucharest, Belgium, Sofia, Granada, Nicosia, Limassol, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, Lugano). She has toured in Germany, played for the United Nations and has represented Greece at cultural events abroad. She has worked with Menuchin, Hatzidakis, Chorafas, Colassis, Theodorakis, Demertzis, Kontogeorgiou, Christogiannopoulos, Farantouri, Paspala, Arletta, Savina Giannatou, Korkolis, Patra, Mirosnikov.
She has recorded classical repertoire works (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff) and works by Greek composers (mainly Hatzidakis and Theodorakis). The Academy of Athens has honored her with the Mochenigos Prize for her contribution to music.
She has lived in Greece for many years, and has been artistically active in Athens, Thessaloniki, the country’s provinces and abroad. She inaugurated as a soloist the "Orchestra of Colors" concerts under the direction of Manos Hatzidakis, and has played as a soloist with our two State Orchestras, many times. She has performed with the Warsaw Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic. She was the curator of the Athens Conservatory Piano School. Music teaching has been an important chapter in her life. She has a great love for chamber music and for Lied accompaniment. She envisaged the Aegina International Music Festival and has been its artistic director for twelve consecutive years.


Award-winning international artist Christophoros Mirosnikov, also honored with the 2004 ECHO "Rising Star" accolade, has performed at renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Symphony Hall in Birmingham (UK), Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Athens Concert Hall, Cologne Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in New York.
Distinguished for his "musical sensitivity and virtuosity", Christophoros Mirosnikov has performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras in Europe, North and South America as well as in Asian countries. In Japan he has performed with the Tokyo and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestras under the baton of director Fedoseyev and once again under his direction in Moscow and on his tour with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with directors Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Neville Marriner.
Moreover, he has participated in major music festivals such as the Vladimir Spivakov Festival in Colmar, France and the Music Isle Festival in Jeju, South Korea. He has taught courses at the Yuri Bashmet Academy in Belarus as well as in the USA, Mexico, France and in 2018 he was a member of the jury of the Sviatoslav Knushevitsky International Cello Competition in Russia. He has also collaborated with famous directors like Enrique Batiz, Nanse Gum, Alondra de la Parra, Christopher Warren-Green, Jed Gaylin, Johann Goritsky and others.


He was born in Athens and grew up in Kymi, Evia.
He studied violin with Pantelis and Evangelos Despotidis in the Attiko Conservatory and chamber music in the class of Sotiris Tachiatis. He has performed at concerts in Athens in the context of the Athens Festival as well as in other Greek cities. He lives and works in Athens as a marine engineer.