Friday 30.08 at 21:00

Greek-Rembetiko-Traditional Music

& Dance Fest

The group "Penies Kalamon" is composed by musicians Charalambos Papanikolaou Bouzouki, Eleni Pertselaki Violin, Nikos Levaditis Guitar and Kostas Fotopoulos Clarinet. They were created in Kalamata and are engaged in the reproduction of rembetika songs as well as Greek traditional music from all parts of Greece.

Charalambos Papanikolaou is a tour guide but has been involved in traditional music and rembetiko for 15 years.

Eleni Pertselaki has studied in Cremona in the violin department and is a violin teacher in the traditional music department of Kalamata.

Nikos Levaditis has been working with rembetiko for about 30 years, playing in music scenes and rembetika in the area of ​​Kalamata.

Kostas Fotopoulos is a professor of Byzantine and traditional music and participates in events and music scenes in Athens.

Friday 23.08 & Saturday 24.08 at 21:00

Twin Concerts: One Ticket, 2 Concerts

Programme for 23.8.:

to be announced during the performance

Programme for 24th August "Strings in Motion"

I.Tzanakos (1986 – ):

“Sketch on a melos by Petros Peloponnisios” for string ensemble

P. I. Tschaikowski (1840 – 1893):

Valse Scherzo for violin & string orchestra

Denis Vasylynets – violin

W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791):

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Strings, KV 364

Andante & Presto

Stelios Mastrogiannis – violin, Marinus Kreidt – viola

I.Tzanakos (1986 – ):

“The adventures of a light-hearted stone” for violin solo and string quartet

Stelios Mastrogiannis – violin

N.Rota (1911 – 1979):

Concerto per archi

Preludio, Scherzo & Finale

“STRINGS IN MOTION” - Chamber Music Academy for String Instruments

Prof. Christos Kanettis “Violin and Chamber Music Masterclass” is an innovative format that also combines workshops and concerts under one roof and gives spectators as well as the participants a unique insight into the creative process of musical interpretation. It takes place twice a year: during the summer in Greece and during winter/spring in Dobbiaco/Toblach, North Italy.


- Anita Mitterer (Violin, Viola, String Quartet) - University Mozarteum Salzburg,

Quator Mosaiques.

For over twenty years she was concertmaster of the Baroque Ensemble of Salzburg and has been a longtime leading member of Nikolaus Harnoncourt`s Concentus Musicus. Anita Mitterer is the Violist of the famous Austrian Ensemble Quatuor Mosaiques, which is known as the most prominent period-instrument quartet.

- Christos Kanettis (Violin, Viola, Chamber Music) - University Mozarteum Salzburg, State Conservatory Innsbruck.  Born in Saloniki, Greece, he completed performance studies at the Athens Conservatory and the Music University in Vienna, Austria. 1984, he graduated as a master’s degree student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. As a national and international price winner, Christos Kanettis has worked with well known artists and has also performed at Carnegie Recital Hall.

In 2014 he founded the international string initiative "Strings in motion" under the patronage of the organization "Euregio" (Tyrol, South Tyrol, Trentino) and several Austrian Embassies. As the artistic director of this cultural, pedagogical project, he recently also started a collaboration with Mexico and the Ukraine.

The seminar and the concerts of the ensemble “Strings in motion” take place under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy in Athens.

Saturday 03.08 at 21:00

Rhapsody in Blue


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Sonata D major Hob.XVI:24

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Finale. Presto

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Sonata No. 1 F sharp minor Op. 11

1. Introduzione: Un poco Adagio - Allegro vivace

2. Aria

3. Scherzo. Allegrissimo - Intermezzo: Lento

4. Finale. Allegro, un poco maestoso

Interlude - Διάλειμμα

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Four Impromptus Op. 90

1. Allegro molto moderato

2. Allegro

3. Andante

4. Allegretto

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Rhapsody in Blue

Aris Alexander Blettenberg was born in Mülheim (Germany) in 1994. Currently, he studies piano with prof. Antti Siirala and conducting with Prof. Bruno Weil at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He receives further musical impulses from Prof. Andreas Groethuysen and Prof. Julia Fischer. In 2011, he made his debut as soloist with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Aris is a prize winner of several (inter-)national competitions, laureate of the ''Ruhrpreis'' and scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. His published compositions are performed throughout Europe, as well as broadcoasted and released on CD. As a pianist he appeared i.a. at festivals in Finland, Greece and Hungary.

Friday 26.07 at 21:00

Celebration Concert

Piano Recital & Strings


F.Chopin (1810-1849):

Nocturne opus posth. 72 nr 1 "Andante"

F.Chopin (1810-1849):

Scherzo nr 1 op 20 " Presto con fuco"

S.Prokofiev (1891-1953):

sonate nr 2 op 14,  1st movement " Allegro, ma non troppo"

F.Chopin (1810-1849): Etude opus 10 nr 4

Interlude - Διάλειμμα

W.A.Mozart (1756-1791):

Quartett Es-Dur für Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier KV 493

1. Allegro

2. Larghetto

3. Allegretto

J.Brahms (1833-1897):

Ungarian Dances für 4 hands

N 1 Allegro molto

N2 Allegro non assai

A.Piazzolla (1921-1992):

Libertango piano four hands

Georgian Dance Sulchan Zinzadse  (piano alto )1925 ,1991

D.Shostakovich (1906-1975):

Five pieces for 2 violins and Piano

Prélude - Gavotte - Elegiy - Waltz - Polka

The Mani Bio-strings 2019

Burgi Bläuel, Violin

Athina Kouroupakis, Violin

Theodore Samaras, Viola

Samira Eisenbach, Violoncello

Gaelle Kouroupakis, a french Pianist, teaches piano at the Conservatoire of Redon and the Conservatoire de Region of Rennes. To date she has appeared in many musical events in Britain, in western France and Greece in piano solo, soloist with orchestra and chamber music. She gave five concerts for Greek classical music in Britain and Paris helping the French public to discover the Greek classical music of the 19th and 20th century.

Her 15 year young daughter Penelopi Kouroupakis appears to be a great talent and will play a big solo part of this concert.  She is studying piano, chamber music, harmony and escort at the Conservatoire Régional de Rennes (Brittany). In 2017 she was admitted to the Career Guidance section following a competition. At the same time, she follows the studies of general orientation at the Lyceum. She has taken part in classical music festivals organized by the Conservatoire de Rennes and the Ville de Rennes as well as in Greek events at Poros and the Conservatory of Kalamata.

And finally we also will have different formations of the Mani Bio-strings, in one of them, Gaelle’s younger daughter Athina (11 years) will also play with us. At the age of 7 she started the violin and she has gone through a great development these last 4 years.

Friday 12.07 at 21:00

Bach Loves Tango


Text (Coelho - Krieger des Lichts)

Anouar Brahem (*1957 - Tunesien)


Lowell Liebermann (*1961 - USA)

Sonata für Flöte und Gitarre - II. Allegro

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992 - Südamerika)

Histoire du Tango - Café 1930

Text (Kalhil Gibrad - Von der Liebe)

Stephen Goss (*1964 - Groß Britannien)

From Honey to Ashes - “The Ajman” (Vereinigte Arabische Emirate)

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962 - Frankreich)


Astor Piazzolla


Interlude - Διάλειμμα

Text (Weißt du eigentlich wie lieb ich dich hab)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750 - Deutschland)

Sonate BWV 1033, e-moll - III. Andante

Chris Dumigan (*1951 - Groß Britannien)

A Peace for all Children

Maurice Ravel (1832-1908 - Frankreich)

Piéce en forme de Habanera

Wilhelm Hey: Text/Musik: Anonym (Deutschland)

Volkslied (1837)

Text (Korinther 1:13)

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968 - Italiener im amerikanischen Exil)

Sonatina op.205 - II. Tempo di Siciliana, I. Allegretto Grazioso

Julia Stocker, born in Tyrol, graduated with top marks in the solo class in Austria. In addition to her modern flute studies she is also dedicated to historical performance practice and studied Traverso

at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at different master classes. She is a member of the ensemble “Modern Times, 1800” and “Polyphony T”.

Since 2008 she plays in the Symphonic Wind Orchestra Vorarlberg, first as solo piccolist, since 2011

as a solo flutist. She is currently a music teacher in the Lake Constance area and a substitut at the Constance Philharmonic. Since October 2011 she has an engagement as flutist and piccolist at the Mannheim Philharmonic. A great love of her is chamber music, she plays in the woodwind quintet “Lusciniola” the trio “Donne del Vento” and “Ensemble 392” (ancient music).

The Austrian guitarist Martina Schäffer studied at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt,

at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany. She passed her artistic diplomas with excellent results.

In 2002 she became a student of the Spanish virtuoso Pepe Romero. Since then she has been intensively involved with sound formation and playing technique and has placed them at the

service of expressive and transforming music-making. She teaches at various institutes, festivals

and privately. In Lübeck she founded a Guitar trio with Mirco Oldigs and Christoph Schmidt in 2000.

Numerous CDs in different formations and styles and cross over versions. For example the "Fra Ghitarra", an ensemble, which dedicated itself not only to renaissance and baroque literature but

also to Irish and Austrian folk music. Martina Schäffer's solo and chamber music concerts have taken her to the USA, China, Mexico, Italy, Norway, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Greece.

Her performances are characterised by lively contact with the audience, soulful playing and a great deal of humour. With her spirited and original interpretations she inspires both the professional audience and lovers of classical guitar music.

Friday 28.06 at 21:00

Palaestra Vocal Ensemble


Traditional, Sweden: Trelå

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880 – 1968):  Due Composizione Corali, text Sappho

1 Il Giardino di Afrodite - 2 Piena sorgeva la Luna

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897):  Drei Gesänge

1 Abendständchen, text Clemens Brentano - 2 Vineta, text Wilhelm Müller

3 Darthulas Grabgesang, Ossian deutsch von Gottfried Herder

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976):  Aus den Five Flower Liedern

1 To Daffodils, text Robert Herrick - 2 The Succession of the Four Sweet Months

3 Marsh Flowers, text George Crabbe - 4 The evening Primrose, text John Clare

5 Ballad of Green Broom

Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856):  Lay a garland  (Lege eine Girlande)

Erik Esenvalds (* 1977):  Only in Sleep, text Sara Teasdale, solo Tiina Markanen

Interlude - Διάλειμμα

Trad, Norwegen:  Brautmarsch aus Valsöyfjord

Trad, arr Håkan Parkman:  Till Österland

Arne Mellnäs:  Aus “10 Sprüche”

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871–1927):  Vårnatt, text Oscar Levertin, Signe Olofsson, klavier

Trad., arr Lars Edlund: Ant han dansa med mig, Signe Olofsson, klavier

Sven-Erik Bäck:  Våren

Edward Grieg (1843 – 1907):  Våren (Frühling)

Lars-Johan Werle (1926 – 2001):  Orpheus, text William Shakespeare

Pizzetti (1880 – 1968):  Cade la Sera, Two compositions for choir

Brahms (1833 – 1897):  Three songs

Britten (1913 – 1976):  From Five Flower Songs

Pearsall (1795 – 1856):  Lay a garland 

Esenvalds (* 1977):  Only in sleep

Palaestra vokalensemble, Lund                          Conductor: Cecilia Martin-Löf

Lund Academic Choir / Palaestra Vocal Ensemble

Palaestra Vocal Ensemble consists of 8-24 skilled singers, most of them students at the Malmö

conservatory of Music. But there are also scientists, doctors and other students connected to Lund University. The ensemble works in the most different kinds of productions, as soloists and choristers everyone eager to learn and to create Music together!

Cecilia Martin-Löf

She took her master in choral conducting from the Royal college of Music in Stockholm in 2006.

Ever since that she has been the Director Cantorum at Lund University in southern Sweden, where

she has developed a great and vivid choral department with her ensembles Palaestra vocal

ensemble and Lund academic choir. Cecilia strives in her work to combine her love for poetry and

language with the choral sounds and technical precision at highest level. She has a reputation of

deep vocal knowledge, always meticulously prepared and a great engagement in all her projects

with a warm and embracing attitude. Cecilia is always keen on new ideas, curious and developing,

with deep interest in the different Swedish folk music traditions. She has also a great experience as Orchestra conductor, holding her exam also here from The Royal college of Music in Stockholm.

Friday 14.06 at 21:00

Harmonies from the Alps and Jazz

Hedwig Roth, Yodel

Milena Soyoung, Flute & Voice

Peter Stannecker, Saxophones

Markus Dinnebier, Viola

Benno Wechs, Styrian Accordion

Stefan Kienle, Piano

Saturday 01.06 at 21:00

Exciting Classical Boogie Woogie

Frank Muschalle, now living in Berlin, Germany, has been on tour for more than 20 years. He has become one of the most popular boogie woogie pianists.

Frank was born in 1969. After 11 years studying classical piano he discovered the joys of boogie woogie at the age of 19. Since then he has devoted himself entirely to this music.

Appearances on TV and radio have contributed to Frank´s remarkable success.

As early as October 1995 his debut-CD, "Great Boogie Woogie News", was published by the Vienna label Document Records.

Afterwards Frank gave performances in jazz clubs and festivals, on a tour of Austria with the Mojo Bluesband and Red Holloway, at concerts in the Jazzland and the Starclub (Vienna), and at concerts with Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber and Martin Pyrker.

Quite soon Frank Muschalle outgrew his role as a local talent; invitations to concerts such as the "Stars of Boogie Woogie" - Festival in the Vienna Concert Hall speak for themselves. In March 1997 the second CD, "Battin´ The Boogie", came out, also published by Document Records. The production caused a sensation among international experts.

In September 1998 Frank was invited on a two - week tour of South Carolina (USA) with the Mojo Bluesband. In the course of this tour, recordings with Jimmy McCracklin and Nappy Brown were made for Ripete Records (USA).

In 2002 the "40 - Years American - Folk - Blues - Festival Jubilee" took place in Germany and Frank played on this Tour with Blues-Stars Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Bob Stroger and Lousiana Red.

2013 Frank had  already recorded 12 different cds and his musical style is well-known for its superb technical fireworks and subtle nuances.

He creates an expectant atmosphere in his audience which is constantly heightened by the skilful changes of musical mood.

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