Christmas concert 'Ave Maria'


Markideio Theatre

Tickets: €15 / €8 (students)

Box Office: Technopolis 20 art centre. Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm, for online purchases email

Information: 70002420



Christmas concert 'Ave Maria'

In the heart of spring, the violinist and Concertmaster of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Wolfgang Schroeder and the young talented cellist Robertas Grod invite you to an evening concert where they will present two violin and cello sonatas by Maurice Ravel and Zoltan Kodaly.

The concert will take place at the Markideio Theatre in Paphos, on Tuesday, 19th of April 2022, at 7pm. The Sonata for violin & cello M.73 by M. Ravel, with lean and simple aesthetic elements was dedicated to Claude Debussy. In this sonata Ravel enriches the dissonances and virtuosic parts with Hungarian folk melodies and characteristics of Kodaly’s and Bartok’s music and the harmonic charm of Debussy. Z. Kodaly as a Hungarian native composer, ethnomusicologist and teacher, contributed to the evolution of a modern national art music rooted in authentic folk materials alloyed with the principles and aesthetics of the classical tradition. Kodaly’s Sonata for violin & cello, op. 7 is a blossom of Hungarian folk materials and colourful modes.

The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.

A few words about the musicians:

Wolfgang Schroeder studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Mannes Collage of Music in New York. His teachers were Ana Chumachenco, Alberto Lysy, Sandor Vegh and Aaron Rosand. As soloist and chamber player, Wolfgang Schroeder has performed in prestigious concert Halls such as the Philharmonic in Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Great Performers Series at the Lincoln Centre and the Frick Collection Museum in New York, at London’s Barbican Hall, the Megaron Music Hall of Athens and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. As a member of the Trio Parnassus, he received the prestigious Echo Classic prize for the best chamber music recording of the year. He was artistic director of both European Union Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Stuttgart. The other ensemble which gained international reputation is the “Belcanto Strings”, of whom Wolfgang Schroeder was a founding member. Schroeder’s discography is extensive. He recorded for MDG Thorofon and other important labels. He released the Complete Sonatas for Violin by Eugene Ysaye for Hook Records in 2016. Since 2005, in conjunction with an active performing career he is Concertmaster of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and Director Founder of Cultural Crossroads.

Robertas Grod was born in 1991 in Lithuania. Started cello lessons at the age of six. He studied in Vilnius Balys Dvarionas Music School in the class of J. Veiveriene. He is laureate Prize Winner of national competitions such as the „B. Dvarionas“ and the „J. Urba“. In 2010 he entered Moscow State Concervatory in the class of Prof. N. Shakhovskaya. In 2012 he won the 1st prize at Kozolupov International Cello Competition in Moscow. In 2016 he graduated the conservatory with honours and since then he lives and works in Cyprus. Robertas often gives recitals across Cyprus and Lithuania, participating in national festivals.



Tuesday 19 April 19:00


Wednesday 27 April 19:00

Technopolis 20

Tickets: €15 / €8 (students)

Box Office: Technopolis 20 art centre. Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm. For online purchase email

Information: 70002420


The concert dedicated to the Stabat Mater sequence, a 13th-century Christian hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ's mother during his crucifixion will now take place at Technopolis 20, on Wednesday, April 27, at 7pm.The title comes from its first line, Stabat Mater dolorosa, which means "the sorrowful mother was standing" and has been set to music by many Western composers, including Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, whose work is going to be presented by the soprano Vasiliki Constantinou, the mezzo soprano Anoki von Arx and the pianist Zara Bakhoudarian.

A few words about the composition: Only a few weeks before his untimely death, at the age of 26, Pergolesi (1710-1736) finished the composition of his most famous piece, the Stabat Mater, commissioned by a religious brotherhood in Naples for the liturgic ceremony for all Fridays in March, to replace Scarlatti’s piece of the same name. He set in music a late medieval poem on the suffering of Maria, Mother of God, whose author is not clearly known but which is representative of the religious poetry of its time. The piece is based on the aesthetic principle of chiaroscuro, that is, contrasting lighting, and applies the so-called gallant style to religious music. It became quickly known throughout the world, it was the most printed work of music in the 18th century, and was performed in various contexts and arrangements, exercising a tremendous impact on musical culture and history until our days. This performance combines the religious music with choreographic components.

A few words about the artists Vasiliki Konstanti was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She studied at the National Concervatory (Αnnex Fanagusta), where she received in 2007 her Diplom with honors. In 2013 she graduated from the Music Department of Ionian University, in the Singingsector under the guidance of Ms Roza Poulimenou. She continued her studies in singing in Berlin under the guidance of Mrs Janet Williams and afterwards at the International Opera Studio di Pesaro in Italy with Mrs Inga Balabanova. During her career she was a member of vocal ensembles participating in many productions. Shehasalso collaborated with acclaimed orchestras and contuctors where she interpretated arias from Operas at many concerts in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Germany. In 2017 was one of the finalists at the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Competition ‘Cypriot Soloists, the First Step’ where she performed under the direction of Petros Stylianou.In 2017 she made her debut singing Giulietta in Bellini's opera ‘I Capuleti e Montecchi’ at Urbania Bramante Theater in Italy under the direction of Salvatore Francavilla.Since 2019 she teaches Vocals at the Music School of Paphos. Anoki von Arx, soprano sfogato, devoted herself after a dancing career to opera. After having graduated from the Conservatory in Paris, her voice training has had a lasting impact from the Cornelius Reid method via Carol Bagott-Forte, Canada. Her voice covers the entire spectrum from high and dramatic soprano to mezzo. For many years her interdisciplinary productions open the world of opera to a young public (such as Opera vs. Streetdance). Next to regular one-woman-shows and various concerts/opera productions in Cyprus – soloist with Cyprus Symphony Orchestra/Paphos Opera Festival – she was seen in the Rialto as Donna Anna under the conductor Yiorgos Kountouris and recently in The Man on the Roof. In the Markidion Theatre she was heard in 2021 in The Renaissance of Classics with Plotinos Micromatis at the piano. She performs throughout Europe. Zara Barkhoudarian was born in Yerevan - Armenia. She started piano lessons at the age of six at the Armenian Music School "Tchaikovsky" from where she graduated with high distinction. She continued her studies in the Conservator of Yerevan, majoring in piano, singing and choir conductor from where she graduated with high distinction. At the age of 18 she became the soloist of the Armenian State Tele-Radio choir, which toured all over Europe, and won numerous prizes and awards. Since 1995 Zara has been living in Cyprus. She has performed in over 100 concerts all over the island and abroad and continues to organize from 15 to 20 charity concerts per year. From 1996 to date Zara Barkhoudarian has been teaching piano, vocal and music theory in the European.


VIOLA & VIOLIN CONCERT Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola) and Andreas Lardis (violin)

Wednesday 4 May 20:00

Agrovino Wine Bar, Lofou

Tickets: €12 in advance, €14 on the door.

Box Office: Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou: open daily except Tuesday, 1pm – 11pm. Contact: Dimitris, Tel: 99584871. Email: Buy online:



Doors open at 19:00, event starts at 20:00. 

JS Bach (1685 – 1750) Chaccone for solo violin

Reinhold Glière (1875 – 1956) 6 duets for violin and viola

JS Bach (1685 – 1750) Suite no 1 for cello solo arranged for viola

Halvorsen/Handel (1764 – 1935/1685 – 1759) Pasacaglia for Violin and Viola

Leading Cyprus Symphony Orchestra member Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola) and Andreas Lardis (violin) perform masterpieces including Bach, Halvorsen, and Gliere, plus some special arrangements by the duo, of Cypriot and Romanian traditional melodies. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola) was born in Bucharest in 1975 and started the violin at the age of eight. He graduated from George Enescu Music High-School where he studied under maestro Octav Savitchi and Ciprian Porumbescu Music University where his professor was maestro Daniel Podlovschi. He took part in summer-courses with Viktor Pikaizen and Eugen Sarbu. In 1997 he won the third prize at the George Enescu Childhood Memories contest in Bucharest. During his university studies he played in the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonia Chamber Orchestra and in Bucharest Opera, but mainly in George Enescu Philharmonic. In 2000 he moved to Lebanon to fulfil his position in Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, where he became the assistant concert master. He moved to Cyprus in 2005 and since then is a member of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. He is also working as an associate teacher of the Cyprus Youth Orchestra. Alongside his output as an orchestral musician, he is an active performer as a soloist and in various chamber groups throughout Europe and Middle East, playing not only classical but also jazz and folk music. He was a member of Cyprus String Quartet, and the folk band Danube Quartet. He regularly performs contemporary music as he is a resident musician at the Avaton Festival in Limassol, a member of the Chronos Ensemble, and of the Ensemble Cyclamen. In 2016, he started studying viola on his own in order to develop as a musician. In June 2019 he recorded together with the pianist Anita Tomasevich the album Nocturnal Ballads, consisting on 16 violin encores. Also in 2019, together with two of his former students he established the Fusionia String Quartet, where he plays viola. Anyone can listen to his concerts and recordings on his youtube channel

Andreas Lardis (violin) was born in Limassol 1988 and started playing the violin at 5 years old. For the last ten years Andreas has been taking lessons and guidance from the violin professor Sorin Alexander Horlea which is his violin mentor. He had also taken lessons from Panayioths Stylianou for 5 years at a younger age. He has been a member of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra. Andreas Lardis studied Civil Engineering in University of Liverpool and graduated with First Class at 2012. During his studies, Andreas played for two years at the Royal Philharmonic Youth Orchestra of Liverpool and took masterclasses from well-known violinists in the UK. Andreas is characterised by the maturity of his sound. Andreas has played as a soloist with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra for new artists, and has made appearances both on stage and on recordings with classical, contemporary and traditional music.

Wine Bar Lofou: The venue was established in Lofou in 2015 and offers a large selection of Cypriot wines, spirits, fresh juices, beers, coffees and a small snack menu including pizza, platters and salad etc. It is open from 1pm daily, except Tuesdays, and is a wonderfully atmospheric venue for live music. Tel: 99584871.

Lofou Tavern: Diners can choose from Cypriot cuisine, with well-known authentic Cypriot delicacies, as well as the a la carte menu, and combine it with wonderful Cypriot wine. It is open all day: 12noon - 9pm with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202.

Agrovino Studios: There are seven separate studios, each with its own unique character with accommodate for 2 people up to 5 people. All accommodation has kitchen, heating and internet. Tel: 25470202.

Agrovino is a village complex comprising of a separate tavern, wine bar and accommodation, each within walking distance, that combines Cypriot hospitality and traditional architecture and cuisine. Mr. Costas was the first resident of the village to set up a business in Lofou, since the village was abandoned in the old days, with the opening of the tavern in 1992. With his passion and hard work, as well as with the help of his large family, he managed in a few years to make the tavern famous both locally and internationally. If you are looking for a landscape with a rich architectural character and history, then Lofou is the perfect destination. Visit for details.

Lofou: The village is located to the north-west of Limassol, just 26Km from the city. It is on an average altitude of 780 meters and surrounded by the neighbouring communities of Pera Pedi to the north (around 6.5Km) and Agios Therapon to the southwest (about 4.5Km). Starting from the Troodos round-about and moving north, after passing the community of Alassa, head northwest, following the signs to Lofou and Agios Therapon. The route from Limassol takes about half an hour by car.

Music in the Mountains was created in 2005 in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol region including Lania, Lofou, Trimiklini, Moniatis, Silikou and Omodos.

Food & Accommodation: Lofou Tavern is open from 12 noon with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202. The wine bar offers tasty snacks from 7pm and in the interval. There are seven separate studios with a discount for concert-goers. Tel: 25470202.



Friday 6 May 20:00

Markideio Theatre

Tickets: €20 / €5 (students)

Box Office: Technopolis 20 art centre. Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm, for online purchases email

Information: 70002420


It is more than a pleasure for Technopolis 20, to announce its next event of the Classical Music Concert Series ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’ with Fedor Rudin, Julia Turnovsky and Ivan Rudin, three talented and world-famous musicians promising a high standard performanve, where works by Darius Milhaud, Jean-Marie Leclair, Claude Debussy, Moritz Moszkowski, Igor Frolov, Pablo de Sarasate will be presented.

The concert will take place at Markideio Theatre in Paphos, on Friday, 6th of May 2022, at 8pm. For one only concert in the island the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy music by three prize-winners of prestigious competitions, with international performances in many of the world’s most revered concert halls, collaborating with renowned orchestras and conductors.

Appointed Concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic in 2019, laureate of some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, including the Premio Paganini in Genoa and George Enescu in Bucharest, the French-Russian violinist and conductor Fedor Rudin is quickly establishing himself as one of the most unique and versatile concert artists of today’s generation. He was awarded the Ivry Gitlis Prize in Paris in 2019 and his newest album ‘Reflets’ was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. The second violinist of the evening, Julia Turnovsky is the Prize winner of the ‘International David Oistrach Violin Competition’ in Moscow, the 2018 International Johannes Brahms Competition and the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition, while the pianist Ivan Rudin is laureate of the Theodore Leshititsky First International Piano Competition in Taiwan, the International Piano Competition Cantu-Como (Italy, 2007), the International Piano Competition of Alma-Aty (Kazakhstan, 2008) and the Maria Callas Grand Prix (Greece, 2010). In 2017 he was appointed Musical Director of the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow.

Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Sonata for two violins and piano, Op. 15 1. Animé 2. Modéré 3. Très vif

Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697-1764) Sonata for two violins in A major, Op. 3 No. 2 1. Allegro 2. Sarabande. Largo 3. Allegro

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Sonata for violin and piano in G minor 1. Allegro vivo 2. Intermède : Fantasque et léger 3. Finale : Très animé Interval

Moritz MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925) Suite for two violins and piano, Op. 71 1. Allegro energico 2. Allegro moderato 3. Lento assai 4. Molto vivace

Igor FROLOV (1937-2013) Divertimento for two violins and piano

Pablo de SARASATE (1844-1908) Navarra for two violins and piano, Op. 33

A full biography of the musicians:

A French-Russian violinist and conductor Fedor Rudin is quickly establishing himself as one of the most unique and versatile concert artists of today’s generation. A laureate of some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, including the Premio Paganini in Genoa and George Enescu in Bucharest, he was awarded the Ivry Gitlis Prize in Paris in 2019. His album Reflets was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards.

Highlights of the 2021/22 season include Fedor Rudin’s debuts with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, under the baton of Petr Popelka, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kirill Karabits, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, as well as debuts with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie and the SWR Mittags- und Preisträgerkonzert. Together with his regular duo partner, the pianist Boris Kusnezow, he will undertake a recital tour in Japan, while chamber music projects take him to the Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, Musikfest Kassel, Cyprus and Konzertverein Ingolstadt. As a conductor, Rudin will lead the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Albanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vienna Mozart Orchestra on a tour in Switzerland and Greece.

Previous solo debuts have taken Fedor Rudin to many of the world’s most revered concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Konzerthaus, Paris Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Tonhalle Zurich. He has appeared with renowned orchestras, such as Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB), Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Münchener Kammerorchester, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, while regularly collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Darrell Ang, Lorenzo Viotti and Christoph Poppen.

A devoted chamber musician, Rudin is a founding member of the Fratres Trio, hailed by the press as “a new generation of classical music” for its unusual combination of violin, saxophone and piano. The ensemble is a prizewinner of the Illzach International Chamber Music Competition (Mulhouse, France) and Pizzicato Magazine’s Supersonic Award, which the trio received for its first CD Couleurs d’un Rêve.

Fedor Rudin is a frequent guest at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, including the Salzburg Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Pietrasanta in Concerto, Crans Montana Classics and the Festival ArtenetrA. As concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic, he has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta and Andris Nelsons.

Already from the age of 20, Rudin himself worked as a guest conductor with the Georgian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, he has led orchestras such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Lviv Philharmonic and the Szczecin Opera Orchestra. In 2021 he completed his conducting studies in the class of Simeon Pironkoff (orchestral conducting) and Vladimir Kiradjiev (opera conducting) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Fedor Rudin, as the grandson of the famous Russian avant-garde composer Edison Denisov, was born in Moscow in 1992 and grew up in Paris, where he studied with Miroslav Roussine and Svetlin Roussev. A graduate of Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and Pierre Amoyal at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz in the class of Boris Kuschnir.

November 2021 saw the release of Rudin’s new album Heritage, a CD of Russian and French compositions, on Orchid Classics, in co-production with SWR. Recorded with Boris Kusnezow, it features pieces by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Debussy and Mussorgsky, as well as works by Fedor’s grandfather.

Fedor Rudin plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremona, 1779) from the German Musical Instrument Fund on a generous loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg.

Julia Turnovsky was born in Vienna and comes from a family of musicians. She received her first violin lessons at the age of five. From 2000 to 2014 she has been studying with Prof. Boris Kuschnir at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien and at the Kunstuniversität Graz.

Prize winner of international violin competitions such as David Oistrach, Carl Flesch and Johannes Brahms, Julia Turnovsky made her debut as a soloist with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie at the age of 13. She has since then performed with many orchestras, such as the Göttingen Symphonie Orchester, the Camerata Salzburg, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Philharmonic and the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.

Previous solo and chamber music debuts have taken Julia Turnovsky to renowned festivals such as the Prague Spring Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Festivals Musique de Chambre a Giverny, Rencontres Musicales d'Iroise and the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, as well as to concert halls such as Vienna Musikverein, Tonhalle Zurich, Mozarteum Salzburg, Rudolfinum Prague, Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Esterhazy Palace. In addition, Julia Turnovsky has performed as a chamber musician with well-known musicians such as Julian Rachlin, Jean Claude Vanden Eynden, Ettore Causa, Michel Strauss, Candida Thompson, Iris Hagen and Matthias Schorn.

Chamber music and solo projects will take her in the 2021/22 season to the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival with musicians such as Daniel Hope, Maxim Lando and Yibai Chen, as well as to France, Cyprus and Japan. Julia Turnovsky plays the violin “Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin 177*'' , kindly provided by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB).

Ivan Rudin was born in 1982 into a family of musicians. At the age of five, he entered the Gnessin Moscow Special Musical School, where he studied in the class of the well-known teacher T. A. Zelikman (1987-2000). He made his debut with orchestra at the age of 10 and started his international career as a concert artist. At the age of fifteen, Ivan Rudin became a scholarship holder of the Vladimir Krainev charity foundation for young pianists. In 1998, his performance at the Heinrich Neuhaus International Festival in Moscow was rewarded with the Festival Diploma. In 1999, Rudin became laureate of First Prizes at both the Chamber Ensemble Competition in Moscow and the International Piano Competition in Andorra.

In 2000, Ivan Rudin entered the class of Prof. Lev Naumov (2000-2005) at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and became a laureate of the Theodore Leshititsky First International Piano Competition in Taiwan, the International Piano Competition Cantu-Como (Italy, 2007), the International Piano Competition of Alma-Aty (Kazakhstan, 2008) and the Maria Callas Grand Prix (Greece, 2010). After Prof. Lev Naumov passed away in 2005, Ivan Rudin entered the class of Prof. Sergei Dorensky.

The pianist has made recordings for CDs, as well as for Russian and western TV and broadcasting companies. He has performed at major music festivals such as the Prague Autumn (Czech Republic), the Colmar International Festival (France), the New Braunschweig Classic Festival (Germany), the Oleg Kagan Musikfest Kreuth (Germany), the International Festival of Nikolay Petrov “Musical Kremlin” and the 300th Anniversary of St Petersburg. He performed with orchestras such as the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra (principal conductor Tugan Sokhiev), the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” (principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski), the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (principal conductor Vladimir Fedoseev), the Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya (principal conductor Yuri Bashmet), the National Philharmonic of Russia (principal conductor Vladimir Spivakov), the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra and many others. He gave concerts in venues such as Tokyo Suntory Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Zaryadye Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow House of Music, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Schloss Mirabell, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Vilnius Congress Concert Hall and Leeds Town Hall. He performed alongside great artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Alexander Lazarev, Justus Frantz, Natalia Gutman, Eduard Brunner, Margaret Price, Vladimir Krainev and Alexander Rudin. Since 2001 Ivan Rudin is the artistic director of the annual International Music Festival “ArsLonga” in Moscow, which regularly hosts outstanding artists such as Yuri Bashmet and Eliso Wirsaladze among others. From 2012 to 2016, Rudin was teaching and studying with Prof. Evgeni Koroliov at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. In 2017 he was appointed Musical Director of the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow. Since 2018 he is studying conducting at the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory with Prof. Vladimir Altschuler.