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AES CYPRIUM BRASS QUINTET – Bizet, Greig, Hatzidakis, Arutiunian

Saturday 16 March 8:00 pm

Aes Cyprium Brass Quintet consists of Thelios Georgiou (trumpet), Andreas Giannakouras (trumpet), Annita Skoutella (french horn), Anastasia Kikel (trombone), and Andreas Theocharous (tuba). All are highly qualified and experienced musicians, and some are members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Their programme includes works ancient and modern by Johann Strauss, Edvard Grieg, Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Manos Hatzidakis, including Renaissance melodies, Cypriot folk songs, and some surprises! You will hear arrangements by Elgar Howarth, Robert King, Spyros Mavropoulos, Vicky Stylianou and Andreas Theocharous. The concert will take place in the separate recital hall, adjacent the main restaurant. Presented by Music in the Mountains.


Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907) Suite for Brass Quintet, Peer Gynt Suite

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) Carmen Suite No 1

Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) Amor Marsch

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) Vocalise

Manos Hatzidakis (1925 – 1994) Mia Panagia, Mitera Kai Aderfi, To Pelago Einai Vathi, To Methismeno Koritsi, Top Kapi, Mpalanta Aisthiseon Kai Paresthiseon, Never on a Sunday

Tylman Susato (c1510 – c1570) Renaissance Dance

Traditional arr. Elgar Howarth (1935 – ) Four Swiss Tunes

Alexander Arutiunian (1920 – 2012) Armenian Scenes for Brass Quintet

Andreas Theocharous (1995 – ) Cyprus Suite

Anonymous arr. Robert King (1960 – ) Sonata die Bankelsangerlieder

Michael Kamen (1948 – 2003) Quintet

Robert Newth (1993 – ) Wild Loch Lomond Mountain Thyme

John Lennon (1940 – 1980) & Paul McCartney (1942 – ) When I’m Sixty-Four, Yesterday

Food & Accommodation: John’s Restaurant, is open 9am – 11pm every day, offering traditional Cyprus taverna cuisine and international dishes. Tel: 25432212. Caffè Marcelletti, right next door, is open from 6.30am – 9pm every day. Tel: 97898997. There is ample accommodation in the surrounding area, including The Pine View Hotel Saittas Tel: 96003473.

AES CYPRIUM BRASS QUINTET, Saturday 16 March 8pm, John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Tickets: €15.Box Office: Tel: 97898997, buy online: www.dailydealscy.com/event/cyprium or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Thelios Georgiou (trumpet), showed his music talent from a very young age. He started his music tuition in violin at the age of seven with a scholarship from the Municipal music school of Limassol. A few years later he got another scholarship from the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra to study trumpet. In 2012 he moved to London where he began his studies in Middlesex University where he had his performance tuition with Martin Hurrell and Craig Patterson. A year later and after a successful audition, he continued his studies in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from where he obtained a Classical Trumpet performance Diploma in Advanced Studies, studying under the guidance of Anne McAneney, Will O’Sullivan, Stephen Keavy, Philip Cobb, and Alison Balsom. In 2015, he returned to Cyprus and completed his musical and instrumental studies at the Arte Musical Conservatory, awarded with a BMus in Classical Trumpet Performance with Honors. He has a variety of participations and collaborations with various orchestras and brass ensembles. From 2016, he has been working at the Military Music Department of Cyprus, as a principal trumpet and trumpet teacher. At the same time, he teaches trumpet at the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra music school, the Philharmonic band of Limassol Municipality and other private music schools.

Andreas Giannakouras (trumpet), is a graduate of the University of Music and Arts in Graz, Austria and holds a soloist diploma in trumpet. He has also obtained a trumpet diploma with Panagiotis Kaisaris from the Philip Nakas Conservatory. He has been a brass teacher at the Music School of Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, and Paphos. He has also been a brass teacher at the Youth Symphony Orchestra Academy and the Music Horizons Conservatory. Andreas Giannakouras has held the position of sub principal trumpet in the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to the present day. He has collaborated with the Athens Philharmonic Orchestra, Graz Symphony Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, and other smaller ensembles. He has attended courses with teachers such as Bo Nilsson, Hakan Hardenberger, Timofei Dokschitzer, Frits Damrow and James Thompson.

Annita Skoutella (french horn), is a 2015 graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree on the french horn. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and graduated with a Master of Music in Performance in 2016. In addition, she holds an ABRSM Teaching Diploma in french horn and an ABRSM Grade 8 diploma in french horn, piano and in music theory. As a student, from 2006 to 2011, she was an active member of the Cyprus Youth Orchestra. She has performed with many UK orchestras over the past 8 years, such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the RWCMD, RNCM Orchestras and National Youth Orchestra of Wales. She also receives regular invitations from different orchestras, including the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, in which she participates as an extra musician. She is also a member of Quintus Ensemble which is a Wind Quintet. She is currently a french horn teacher at the Music Schools in Nicosia, Paphos, Limassol and Frenaros. She also teaches french horn at the English School in Nicosia. Lastly, she teaches music and french horn at Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Anastasia Kikel (trombone), was born in Taganrog, Russia in 1989. At a young age she moved to Rostov-on-Don, and graduated from Rostov Music College. She obtained her bachelor degree from the Rostov State Conservatory named after S. Rachmaninoff. Anastasia worked in the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra, the jazz orchestra of the Rostov College of Music and the musical theater. She has also been a tutor at Rostov State Conservatory. Since 2022, Anastasia has been based in Cyprus, where she participates in projects with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Commandaria Orchestra, MY band orchestra, as well as in various ensembles. Coming from a city which is considered the birthplace of Jazz in USSR, Anastasia had the opportunity to play in many important jazz festivals which hosted great international jazz players, as the bass trombone player of the college of Arts jazz orchestra.

Andreas Theocharous (tuba), was born and raised in Limassol. He studied at the Limassol Music Lyceum, at the Music Workshop of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra with Andreas Giannakouras and was a member of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the class of Andy Duncan and Anthony Swainson in tuba and in 2021, he completed his Master’s degree in music performance with Craig Anderson. Since 2017, he has worked with Scottish Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and has toured regularly with Scottish Ballet throughout Scotland and England. As a soloist, in 2019 he performed Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto with the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and in 2021 he performed Arild Plau’s Tuba and Strings Concerto with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. In 2020 he won the Governor’s Recital Competition for brass instruments. In addition, he attended masterclasses with tuba players such as Roger Bobo, Roland Szentpali, Sergio Carolino, and Ben Thomson and performed with various ensembles in the UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Lebanon, and Cyprus.

John’s Restaurant Trimiklini is open 9am – 11pm every day, offering large selection of traditional Cyprus taverna cuisine and international dishes. There is a choice of garden tables at the front, ample inside space and the rear balcony with spectacular mountain and valley views. Booking advised: Tel: 25432212.

Caffè Marcelletti, next door to John’s Restaurant, combines a modern city coffee lounge vibe with the rustic atmosphere of the countryside setting, plus stunning views, making it probably the coolest and prettiest café in the mountains. The efficient, helpful staff, provide a wide range of coffees, soft drinks, pastries and ice creams. It is open from 6.30am every day. Tel: 97898997.


The Pine View Hotel Saittas is about 3Km north of Trimiklini. The air-conditioned rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, sound-proofed windows, hair dryers and towels. Continental breakfast is offered in the restaurant and there is a lounge bar, billiards table, sauna, sun terrace, free private car park and garden. Tel: 96003473.

The Spidaki Lania is about 3Km south of Trimiklini the beautiful artiste’s village of Lania. It is a stone-built garden house renovated to a high standard and available through booking.com.

The Old Olive Mill Dhoros is a lovely and unique old stone house in a secluded spot at the end of a road, in the quiet farming village of Dhoros, nestled on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, about 6Km south of Trimiklini. The house can accommodate up to 8 guests. Tel: 25434043. Facebook: @TheOldOliveMillDhorosCyprus.

The River House Trimiklini is a modern, stone-faced holiday home located in a quiet area of the village. It features 3 bedrooms, TV, DVD player, free WiFi, barbecue, fireplace, table tennis and free bicycles. Tel: 99628772. Facebook: @TheRiverHouseCyprus.

Trimiklini is a picturesque village, surrounded by green orchards, located approximately 27 kilometres northwest of Limassol in the largest valley in Cyprus, at an average altitude of 570M. The village is bordered on the south by Lania, on the west by Silikou and Kouka, on the north by Moniatis, on the northeast by Pelendri and on the east by Agios Mamas. Trimiklini is famous for its double bridge; the only one in Cyprus. Local residents grow grapes and fruit trees, including nectarines, peaches, plums, and pears here. They have also long been engaged in the production of zivania and wine. Part of the cultural heritage of the village is the building of the primary school, which opened its doors in 1926. Then, it had an enrolment of 49 students. Now it’s community property, restored by the municipal council. Currently, 11 children from the community attend the new district school. The Green Valley waterfall is worth the walk along a narrow path, hidden in the shade of century-old trees. There are several outdoor cafes and restaurants, a fruit market, where you can buy freshly picked fruit and vegetables, and small shops with sweets, including excellent mountain honey, plus two interesting churches dedicated to the Virgin of Mercy.

AES CYPRIUM BRASS QUINTET, Saturday 16 March 8pm, John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Tickets: €15.Box Office: Tel: 97898997, buy online: www.dailydealscy.com/event/cyprium or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Music in the Mountains was founded in 2005 by Pam Groves, Mike Groves and Andrew Oliver. It was created in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol and Paphos regions, including Lofou, Lania, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia, as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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