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March 23, 2023 8:00 pm

Anita Tomasevich (piano) and Olivera Rialas (violin) perform masterpieces by JS Bach to celebrate his birthday. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, the capital of the duchy of Saxe-Eisenach, in present-day Germany, on 21 March 1685, He was the eighth and youngest child of Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of the town musicians, and Maria Elisabeth Lämmerhirt. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Partita No 2 in C minor for piano, BWV 826
Sonata No 4 in C minor for violin and piano, BWV 1017
Partita No 2 in D minor for violin and piano, BWV 1004 (arr. Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856))
Chaconne for piano in D minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924))

Tickets: €15. Doors: 7pm

Box Office: Tel: 99584871 or buy online: HERE

Anita Tomasevich (piano) performs extensively around Europe starting with her first solo recital at the age of 10. She has wide musical interests, from Scarlatti and Bach to the contemporary repertoire. Her performances are characterized by strong artistry, individualism, subtle sensibility for composers’ style and an impressive stage presence. She is a laureate of international competitions, including first prize in Citta di Tortona Italy. She studied at the Music Academy in Novi Sad (Bmus, Mmus) and the Royal Conservatoire in Den Hague. She studied with renowned teachers such as Jegor Chugayev, Svetlana Bogino, Yelena Richter, Lazar Berman, Gyorgy Sandor and Stephan Vladar, among others. In 2006 her career as a concert pianist was stopped by a spinal injury. After ten years of recovery, Anita started performing again, both solo and chamber music with the excellent critiques. She performed as soloist and in chamber music in Serbia, The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Russia, Denmark, Italy and Cyprus. In 2006, she published her first solo piano CD with the works of Scarlatti, Chopin, Scriabin and Prokofiev. In 2019 she released her second CD “Nocturnal Ballads” with violinist Sorin Alexandru Horlea and in 2021 her third CD (solo piano) “Winter Solstice” under the German label Edition Wandelweiser. Anita is the founder and the Artistic Director of the Avaton International Music Festival, which has received international recognition. She is an artistic director and event curator at Cornaro Art Institute ICSAH (International Center for Arts and Humanites based in Rome) in Limassol, Cyprus.

Olivera Jakovljevic-Rialas (violin) was born in Belgrade, where she began her music studies at the Vojislav Vuckovic Music School for Gifted Children. She graduated from Belgrade University and continued her studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. She studied with renowned teachers, such as Dejan Mihailovic, Hallasz Ferenz, Pereny Ester and Alexander Eisenberg, among others. Ms. Rialas enjoyed a distinguished performing carrier touring extensively throughout Europe and China as a member of the Dusan Skovran Chamber Orchestra, and performed throughout former Yugoslavia and Hungary, both solo recitals and as a soloist with the Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Nis Chamber Orchestra. She recorded for RTV Serbia radio and television. From 2001 she lived and worked in New York USA and performed regularly. She was the concert master of the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Wagner Festival Orchestra, an affiliate of the Mannes College of Music. She performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Nassau Museum, LIC Music Festival, Guitar Festival Belgrade and Nomus Festival Niš, among others, and gave master classes including a Master Class in SUNY Old Westbury. She held an Associate Professorship at the Long Island Conservatory where she was appointed as the String Department Chair from 2002-2004 and held the position as a full-time professor at Niš Music Academy (Serbia). She moved to Cyprus in 2010 and is a member of the Comandaria Chamber Orchestra and the Limassol String Orchestra. As an Artistic Director, she helps the Multicolored Music Children Orchestra. She was awarded honorary Doctorate for helping kids in performing arts from Institute Roma Belgrade in 2022

Food & Accommodation: Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou offers tasty snacks from 7pm and in the interval. Tel: 99584871. Lofou Tavern is open from 12noon with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202. There are seven separate studios with a discount for concert-goers. Tel: 25470202.

Information: www.musicinthemountains.eu. www.agrovino-lofou.com. Facebook: @musicmountainscyprus.

Tickets: €15. Doors: 7pm

Box Office: Tel: 99584871 or buy online: HERE

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March 23, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou
Agrovino Wine Bar
Lofou, Cyprus
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