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SCHROEDER STRING QUARTET – Mozart I Shostakovich I Mendelssohn

June 5, 2023 8:00 pm

Wolfgang Schroeder (violin 1), Iraklis Mitellas (violin 2), Kumiko Okutomi (viola) and Jakub Otcenasek (cello) perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. The new quartet, all members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, will perform in our new classical music venue in the mountains. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

Programme:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Divertimento for string quartet in D major, K 136

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) String Quartet No.8 in D minor, Op. 110

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

 

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 97735528, or buy online: HERE

 

Food & Accommodation: Silikou Coffee Shop offers simple pre-concert snacks served from 5pm until 7.30pm on the terrace, including burgers, hotdogs, salad and chips. Local beers and wines, coffee, ice cream and more are served on the terrace before the concert and in the interval. The concert takes place inside the kafeneio building with concert style seating. There is accommodation in the village at Yorkis Silikou Traditional Village House, Villa Nellie and Rozana Cottage, all available on multiple online platforms and also in Lofou at Agrovino Studios Tel: Tel: 25470202.

Wolfgang Schroeder (violin), Concertmaster of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Mannes College of Music in New York. His teachers were Ana Chumachenco, Alberto Lysy, Sandor Vegh and Aaron Rosand. As soloist and chamber player, Wolfgang Schröder has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Great Performers Series at the Lincoln Center New York, at the Frick Collection Museum, 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. Schröder’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.

Iraklis Mitellas (violin), was born in Nicosia in 1980 and started studying the violin at the age of four. During his childhood and youth, he participated very actively in orchestras, radio and television shows. At the same time, he was an active member and conductor of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra with which he performed various works as a soloist. At the same time he was an active member and conductor of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, with which he performed various works as a soloist. Iraklis was selected after competitions as the representative of Cyprus in the “Mediterranean Youth Orchestra” in 1995, 1996 and 1997. He also represented Cyprus at the “Musiques Vivantes de Méditerranée” in 1993 in Marseille. He then studied at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria where he graduated with a degree in violin soloist and under the distinguished Russian violinist Arkadij Winokurow. With the same professor he continued postgraduate studies on violin. Iraklis appeared as a soloist in many works both in Cyprus and abroad, always winning excellent reviews. Since 2016, following a pan-European competition, Iraklis has been appointed to a permanent violinist position in the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Kumiko Okutomi (viola), principal violist in the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, was born in Japan. She studied at Musashino music university in Tokyo. After her graduation, she attended at the International Music Festival in Kyoto (Rohm Music Foundation). Later, she moved to Europe and studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold (Germany) and attended at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris (France) while she was a member of the Detmolder kammerorchestrer and Camerata Leopoldina, she has the opportunity to participate in a concert exchange between Germany and Korea (Seoul). After a few years, she moved to Belgium and received the chance to perform music for the ex Prime Minister’s lady, Mrs Abe. She completed 2 masters degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels and Ghent. She used to work in Brussels chamber orchestra and invited several orchestras such as Antwerp symphony orchestra and Opera ballet Vlaanderen as a guest player. Since 2022 October, she is a principal violist in the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Jakub Otčenášek (cello), principal cellist of Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, was born into a family of no musical tradition. Out of curiosity at the age of 14 he started to play piano and one year later, at 15, he took first classes of playing the cello. At the age of 16 he became a member of “Europera Jugendorchester” where he was allowed to work with the conductor Miloš Krejčí. Only one year later he started his studies at the Prague Conservatory in the class of Renata Strašrybková. At that time, he won several prizes at national competitions and took part at international competitions as well. In years 2010-2012 he was principal cellist of Prague Conservatory Orchestra (2011 this orchestra played the opening concert of international music festival “Prague Spring” with Jiří Bělohlávek as a conductor). 2012 he graduated with Schumann Cello Concerto accompanied by the abovementioned orchestra. Since the academic year 2012/13 he is studying at the “Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität” with Prof. Lilia Schulz-Bayrova. Within the last accomplishments he is allowed to count a special price of “Enami-Stiftung” at the chamber music competition “Fidelio-Wettbewerb 2014” in Wien. Since November 2016 he is the principal cellist of Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Jakub Otčenášek took part at masterclasses with well-known artists such as Michaela Fukačová, Michal Kaňka, Bruno Weinmeister and Natalia Gutman. He has given concerts through Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria) and has made several recordings for the Czech Radio (works for cello and piano by Czech composer Jarmila Mazourová with her playing the piano part) and Czech National Television (works for cello and piano by Antonín Dvořák).

 

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 97735528, or buy online: HERE

 

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, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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Date:
June 5, 2023
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
€15
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Venue

Silikou Coffee Shop
Silikou + Google Map

Organiser

Music in the Mountains
Email:
andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

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