Past Events

Beautiful concerts in rural Cyprus

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 and Paphos regions, including Lofou, Lania, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia, as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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Monday 20 May 8pm 2024 Paphos

STABAT MATER: PERGOLESI

Technopolis 20 Paphos presented a very moving recital on Monday 20 May.  Anoki von Arx (mezzo-soprano), Vasiliki Konstantinou (soprano) and Milena Romanova (piano), performed the Stabat Mater sequence, a 13th-century Christian hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion. The audience enjoyed the first part, featuring wonderful piano melodies from Milena, including lovely works by JS Bach, GF Handel, F Chopin and L v Beethoven, together with beautiful arias from William Gomez and JS Bach, performed by Anoki and Vasiliki. The event was proudly sponsored by Music in the Mountains. Thanks to the musicians, plus Marina and Markella for the wonderful welcome and hospitality.

Sunday 12 May 7pm 2024 Limassol

STABAT MATER: PERGOLESI

Commandaria Orchestra & Friends Concert Series presented another excellent event at The Cyprus Wine Museum in Erimi near Limassol, on Sunday 12 May.  Anoki von Arx (mezzo-soprano), Vasiliki Konstantinou (soprano) and Milena Romanova (piano), performed the Stabat Mater sequence, a 13th-century Christian hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion. The audience enjoyed local wines and tasty platters in the beautiful courtyard and were treated to the first part, featuring wonderful piano melodies from Milena, including lovely works by JS Bach, GF Handel, F Chopin and L v Beethoven, together with beautiful arias from William Gomez and JS Bach, performed by Anoki and Vasiliki.  The recital was proudly sponsored by Music in the Mountains. Thanks to the musicians, Francis Guy and his team for the wonderful welcome and hospitality.

Thursday 9 May 8pm 2024 Trimiklini

SWING GROOVES with WORKIN’ TRIO

Three super-talented musicians, at the top of their game, masters of their instruments and crucially; intuitively connecting with each other to produce a spell-binding display of sheer musicality. Workin Trio stunned the jazz lovers at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini on Thursday 9 May, the 12th concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series. The band played some fantastic versions of well-loved standards, some swing and some Boogaloo which had the audience shouting for more. Thanks to the musicians: Charis Ioannou (sax), Christos Yerolatsitis (organ) and Marios Spyrou (drums). Thanks also to Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Leonades, and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super-dedicated and very knowledgeable audience.

Wednesday 1 May 8pm 2024 Ineia

FRENCH NIGHT with AVANT TOUT DUO

Avant Tout Duo, featuring Vanessa Megalemou (voice) and Vasilis Vourvopoulos (piano) delivered a fantastic and emotional show to a full house at the beautiful Vegan restaurant; o Linós in Ineia, on Wednesday 1 May. Hits from Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Michel le Grand and more, transported the spellbound audience to the Parisian cafes and theatres with Vanessas’ amazing vocal control and Vasilis’ virtuosity at the piano and their charming sense of humour. The eleventh concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season was a resounding success, thanks to the musicians, Cata for the poster, Lyndsey and her staff for the beautiful food and warm welcome, and the enthusiastic support of our multi-national and attentive audience.

Saturday 27 April 7pm 2024 Erimi 

ITALIAN RECITAL – Anita Tomasevich (piano)

Commandaria Orchestra & Friends Concert Series presented an exquisite event at The Cyprus Wine Museum in Erimi near Limassol, on Saturday 27 April.  Anita Tomasevich (piano) performed works by Domenico Scarlatti, Carlotta Ferrari, and Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni to a full house in this atmospheric venue. The audience enjoyed local wines and tasty platters in the beautiful courtyard and were treated to one of the best performances I have seen in Cyprus. Anita Tomasevich is at the top of her powers and delivered a passionate and committed performance. The works of minimalist composer Carlotta Ferrari were performed to delicate perfection. The supreme work for me was the legendary Chaconne in D minor BMV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni, which had power and depth that really moved the listener. Unsurprisingly, Anita was showered with flowers by the enthusiastic and impressed audience at this superb event, proudly sponsored by Music in the Mountains. Thanks to Francis Guy and his team for the wonderful welcome and hospitality.

Thursday 25 April 8pm 2024 Lofou

TEN STRINGS ft. Kevin Abraham (guitar, vocal), Clare Hurrell (violin)

The ninth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains series, at Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou on Thursday 25 April, featured Ten Strings, performing unique acoustic arrangements of familiar and not so familiar golden oldies, and a selection of excellent originals. The sell-out crowd enjoyed an opening set from Rain Abraham, a very talented young singer/guitarist followed by the relaxed and often amusing delivery from Kevin Abraham (guitar/vocal) and Clare Hurrell (violin). Thanks to the musicians, plus Dimitris, Hara and all the staff at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Paul for sound, and the wonderful support of our discerning and enthusiastic audience.

Friday 12 April 8pm 2024 Lania

CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL with MARCOS TRIANTAFYLLIDES

Music in the Mountains supporters enjoyed a very special evening in a beautiful private house in Lania to enjoy Marcos Triantafyllides (guitar) who is a classical guitarist and interpreter of Spanish and Latin American music. His programme included well-loved works by Villa-Lobos, Albéniz and Leo Brouwer, as well as Gnossiennes No 1 by Erik Satie and Cavatina from The Deerhunter. Thanks to Mark Foley, Marianne, Ross Pays, and our wonderful audience.

Thursday 4 April 8pm 2024 Trimiklini

APOLLO’S BREW – BLUES FUNK

John’s Restaurant Trimiklini was rocking to the best of blues with Apollo’s Brew on Thursday 4 April. The audience were on their feet shouting for more as the electric atmosphere built. ‘Best ever’, ‘great evening’, ‘a brilliant gig’, and ‘fantastic group, what a night!’ were just some of the positive audience comments. Thanks to the musicians: Andreas Vassiliades (guitar/vocals), Elena Erotokritou (guitar), Gabriel Kaouros (bass/vocals), and Chris Erotokritou (drums). Thanks also to Panos for the drums, Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Leonades, Bali and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super audience.

Wednesday 27 March 8pm 2024 Ineia

ITALIAN NIGHT with The Mandolin-Accordion Duo

Georgia and Nicos played all the Italian favourites plus a lot of international melodies that they made sound almost Italian, with plenty of fun and panache involved! The famous vegan restaurant was packed as usual with avid food and music lovers, Thanks to the musicians, Lyndsey, Michelle and Bibby at the restaurant, Cata for the poster, and of course our ever enthusiastic and loyal audience.

Thursday 21 March 8pm 2024 Lofou

THE IRISH RAMBLERS – Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

A super evening of traditional Irish music to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with The Irish Ramblers members JJ Cuddihy (Irish box, guitar, vocals), Bernadette Robinson (violin), Noelle Robinson (violin), and Phil Willcock (guitar, banjo, vocals). They performed jigs, reels and hornpipes plus authentic versions of popular songs including Whiskey In The Jar, Black Velvet Band, Wild Rover, Galway Girl, Molly Malone, Fields of Athenry, and many more. Thanks to the musicians, Cata for the poster, and Dimitris and all the staff at the wine bar for their superb service and of course the rockin’ crowd!

Saturday 16 March 8pm 2024 Trimiklini

AES CYPRIUM BRASS QUINTET

Aes Cyprium Brass Quintet presented a very pleasing programme on Saturday 16 March at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. They performed classical works by Bizet and Greig, together with wonderful Greek melodies from Manos Hatzidakis, an original work by Andreas Theocharous and a delightful surprise from The Beatles. Thanks to the musicians: Thelios Georgiou (trumpet), Andreas Giannakouras (trumpet), Annita Skoutella (french horn), Anastasia Kikel (trombone), and Andreas Theocharous (tuba). Thanks also to Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Yannis, Leonades, Bali and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super audience.

Monday 11 March 8pm 2024 Paphos

TABLE MUSIC, TELEMANN & MORE – FLUBOE TRIO

Klaus Storm (oboe) with Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord) performed uplifting Baroque masterpieces by Georg Philipp Telemann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Domenico Scarlatti, Jean Philippe Rameau, and Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht in the wonderful Technopolis 20 Arts Centre Paphos. Thanks to the musicians, Markella, Marina and their staff at T20 and of course our delightful audience.

Saturday 2 March 6pm 2024 Erimi

TABLE MUSIC, TELEMANN & MORE – FLUBOE TRIO

Klaus Storm (oboe) with Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord) performed uplifting Baroque masterpieces by Georg Philipp Telemann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Domenico Scarlatti, Jean Philippe Rameau, and Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht in the beautiful Cyprus Wine Museum Erimi Limassol. Thanks to the musicians, Francis and his staff at the museum and of course our discerning audience.

Thursday 21 December 8pm 2023 Lofou

AVE MARIA: A CHRISTMAS CONCERT with Anoki Von Arx & Milena Romanova

Despite the inclement weather, the brave and enthusiastic music lovers made it to the thirteenth and final concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series at Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou, on Thursday 21 December. The sold-out event featured a beautiful performance of classical piano and voice from Anoki Von Arx and Milena Romanova. The sophisticated duo performed well-loved works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Wagner, together with Ave Marias by Bach/Gounod, Schubert, Giulio Caccini and William Gomez. The delightful performance concluded with Christmas songs and carols, that were much appreciated by the attentive audience. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris and his team at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Wendy, and Richt for managing the event, and the wonderful support of our loyal audience.

Wednesday 13 December 8pm 2023 Ineia

A JAZZY CHRISTMAS WITH ALICE AYVAZIAN & DIMITRIS MIARIS

Christmas cheer arrived at o Linós Ineia, in the shape of Dimitris Miaris (piano) and Christina Christofi (vocals), who was standing in for Alice Ayvazian, who was sick. The duo performed a beautifully balanced mix of much-loved jazz favourites and seasonally festive choices, on Wednesday 13 December, at the twelfth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series. Christina commented that she thoroughly enjoyed performing for their captivated audience. Dimitris’s charmed piano solos impressed and his serious dry humour was very amusing! The famous vegan restaurant was packed as usual with avid food and music lovers, Thanks to the musicians, Lyndsey, Michelle and Bibby at the restaurant, Cata for the poster, and of course our ever enthusiastic and loyal audience.

Thursday 7 December 8pm 2023 Trimiklini

A SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS WITH THE MOONRIVER QUARTET FT. MICHAEL ANTONIOU

Wow what a fab night! Excellent show! The whole thing was amazing, from the food in the restaurant, to the quartet and the company! The best concert ever at JRs! The show was absolutely brilliant, loved it! Just some of the audience comments after Michael Antoniou presented a special swinging Christmas show with his band Moonriver, at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini, on Thursday 7 December. The eleventh concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series featured a very special seasonal programme of well-loved Christmas songs as well as the classic songs of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, and Louis Armstrong. Thanks to Angela and Richt on the door, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Yannis, Leonades, Panayiotou, Dimitris, Bali and all the staff at the restaurant, and the wonderful support of our delightful audience.

Thursday 16 November 8pm 2023 Lofou

AVGI & MEMNON – LOUNGE ROCK

The eleventh concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series, featured very soulful, thoughtful rock from Avgi & Memnon who, whether an original or a cover, made every song their own special gem. Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou was full on Thursday 16 October as the duo entertained with songs including I Wanna Do Bad Things To You, Banf Bang, Back To Black and Stand By Me. Avgi Stavrou has a distinctive, melancholic voice and Memon Arestis displayed exquisite, finger-picking electric guitar playing and a subtle use of a loop station to accompany his emotionally charged solos. The quality of Avgi’s original songs was indistinguishable from the big hits she covered, such is the quality of her writing. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris and Hara at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, and the wonderful support of our loyal and enthusiastic audience.

Wednesday 8 November 8pm 2023 Ineia

VICKY & ERMIS PLAY JAZZ!

There was a delightfully cozy atmosphere at the sell-out concert from the outstanding musicians Vicky Anastasiou (vocals) & Ermis Michail (guitar), on Wednesday 8 October, at the tenth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series. The superb vegan restaurant, o Linós in Ineia, was absolutely packed with music lovers, as the duo delivered their own jazzy take on standards like My Baby Just Cares For Me and Straighten Up And Fly Right, plus pop, rock, blues and reggae tunes including Unchain My Heart, No Woman No Cry and Englishman In New York. Vicky displayed a laid-back and ethereal vocal style incorporating unusual effects and body percussion, while Ermis showcased his impressively complex guitar work to great effect. There was plenty of humour, some requests, and a little Greek, Spanish, and Portuguese, all adding to the totally satisfying performance, which had the audience crying for more. Thanks to the musicians, Lyndsey, Michelle and Bibby at the restaurant, Cata for the poster, and of course our ever enthusiastic and loyal audience.

Thursday 2 November 8pm 2023 Trimiklini

THE LIMASSOL JAZZ SYNDICATE

There was a full house at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini for the brand-new big band Limassol Jazz Syndicate dynamically directed by legendary sax player Giorgos Krasidis, on Thursday 2 November, the ninth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series. The atmosphere at the newly-refurbished restaurant was electric, as the band started with some well-loved standards, some swing and funk, including an amazing version of Pick Up The Pieces. Vocalist George Kalopedis really sung up a storm on well-loved songs including Bad Bad Leroy Brown and Fly Me To The Moon, ending on a rousing rendition of Night Train. Thanks to the musicians: Giorgos Krasidis (alto sax/director), Marios Papares (tenor sax), Spyridonas Eustathiou (baritone sax), Giannis Koudounas (Trumpet), Kleanthis Demetriou (trombone), Burkhard Fisher (trombone), Marinos Neophytou (guitar), Evelthon Michaelides (bass), Kris Grecian (drums), and George Kalopedis (vocals). Thanks also to Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Yannis, Leonades, Panayiotou, Dimitris, Bali and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super audience.

Thursday 19 October 8pm 2023 Lofou

YOGEV SHETRIT TRIO

The eighth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series, at Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou on Thursday 19 October, featured The Yogev Shetrit Trio performing original compositions influenced by traditional North African music, Gnawa and Andalusian music from Yogev’s Moroccan heritage, along with contemporary jazz and Mediterranean styles, including flamenco. The musicians are simply virtuosos who have totally mastered their instruments and deliver a stunning mix of beautiful melodies, together with tempo changes and complex rhythms, often in fast triple time (waltz). There were plenty of riveting drum solos of course, plus fantastically fast piano licks and deep, warm bass which held the audience enthralled throughout. Thanks to the musicians, David Sheetrit (piano), Alexandros Panagiotoy (bass), Yogev Shetrit (drums, composition), plus Dimitris, Nasa and Hara at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Paul for sound, and the wonderful support of our discerning and enthusiastic audience.

Monday 16 October 7pm 2023 Limassol

THE FLUBOE TRIO  

Music in the Mountains went to town with The Fluboe Trio on Monday 16 October with a stunning performance at the Cornaro Art Institute in Limassol. This wonderful 1896 building, lovingly restored by Andros and Eleni, once again hosted an incredible evening of superbly performed Baroque music from Germany, Italy, France and yes, even Sweden! Thanks to Klaus Storm (oboe), Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord), Anita Tomasevich for inviting us, Andros, Eli and Eleni at Cornaro, Cata for the poster and programme notes, and the enthusiastic support of the audience of new and old friends.

 Thursday 5 October 8pm 2023 Trimiklini  

TIMELESS GREEK SONGS (1970 – 2000)

The delighted audience were left with smiling faces and sore hands at the sixth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains season on Thursday 5 October at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Georgia Kombou (bouzouki), Antonis Georgiou (keyboards/vocals) and Isavella Christofidou (vocals) delivered a multitude of toe-tapping, hand-clapping Greek hits with great sensitivity and extraordinary technique, including Never On A Sunday and Zorba’s Dance of course, plus many enduring melodies from the last century. The uplifting show was further enhanced with a joyous demonstration of Cypriot and Greek folk dancing, which involved much audience participation. Thanks to the musicians, Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Leonades, Panayiotou, and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super audience.

Wednesday 4 October 8pm 2023 Ineia 

JAZZ THE GREEK WAY!

We were very fortunate to have some native Greek-speakers in the audience to lead the gentle singalongs to the charming songs from yesteryear, in the Greek swing, latin, classics, traditional and Rembetika genres performed with a jazzy feel so beautifully by Loukas Louka (piano) & Nicole Ardanitou (vocals). Although all the songs were performed in Greek, Nicole very helpfully introduced the songs in English, so the entire multi-national audience could participate. The wonderful evening at o Linós in Ineia, on Wednesday 4 October, was the fifth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains season and included well-loved Greek songs including Mis Irlou, Min Rotas Toa Ourano and S’agapao Giati Se Orea. In fact, S’agapao (I love you) come up a lot in these heartfelt songs! Thanks to the musicians, Cata for the poster, Lyndsey and her staff for the beautiful food and warm welcome, and the wonderful singing of our enthusiastic audience.

Thursday 28 September 8pm 2023 Silikou

THE FLUBOE TRIO

Baroque was King at the fourth concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains season, at an exceptional performance at Silikou coffee shop, aka ‘The Classical Kafeneio’ on Thursday 28 September, with the magnificent Fluboe Trio. The extremely accomplished musicians enchanted the audience with trios for flute, oboe, and harpsichord, including Bach’s Sonata in D minor, the Sonata in G minor by Handel and the beautiful Concerto in D minor for oboe and harpsichord by Alessandro Marcello, proving once again that high quality music can be enjoyed in almost any location! Thanks to the musicians: Klaus Storm (oboe) with Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord). Thanks also to Ermoulla, Andreas and their friends at the coffee shop, Christakis for the stage, as well as Cata for the poster, plus Mike and Pam for the kind invitation and co-ordination of the entire production. And special thanks to our wonderfully warm audience that support and enjoy all the concerts.

Wednesday 20 September 8pm 2023 Lofou

KATERINA & GEORGE PLAY JAZZ! Katerina Andreou (vocal), George Morfitis (piano)

The third concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains series, featured jazz standards; those well-known and enduring songs, suitable for reinterpretation and improvisation. Katerina Andreou (vocals) and George Morfitis (piano) amply demonstrated their mastery of the genre at Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou on Wednesday 20 September. Their varied set included swing and latin titles such as Fly Me To The Moon, Dancing Cheek To Cheek, Blue Moon, Besame Mucho, Sway and The Girl From Ipanema, the later sung in Spanish as well as English. There were also some surprises, including the Toy Story hit, You’ve Got a Friend in Me and classics Moondance and Valarie. The entire performance was a delicious mix of cool jazz, warm personalities with a light delicate touch, combining to make a feel-good, toe-tapping, finger-clicking evening of smooth as silk music. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris, Nasa and Chara at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Paul for sound, and the wonderful support of our loyal and enthusiastic audience.

Wednesday 13 September 8pm 2023 Ineia

KEVIN ABRAHAM: Singer-Songwriter with special guest Clare Hurrell (violin)

Kevin and Clare presented a thoroughly entertaining performance at the second concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains season, at o Linós Ineia, on Wednesday 13 September. Great folk/pop/rock/blues songs, many with a twist, and hilarious humour, came in equal measure, as the duo delivered an eclectic set of reimagined acoustic covers and originals, showcasing Kevin’s James Taylor-inspired finger-picking guitar and relaxed vocal style together with Clare’s exciting and often amusing violin and clarinet playing. The evening had the atmosphere of an intimate gathering of friends, like a house concert. There was much between song banter covering topics such as dropped D’s, Capos, bar chords, new strings, electronic tuners, trains, and Clare’s 1912 French violin called Bobby. The sell-out crowd loved it all! Perhaps the most surprising number was a hand-clapping mash-up between the Yiddish song, Hava Nagila and the Greek classic, Zorbas Dance, closely followed by The Sailor’s Hornpipe and the classical piece: Czardas. Thanks to the musicians, Cata for the poster, Hans and Mark for the sound, Lyndsey, and her staff for the delicious food and friendly service, and the enthusiastic support of our fun-loving and attentive audience.

Thursday 7 September 8pm 2023 Trimiklini

MARIOS DANOS & THE DIZZY BEES 

Legendary musician Sting once said that in music, above all else, he looks for surprise. He would have loved tonight’s performance. Marios Danos & The Dizzy Bees, delivered a powerful and exciting evening of blues, folk and rock at the first concert of the Autumn Music in the Mountains season on Thursday 7 September at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. The band, consisting of Marios Danos (guitar, vocals), Donn Torres (bass) and Dimitris Panayides (drums), presented a daring and eclectic set of top tunes from the history of popular music ranging from Bob Dylan to Jethro Tull and Paul Simon to Cream. They included a stunning mash-up of The Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black and the theme from Pulp Fiction, itself based on Misirlou, a traditional Greek folk song. Thin Lizzy like you have never heard it before, Johnny Cash as a swamp blues and Hendrix with as much panache as the master himself, combined to impress the astonished and delighted audience. Thanks to the musicians, Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Yannis, Leonades, Panayiotou, Dimitris and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super audience.

Monday 5 June 8pm 2023 Silikou

SCHROEDER STRING QUARTET

Mozart in a coffee shop? Will it work? Will people come? Answers: yes, yes and yes! It was a bold plan to turn a beautiful coffee shop into a ‘Classical Kafeneio’ and it totally succeeded with a super team effort by the lovely people of Silikou. The twelfth and final concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season on Monday 5 June, came to a memorable close with a stunning performance from the Schroeder String Quartet The new quartet, all members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, performed works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn to a very high standard with great love and commitment that was a joy to experience. Many thanks to the musicians: Wolfgang Schroeder (violin 1), Iraklis Mitellas (violin 2), Kumiko Okutomi (viola) and Jakub Otcenasek (cello). Also, to Christakis and Yiannis for the stage, Marilene and Marios for the seats (especially the cushions!), Ermoulla, Andreas, Tina and their friends at the coffee shop, Cata for the poster, plus Mike and Pam for the kind invitation and co-ordination of the entire production. And special thanks to our wonderful audience that support all the concerts. We now look forward to the the Autumn 2023 concert series, which will include classical, jazz, blues, folk, Greek music and more!

Thursday 1 June 8pm 2023 Trimiklini

MR WILSON – REGGAE / FUNK

Billed as a reggae/funk band, Mr Wilson delivered that and much more at the eleventh concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season on Thursday 1 June at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. The newly-refurbished restaurant was looking stunning as the band started with cool and laid-back reggae tunes from Bob Marley (of course) but also some surprises with reggae versions of pop hits from Sting, Michael Jackson, and Amy Winehouse. The second set started slow with Ain’t No Sunshine, before going up-tempo with the 10cc smash Dreadlock Holiday and an amazing heavy jazz/funk version of the Bee Gees classic Stayin’ Alive. With some soul/reggae and even Greek reggae and Happy Birthday reggae style, the band was cooking before ending with a party set including some Ska that got the audience on their feet with cries for more! Thanks to the musicians: Giorgos Nicolaou (vocal, guitar), Stephanos Iassonides (guitar), Nicolas Genethliou (keyboard), Rodrigo Caceres (bass) and Andreas Stefanou (drums). Thanks also to Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Xenia, Yannis, Leonades, Panayiotou, Dimitris and all the staff at the restaurant, and the loyal support of our super audience.

Wednesday 17 May 8pm  2023 Ineia

KATERINA & GEORGE PLAY JAZZ!

The duo, featuring Katerina Andreou (vocal). George Morfitis (piano) performed two stunning sets to a sell-out audience at the tenth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountain season, at o Linós Ineia, on Wednesday 17 May. The first set consisted mainly of jazzy versions of well-loved songs of yesteryear, such as Dream A Little Dream, Fly Me To The Moon and Cry Me a River. Later, the duo entertained with more contemporary songs including Make You Feel My Love, Ain’t Nobody and Valarie. Every song was a sparking jazzy gem, really showcasing Katerina’s amazingly clear voice and precise diction alongside George’s complete mastery of the jazz piano genre. Both musicians displayed great sensitivity to the material together with outstanding creative improvisation, which really impressed the audience in a most memorable evening of music, food, wine and laughter. Thanks to the musicians, Cata for the poster, Hans for the sound, Lyndsey and her staff and the loyal support of our attentive audience.

Thursday 11 May 8pm 2023 Trimiklini

MACUMBA – LATIN JAZZ

Music to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step, was delivered by top Latin Jazz band, Macumba at the ninth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season. The uplifting and passionate performance, including covers and originals, on Thursday 11 May at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini put everyone in a good mood. Some of the crazy song titles included Chips, The Salty Kind, Everything Always Goes Well and Nothing Ever Goes Wrong… yes really! Thanks to the musicians: Elias Ioannou (trumpet), Giorgos Morfitis (keyboard), Rodrigo Caceres (bass) and Rodos Panayiotou (drums), Evelthon and Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Leonades, Panayiotou and all the staff at the restaurant and the loyal support of our super audience.

Thursday 4 May 8pm 2023 Lofou

Sueño ibérico: SPANISH POETRY & MUSIC

Mariza Anastasiades (soprano), Socrates Leptos (guitar)

A superbly-crafted performance of Spanish music, by Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) and Socrates Leptos (guitar), transported an enthralled audience to Spain and South America at the eighth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season, on Thursday 4 May, the Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou. The carefully chosen programme focused mainly on 19th and 20th Century composers such as Manuel De Falla and Heitor Villa-Lobos, some works based on traditional melodies, plus a special treat of two pieces from Renaissance composer Alonso Mudarra. The songs came across like delicate little flowers, beautifully nurtured; sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyful and always exquisite. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris and Chara at the wine bar, Cata for the poster and the wonderful support of our loyal, enthusiastic audience.

Thursday 20 April 2022 Trimiklini

SEA GYPSIES – BLUES FUSION

The Sea Gypsies proved almost any great song can be turned into a blues, as they thoroughly entertained a sell-out audience at the seventh concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season, on Thursday 20 April at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. The veteran blues fusion trio consisting of Tammy Joe Stewart (guitar, vocals) Jim Williams (bass, vocals) and Dave Samwell (drums) played blues classics from the likes of BB King, Robert Cray and Jimi Hendrix. They also turned songs like Ain’t No Sunshine, I Shot The Sherriff and Rainy Night in Georgia into creditable blues numbers. They even took soul legend Stevie Wonder’s song Superstition and made a whole new psychedelic heavy blues tune that brought the house down. The combination of Tammy’s delicate guitar work and crystal-clear voice, together with the rock-solid bass and drums of Jim and Dave, made this a very tight band and night to remember. Thanks to the band for the music, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Leonades, Panayiotou and all the staff at the restaurant and the loyal support of our super audience.

Tuesday 11 April 2023 Ineia

AVANT TOUT DUO – Vanessa Megalemou (vocal), Vasilis Vourvopoulos (piano)

Variété Française is a style of French popular music that emerged in the 1950s and is characterized by its use of melody, catchy hooks, and often sentimental or romantic lyrics. Avant Tout Duo, featuring Vanessa Megalemou (voice) and Vasilis Vourvopoulos (piano) proved they are masters of this genre, delivering a fantastic and emotional show to a full house at the beautiful Vegan restaurant; o Linós in Ineia, on Tuesday 11 April. Hits from Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Michel le Grand and more, transported the spellbound audience to the Parisian cafes and theatres with Vanessas’ amazing vocal control and Vasilis’ virtuosity at the piano and their charming sense of humour. The sixth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season was a resounding success, thanks to the musicians, Cata for the poster, Lyndsey and her staff for the beautiful food and warm welcome, and the enthusiastic support of our multi-national and attentive audience.

Monday 10 April 2023 Limassol

JAZZ PIANO DUO  – Vahagn Hayrapetyan & Dimitris Miaris

Dueling Pianos? No. The Clash of Titans? Nope. The Jazz Piano Duo, featuring Vahagn Hayrapetyan, the international jazz piano star from Armenia, and top local jazz pianist Dimitris Miaris, was an exhilarating collaboration, based on mutual respect; a celebration of jazz standards that was anything but standard. Their creativity and enthusiasm for the Bebop genre created a magical evening to a capacity audience at the beautiful Cornaro Art Institute in Limassol on Monday 10 April. The fifth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season really was something special. Thanks to the musicians, Anita Tomasevich for coordinating the event, Andros and Eleni for the venue, Cata for the poster and the dedicated support of the audience of new and old friends.

Thursday 6 April 2023 Lofou

THE JAZZ TRIO – ft. GIORGOS KRASIDIS

The Jazz Trio is so cool, even the double bass player is called Ron Cool! Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou was temporarily renamed The Rural Ronnie Scott’s, a respectful nod to the famous jazz club in London. The fourth concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season on 6 April, featured inspired version of jazz standards including Night And Day, Bye Bye Blackbird and Autumn Leaves, an amazing version of Duke Ellington’s Caravan and the great Wayne Shorter tune, Footprint. The capacity audience also enjoyed a very funky version of Watermelon Man, the uplifting Latin classic St Thomas and a super Dixieland version of All of Me, complete with vocals from band leader Giorgos Krasidis (saxophone). The legendary Irenaeos Koulouras AKA Ron Cool (double bass) and the very tasteful sounds of Stelios Xydias (drums) completed the trio. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris, Chara and Thanos at the wine bar, Cata for the poster and the wonderful support of our loyal audience.

Wednesday 29 March 2023 Ineia

JAMIE PAUL IN CONCERT

Pianoman Jamie Paul impressed on World Piano Day at o Linós in Ineia on 29 March. The third concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season was preceded by a delicious and healthy dinner at the beautiful Vegan restaurant, expertly run by Lyndsey England and her team. Jamie Paul told us of his musical life in the UK and Cyprus and of his great love for soul music and his heroes, such as Otis Reding and Nina Simone. The two sets of classic pop, soul and blues songs were perfectly balanced and Jamie showed his love and respect for the material whilst giving each song his own authentic and unique interpretation. Standout songs included Feeling Good, With A Little Help From My Friends, When A Man Loves A Woman and many classics made famous by Jackie Wilson, Bob Marley, David Gray and Lionel Ritchie.  He also showcased some impressive original material. Thanks to Jamie for the music, Hans for the PA, Cata for the poster, Lyndsey and her staff and the loyal support of our attentive audience.

Thursday 23 March 2023 Lofou

BACK TO BACH with Anita Tomasevich (piano) and Olivera Rialas (violin)

Bach and wine: the perfect combination! The second concert of the Spring Music in the Mountains season, on Thursday 23 March in Lofou Wine Bar, was a wonderful homage to JS Bach. Anita Tomasevich (piano) and Olivera Rialas (violin) performed masterpieces by JS Bach to celebrate his birthday and thoroughly enthralled the very attentive capacity audience. The bar staff deserve a prize for the quietest servers in Cyprus! There was a surprise guest at the end. Famous local composer David Pentecost gave us a rare treat by performing two of his Nocturnes, one especially arranged for piano and violin. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris, Chara and Thanos at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Dusan for page turning, Panos for the piano and the wonderful support of our loyal audience.

Thursday 16 March 2023 Trimiklini

ABZORBA – TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC with JJ Cuddihy (Irish box, guitar, vocals), Bernadette & Noelle Robinson (violin), Phil Willcock (guitar, banjo, vocals)

St Patrick’s Day came early on Thursday 16 March as the full house, at the first concert of the new Spring Music in the Mountains season, enjoyed traditional Irish music at its best. Abzorba, consisting of JJ Cuddihy (Irish box, guitar, vocals), Bernadette & Noelle Robinson (violin) and Phil Willcock (guitar, banjo, vocals) plus surprise guest Graham on bass, performed jigs, reels, and hornpipes plus well-loved songs such as Fields of Athenry, Danny Boy and Wild Rover. We were blessed to have an excellent dancer in the audience which was a real treat and there was lots of singing along and hand clapping. What a great atmosphere! The concert was switched to Caffe Marcelletti Trimiklini as the original venue, John’s Restaurant (next door) is still undergoing extensive refurbishment. Drama ensued when the power as cut at 4pm due to a traffic accident. Twelve electricity company engineers worked hard to restore power whilst Pambos and his team were able hook up a generator because of course the show must go on! Thanks to Abzorba for the music, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Leonades, Panayiotou and all the staff at the restaurant plus the loyal support of our super audience.

Wednesday 23 November 2022 Ineia

ALEXANDROS TSANGARIDES IN CONCERT with Alexandros Tsangarides (piano, vocal).

The tenth and final concert of the Autumn MITM season came to a memorable close with an amazing performance from The Crew frontman Alexandros Tsangarides. Lyndsey England and her team produced a tasty and healthy dinner at the beautiful Vegan restaurant; o Linós in Ineia. Alexandros selected a set of classic pop songs and jazz standards and made them his own. His fine keyboard technique and strong soulful voice, together with his charming personality really connected with the spellbound audience at the sell-out event on Wednesday 23 November. Thanks to Alexandros for the music and poster, Lyndsey and her staff, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the loyal support of our attentive audience. We now look forward to the the Spring 2023 concert series, which will include classical, jazz, blues, folk, latin and more!

Thursday 10 November 2022 Trimiklini

KEVIN ABRAHAM (guitar, vocal) with special guest Clare Hurrell (violin).

Veteran singer-songwriter and guitar/vocalist Kevin Abraham delivered an eclectic mix of original songs and covers to an enthusiastic and attentive audience at the tenth concert of the current MITM season on Thursday 10 November at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Kevin was joined by excellent violinist and singer Clare Hurrell who really added extra texture and a good deal of humour to the music. Their show included top songs by Dylan, Donovan and other folk legends, all played in Kevin’s James Taylor influenced guitar style. There were some wonderful original and traditional melodies, blues, jazz and even a classical piece, based on Hungarian folk melodies: Czardas by Italian composer Vittorio Monti. Thanks to Kevin and Clare for the music, Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Pambos, Leonades, Panayiotou and all the staff at the restaurant, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the loyal support of our super audience. We now take a break for the winter and will return to Trimiklini in March 2023 with a new season of Music in the Mountains.

Thursday 27 October 2022 Lofou

LEGENDS OF SWING by MOONRIVER DUO with Michael Antoniou (vocals) and Renad Nourmanchine (piano).

If you like Sinatra, you will love Michael Antoniou! The eighth concert of the current MITM season had the Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou audience spellbound, as Michael and ace jazz pianist Renad Nourmanchine (AKA Moonriver Duo) entertained the capacity audience, on Thursday 27 October, with top-quality swing and pop classics. All the crooners’ hits were there; the solid gold hit songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Matt Munro, Bobby Darren, Al Martino etc. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris, Chara and Thanos at the wine bar, Anna for the poster, Lara, Yara, Bryan, Mike and Paul for publicity and the wonderful support of our loyal audience. We now look forward to the next concert in Lofou – Sueño ibérico: Spanish Poetry & Music with Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) & Socrates Leptos (guitar), on Thursday 17 November.

Sunday 23 October 2022 Limassol

THE JOY OF BAROQUE with The Fluboe Trio: Klaus Storm (oboe), Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord).

The seventh concert of the Autumn MITM season was a departure from the usual mountain venues to visit Cornaro Art Institute in Limassol, a wonderful 1896 building, lovingly restored by the Andros and Eleni. The event, on Sunday 23 September, was a super-feel-good display of Baroque music from the newly-formed Fluboe Trio, featuring Klaus Storm (oboe), Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord), which had the audience thoroughly entranced by the beautiful melodies and first class playing. Thanks to the musicians, Anita Tomasevich for inviting us, Andros and Eleni, Cata for the poster and programme notes, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the dedicated support of the audience of new and old friends. The Fluboe Trio present their last Baroque concert this year on Monday 31 October 8pm at Technopolis 20 Paphos. Tel: 70002420 for reservations.

Wednesday 19 October 2022 Ineia

LEFTERIS AND ERMIS PLAY JAZZ! with Lefteris Moumtzis (vocals) and Ermis Michail (guitar).

The sixth concert of the new MITM season was an outstanding mix of great food, a warm welcome and some extraordinary jazzy moments. It was our second visit to o Linós in Ineia, so creatively and beautifully run by the lovely Lyndsey England. Ermis Michail (guitar) brought along the amazing Lefteris Moumtzis (AKA Freedom Candlemaker) to sing for us. Together, these guys made a very special event delivering an eclectic collection of songs in creative, intelligent and surprising arrangements with some witty comments between and even during some of the songs. The sold-event, on Wednesday 19 October was a resounding success! Thanks to the musicians, Lyndsey and her staff, Hans for the sound, Cata for the poster, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the enthusiastic support of our beautiful audience. We now look forward to the final event in the current series at o Linós in Ineia, on Wednesday 23 November, with piano vocalist Alexandros Tsangarides, presenting groovy covers of top songs at the piano.

Thursday 13 October 2022 Trimiklini

KIRSTY DEWAR the Scottish singer/songwriter/recording artist and guitarist.

Talented singer-songwriter Kirsty Dewar presented a delightful mix of originals and covers to a captivated and attentive audience at the fifth concert of the current MITM season on Thursday 13 October at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Kirsty’s set included top songs by Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette, as well as classics made famous by Sinatra and Elvis. However, it was her own original songs that really touched the heart; she sang them with such great passion and conviction. Thanks to Kirsty for the music, sound and poster, Pambos, Leonades, Panayiotou and all the staff at the cafe, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the superb support of our amazing audience. We now look forward to the next event at John’s Restaurant Trimiklini, on Thursday 10 November, with veteran singer-songwriter, Kevin Abraham.

Thursday 22 September 2022 Trimiklini

THE REAL THING BLUES BAND featuring Andrey Stareyshinski (guitar, vocals), Nikolay Gergov (bass) and Ruslan Dobrikov (drums).

The Real Thing really are the real thing, when it comes to authentic blues. The fourth concert of the current MITM season on Thursday 22 September was at Caffè Marcelletti Trimiklini. Andrey Stareyshinski (guitar, vocals), Nikolay Gergov (bass) and Ruslan Dobrikov (drums) delivered a powerful and thoroughly enjoyable performance of blues and blues/rock classics in their signature no-nonsense and direct style, that has made them so popular all over Cyprus. Thanks to the musicians, Pambos, Leonades, Panayiotou and all the staff at the cafe, Paul for the sound, Cata for the poster, Angie on the door, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the superb support of our amazing audience. We now look forward to the next event at Caffè Marcelletti Trimiklini, on Thursday 13 October, with top singer-songwriter, Kirsty Dewar.

Thursday 15 September 2022 Lofou

THE JOY OF BAROQUE with The Fluboe Trio: Klaus Storm (oboe), Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord).

The third concert of the Spring MITM season was very special, as our Baroque buddies, The Fluboe Trio, presented their new ensemble for the very first time. The Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou was absolutely full with an enthusiastic audience, on Thursday evening 15 September. The superb musicians Klaus Storm (oboe), Florian Rabe (flute) and Agnes Tang (harpsichord) performed joyous music from Telemann, Kleinknecht and Loeillet to great acclaim. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris, Chara and all the staff at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Lara, Yara, Bryan, Mike and Paul for publicity and the wonderful support of our loyal audience. The next event at the wine bar will be The Legends of Swing with the Moonriver Duo on Thursday 27 October. The Fluboe Trio will return to Cyprus with dates in Limassol and Paphos coming up in October.

Wednesday 7 September 2022 Ineia

TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT JAZZ DIVAS! with Alice Ayvazian (voice) & Dimitris Miaris (piano).

The second concert of the Autumn season was truly special. Our jazzy buddies Alice Ayvazian (voice) and Dimitris Miaris (piano) travelled to a new venue for us, so creatively and beautifully run by the lovely Lyndsey England; o Linós in Ineia. Here, Lyndsey did her magic in the vegan kitchen and our duo covered the American Songbook in glory and love. The sold-event, on Wednesday 7 September was we hope, just the start! Thanks to the musicians, Lyndsey, Cata for the poster, Lara, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the enthusiastic support of our beautiful audience. We now look forward to the rest of the Autumn concert series, which will include classical, jazz, swing, blues, singer-songwriters and more!

Thursday 1 September 2022 Trimiklini

TRIPLE SOUL ft. George KalopedisGeorge Kalopedis (vocals), Michalis Karakatsanis (keyboards), Andreas Stefanou (drums) and special guest Evelthon Michaelides (bass).

Everyone at the first concert of the new Autumn MITM season on Thursday 1 September had a ball! The atmosphere at the sold-out Caffe Marcelletti Trimiklini was electric for our first (but not our last) event in this stunning location. The legendary George Kalopedis delivered his spot-on renditions of classic soul, blues and jazz songs, ably accompanied by top musicians Evelthon Michaelides on bass, Michalis Karakatsanis on keyboards and Andreas Stefanou on drums. Thanks to the musicians, Pambos Theodotou and all the staff, Paul for the sound, Catalina Bertoglio for the poster, Angie on the door, Lara Zgajnar, Bryan, Yara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the superb support of our amazing audience. We now look forward to the rest of the Autumn concert series, which will include classical, jazz, swing, blues, singer-songwriters and more!

Wednesday 4 May 2022 Lofou

VIOLIN/VIOLA CONCERT. Leading Cyprus Symphony Orchestra members Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola) and Andreas Lardis (violin).

The third and final concert of the Spring season was truly gorgeous. The Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou audience was serenaded on Wednesday evening 4 May, with the top-quality viola and violin playing and artistry of Sorin Alexandru Horlea and Andreas Lardis performing masterpieces ranging from Bach to Piazzolla. Thanks to the musicians, Dimitris, Chara and all the staff at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Lara, Bryan, Mike and Paul for publicity and the wonderful support of our loyal audience. We now look forward to the next concert series in the Autumn, which will include jazz, blues and Baroque!

Thursday 14 April 2022 Lofou

GUITAR UNLIMITED – From classics to modern with Polis Charalambous and his guitar.

The second concert of the Spring season was amazing. The sold-out Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou audience was spellbound on Thursday evening 14 April, to the virtuoso guitar playing, voice and wit of Polis Charalambous as he took us from Vivaldi to Bach to Flamenco and finally Eric Clapton and Neil Diamond. Thanks to Polis, Dimitris, Chara and all the staff at the wine bar, Cata for the poster, Lara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the wonderful support of our lovely audience. We now look forward to the next concert with Leading Cyprus Symphony Orchestra member Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola) and Andreas Lardis (violin) perform masterpieces including Bach, Halvorsen, and Gliere.

Thursday 24 March 2022 Lofou

TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT JAZZ DIVAS! with Alice Ayvazian (voice) & Dimitris Miaris (piano).

The first concert of the new Spring season was a great success. The Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou was swinging on Thursday evening 24h March, to the jazzy sounds of Alice Ayvazian with her amazing singing and Dimitris Miaris on piano, plus special guest Marios Papares on saxophone. Thanks to the band, Dimitris, Natalie, Chara and all the staff at the wine bar, Diane on the door, Cata for the poster, Lara, Mike and Paul for publicity and the wonderful support of our lovely audience. We now look forward to the next concert with the legendary Polis Charalambous.

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