Leslie Jones & Tatiana Papageorgiou
  Violoncello                     Piano
 

    

The Duo

 

Both artists are currently working on a recording project of works for cello and piano by Greek composers.

Violoncello

   Leslie Jones began her early music studies in Portland, Oregon. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Arts from Hunter College of The City University of New York. While living in New York, Ms. Jones actively free-lanced, working with the National Orchestra Association, the Musicians’ Eclectic Collective Orchestra, the Bronx Symphony, and the Ridgefield Symphony (Ct.). In 1990 she made a national tour of the United States as solo cellist with the New York Vocal Arts Ensemble. She has participated in major summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Orchestra Festival, as well as the International Chamber Music Festival of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

   Since moving to Greece in 1991, Ms. Jones has worked as a member of Athen’s major orchestras, including the State Orchestra of Athens, the Kamerata-Orchestra of the Friends of Music, and the Orchestra of Colours. Ms. Jones has given several solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Athens and throughout Greece and has performed modern and contemporary chamber music works at Greec’s most important concert hall, the Megaro Musikis, in cooperation with the Union of Greek Composers. Since 1992 Ms. Jones has been a member of the music faculty at the American College of Greece, where she teaches music history and music appreciation courses. With the generous support of the College, Ms. Jones has recorded  Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio Op. 97 and Arensky’s Trio in D minor with the Deree Piano Trio.

  

Accompaniment

  Tatiana Papageorgiou was born in Athens, Greece, where she began playing piano at the age of five. She received her Concert Piano Diploma at the age of eighteen with ‘excellent unanimously, first prize and a gold medal’ from the Athens Modern Conservatory. At fourteen she was a prize winner at the XVII Greek Piano Competition, and a few years later a recipient of prestigious awards-scholarships by the British Council, the London Royal College of Music, the International Jeneusses Musicales, and the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). In 1990, she settled in London where she engaged in postgraduate studies in piano at the Royal College and the Royal Academy of Music, both granted her highest distinction. She performed extensively in London and won several distinctions (RCM Schumann Prize, BC Fellowship, RCM Concerto Prize, The Park Lane Group Competition for a Purcell Room Recital of 20th-century music). She continued with academic studies at the University of Reading,UK, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Performance in 1995 with distinction. Soon after, she embarked on a groundbreaking research project into the piano music of the Greek foremost composer Mikis Theodorakis, leading to a doctorate from the University, where she also served as a faculty member. While in London and Athens, she also pursued higher studies in music theory and conducting, earning a well-rounded musicianship. As a pianist, she attended international masterclasses in Salzburg (Mozarteum), Vienna, Barcelona, Sydney (Conservatorium) and Stuttgart. In 1994 she was admitted in the Artist’s Diploma program at the Indianna University (Bloomington, US), where she attended a semester of intensive study. She has worked under the guidance of internationally renowned pianists Yonty Solomon, Lev Vlassenko, Tania Sarkissova-Alexeev, Alexander Kelly, Maxwell Cook, Bernard Ringeissen, and with professors Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Lev Naumov and Duo Ganev.

   Tatiana Papageorgiou has made concert appearances in Greece, England, Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Australia and the United States, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Camerata-Friends of Music Orchestra, the Royal College of Music Symphony, the Greek State Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the Enharmonia Orchestra, the Reading Symphony, the Chichester Symphony, the Hasting Symphony, the Deree College Orchestra, etc. Her performances of the piano works of Mikis Theodorakis with him at the podium at Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), the Athens and Thessaloniki Megaron, the Herod Atticus Odeon (Athens Festival), the Chicago University Hall, etc, were highly acclaimed by audiences and music critics in the press. Tatiana Papageorgiou has recorded the complete piano music of Theodorakis, and continues her appearances in a series of lecture-recitals worldwide. Apart from concertizing, Ms Papageorgiou is currently a lecturer and has been appointed Head of Music Department at the American College of Greece.

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Programme

In the following you will find

a programme proposal with

Greek composers for violoncello and piano.

If you prefer other combinations or pieces,

please let us know,

a solution will be found easily.

The Artists' Agency is looking foreward to your contact.

   

   

   

   

   

4"... she has nothing

    more to give you"

Jones, Violoncello

&

Papageorgiou, Piano

Lefteri Papastavrou

Little Greek Suite (1950)

- Musical journey to Greece

Solon Michaelides

Greek Suite (1940)

and the poem Ithaka

Mikis Theodorakis

solo piano work

from C. Kavafy -

Mikis Theodorakis

Elegy I and II   (1945)

Nikos Skalkottas

Serenade (1949)

 

Dinos Constantinidies Reverie (1998)
Spiros Mazis Visions of Time (2000, excerpt)
Pericles Koukos Suite (1988)
Music Short Cuts under construction