|Leslie Jones & Tatiana Papageorgiou|
currently working on a
recording project of works for cello and piano by Greek composers.
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.
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.
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
Maxwell Cook, Bernard Ringeissen,
professors Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Lev Naumov and
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.
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"
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