Western & Eastern Influences in Christodoulos Georgiades’ Music

Saturday 27 Apr 2024

Composer and pianist Christodoulos Georgiades discusses the basic building blocks of music and together with the Waldstein Trio perform an evening of chamber music, including a London premiere of three of Georgiades’ most recent piano works and his ‘Corona Trio,’ composed in 2020.

Supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and The Cyprus High Commission.

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About Christodoulos Georgiades

Christodoulos Georgiades’ repertoire spans 400 years. His output includes several recordings, the world premiere of the Skalkottas Concertino, many BBC broadcasts including the World Service and lecture-recitals for television. 

On his 50th birthday, he gave a special concert with 50 works which traced the piano repertoire from 1591 until the present day. Since 1989, he has composed over 75 works, ranging from children’s pieces to opera, in addition to publishing three books of piano music. In 2006, a CD with seven of his works was released, followed in 2007 by a live recording of the premiere of his Piano Concerto. 

Amongst the performers of his works are Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philomusica, Patricia Rozario and the Moscow Soloists under the direction of Yuri Bashmet. In March 2010, he was featured as the Cypriot composer to represent his country at a concert given at the British Museum on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus. 

The BBC invited him to record several diverse recital programmes, including much Greek piano music. He was also featured on their World Service, performing works by Schumann and Chopin in a live transm lission, broadcast all over the world. 

Amongst his more popular works were ten lecture-recitals commissioned by RIK (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation) to present a variety of musical styles, in simple terms. He performed on the piano, as well as explaining the basic rudiments, common to all music.  

During 2011, the President of Cyprus honoured him with a lifelong grant, in recognition of his services to music. 

Together with the young pianist Kyriacos Souroullas, he has recently recorded 11 of his major piano works on a double CD.  

He is currently the Examiner and Artistic Director of the Lykeion Ton Hellinidon in Cyprus and every August he holds a seminar in Vienna, where he is also a jury member of the Panmusica Piano Competition. 

In the year of this 75th birthday, the Hellenic Centre in London hosted a special concert in which he also took part as a pianist. 


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