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    Cello and Piano Chamber Music

    Wednesday, August 24, 21:00
    George Hadjinikos Hall

    If we bring the [a]symmetries of eras and composers to the present day, we would say that it is our duty as musicians, not only not only to interpret the musically written but also the historically written. As long as we accept the importance of the already recognized composers and as much as we are touched by their work, we cannot overlook compositions and people who did not receive never taken their rightful place, either because of their socio-political beliefs or because of their gender role, as it played out in particular times and circumstances. Struggling for music and restoration of history, we try to heal, if not heal, certainly to bring out the edges of the past with honesty, restoring symmetry to the present.
    It will be our great pleasure to share this music with you.
    Elena Tamiolaki & Petros Kanana

    Petros Kanana came into contact with the cello and the field of classical music in 2009. He graduated as a qualified cellist from the Volos Municipal Conservatory in 2018 with Themistoklis Vagenas as his teacher. During his involvement with the instrument he often participated in seminars with distinguished cellists and musicians. He also gained experience playing in various concerts as an orchestra musician and as a soloist in Greece and abroad. Since the autumn of 2019 he has been living in Berlin where he attends lessons with Ulrich Voss. In parallel with his musical career, in 2021 he graduated from the Department of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, having a special interest during his studies in the field of educational psychology and the condition of the music course.
    Born in 1994 in Heraklion, Crete, Elena Tamialaki started piano lessons at the age of six. Having obtained her Piano Diploma at the age of fifteen with teachers Patricia Arenas and Alexia Mouza-Arenas, she continued her studies, completing her Piano Diploma in Athens with teacher Dimitris Toufexis, and in Paris, the Superieur course with teacher Lilia Boyadjieva (2015). She has attended piano seminars with Konstantinos Papadakis, George Kern, Alan Weiss, Michel Rossetti, Nelly Semitekolo, Borislava Taneva, Marina Pliassova, Yuri Bogdanov, Aquilles Delle Vigne, etc., and chamber music seminars with Angelos Liakakis and Tito Gouvelis. He has performed in recitals and music festivals in Greece and abroad (Fête de la Musique Paris/Austria, Third Programme of Greek Radio etc.), and has performed as a soloist with orchestras (Camerata Innsbruck, Camerata Europea). He also holds a degree in architecture from the NTUA and for the last year he has been attending a postgraduate course in sustainable urban planning at Lund University.

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