Paxos Festival Trust invites you..

                     Concert for 2 flutes and piano: “Breath to Breath”

Old Loggos School

June 7 2014, 8.30pm  

Paxos Festival Trust joyfully invites you to a concert for 2 flutes and piano as part of the 28th Paxos International Music Festival in the old Loggos School on the 7th of June 2014 at 8.30pm.

Paxos International Music Festival presents the Norwegian flutist, Jan Junker, the Greek – Austrian flutist, Ria Georgiadi and the Greek pianist, Athena Fytika in a program titled “Breath to Breath”.

The concert is under the hospice of the Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian Institute of Athens in association with the Municipality of Paxos.

Entrance Free  


JohannSebastianBach (1685 – 1750): Trio sonata in G Major for 2 flutes and basso continuo BWV

CarlPhilippEmanuelBach (1714 – 1788):Trio Sonata in E Major Wq 162 for 2 flutes and basso continuo

Friedrich Kuhlau (1786 – 1832):TrioOp. 119 for 2 flutes and a piano.

Franz Doppler (1821 – 1883): Andante et Rondo Op. 25 for 2 flutes and piano.

Luigi Hugues (1836 – 1913): “Grand Concerto Fantasy” op.5 su temi del Ballo in Maschera di Verdi Op. 5 for 2 flutes and a piano

Diego Luzuriaga (1955): tierra… tierra…(1992) for 2 flutes in C, piccolo and alto flute.

Musicians’ Short CV notes: 

JanJunker was born 27th of March 1963 in Boden, Sweden, he studied flute as a child in his hometown Sandefjord, Norway and at the Conservatory of Music in Oslo 1984-89 with Prof. Torkil Bye and at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany   1989-92 with Prof. Robert Aitken.  Further studies with Trevor Wye (GB), Ørnulf Gulbransen (Oslo), Raymond Guiot (Nice) and Louis Moyse (USA).

Flutist at the Norwegian Opera Oslo where he had the opportunity to perform with distinguished conductors such as Antonio Pappano and Myung-Whun Chung as well as singers like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.  Since 1999 he has performed, toured and recorded extensively with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Dresden Sinfoniker, Kammerorchester Basel, Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

With a repertoire of over 40 concertos including Vivaldi  (10 fluteconcertos and all 3 piccolo concertos),  C.P.E.Bach (all 5 concertos),  J.S.Bach,Mozart, Pergolesi, Albinoni, Tartini, Leclair, Telemann, Quantz, Blavet etc.,  Jan Junker has toured on all 5 continents as a flute and piccolo soloist with the Heidelberger Kammerorchester to Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Czeck Rep., Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Caribian Islands, Tahiti, Australia, Mauritius, Malta, Israel, Japan. He often plays 150-250 concerts a year with this orchestra.

Since 1998 is member of Globart Ensemble and since 2001 also performed with Camerata Vivaldi.  He performed in 2 concerts at the National Flute Association’s Convention in Las Vegas August 2003. Mr. Junker is featured as soloist on 7 CDs with Bayer Records. Radio recording and concerts with Robert Aitken for Hong Kong Radio 2011.

Athena Fytika was born in Athens and started music lessons at the age of 8 in the National Conservatoir. In 1989 she continued her studies at the Contemporary Conservatoir of Thessaloniki while she also studied Geology at the Aristoteles University from where she graduated in 1994. She received her piano diploma with honors in 1995, her first post graduate piano diploma in 1998 studying with Leonard Mastrogiacomo and her Dissertation in 2004 studying next to Carolyn Bridger and  harpsicord next to Karyl Louwenaar.

She has given a large number of chamber music concerts in many parts of Greece, Cyprus, Germany and USA. She has presented many recital – lectures on issues of piano education and modern greek piano music in conventions both in Greece and abroad. In 2013 she recorded a cd under the title:“Le clavier d‘ Apollon“ with works of Greek composers for solo piano. Since September 2005 she has been teaching in the Music Department of the Ionian University and since 2011 she is a lecturer in the same University on piano education.

RIA GEORGIADIS, born in Thessaloniki, received her musical education in Thessaloniki (New Conservatory), Linz, Austria -Anton Bruckner University of Music (class N. Girlinger) and Freiburg-Germany (where she studied with internationally renowned flutist, composer and conductor Robert Aitken) obtaining both Bachelor and Masters Degrees with “Distinction“.

Furthermore she attended the postgraduate studies in “Breathing and Voice Education for Windplayers” with Dr. Bernhard Riebl at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien.  Additional studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kathinka Pasveer and Janos Balint(Budapest) have been of formative influence to her artistic development. Master Classes with distinguished flutists (J.P.Rampal, Ph. Boucly, P.Y.Artaud, I. Matuz, R. Fabbriciani, R. Dick, T. Wye, W. Bennett, M. Fahlenbock, A. Lieberknecht, K. Kaiser) have been a constant source of inspiration.

Scholarships and prizes complete her artistic background.

As a soloist she has a broad repertoire working on the entire spectrum of the flute literature. She has performed with several orchestras and has given recitals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Great Britain, Spain, Denmark, U.S.A., China. She has recorded for Greek and Austrian Radio.

A central pillar of her artistic output is the creative cooperation with young composers.

A great number of compositions for the entire flute family have been dedicated to her and premiered by her. She has been a member of the quintet fff, the Trio “Les Dames Déshéritées”, the contemporary music ensemble eWave, founded by Wil Offermans, she plays in a duo together with pianist Sven Birch and participates in various orchestral ensembles.

Ria Georgiadis is teaching flute at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University, and is a sought after pedagogue teaching master classes and participating in juries.

A special field of her interest is the application and crosslinking of knowledge and findings gained in various fields of science in order to permeate and promote musical and music-related educational contents. Currently she is working on a research project examining the effects of Mental Training on Muscle Tone Economy in flute playing.

Production on Paxos: Faye Lychnou, member of Paxos Festival Trust

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