Eleftheria Kotzia – guitar1st October, 7:30pm
“A Mediterranean Journey”
Mediterranean music for guitar, exploring its diversity and richness our journey will take us from Greece to the Balkans, Persia, Armenia, and North Africa to France and will include the soulful music of Andalucia-Spain.
Born in northern Greece, in Alexandroupolis, Eleftheria Kotzia studied guitar at the National Conservatory in Athens, the Conservatoire National Supérieure in Paris, and finally at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Among her teachers have been Julian Bream, Alexandre Lagoya, Dimitri Fampas, David Russell and Timothy Walker. She was the winner of the first prize in the 6th International Guitar Competition in Milan.
Eleftheria Kotzia has performed for various radio and TV stations, including the BBC and WNYC and has given recitals at some of the most famous concert halls in the world, including the Merkin Concert Hall and the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, The Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre in London, the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens, Les Halles and the Ampitheatre Richelieu in the Sorbonne in Paris, the Jubilee Hall – Raffles Hotel in Singapore, The Rudolfinum in Prague.
“Eleftheria Kotzia holds the stage with the sort of presence I have not seen for a while. She has a robust character mixed with a quiet sensitivity .You could say it is something like the voraciousness of Julian Bream combined with a feminine delicacy of control, an alluring combination – all infused with the pizzazz of Greek spirit”.
Classical Guitar (Purcell Room – London).
The ‘Gramophone’ wrote: “a perfect way to spend a magical hour bathed in Mediterranean warmth”.
Tickets £17 including a glass of wine and a £1 donation to Africat Or £40.50 including a two course meal after the concert and a glass of wine and a £1 donation to Africat
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