As part of this season’s Teatru Manoel BOV Opera Week, Teatru Manoel presents a concert by the renowned Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at the Manoel. He will be performing an exciting programme of operatic paraphrases which includes: Mozart’s Sonata in F major, K. 332, Mozart/Liszt’s Reminescences de Don Juan, Schumann’s Faschingsschwank Aus Wien op. 26 and Wagner/Liszt’s Ouverture de Tannhauser.
Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos is considered amongst the most promising pianists of his generation. He started his career at an early age and has performed in numerous major concert halls worldwide including Zurich’s Tonhalle, Vienna’s Musikverein, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Paris’ Salle Gaveau and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw amongst others. He has appeared in virtually all the major stages of the U. S. including New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Following his debut recital at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Mr. Varvaresos was invited to perform at the White House for President Barrack Obama.
Vassilis Varvaresos represented Greece at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has been named “Most Promising Young Greek Artist” by the Critics’ Association of Greece and has been a regular soloist in all the major stages of his home country. He is also the laureate of both the 2014 edition George Enescu International Piano Competition, held in Bucarest in September 2014, as well as the Piano Masters Competition held in Monte Carlo in September 2015.
One New York Concert Review stated that; “Varvaresos not only has a natural yet finely honed technique, it springs as one with the wide scope of profound musicianship. Varvaresos engaged his audience with a performance that sizzled from start to finish.”
Vassilis Varvaresos’s concert (6th March) is part of the Teatru Manoel Opera Week which is being dedicated to the memory of Maestro Joseph Vella. The Opera Week includes Don Giovanni (5th, 7th, 9th, 11th March) and concerts by flautist Rebecca Hall with pianist Lucia Micallef Hunt (8th March) at the Manoel and a concert by soprano Miriam Gauci with the Goldberg Ensemble conducted by Michael Laus (10th March) at St. Augustine’s Church, Valletta.
There are discounted tickets for those attending the opera and these other three events. Booking is from www.teatrumanoel.com.mt, telephone 2124 6389.