Award-winning pianist Manos Kitsikopoulos comes to the Hellenic American Union for an evening where speech meets music, on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 19:30 (Hellenic American Union Theatre, 22 Massalias Street, Athens).

A journey through great musical moments of iconic American musicians and composers. Among them George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, and several others who made it big in the USA. The music will be accompanied by texts and stories from world literature and poetry narrated by journalist-writer Makis Provatas.

Manos Kitsikopoulos is considered one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. He studied in Athens with Max and Yannis Halleker and then at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he completed his studies in the Master of Arts and Artist Diploma in Piano Performance postgraduate programmes. He is a recipient of the Onassis Foundation Scholarship (twice) and the Athena Scholarship. He has been awarded the highest honorary distinction, DipRAM, by the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded the “Eleni T. Mykonios” Award of the Class of Letters & Fine Arts by the Academy of Athens. He was awarded the 1st Grand Prix in the Clamo Music International Competition and the Dorothy Briant Award and the LIoyd Hartley Prize. He has performed in major venues around the world and has performed as a soloist with major orchestras. Since early 2024, he has performed at the Athens Concert Hall as part of the “Piano Days” Festival with Nicolas Anadolis. He also collaborated with Dimitris Marinos in Rachmaninoff’s piano works for 2 pianos. Finally, he performed Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Regional de Murcia, in Spain.

Thursday 13 June 2024, 19:30

Hellenic American Union (22 Massalias Street, Athens)

Free admission on a first come, first served basis

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