'Taste the World' concert for Saxophone & MarimbaCommandaria Orchestra & Friends concert series, in collaboration with 'cyndeo', will host next Thursday, July 28th 2016, at the premises of The Cyprus Wine Museum the performance of Kyriacos Shionis (Saxophone) & Maria Kramvi (Marimba).This recital brings together an unusual combination of instruments rarely seen in contemporary performances - saxophone and marimba. The project combines classical music with folk-traditional elements and gestures from around the globe with repertoire inspired by the origins of each composer's home country with a twist. Ø Taste the WorldØ Kyriacos Shionis (Saxophone) & Maria Kramvi (Marimba)Ø Knights' Courtyard of The Cyprus Wine Museum in ErimiØ Thursday, July 28th 2016Ø Starts @ 21:00hØ Ticket: €10.00 (first glass of wine included)
The percussionist Maria Kramvi is a graduate of City University of London and holder of a master degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - MA in Performance and Education. Her percussion studies includes lessons and masterclasses by Anastasis Charalambides, Louise Morgan, Mick Doran, Marney O'Sullivan, Gillian McDonagh and Randy Max.
Maria has performed with various orchestras including the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Greek Opera House, Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, City Symphonic Winds, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, London City Orchestra, Les Voix Nouvelles and others; with concerts in many countries including the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Recently Maria has been giving percussion workshops on cruise ships in Greece and working on extensive research on percussion educational subjects.
Her latest research findings are published at www.teach4mallets.com and marks the starting point of ongoing researches and publications.
Maria works regularly with ensembles and orchestras as a freelancer. She is also an experienced educator, workshop leader and soloist with interest in contemporary and experimental music.
Born in Nicosia in 1992, Kyriacos discovered his love for the Saxophone from an early age. After earning a place to the Nicosia Music High School where he studied saxophone with Y. Miralis, Kyriacos continued further studies with Kyle Horch at Royal Holloway, University of London. Graduating from Royal Holloway with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree, Kyriacos continued as postgraduate student combining Performance and Ethnomusicology at RHUL where he was awarded with a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance.
His research focus draws upon the shakuhachi inspired repertoire for the saxophone with relations to the Japanese culture, Zen, Meditation and Mindfulness.
Having his heart set on performing, Kyriacos has given a series of saxophone performances in Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK.
More recent performances include a set of world premiers by composers such as Spinosa, Colasanti, Miklos, Lacaze, Seara, Street, Mulvey and Capdevila, Kozakou and Kalogirou. He regularly performs with ensembles around London as a freelancer and with Armonia Saxophone Quartet and Undergraduated Big Band.
Future engagements include the world premier of a work for Saxophone and tape by Mulvey.