Program 2003

 for Results of the compositions competition click News


click here for Programs   2001/2002


New year's eve 2002/2003 - 4th year
Celebrate together with Greeks while a band is playing Greek music, enjoy a traditional dinner 
with wine form the area, and dancing in a taverna near the sea for 20 Euro per person.

Together with other you can make excusions f. e. to the archeological sites of Olympia, Epidaurus, 
Delphi..., or you can hike in the beautiful mountains of Kalavrita, or simply relax in the garden. 
Everybody is welcomed to bring along an instrument or creative ideas.


3rd January - 20/27th January 2003
art seminar  Second consecutive on the peloponnesian peninsula

Art instructor:
Frederick D. Bunsen

please contact the artist:,
A serious occupation with art is prerequisit.
The course will take place as soon as 10 participants are interested.

I begin painting by creating a so-called marked state - that first brush-stroke or distinction on the empty space. This distinction serves as a departure point, painted as if I were certain that I knew what I was going to paint, all the while knowing that my action were anything but certain. The next brush stroke in relation to the first is really certain because I have a prior state on which I can then draw the next distinction, determining all the while if it makes a difference in the greater evolving sense of my picture.
The course is built on this idea while occupated with the usual practice of drawing.

soon available

The artist:
Frederick D. Bunsen, Texas born, is an independent artist now residing in Europe.
He studied art history and philosophy at the university of Stuttgart, and fine arts at the State Art Academy in Stuttgart, Germany;
publications in English
and German together with the system theoretic, Niklas Luhmann;
presently an art instructor at the University of Klausenburg in Romania.



1st March – 8th March 2003 

Workshop for pianists and those

who are interested

Course instructor: Markus Kreul, beside the individual course repertoire every active 

participant should prepare an short caracteristic peace from Robert Schumann.

Also beginners and non-pianists are welcome!

Course fees: 150 Euro (active participation), 100 Euro (passive)

Info: tel./fax + 49 (0) 82 54 / 99 59 47, 



Markus Kreul
Born in 1972 in Bonn
Studies at Musikhochschule Koeln, by Prof. Pi-hsien Chen
1999-2001 Student from Prof. Gitti Pirner in Munich
Prizes: 1st Prize  „Jugend musiziert“, Finalist in  international  competitions in  Stresa and Varallo
Awards in international Piano-contests:
„Citta di Tortona/Trophy Kawai“
International Awards:  „Jupiter“ in Genua, Beethovensonderpreis , IBLA Grand Prize Italien/US 
Solist and camber musician
Partitcipation in festivals in Germany, Austria, Nederlands, Italiy and France



6th March,  20.00 h in Cultural Center "Polytechnion", Egion


The Concert 


with Piano and Guitar


solo and duo



Piano: Marcus Kreul, Germany

Guitarsoloist: Maria Kavouni, Greece



L.v.Beethoven:     Sechs Bagatellen op. 126

P.I. Tschaikowski  Doumka op.59

Vivaldi                     Sonata g-moll with Maria Kavouni       




Maria Kavouni


2th - 9th March 2003
In this time "The Bavarian Classics Symphony Orchestra",
which consits of 40 professional musicians wil be our special guests.












The Bavarian Classics
founded in 1990, are a classical orchestra  with 40 musicians of the symphony orchestra of the Kulturverein Zorneding/Bavaria with solists and guest musicians from Hamburg, Lübeck, Nuremberg, Paris, Saulgau and Strassburg. 
Concert tourings in Munic, Frankfurt, Geneva, Graz and Shanghai.
A chamber music formation under the direction of its permanent conductor Hans Walter Kämpfel gave concerts in 1995 in the ancient theatre and the archeologic museum of Bodrum, in Seagarden, Antalya and the opera house of Ankara.  


The conductor Hans Walter Kämpfel:
Born 1924 in Munic, former general director of music in Aachen and Bremen, guest contracts with the opera houses of Bochum, Zürich, Graz, Barcelona, La Fenice, Teatro Verdi, Triest, Teatro San Carlo Napels, Lissabon, concerts with well known symphony orchestras as Berlin, Maastricht, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Firenze, Staatsorchester Ankara, Mozarteum Salzburg, Staatsorchester Athen, Thessaloniki, Philharmonic Orchestra Nagoya, Tokio, Sapporo.
Since 1974 conductor of the orchestra Kulturverein Zorneding, Bavaria.  


The orchestra:
1. Violine:          Christel Köpke                    Nelly Serpi
                       Irmtraud Mallach                Astrid Flury
                             Heidi Gliesche                    Carola Grube
2. Violine:          Wolfram Tippe                   Barbara Schäfer
                       Brigitte Hahn                     Josef Sturm
                       Peter Saladin
Viola:               Violaine Chessex                Elfriede Artinger
                       Ruth Tippe
Violoncello:        Louise Vorster                  Stephanie Hermann

                       Jürgen Schäfer

Contrabass:       Cornelia Gildemeister
Flute:               Heidi Müller                      Friederike Mössbauer
Oboe:               Wolfgang Decher              Arnulf Mallach
Clarinet:           Andrea Boos                     Monika Decher
Bassoon:          Christiane Roll
Cornet:            Manfred Köpke                  Nicole Treboux
Timbal:            Georg Wessling  


The Concert

At the  8th of March, 20.00 h there will be a concert with the orchestra and the greek guitar solist Maria Kavouni  and the concertpianist Marios Kazas from Athens conducted by Hans Walter Kämpfel in archeological museum of Egion. Pieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( symphony No. 31) Ludwig van Beethoven  (piano concert  No. 4) and the 1st concert for orchestra and guitar of M. S. Tedesco will be performed.  More information will follow.  


Marios Kazas  
was born in Athens. He began his studies with Mrs. Severi Yolanda at the Athinaikon Conservatory, where he studied until 1994, as a holder of a prestigious permanent scholarship. In 1994 he moved to the “Athenaeum” Music and Cultural Institution as a student of the world famous soloistin Dora Bakopoulou. In 1997 he continued his studies at the  “Conservatory of Athens”, from where he graduated from the Diploma class of Mrs. Bakopoulou in June 2001 with the unanimous First Prize and Honours and the additional Matzagriotaki prize.He has been awarded with 1st and 2nd prizes at Greek piano competitions. In March 2002 he won 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition “Art and Education in the 21st Century”. He has attended master-classes  with leading pianists such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Martino Tirimo, Leon Fleisher, Irina Kherj, Chantal Stigliani a.o.  and has taken part in international music forums. Besides his piano studies, he has privately studied clarinet. He is also a Law student at the University of Athens Marios has given successful piano recitals both in Athens as well as in other cities of Greece.  

10th - 22nd May 2003

in Hellenikon Idyllion

The Metropolitan String Quartet



Elizabeth Pickering

Maggie Snyder

Andrea Lysack


Scott Wright

Thursday, 22nd  May 2003, 20.30 h
Metropolitan String Quartet
together with the greek guitarsolist
Maria Kavouni
at the archeological museum of Egion

The Program
W.A. Mozart: Quintet in A for clarinet, 2 violines, viola and cello
A. Bazos: Fuga Fantasia for guitar and clarinet
A. Bazos: Hellenic Sonatina No. 1 for guitar, clarinet and String-Quartett
A. Bazos: Hellenic Sonatina No. 2 1 for guitar, clarinet and String-Quartett

Concerts will be scheduled between May 16th and May 24nd.

John Nardollilo, the first violinist of the group is a well established
conductor, having worked with numerous professional symphonies and youth
orchestras, and Scott Wright, our clarinettist has the same experience
conducting professional and youth bands across the country and in Europe.
Both John and Scott would like to work with any school or professional
orchestras, bands, jazz bands, or wind and brass ensembles that would be

Our program
will be the Brahms and Mozart Clarinet quintets, the
Tunisian Tango also for clarinet and string quartet, a piece by a talented
young American composer, and a work in the American jazz genre yet to be

The Metropolitan String Quartet was founded by members of the Metropolitan
Symphony of Washington DC. In the past three seasons these young players
have performed together around the United States, including concerts at
Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and at the
Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. They have recorded works by American
composers Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber, and have
premiered and recorded new works of American folk and jazz. Individually,
members of the quartet have performed with or conducted leading orchestras
in the United States, Canada and Asia, including the orchestras of San
Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Utah, Seattle, Vancouver and Malaysia.
They have performed in France, Germany, Italy and Greece, been heard on
National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, serve on
the music faculties at the Universities of Alabama and Kentucky. Upcoming
concerts include performances around the eastern United States, and in
Canada and Europe.

In May of 2003, the Metropolitan String Quartet will travel to Greece
to Hellenikon Idyllion
with virtuoso clarinetist Scott Wright
to perform the Brahms and Mozart clarinet
quintets and the Tunisian Tango for clarinet and string quartet by the
American contemporary composer Erling Patrick Horn, and other works in the
American jazz tradition.
Concerts will be scheduled between May 16th and May 22nd.

Informations about The Metropolitan String Quartet

Contact John Nardolillo at,
or Elizabeth Pickering at

Liz Pickering
174 Winnipeg Avenue
Thunder Bay Ontario
P7B 3R4  Canada  Tel.    (807) 344-0908

Friday, 13th June 2003, 21.30h

Choir- and Oratorium- Night
in the big areal of the restaurant" Kanelli" directly at the beach under an old platanustree in Selianitika
organized from Hellenikon Idyllion, phone: 0030 26910 72488



The choir"Chor der Musikfreunde" from Markdorf( Germany) is visiting the Hellenikon Idyllion at the moment.
Markdorf is a little town in the south of Germany close to the lake of Constance in the three-country-corner Austria/ Germany and Switzerland.
There are 32 singers and the director of the choir Uli Vollmehr rehearsing the Oratorium" Die Schöpfung" from Joseph Haydn in the paradise atmosphere of the Hellenikon Idyllion.
The program will be held at the 5th and 6th of July in Germany together with the "St. Petersburg Kammerphilharmonie".
You are welcome to listen to the choir on friday the 13th of June 2003 at 21.30h in Selianitika.


21st June – 28th June 2003 

Workshop for viola da gamba and singing  

Course instructor: Michael Brüssig (Viola da Gamba), Maria Brüssig (Vocals)

Course fees: 230 Euro, Pupil/ Students 200 Euro




28th June at 9 p.m. in Hellenikon Idyllion

Gamben- und Singkonzert-Abend 

Leitung: Michael Brüssig (Viola da Gamba), Maria Brüssig (Gesang)

Michael Brüssig (Viola da Gamba), Maria Brüssig (Gesang)

Esterhazy Ensemble
Dagmar Losschmidt - Sopran
Maria Brüssing - Sopran, Viola da gamba
Margarete Watzka,
Karin Aust,
Roland Albert,
Michael Brüssing           -  Viola da gamba
Musik für Viola da gamba Consort und Gesang der Renaissance
(Englische und Deutsche Madrigale, Consort Songs, Instrumentalstück




The garden in these time while preparing a concert 


                                                                                                   Andreas Drekis,  

Concert in Hellenikon Idyllion                                                 Manager + Founder of Hellenikon Idyllion





29th June - 20th July 2003 (8th year)

Mastercourse for piano

Course instructor: Violeta Petrova Professor at Sibelyus-Akademy Helsinski

Info: tel./fax +3 58 (0) 94 54 84 71 (English)



29th June – 6th July 2003


Lessons in flute and chamber music

(2th year) For advanced students, single lessons possible 


Course instructor: Gerlind Soyka, Professor for Music, Vienna,


Course fees: 200 Euro. Application fee: 20 Euro,

students/ families 125 Euro, Info: tel. +43/1/9257123

mobile +43/ 676/ 3 51 55 41, e-mail:



Thursday, 10th of July 2003

Piano Recital and chambermusicnight
in the garden of the Hellenikon Idyllion at 9 p.m.


playing: professor Violetta Petrova from the Sibelius Academy Helsinki; Evelina Divova, violinsolist from the city theatre Trier and Stefan Kerekes, solocellist in the cityorchestra of Oldenburg.

It will be played Brahms, Valses, op. 39, Rimski-Korsakov "Der goldene Hahn" a fantasie for violin accompanied by piano and the Schubert Trio in es-Dur.

Violetta Petrova- Brahms, Valses, op. 39
Violetta Petrova, Evelina Divova- Rimski-Korsakov" Der goldene Hahn"
Violetta Petrova, Evelina Divova, Stefan Kerekes- Schubert Trio in es-Dur



Sunday, 13th of July 2003

Piano Recital 

with the greek Pianist Panagiotis Gogos

 in the garden of Hellenikon Idyllion at 9pm


 PANAGIOTIS GOGOS is a very talented young Greek from Patras. In 2001 he won the 1.Price at a national competition in Athens and in the same year he was lent a honour document of the Athener academy.


Since September 2001 he is a student  of Prof. Therese Dussaut in the Conservatoire national de Toulouse in France. At the same time he is scholarship holder of the donation Alexandros Onasis.


Up to now Panagiotis gave several piano Recitals and chamber music concerts in Greece and France.




Panagiotis Gogos




J.Haydn -            Phantasie in C-Dur

R. Schumann –    Papillons Op. 2

C. Debussy -        Seasons

                             I        Pagoden
                             II      Night in Granada
                             III     Gardens in the rain

F. Liszt -               From the time of the pilgrims

F. Liszt -               2nd legend of St. Francois



 20th July - 28th Juli 2003
L'Orchestre de Jeunes
Strasbourg/ France

 In these week the orchestra will give Concerts in Argostoli 22.7,   Olympia 23.7, Galaxithi 25.7,  Korinth 26.7  and in Hellenikon Idyllion 27.7.2003

Sunday, July 27th 2003
at 8 pm in the Garden of the Muses


Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Strasbourg

Ouverture du Barbier de Séville             G.Rossini                                                                       

 La Symphonie du Nouveau Monde        A. Dvorak ( I, II, IV)                               
 Concerto pour guitare n°1                       A. Bazos                                                  
 soliste : Maria Kavouni                                                                                                                       

Danse sacrée   pour harpe et orchestre   C. Debussy 
soliste : Séverine Nest                                                           

 Le Vol du Bourdon pour xylophone         R. Korsakov                                                  
 soliste : Christophe Dietrich 
West Side Story (medley)                          L. Bernstein

Pentathlon  for the olympic games in Athens 2004, one work from our international composers competition
Conductor, Sylvain Marchal


Friday, 8th August 2003

Chamber Music Evening: Works for Cello

at 9 pm at Hellenikon Idyllion

By the students of Professor Popov, England
Works for Solo Cello, Cello and Piano, Guitar and Cello.

Program includes:

Bruch                                                 Andreas Bazos
Granadas and Others

Performing :

Maria Kavounni (Greece)                   Guitar
Stefan Popov (Bulgaria)                      Cello
Sergei Suvorov (Russia)                     Cello
Lubov Oulybycheva (Russia)              Cello
Cordelia Weil (Germany)                    Cello
Jocasta Whippy (Greatbritain)             Cello
Svetoslav Dermendljev (Russia)           Cello
Panagiotis Gogos (Greece)                  Piano


Saturday, 9th August 2003

Piano Recital and Singing-night

at 9pm at Hellenikon Idyllion

with Tuyên Ngoc(Soprano), Svetoslav Dermendjiev(cello) and Raymond Gonard(Piano).

A. Vivaldi                            "Sposa son disprezzatta"(Bajazet)
J. Massenet                          Elegie (piano-cello)
E. Chansson                        "Le Colibri" op2 no 7
                                             "Papillons"  op2 no
                                             "Le chant des lilas"
G. Faurê                                 Elegie (piano-cello)
S. Rachmaninov                     Moment musical  no 5 (piano)
                                                Prêlude op 23 no 7 (piano)
                                              "Lilacs" op 21 no 5
                                              "Night of May" op 21 no 6
S. Rachmaninov                     Elúde tableau op 33 no 8 (piano)
                                                Prélude op 32 no 12 (piano)
                                              "My Spirit" op 14 no 10 (piano-cello)
                                              "Don´t sing again" op 4 no 4
                                              "Let me rest alone" op 26 no 9

Vietnamese songs:
Lê Thuong                              The hill of waiting (trilogy)
traditional                               Complialý
                                                To the shadow of the Konia tree



27th July - 10th August 2003

Master course for violoncello

chamber musi
Course instructor: Prof. Stefan Popov (Cello), London. Course fees: 300 Euro. 
Info: tel. +44 (0) 12 34 21 14 78,
fax +44 (0) 12 34 30 67 40




2nd August - 8th August 2003
The enhanced perception
Theatre-pedagogical training for all senses

Course instructor: Stefanie Jerg, Theater  Pedagogue, Dramatic advisor, Sociologist,
Scientist in communications M.A., Education on
Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Paris.

The course is for all those who are interested in theater and enjoying to express themselves
(with or without theater experience) and who are open to expire themselves and other people in a new way. 

course fee (total 27 h): 182.- Euro
+ Info Tel.: (0033) - 6 19 35 90 05
From 15.03. in Germany under 07502- 24 85 


3rd - 17th August 2003
Speaking classical Greek 
and philosophical discourse (11th year)

Course instructor: Helmut Quack 
this remarcable course takes place in the garden of the muses of Hellenikon Idyllion
Active usage of a manifold language in all aspects, which bestows her vitality and thus sharpens our senses and mind. In doing so the access to more profound and essential ways of thinking is opened and widened. To achieve these goals participants from many countries unite in the mutual enthusiasm of the Greek spirit.

To recover in Greece while refreshing the knowlege of the old Greek language - who among the friends of Greece shouldn't attrack that? In the huge, shady garden of Hellenikon Idyllion near the sea, participants from many countries come together to read and speak in the language of Platon. In addition you will enjoy the present of musicians and other guests, and you can attend concerts and lectures.
Course fees: for two weeks: 180 Euro, for students 130 Euro
for further information, please contact:
Helmut Quack, Gräcist
Eritstr. 23
25813 Husum
tel./fax +49(0)48415429, e-mail:  

look to the report in our webside Press:Classical Greek...
(Different rates apply in case of partial participation. The project is sponsored by "Hellenikon Idyllion" which offers free accommodation in several-bed-rooms or 20% reduction in other rooms.
Notice: Throughout the year, scholar of Hellenic, students or school-classes get reductions in accommodation, if they come to practice Classical Greek language, bring their own texts written in Classical Greek or help us in EDV.  See
Conditions for collaborators


Helmuth Quack as Soktrates with Xanthipe

5th Competition in Attic Greek

Even in our days there are people who are learning Plato´s language in order to understand better the classical works of the ancient Greeks, works concerning philosophy or tragedy or rhetoric. However, the mere knowledge of the language will not be enough for the advanced student. He will be intent on using the language in an active way. Yet conversing merely about commonplaces in attic Greek is rather beneath the dignity of such a language. One should deal with more sophisticated subjects in order to profit from a language so rich in nuances.

Therefore the Hellenikon Idyllion invites all those who have a good command of attic Greek to compose texts in this language about sophisticated subjects of their own choice: Biographies, chapters of glory, dialogues, treatises, poems or any other texts are likewise acceptable.

Prizes are awarded for the best texts sent to the Hellenikon Idyllion:

1. All participants get a document. 2. The document will point out the merits of the writing. 3. Better texts will be published by internet or by philological papers. 4. For the best textes are prepared suitable gifts.

Competition Regulations:

Send your text to the Hellenikon Idyllion, GR-25100 Selianitika/Egion, where it must arrive by the 1st of August 2002 at the latest.

Write your text on a computer with a maximum of 100 lines on two pages.

Please inform us about your present (professional or similar) activities, and apart from that in what way and for how long a time you have learned ancient Greek

If a school class has composed a text collectively, the person should be named who deserves the prize more than all the others. In case the class should plan a study trip to Greece, it will be entitled to a considerably reduced price for the stay at the Hellenikon Idyllion.

The Hellenikon Idyllion appoints a jury, the judges´ decision being final.

The Hellenikon Idyllion will publish the names of the prize-winners along with the most deserving texts in its journal THE CLASSICAL LANGUAGE OF THE GREEKS.

Texts sent in deliberately outside the rules of the competition will also be welcome. Authors of other suitable texts (outside the competition) will be offered a stay free of charge for two or more days at the Hellenikon Idyllion.


The Hellenikon Idyllion invites all lovers of classical Greek from all countries to take part in this competition in honour of the course in Attic Greek which will take place from the 03 - 17. of August 2003 for the 11 year running.

The Hellenikon Idyllion is a place of hospitality, where music and culture are fostered in a shady garden on the northern coast of the Peloponnesus, close to the sea.

He who wants to learn more about the competition or the Hellenikon Idyllion should contact:

Helmut Quack, Eritstraße 23, D-25813 Husum, ( and Fax 0049/4841/5429      or:

Andreas Drekis, Hellenikon Idyllion, 25100 Selianitika/Egion, ( +30/26910/72488 

Fax +/26910/72791, e-mail: .


Click here to see the video-clips 

of the final evening from last year:

Video Introduction by Mr Quack

Video Dialogue speaking classical greek

Video Dancing together


Attention telephone and change of fax number!!! Tel:0030/26910/72488 Fax:0030/26910/72791


 27th July - 10th August 2003
Master course for violoncello

chamber musi
Course instructor: Prof. Stefan Popov (Cello), London. Course fees: 300 Euro. 
Info: tel. +44 (0) 12 34 21 14 78,
fax +44 (0) 12 34 30 67 40

Prof. Stefan Popov 
in the garden of Hellenikon Idyllion


Friday, 15th August 2003

Lecture in New Greek

at 9pm in the garden of Hellenikon Idyllion

Lecture of the Hellenist Helmut Quack in new greek language " Homer-Ein Weltwunder, sein Werk und sein Einfluß in Europa".
The same lecture took place on Tuesday, 5th August 2003 in german language.



Saturday, 16th August 2003


Concert for guitar and flute


at 9pm in the garden of the Hellenikon Idyllion




The greek soloist of classical guitar, Maria Kavounni* from Egion and the german soloist for Flute, Ulrike Günther, member of the Philharmonicorchestra Dortmund will have a chambermusicnight with pieces from:


Gabriel Fauré                                            Pavane

H. Villa - Lobos                                         Bachianas Brasileiras No 5

M. Castelnuovo - Tedesco                      Sonatina op.205

Francis Kleynjans                                     Deux Arias op.92b

M.Diego Pujol                                            Suite Buenos Aires

Astor Piazzolla                                          Histoire du tango, Libertango

Celso Machado                                         Musiques populaires brasiliennes

John Duarte                                               Un petit jazz op.92

Orestis Bazos                                            Mittelmeerlied

Andreas Bazos                                          Fuga Fantasia, Hellenic Sonatina no.1 & no.2


* upcoming concerts:

Monday, 18.8.2003 at 9pm in Pirgos Petmezeon in Kalavrita.
Wednesday, 20.8.2003 at 9pm in the archäological museum of Egion.



24th August – 31st August 2003
Chamber music for flute and pia

also for amateurs. Course instructor: Gabriele Kottemair, Immenstadt. 

Course fees: 10 lessons for 100 Euro.

Info: tel./fax +49 (0) 8984 11775 and +49 (0) 8323 52205


25th August – 07th September 2003 
7th consecutive master course for singing

Course instructor: Jagna Sokorska Kwika, professor for voice, university of Essen, Germany, correpetition by Sonja Rheinfelder. Course fees: 225 Euro active, 80 Euro for guest listeners

Info: tel./fax +49 (0) 2 09 8 38 87


31st August – 14th september 2003
in Greek philosophy and culture 

with excoursions to several classical sites and byzantine monasterys Course instructor: Dr. Rolf Wettsteiner.

Course fees + information: Tel + 41 3 19 71 00 24 or  

2nd - 7th september 2003

of the Christian-Ernst-Gymnasium Erlangen

At this time the orchestra will give several concerts:

Wednesday 3rd of September at 9pm in the open theatre in Nikea in Athens

Thursday 4th of September at 9pm at the haven in Galaxidi

Friday 5th of September at 9pm in the hall of the archeological museum of Egion

Saturday 6th of September at 9pm in the hall of the culture association  Anagennisis in Akrata

: Stefan Ubl

The Program
Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite
Schubert: 5.Sinfonie
Poulenc: 3 Märsche
Mussorgski: Gopak
Rosenstengel: Concertino (with piano)
Ipirotikos Choros from Nikos Skalkotas
and different solo-pieces.



 Sunday 07/09/2003

 at 8.30 p.m. in the garden of Hellenikon Idyllion

Entrance free!


1)   Songs and arias from the classic repertoire

 accompanied by: Dominikus Burghardt

     The singers are participants of the singing-course of

     Jagna Sokorska-Kwika.


2)    Arrangements from G. Verdi´s opera „Nabucco“ (scenic)


musical direction: Dominikus Burghardt

scenic direction and costumes: Sebastian Kwika

accompanied by: Ines Rempel


Nabucco (Nebukadnezar):

Toralf Hildebrandt


Jagna Sokorska-Kwika


Annabelle Stratenwerth


Paul Popow


Hélène Rauch


Bie Chang


Sebastian Kwika


Anna Finkheiner


14th – 28th September 2003 
5th consecutive Opera workshop for amateurs

Course instructor: Ingeborg Kramer (Gesang), Eberhard Kramer (Correpetition). Course fees: 90 Euro. Info: tel. +49 (0) 30 80 2 67 69

15th -  22nd September 2003
"Chorus Urbanus from Victoria, Gozo Malta"

Planned are concerts in Nikea Athens in Kipotheatro at 19. 9. , 21.00 h and in Egion in archeological museum at 20.9. , 21.00 h with music from operas, international volksongs and as a high point music with texts by Pindar from our international music composition competition Olympia 2004

More information about the concert schedule shortly

The Chorus Urbanus, established in 1975, is nowadays considered as one of the best choral groups in Malta. Ever since its formation as the resident choir of St George's Basilica in Victoria, the choir has always strived to attain high levels of musical quality. 












        MuMro John Galeasical director

 JOHN GALEA was born in Malta in 1960. After his early musical training as pianist, obtaining the Fellowship of Trinity College (London) and the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (London) in Pianoforte performance, he graduated with honours at Durham University studying composition.

He has also studied musicology at the Universita` degli Studi di Pavia.

John Galea studied contemporary composition techniques with Charles Camilleri, furthering his studies with Franco Donatoni at the Fondazione Romanini in Brescia. His compositions have been performed in Malta, Greece, France, Italy and the UK. He has also been invited to sit on the judging panel of the prestigious Valentino Bucchi competition in Rome.


Since 1978 John Galea has been a regular guest conductor with the Manoel Theatre Orchestra. During 1998-99 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the National Orchestra of Malta. As musical director of Opera Studio in Malta (1990-93), he collaborated with Professor Dobreva in realising various operatic productions at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta. John Galea has been the musical director of the Chorus Urbanus since 1979. Lately, John Galea has been commissioned to prepare a performing and critical edition of Nicolo` Isouard's Messa Leggiera (1795) which has been recorded on CD, featuring the Sofia Symphony Orchestra and the Chorus Urbanus. Under his direction, the Chorus Urbanus has toured the Vatican, Nottinghamshire, Sofia, Budapest and Vienna.


During September - October 2002, Mr. John Galea directed "The Merry Widow". This Chorus Urbanus Production featured the Chorus Urbanus and its leading soloists as the main protagonists of this production.


Monday, 24th November, 2003, at 8.30 p.m.

Piano Recital with Marianna Katerelou

in the Archaeological Museum of Egion,

organized from the municipality of Egion

in cooperation with "Hellenikon Idyllion"



J. S. Bach prelude and fuge in a-minor  for organ, transcribed for piano by F. Liszt
L. v. Beethoven sonata op. 111 Nr. 32
  1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassianato
  2. Arietta - Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
F. Liszt Vallée d'Obermann
M. Ravel "Ondine"
O. Messiaen Un reflet dans le vent





Marianna Katerelou finished her piano studies with the best note and a gold medal in the Odeion "Nikos Skalkotas" in Athens in 1995. Afterwards she got several international grants, one of them from the UNESCO to study under Victor Eresco. In 2001 she won the "Grand Prix" in piano at the "Conservatoire Internationale de Musique" in Paris. She gave concerts with piano duo and published a CD together with Natalia Michailidou.

Free entrance





October 2003 till March  2004


Spontaneous formations of Chamber music


From the mid of October till the end of March it's possible to make formations of Chamber music with our trainees in cultural management. Our trainees can play different music instruments, like piano and flute. Formation are possible in every time of this period on inquiry.

No course fees




Program 2001/2002  click here !



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