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A) In the next days



On January, 3th 2005 at 7.30 pm

in the archaeological Museum of Egion

organized by "Hellenikon Idyllion"


Piano recital

with  the greek  pianosoloist
Marianna Katerelou from Athens





 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.



R. Schumann Fantasia  Op. 17 ,    Öáíôáóßá op. 17 óå íôï ìåßæïíá

1.      Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen

2.      Mäßig.  Durchaus energisch

3.      Langsam getragen

S. Rachmaninoff:   Sonata op.36 ,   ÓïíÜôá op. 36 Íï 2 (Ýêäïóç 1913)

1.      Allegro agitato

2.      Non allegro

3.      Allegro molto

Free entrance




Programm Preview 2005

september 1st - 8th 2005
It's the second time for The Bavarian Classic Symphonieorchester to be here in Hellenikon Idyllion

Conductor: Walter Kämpfel

He was born 1924 in Germany/Munich
former chief musical direktor in Aachen and Bremen
uestcontracts in different operahouses, among others Bochum, Zürich, Graz, Barcelona, La Fenice Venice,Teatro Verdi Triest, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Lisbon. 
Concerts with well-known Symphony-Orchestras e.g. Berlin, Maastricht, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Firenze, National orchestra Ankara, Mozarteum Salzburg, National orchestra Athens, Thessaloniki, Philharmonic Orchestra Nagoya, Tokio, Sapporo, since 1974 conductor of the Orchestra Kulturverein Zorneding, Bavaria

Programm:  A repertoire from works of Mozart
Further information follow soon

The Bavarian Classics, founded 1990, is an classical 40-persons orchestra
experienced musicans of the Symphonyorchestra of the Kulturverein
with soloists and guestmusicans from Hamburg, Lübeck,
Nürnberg, Paris, Saulgau und Strasbourg. G
uest performances in Munich, Frankfurt, Genf,
Graz und Shanghai.
A chamber music
formation managed by the persistent chief Hans Walter Kämpfel, was guest in the ancient theater in 1995 and in the archaeological museum of Botrum, the seagarden
of Antalya and in the operahouse Ankara

The orchestra:

1. violin:         Christel Köpke                    Nelly Serpi
                         Irmtraud Mallach               Astrid Flury
                         Heidi Gliesche                     Carola Grube
violin:         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
horn:               Manfred Köpke                   Nicole Treboux
kettledrums: Georg Wessling

Let's Make Music

24b Bedford Grove, EASTBOURNE BN21 2DU

phone: 01323 642116 or Mobile 07855 909375

Email. letsmakemusic99@hotmail.com


Orchestra - August 24th to 31st 2005

Choir - August 25th to September 1 st 2005

These are arrival and departure dates.

Musicians/Singers £ 200 €300 (Students £150 € 225

Non-Musicians/singers £160 €240 under 16's £100 €150

This includes welcome and final parties, excursions (not admissions) transfers from and to Athens ,
arrivals by 2.30 pm and departures after 10.00 and all music making.

For accommodation, see below.

  Selianitika is a typical Greek Fishing Village but does not have “Fish and Chips”, “Cups of Tea Like Mother makes”
and “Full English Breakfast” to spoil it. The waterfront and narrow beach, which is an EU Blue Flag beach, is of fine shingle. There is no tide .

The temperature in August , when we will be there should be around 30C during the day. (The high summer temperatures are between July 15th and August 15th . )
It is used mainly by Greek people who take a siesta in the afternoon then enjoy themselves until late! So when in Rome – Greece , do as the locals do.

  Hellenikon Idyllion is set amongst orange and fig trees all of which are there for the picking, with grape vines climbing the pergolas.
The beach is just 10 metres from the front gate, oleander trees with Hollywood swings and sun-beds that can be used to sleep out
under the stars are dotted around the grounds.

This full time centre for music making offers unique opportunities for orchestral, choral and chamber music. It is about 3-4 hours from Athens using local buses and trains.
It will be less than that by the chartered bus that will take in the main sights of Athens on the way, that will be arranged.
There are many variations on ways to reach Selianitika, which is close to Patras.

By air from UK - Easyjet and BA, from Gatwick, Olympic or Hellas Air from Heathrow, Easyjet from Luton amongst others to Athens , By Ferry to Patras from Italy ,

By rail, ferry or road . More information on these choices can be found on the website shown above.

The recommendation is the 06.30 Easyjet from Gatwick. Yes I know, another early start but it also returns at a sensible time in the afternoon.

The chartered bus will leave the airport around 1430hrs. Depending on flight times notified by April 30th

Rehearsals will take place early in the morning before it gets too hot and again in the cool of the evening.
These will be in a covered stage shell for the orchestra and under the apple trees for the choir. (Alternative indoor space if wet)

This venue will be very suitable for families and non-musician/singers to share the week.

Accommodation varies with different numbers of beds per unit. All these units have a bathroom and most a kitchen for self-catering.
 There is a communal kitchen for others.

Price of accommodation at H.I. will be £100 €150 single, £90 €135 pp sharing an en-suite unit.
Families/students sharing large units with some bunk beds, £80 €120 per person Bed linen is provided, but not towels.

  If you require the privacy of an en-suite, double, single or twin room, then there is a choice of hotels and apartments within a 15 minute walk.
These can be booked on your behalf.

Hotel Kanneli 3*. Double/Twin £280, €420, Single £233, €350. Apartments- Facing Sea , sleep 2 £233-280, €350 - 420,
 Not facing the sea, 2 bedrooms-sleeps 4 £233-280, €350-420. Just off the front 1 bedroom sleeps 2/3 £186, €280 All prices per unit .

All prices are per week

  There will be some evening meals, based around the barbecue and clay oven. There are many Restaurants,
Tavernas and Cafes along the edge of the water looking across towards the mountains.

There is a grand piano and electric keyboard 3 pianos, , guitar, drum set etc for use.

Cellos and double basses can be hired for a subsidised fee of £80

There are coin-operated washing machines available.

Various practice rooms and even a keyboard with attached computer for those wishing to arrange or compose music while there!
These are by arrangement with Andreas the owner and any extra charges to be paid by the user.

There will be half and full day excursions arranged and of course a final night party with a local flavour!
As always we will work towards a concert at the end of the week.

Travel is arranged for mid-week, prices being lower and threats of strikes etc less. Why not make your own arrangements to go elsewhere in Greece ,
before or afterwards.

The Conductor will be Rafail Pilarinos

He previously studied conducting at the St. Cecilia Academy of Music. At present Rafail is permanent Conductor of the Piraeus Symphony Orchestra “D.Mitropoulos.
He has conducted the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania and he has also been conductor of the Athens State Orchestra and “Santa Cecilia” of Rome .

The Music will be chosen from L.V.Beethoven “Prometheus'' (Overture), Mendelsohn “Concerto No 2 in D minor, for pianoforte e Orchestra.'' .Respighi “Antiche Danze ed Arie”,(parts of) Greek Dances by Skalkottas (Choir and Orchestra) Other works to be added depending on bookings.

Music for the choir to be chosen by the conductor when appointed.

A professional quartet the leaders of the orchestra SONEP «Dimitris Mitropoulos» will lead and coach the string sections and also offer a performance on one particular evening.

Choir Conductor to be arranged together with Despina Stefanidou who was born in Greece
and obtained her diploma for voice and piano, in Athens , a former soloist with Opera companies in Greece .
She will conduct a couple of Greek Dances for chorus.





Wed 24th

Arrival. First night Supper and introductions.



Thur 25 th


Rehearsal 0900-1045.

Familiarisation tour 1430

Rehearsal 2000-2130


Arrival. First night Supper and introductions.


Fri 26 th


Rehearsal 0900-1045

Free Time

Barbeque Supper 1830

Rehearsal 2000-2130


Rehearsal 0900-1045

Familiarisation Tour 1430

Barbeque Supper 1830

Rehearsal 2000-2130

Sat 27 th


Rehearsal 0900-1045

American Supper 1900

In House Concert 2030


Rehearsal 0900-1045

American Supper 1900

In House Concert 2030


Sun 28 th


Full Day excursion to Delphi

Rehearsal 0900-1045

Free time

Rehearsal 2000-2130


Mon 29 th

Rehearsal 0900-1045

Free time

Rehearsal 2000-2130


Rehearsal 0900-1045

Free time

Rehearsal 2000-2130

Concert under the stars


Tue 30 th


Rehearsal 0900-1045

Free time

Dress Rehearsal 1900

Concert 2100

Last night party Greek Style.

Rehearsal 0900-1045

Free time

Dress Rehearsal 1900

Concert 2100

After concert party Greek Style


Wed 31 st



Early morning swim and departures


Full Day excursion to Delphi

Free Time


Thur 1 st



Early morning swim and departures



august 7th - 22th 2005 , 13th year!

Speaking Classic Greek
and reading profound writings

 Relaxing in Greece and - at the same time - improving one's language knowledge-
doesn't that sound interesting?

There is only one place where this opportunity is offered. High School and University Students
and adults from different countries meet in a large, shady garden near the sea; together they discover that they can
uphold conversation, read and talk about entertaining
and intellectual texts, all in the language Plato spoke.
At the same time the vacation facility Hellenikon Idyllion also accommodates musicians and people interested in culture and arts;
lectures and concerts are offered to the guests on several evenings.

 It is possible to visit an old antique theatre and watch the performance of a play there.
The Hellenikon Idyllion is located at the northern coast of the Peloponnesian close to Aigio,
 a traditional town drawing the attention mostly to Greek guests.
The owner is supporting the seminar in Classic Greek by offering free accommodation
(shared rooms) for the participants if available.
On request he also arranges accommodation in single or double rooms.

Costs of Seminar - for two weeks: 200,- €; for students 150,- €

Questions on further details and obligatory announcement
with the lecturer of the seminar: Helmut Quack

Helmut Quack
Eritstr. 23
D-25813 Husum

phone/fax: 0049 4841/5429
e-mail: helquack@freenet.de

Hellenikon Idyllion
Andreas Drekis
GR-25100 Selianitika, Egion
Tel. 0030/26910/72488
Fax: 0030/26910/72791 – oder /68040

hellenikon@idyllion . gr  



7th competition Ancient Greek

> To honor the language of philosophy <

Even in the present there are people who are learning the language of Plato in order to widen their comprehension
for the classic Greek philosophy, their art of rhetoric, the classic tragedy.

This is why Hellenikon Idyllion invoices every enthusiast from every country about Ancien Greek within the scope of the seminar
>Ancient Greek< to
draw up texts (also poems) in Classic Greek . Admissible are topics that deal with value and effect
of the Classic language and culture of the Greeks . In order to enrich your work we also welcome additional hearable or visual material.
Please prefer fastidious subjects so as to be able to take profit from the Old Greek's richness of nuances.

Hellenikon Idyllion will honor the participants' works in the following way:

1. Every participant will receive a certificate at the end of the competition

2. The certificate will appreciate the individual capacity of each work according to its worth

3. Suitable texts will be published

4. For particular qualitative texts there will be special prizes

Conditions of participation: Send your text to: Hellenikon Idyllion, GR-25100 Selianitika/Egion.
The texts must arrive at Hellenikon Idyllion
on July 1st, 2005 at the latest . Please type your texts with computer.
Do not write more than 100 lines and hand in maximumly 2 pages. Please tell us what your current activity (school/ profession/ hobbies etc.)
is and for how long and in which way you have been learning Classic Greek.

  For detailed information please contact :
Helmut Quack
Eritstra?e 23
D-25813 Husum

Phone./Fax: 0049/4841/5429
e-mail: helquack@freenet.d e

Hellenikon Idyllion
Andreas Drekis
GR-25100 Selianitika/Egion

Tel. 0030/26910/72488
Fax: 0030/26910/72791 – oder /68040



In July-August 2005

The International Operastudio Meran

managed by Prof. Richard Sigmund (conductor)
In Hellenikon Idyllion for the third time


In June 2005

The choir of the Gymnasium of Gera
For them is it the fourth time to be here in the garden

In May 2005

Two orchestras and one choir
They all are guests here for the second time

there of

the 100 -persons choir
of the Eberhard-Ludwig-Gymnasiums

between 4 - 9. 5. 2005

video: general-rehearsal of the choir in July 2002, Carmina Burana,
 in the garden of Hellenikon Idyllion, conductor Andrea Amann


May 22th- 29th in Hellenikon Idyllion


100 musicans are going to come to Hellenikon Idyllion

for the second time!

Conductor: Jochen Hennings



25.9. - 02.10.2005 

Jugend - Jazz - Orchester NRW

The Jugend-Jazz-Orchester from Nordrhein-Westfahlen
will be there for the second time.

More infos shortly or by request


  B)For the last past events click






C) Program from March till December  2004





From Juni till novembre



 Dance in the garden


Greek dance like the famous Sirtaki, latinamerican dance as Tango Argentino ,Salsa, Cha cha cha or a European classical waltz - with Hobbydancer Stavros, you can dance on the stage in our garden of muse from march till novembre !


Don't be afraid ! You don't need any knowledge. Simply bring your joy in the music and your desire to dance.


Appointment: according to personal agreement


Price: 1 1/2 hr. with 3-4 pairs 30€ all 6-8 persons together (approx. 5 euro per person),

when desired also single hours according to agreement



april 15th till july 15th 2004


Guitar course


Weekly with our culture management trainee, student and a good guitar player David Kupfer.


A little of chang, when you have agreed it.

registration with us in Hellenikon Idyllion.




May 14th- 22th



Ancient Pentathlon


Inspired gymnastics


TSV Wandsetal, Hamburg ,Germany

28 girls and boys  show;


Gymnastics and wrestling





The presentation is divided into three parts. The fundamental idea is the antique pentathlon (which means running, Javelin and discobolus, long jump and wrestling). The performance is introduced by short texts about the single forms of sport of the ancient poet Pindar. Also you can see the basic elements of practise gymnastics and of wrestling as well as exciting choreographies. The program is accompanied by music of diverse epochs and genres including well-known titles as well as rather unkown songs.The admosphere is reinforced by amazing light effects such as black-light.Eyes and ears,soul and mind of the audience are invited to join the pleasant feeling during our 90-minutes show.

The manager and the organizer: Dr. Felicitas Graap

For more information please click HERE!


watch the Videoclip of the TSV Wandsetal!




May 20th- 28th



 "Bras orchestra of boys"


   from Meeresburg Germany


Conductor: Szabolcs Galanthay



1. Historical  setting. Young masters.


In Meersburg culture can be found  around every corner. It is visible not only in the wrinkled faces of the old, timber-framed houses but also in the old castle s mighty walls protecting the lake  and the city, and the New Castle that unites tradition and modern age under one roof. And the culture also shows in the "Knabenmusik Meersburg", which keeps alive the music between vintages and Romanticism, custom and baroque, trend and tradition with its boys and young men between the age of 10 and 18.

It shows in the selection of their pieces as well as in their presentation - as the independent interpretation of past masters, as very individual performances of the classical  modern age , as first - class concerts on a small or large scale. The responsible body for the KM is the town of Meersburg. Since its foundation in the year 1953, the youth brass band has developed into a integral part of the culture in the town; just as boys in other cities are praised as "best goaltender" or "best goal scorer", Meersburg s boys are artists at their brass instruments. Consequently, the orchestra s open seats are highly sought after. The selection procedure is demanding - it is a challenge and a confirmation of extraordinary achievement for all musically talented young men to be admitted into this first - class community. And of course it is also a guarantee for an extraordinary performance for anyone who invites the KM into his or her home.


2.Daily life in Meersburg. Experiencing music.


In Meersburg, a special procession of young men dressed in the traditional red, black and white rococo-costume is the sign that the beautiful season is on its way. Weekly concerts (held on Mondays in the New Baroque Palace) show how intensive practice was during the winter months. It pays off, of course; the success of the boys from Meersburg is immortalized on CD and cassette. Radio and television stations invite them to challenging concerts, which the young musicians master splendidly.

The "Friends of the KM' (an organization providing financial support), parents and relatives support the very committed boys who captivate people worldwide with their sound and draw people s attention to the wonderfully romantic and ancient little town.


3.Standing in the limelight. Training in a team.


Others take their sports bag and bring home muddy shirts, a bad cold and, in the worst case, break a leg. Fortunately, the pastime of Meersburg s artists stimulates the ears instead of causing blue marks and fractures. Our young men do not go to practice less often than others do; however, they accomplish a great deal where music is concerned.

The professional pedagogical education and looking after by the teachers of the youth music school, founded to prepare the younger generation for the future, is a sort of training. Whoever is willing to come to practice regularly (several times a week), to give his best on many weekends and on concert tours and to defend his permanent  place in the team has found his "sport" in the KM. It is an open secret in town that guys with special talents meet in the KM.


4.Experiencing community. Learning for life.


Where else do youths made their first steps onto the international scene as carefree as here?Music opens doors and unites people. Passion for music and fun in the community are inseparable in the KM. everyone finds his place and, along with his own responsibility, his individual position in the team. The selection of pieces is greed upon together. Contemporary, classical or entertainig  - the repertoire is not out - of - touch but recognized worldwide. Most of our boys keep the love of music for the rest of their lives. It leaves them with a stylistic sensitivity that the ear can never forger and might even determine their future professional career.

Following the KM, lost young men join the "Stadtkapelle" (the other orchestra in town). Their excellent work t musical performances as well as the way in which they deal with each other has become famous.


5.At home in the world. Living in Meersburg.


As ambassadors in matters of music, the young men from Meersburg go on a big trip each year, to the United States, for example. To Hungary or Norway. To the world exhibition (EXPO) in Hanover, to Brussels or  Moscow. The musicians from Lake Constance are often invited to special events on the  international scene. With their traditional costumes, they bring the ideal appearance, the appropriate repertoire and an outstanding performance in front of a demanding audience.

Again and again, international critics praise the young musicians unusual quality. The well-earned reward is excellent results at international competitions: a reward to the boys from  Meersburg who know that the world can be won with music!





1.  Bodenseemarsch                                                Toni Haile                                 1968

2  Bayrischer Defiliermarsch                                       Adolf Scherzer                     1974

4.  A Hot Time                                                        Harold Walters                          1974

5.Der kleine Trommler                                              Toni Haile                                1974

6.  Annen Polka                                                       Johann Strauss                          1975

7.  Der alte Brummbär                                               Julius Fucik                                1980

8.  Londonderry Air                                                   Harold Walters                           1980

9. Trumpets Ole                                                       Frank D. Cofield                          1984

10. Avocados                                                           Hans Joachim Rhiow                    1984

11.Freut euch des Lebens                                           Paul Biste                                 1992

12. Toccata for Band                                                 Frank Erickson                            1992

13. Cordillers de los Ande ( 3. Satz)                              Kees Vlak                                  1995

14. Rhapsody from Scotland                                        Henk van Lijnschooten                 1995

15. Fantasie für Es Alt Saxophon                                  Jules Demersseman                     2001

16. Tritsch Tratsch Polka                                            Johann Strauss                          2003

17. Music for a Solemnity                                            Jan de Haan                              2003

18. One Moment in Time                                             Albert Hammond und John Bettis    2003

19. Nachtwächter                                                      Toni Haile                                 1992

 20.The Zorbas - Dance                                                              Mikis Theodorakis





Szabolsc Galathay was born in Budapest and has made studies of music at the Franz Liszt music high school. His compartment is quer flute.
After that he made studies for conductor by Prof. Antal Jancsovics in Hungary. After that he had lead  the orchestra Zoll chapel in Budapest.

As a soloist  from the Quer flute  he gave concerts in Hungary, Germany and Austria. Since 1989 he lives in Germany  and teaches at various music schools in this region.
Since 1992 he leads the town chapel Meersburg.

In the year 2002  he became urban music manager of the teenager music school, and also manager from of the boys music-school Meersburg.



   The Concerts :In this  beautiful ancient Theater in Heraion Tempel by Loutraki  
the meersburgs boys will
give a concert at 22 May. They will also

give concerts in Chalandri in Athen ( 21th of may), in Kalavrita

(23th of may in the afternoon), in Korinth (23th of may in the evening) and in Arachova by Delphi (25th of may in the afternoon)






 From may till october


Singing Course

Course instructor: Giorgos Papas Bass Bariton first Operasinger in many Theaters in Germany  and Athens.


- dates an course fees upon consultation


- for more information please call Hellenikon Idyllion



2 -  9 June



The Youth-Sinfonicorchestra

from Boeblingen , Germany



Conductor: Stefan Bergtold




Vivaldi, piccolo-flute-concert 

violinconcert, 1.part  with the  13 years-old greek soloist Arsenis Selalmazidis

Mendelssohn, summern

2 Medleys

and  the greek  soprano-singer  Irini Emanouil who will sing 3 Arias


Puccini, "O mio babbino caro",
Richard  Strauss, "Morgen"
and   Gershwin, "Summertime"


Concerts:  on June 4th in Hellenikon Idyllion at June 5th in Loutraki, at  6. Juni in Messolongi 

and  on June 7th  in  Argos 



all concerts in the afternoon










11-16 June


The Traverser Sax Quartet on their


Summer trip to Europe




The Traverser Saxophone Quartet

The Traverser Saxophone Quartet was formed in September of 2002 when four saxophone teachers from colleges and universities in the Northern West Virginia/Southern Pennsylvania region collaborated. The idea behind the quartet was in the name Traverser, or "crossing over." This can be explained by the varied music that the group performs - everything from core classical repertoire to jazz and funk styles. Also, the members switch instruments throughout the performances, creating a continuously varied ensemble texture.
Seeking out new music is one of the TSQ's main objectives.  Such great American composers as
Walter S. Hartley, David Williams, and Christopher Tilley have already dedicated works to the TSQ, but the music does not end there!  Spiros Mazis(Greece) and Server Acim(Turkey) are currently composing new works for the TSQ.

The TSQ has already given concerts across the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.  They hosted the first annual Traverser Saxophone Symposium at West Virginia Wesleyan College in February, 2003, and founded the Appalachian Saxophone Orchestra.  The second annual Traverser Saxophone Symposium is scheduled to be held at West Virginia University on March 5, 2004.

Curtis Johnson, Associate Professor of Music at West Virginia University, has been on the WVU faculty for fifteen years. He received his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from West Virginia University and his Bachelor of Music Degree from West Liberty State College. Mr. Johnson's career continues to expand into wider regions as performer, soloist, clinician, adjudicator, and conductor. Mr. Johnson has been the conductor of numerous All-County and All-CityJazz Ensembles as well as the Maryland All-State Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Johnson has performed for or has been in the opening act for such performers as Ray Charles, Little Anthony, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Jeffrey Osborne, Wynton Marsalis, Chicago, The Temptations, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, and Hall and Oates. He has performed as soloist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and worked as arranger and performer with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and substitute for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed on and produced numerous radio and television commercials, compact disc recordings, and film scores. In 1999, Mr. Johnson and his band, The Real Silk Band, released their first CD entitled Metamorphosis. The Real Silk Band was named the 1999 winner of the Harry S. Schwalb Award as Pittsburgh's best jazz band and the 2000 and 2001 radio station WAMO award for best jazz performance. Mr. Johnson is also an Artist/Clinician for the Yamaha Corporation of America.

Michael Sakash, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music at Washington & Jefferson College, is an active performer and educator with experience in jazz and classical genres. He holds a masters degree from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, and bachelors degrees in music education, jazz studies, and classical saxophone performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has studied the classical saxophone repertoire with Lynn Klock, improvisation with Yusef Lateef, woodwinds with Dr. Ramon Ricker, and composition and arranging with Fred Sturm. As a saxophonist Michael Sakash has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Erie Symphony, and recently performed the Glazounov Concerto with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. As a jazz saxophonist he has backed up performers such as Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, and Eliane Elias. He regularly performs with many of Pittsburgh's top jazz musicians.

David Wright, Assistant Professor of Music at West Virginia Wesleyan College has performed both classical and jazz saxophone throughout the United States, Honduras, Finland, Estonia, Peru and Russia. Mr. Wright has appeared with The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Mary Wilson, The O'Jays, Regis Philbin, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, King Konga, Bobby Senabria, These Three Tenors, Eddie Mekka,  and Dave Samuels. Some selected classical saxophone performances include appearances with the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Meridan Symphony, Mississippi Wind Band, Tupelo Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Victoriano Lopez Camerata (Honduras), and the Natchez Opera. David holds a B.M.E. from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, a M.M.E. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has studied saxophone with Laurence Wyman, Lee Patrick, and Lawrence Gwozdz. Mr. Wright is an Artist/Educational Specialist for C.G. Conn-Selmer Inc.

Jonathan Brink is currently seeking a master's degree in saxophone performance from West Virginia University where he studies with Curtis Johnson.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he studied saxophone with David Hastings and composition with Charles Rochester Young.  In addition to his graduate studies,
Jonathan is teaching clarinet and saxophone at Fairmont State College, and he is teaching saxophone at Frostburg State University.  As a classical saxophonist Jonathan has performed many solo and chamber recitals, and as a jazz musician, he has had the pleasure of backing great musicians such as John Scofield, Clark Terry, Jeff Hamilton and the Clayton Brothers. 

Here are the dates for their tour in Hellas:


    12th of june in Loutraki

    13th of june in Athen

    14th of june in Patras

    15th of june in Egion








 July 4th- 23th 2004

Singing and Feldenkrais

a movable voice in a movable body

Course instructor: Christine Rahlf

Course fees and information on request: email: christinerahlf@wanadoo.fr

Description of the course:

This course will interest


All those, amateurs or  professionals wishing to discover the voice’s  possibilities,  to develop and
improve singing or to  interpret a work
(Lied,  Opera , Oratorio…)

Individual classes allow each person to progress at their own pace


to find a comfortable  and functional way of breathing,

to achieve an effective and authentic sound,

to sing with ease, and eliminate unnecessary movement and effort,

to develop voice technique: posture,  articulation, relaxation, expression…

Active Learning process:

To learn = to discover oneself  = to become aware

The application of this method to voice training, is designed to develop a heightened sense of awareness,
through moving, sensing,
thinking, imagining and to discover for oneself
how movement and voice production interconnect.

“When I know what I am doing,   I can  do what I want   Moshe Feldenkrais


Biography Christine Rahlf:


German State Qualifications in corporal expression and dance specialised in music for schools, voice training and initiation
in the use of  musical instruments (method Carl Orff).

Professional engagements in the world of theatre, television and dance led from Germany
Switzerland, Italy and France,
where she continued her singing studies while also taking part in master classes and giving numerous recitals
and concerts  (Lied, Oratorio).

Over that time she has gained long experience  in professional singing as a member of the Zürich Opera
and the National Opera of Paris.

Following on “pedagogical meetings”  with Margeet Honig in the context of preparing the teaching diploma in singing,
and through studying
the M. Alexander technique she came to know the Feldenkrais Method and  is now involved in preparing
the professional training course (a four year cycle)

The Feldenkrais approach has become the focus of her work as a singing teacher and her research into voice training.




July 30th -August 8th 2004

The "Sinfonic Wind Orchestra"
of the youth's music school of Singen, Germany

conductor: Siegfried Worch


the Ensemble Stringendo
and a chamber music ensemble

conductor: Bruno Kewitsch


The "Sinfonische Blasorchester" of the youth's music school in Singen was founded in 1975.
Since 1996 Stadtmusikdirektor Siegfried Worch has managed the orchestra. In 1978 until 2002 it played concerts
all over Europe - in Belgium, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Italy and Hungary. The orchestra gained

 several prizes in International competitions like: 1997 European music festival in Belgium,
1998 5. Landesmusikfestival Ehingen/Donau (note "very well - well"), 2000 Seinäjoki
Wind Music Festival in Finland (first prize) and 2002 Donauknie music festival in Hungary (first prize).


Siegfried Worch, born 1959, studied clarinet  by Prof. Waldemar Wandel and conducting by Prof.
Walter Hügler at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen. He works as teacher,
conductor and vize director of the youth's music school in Singen. 1995 he was nominated
as "Stadtmusikdirektor".




august 8th- 21th
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


15 - 29 august 2004

Orfeus and Euredice , opera from Glueck

and the Hymns of Pindar from Spyros Mazis

With the "Opera studio Meran ", Italy, 100 Musicians

Conductor: Richard Sigmund








The international opera studio Meran managed by Prof. Richard Sigmund.

The international opera studio Meran will perform "Orpheus and Euredice" from Christoph Willibald Glueck.
With concert and in costume - in the original language and the
"Pindar´s Hymns"  from Spyros Mazis, 
Athens and will perform in various ancient theatres in Greece.  It
is a work from the International Composition Competition
- in honour of the Greek poet Pindar and the winners athletes of all the Games in ancient Hellas in Olympia, Isthmia  and Pythia.

Hellenikon Idyllion spoke with the jury member  Werner Schulze,
 Professor at the University of Music and Art Vienna,
How did the jury judge the received compositions?

....We paid attention on certain characteristics, for example whether the five ancient disciplines run, long jump, discus, javelin,
 wrestling became effective, whether the metrical measure of Pindar’s text was converted, how the orchestra
and the choir or speakers were used or how the quality of a composition is jugged in general.
We did not prefer any specific style; It was important to try to go towards a new direction.
We examined whether the composer -by dealing with the topic- was able to develop his own view,
with the courage to find and express his own personal language. Further it was important,
that people who are interested in music are able to find an access to the musical representation of the topic.
The piece of work, which had a too popular style or on the other hand a too avant-garde style one was less in demand.....
about the results of the international composition competition  klik  Composition Contest

Spiros Mazis

- "Pindar´s Hymns" -

born 1957 at Korfu, studied (i.a.) Composition, Director of the "Classic and Contemporary Music
and Center of Elektronic Music" Conservatory in Athens

Production and the musical management:
 Prof. Richard Sigmund

Organizer: opera studio Meran

Management from the business office and disponent: Petra Peschl

Mathias Ludwig was born in Rosenheim. He has at 1984 the first musical training of the classical quitar.
1996 was the conclusion from the school training, Abitur with  "very good". From 1997 he has the first instruction of singing by Schneider.
From 1998 he has  studies of singing at the Richard - Strauss - conservatorium Munich; 1998-2001 by KS Gudrun Wewezow,
 since 2001 by Marilyn Schmiege.
Curs and continuing education also by Shavon Weller and Donald Sulzen. He has a regular concert activity in home and abroad,
( also Israel, Canada, USA). Participation by opera production from the Richard - Strauss - Conservatorium:
as "Papageno" in the Zauberflöte,"Peter Besenbinder" in Hänsel and Gretel, "Bobby" in Weills Mahagonny - song play,
also in various opera scenic.Participation by the day of old music in Diessen (opera pasticcio, perform of scenic.
Participation by the song evening from the Rheinberger - festivals 2001 in Munich.

Francesca Micarelli, he was born in Rom. In this time he has a studies of the university in Trient-modern philogie,
her compartment is music. Studies and diploma in violin by Prof. Silvio Mascatelli at the conservatorium "G. Verdi"
 in Mailand. Chamber music by Prof. Costantino Mauriello. At this time was the singing studies at the conservatorium
"G.Verdi" in By Mrs Prof. Ferrante. Winner from the special price for young talents
 by the 4. international singing competition "Debüt in Meran".

Richard Sigmund was born in south Tyrol. her studies at the university for music and art in Vienna.
1984 he has his diploma examination and Debüt as "Max" in Webers. "Freischütz' by the celebration plays
 in Weikersheim. Engagements as tenor at the European opera houses as well as concert activity as song  and  oratory  singer.
A good activity as conductor, also Beethoven "symphony Nr. 9", C. Orff "Carmina Burana",
Mendelssohn, Sommernachtstraum, Haydn "Schöpfung", Mozart "Requiem", Händl "Messias", Mozart "Zauberflöte"
and director from various operas, also "Der Freischütz", "Die Zauberflöte", ÄLe nozze di Figaro ", "II Barbiere die Siviglia",
"Crmen", and musicals , also "West Side Story", "Jesus Christ Superstar"," Anatevka", "Man of La Mancha", "Sound of nusic"
 im home and abroad.

He gives lessons at the middle school Josef Wenter with musicals furnishings.

Dozent for paedagogic of voice and voice education, as well as voice engineering man, various international famous singer .

Since 1995 he has been the manager of the opera workshop and conductor from the teenager orchestra in south Tyrol.
Since 1996 intendant from the international opera studies Meran. Since 1999 manager from the cur orchestra Meran.

Organizer and manager of various festivals as well as CD- radio- an TV -recordings.

Jury chairperson of the international singing competition "Debüt in Meran" 1996,1998,2000 and 2002.

 The first concerts: on August 21th at the ancient theatre of Argos

and End of August at the ancient theatre of Oiniades in westren greece near Messolongi

more shows and information soon


click here to see the Theater of Oiniades   http://www.mellow.gr/weekpan/index.htm

and here for the Theater of Argos   http://www.sikyon.com/Argos/Monuments/argos_eg03.html



August 22 till September 5, 2004

Speaking Classic Greek and reading intellectual texts
 at the Hellenikon Idyllion

Read the seminar's description in classical greek!

For the sixth time, Hellenikon Idyllion organizes the attic competition: Click here to see the conditions in classical greek!

Relaxing in Greece and - at the same time - improving one's language knowledge; doesn't that sound interesting?
There is only one place where this opportunity is offered. High School and University Students and adults from
different countries meet in a large, shady garden close by the sea; together they discover that they can uphold conversation,
read and talk about entertaining and intellectual texts, all in the language Plato spoke. At the same time the vacation facility Hellenikon Idyllion
also accommodates musicians and people interested in the culture and arts; lectures and concerts are offered to the guest on several evenings.
 It is possible to visit an old antique theatre and watch the performance of a play there.

The Hellenikon Idyllion is located at the northern coast of the Peloponnesian close to Aegio, a traditional town drawing the attention mostly to Greek guests.
The owner is supporting the seminar in Classic Greek by offering free accommodation (shared rooms) for the participants if available.
On request he also arranges accommodation in single or double rooms.

Costs of Seminar - for two weeks: 200,- €; for students 150,- €

Submission and more information:

Helmut Quack (lecturer of seminar)
Eritstr. 23
D - 25813 Husum
Phone + Fax: + 49 - 4841 - 5429
Email: helquack@freenet.de




























and the Competition ''Ancien Greek " 2004    

At the end of the seminar students wrote dialogues in classical greek that they recited
in the garden of the muses.

Click here to see the video-clips of the final evening:

Video  Introduction by Mr Quack

Video Dialogue

Video Dancing together



august 25th– september 4th 2004
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


september 25th   - october 2nd

Students-Sinfonie-Orchester Marburg
/o Musikwissenschaftliches Institut der
      University  of Marburg (Lahn)



Conductor : Alois Springer

Dvorak:  Sinfonie Nr. 8
 Mozart: Pianoconcertert Nr.21 with  Panagiotis Gogos, piano
Johan Strauss: Radezkimarsch and "An der schoenen blauen Donau

Concerts:  On septembre 27 th in  Egion , on sep. 29th in Athens and

 on octobre 1st in Mesologgi .




octobre 2nd - octobre 13th

"Santa Maria" Sinfonic  Orchestra
 from Luzern Switzerland

Conductor: Dieter Lange

Hubert Parry:
An English Suite

Ralph Vaughan Williams

5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus

Antonin Dvoràk

Serenade E-Dur op
Spyros Mazis, Pianoconcert with  Panagiotis Gogos, Piano
Concerts: At october 8th in Megara, at october 10th in Nafpaktos
and at october 11th in Athens



5. -12. october

Sinfonieorchestra  "Orfeus" from East Switzerland

Conductor: Martin Bauer

Violin-Soloist Annette Birkenmeier

Program: Mozart,   Pianoconcert Nr 21 with Panagiotis Gogos, Piano
Mozart,  Violinkoncert in G Dur
Heydn,  "Concert mit dem Paukenschlag" Spyros Mazis ,
Saxophonconcert with  Orchestra

Concerts: At october 7th in Messologi, at october 10th in Nafpaktos
and at october 11th in  Pallini in Athens

13. - 20. october

Choir of the Friedenskirche from Radebeul / Germany

Conductor: Karl Kaiser

Program:Spiritual and temporal songs for choir and arias from german and greek operas and operettas

soprano:Christina Kaiser

concert at october 15th in Kifissia / Athen

Christina Kaiser, soprano


Karl Kaiser, conductor

Program  (15.10.04) Athen concert for soprano, choir and piano

  Dietrich Buxtehude

           Cantate Domino

            for solo, choir and piano


  Georg Friedrich Händel

            „Rejoyce“ from „Der Messias“

            for sopran and piano


  Joseph Rheinberger

            „Preis und Anbetung“

            choir a capella  


Anton Bruckner

            „Locus iste a Deo factus est »

            choir a capella  


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

            „Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt“

            choir a capella  


Antonin Dvorak

            from „Biblische Lieder“

            „Gott erhöre mein inniges Flehn“

            „Gott ist mein Hirte“

            „Hör, o Vater, wie dich bitte“

            „Wende dich zu mir“

            for sopran and piano  


John Rutter

            „Pie Jesu“  aus dem „Requiem“

            for solo, choir und piano


              „I will sing with the spirit”

            “Look at the world”

           for choir and piano


  lied from Greece for sopran and piano:

G. Lambelet

            Die Blumenbekränzte L. Zoras

            Der Zigeuner


Antonin Dvorak

            Arie aus „Rusalka“: „Lied an den Mond“

            for sopran and piano


  Giacomo Puccini

            Aria from “Gianni Scichi”: “O mio babbino caro”

            for sopran and piano


  Giuseppe Verdi

            “Gefangenenchor“ aus „Nabucco“

            for choir and piano


  Franz Lehar

            „Vilja-Lied“ from „Die lustige Witwe“

            for solo, choir and piano



Christina Kaiser, sopran

Cantor of the Friedenskirche Radebeul

Piano and Conductor: Karlheinz Kaiser

(time about 1 hour)


Cantor of the Friedenskirche Radebeul

The Friedenskirche Radebeul was built in 13. century. The origin of the name is based on „Friedensschluss zu Kotzschenbroda“
 in the year 1645. There were a armistice signed in a wall 3 years before the end of the 30-yearlong war.
Radebeul has been 35000
inhabitants and is located in a vineyardarea in Elbtal at the border of Dresden.
About 375 Jahren exist the cantor of Radebeul.
The cantor, the chorus of the Friedenskirche, performs every year two or three big opera, cantata and spirituell songs for the church.
In particular to see the concurrence by the CD "Musik in der Friedenskirche"
and the chorusjourney to Israel with three concerts of theDvorak-Messe in D.

Christina Kaiser,

get different prices by "Jugend musiziert" and studied musicsience and singing in Dresden. She maked her name in oratories-
and liedchant and got an education in the operastudio of the Semperoper Dresden.
This year she finished her studies with a very good certificate! 2002 she took part by an CD-production (play for sining and organ)
"Die neue Jehmlich-Orgel in der Garnisionskirche" (fortress Königstein)

Karlheinz Kaiser,

born in 1952, studied music for church in Dresden and Weimar. After that he worked as an church-pianist in Dresden and Leisnig.
In 1985 he was appointed to the director of the churchmusic. Since 1994 he works in the Friedenskirche Radebeul.
In 1991 he produced his first organ-CD "Musik als Brücke" in Leisnig. The second record "Musik in der Freidenskirche"
arrised 1994 in Radebeul (2002 assistance by the CD-production "Die neue Jehmlich-Orgel in der Garnisionskirche"
 fortress Königstein).
Karlheinz Kaiser is initiator of the"Radebeuler organsummer".
He performed almost every classical oratoria in many places in Germany.



14 -20 october

Gospel choir from Seesen ,Germany

Conductor : Andreas Pasemann









Joyful voices
Soon and very soon
Somebody is nocking at your door
Song of joy
Let us break bread
He/s got the whole world
His name will shine
Sing praises
He will never stop loving me
Come on let us go
Ride the chariot
Standing in the need of prayer
Angels watching
Song of celebration


We are marching

Greek songs:


concert at the Ev. Christchurch Athen, Thursday 14.10. 2004, 20.30 p.m.



23 - 30 october

Der Chorus Cantate Domino

Chorus Cantate Domino (cathedral of Bonn)
Conductor and organ: Markus Karas


Program: Old classical vocalpolyphony:

"Christ ist erstanden³ - in  alliance with psalm 118, 14.15 (gregorianisch,
bzw. Fortunato Santini, 1778-1861)

"Tu solus qui facis mirabilia³ - an oldspiritual christhymn (Josquin
Desprez, um 1440-1521)

"Exsultate justi in Domino³ - psalm 33, 1-3 (Ludovico Grossi da Viadana,

"Spiritus Sancti gratia³ - oldspiritual hymn (Melchior Vulpius, um

"Laudate Dominum³ - psalm 150, (Giovanni Ottavio Pitoni,

"Regina coeli³ - marianian hymn (Antonio Lotti, 1667-1740)

20th century:

"Wie der Hirsch schreiet nach frischem Wasser³ - psalm 42, 2.3 (Hugo
Distler, 1908-1942)

"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est³ - hymn for six voices choir
(Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)

"Kyrie eleison³ - Gregorianik meets Jazz (Thomas Gabriel, *1957)

"Ave Maria³ - motette for four- to seven voices choir (Markus Karas,

Magnificat "Meine Seele preist die Größe des Herrn³ - a praise for solo,
choir and organ (Alan Wilson, *1947)


"Dextera Domini³ - psalm 118, 16.17 (Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, 1839-1901)

"Ach arme Welt, du trügest mich³ - motette (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)

"Wirf dein Anliegen auf den Herrn³ - psalm 55, 23; 108, 5; 25, 3 (Felix
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 1809-1847)

"Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt³ - psalm 100 (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy,

"Richte mich, Gott³ - psalm 43, 1-5 (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 1809-1847)

"Warum toben die Heiden³ - psalm 2, doubble choire motette (Felix Mendelssohn
Bartholdy, 1809-1847)

"O Padre nostro³ - "Vater unser³ for five voices choir (Guiseppe Verdi,

"Ave Regina caelorum³ - marianian hymn (Josef Gabriel Rheinberger,

"Abendlied³ - motette for six voices choir (Josef Gabriel Rheinberger,


26. - 30. october 2004

Course in painting / drawing


The course is for beginners and advanced people. The paintings are prefer
 to take place outside. the natural surroundings offer itself: landscape,
coast, mountains, sky, vegetation are motives and starting points for abstract
and concret works.
If the weather isn/t so nice the paintings take place inside.
In this case there/s a second suggestion for themes.
 By means of illustrations of greek sculptures (Nike, Hypnos...)
sketches or prepares studies of the human figure can be produced.

The course should demand the personal possibilities of design.
Creativity an spontanity as well as the conscious effort of technique elements,
 like composition, colour and volumn bleong to it.
The advice on the selection of the motives by means of examples as well as the
discussion of the point of view and the recommended pictural techniquea.
 There is also the possibility to get instruction for abstract landscape painting.
Personal projects are welcome.

The number of course participants allows an individual looking after.
At the end of the course the work will be exhibited.

The lession languages are German, maby French, English, Italian. Max 6 - 8 participants.
 The course participants bring their privileged utenssile for painting with them.

Coal, chalk, Indian ink in several colours, solid paper, block maby acryl, water colour,
oil, mixed techniques...

course charge: 120,- Euro, down payment: 40,- Euro


The painter Karin Loi:

Karin Loi lives and works in Brüssel. She studied at the Ecole of Beaux-arts and at the academy
of arts in Brüssel in free painting, drawing, graphic arts and also diploma socialist.
She had a number of singel exhibitions and stays for work on different european countries.

contact an registration:

Internet: idyllion.gr + http://users.skynet.be/karin.loi

E-mail: kaloi@skynet.be

Telefon: 00 32 2 6474723 _____________________________________________________________________________________


Greek -Singing  and  play music
in  and out of Hellenikon Idyllion

Winter 1998

Together  greece singing the Song Ximeroni of Manos Chatzidakis                  

 Video 244 KB



The "Further Streichhölzer" - 50 young musician

-want to make some music and concerts  at the foot from the mountains in Helmos to nearness 
 from the styxspring. After a refreshed bath under the  little waterfall from the mountains!

Video 850 KB


A historical Video from july 1993

In the garden from Hellenikon Idyllion then it was without a stage of wood
with the young symphonic orchestra Leipzig 100 musicans

A test with the singing greek of dance "Samiotissa"

Video 992 KB

with the soprano Barbara Luther and the tenor Nikos Voutsinos , opera of Germany Berlin,

Conductor: Iwan Iranov

still of more Videoclips from our past events you can hear and see shortly !