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Piano Recital By Konstantinos Destounis at St John's, London - Jettatura

  • St John's Church Lansdowne Crescent London, England, W11 United Kingdom (map)

PROGRAM:

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Scherzo No.2, Op.31

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude Νο.24 ‘Feux d’ Artifice’ (fireworks)

Theodore Antoniou (1935-2018): Entrata

Intermission

John Psathas (b. 1966): Jettatura (the evil eye)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata No.23 ‘Appassionata’ i. Allegro assai ii. Andante con moto iii. Allegro non troppo – Presto

You can watch an excerpt of the above program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLBKoesQOTU

Official webpage: http://destounispiano.com/

The concert is organised by the Mathieson Music Trust, Registered Charity No.1040751

Konstantinos Destounis (b. 1991 in Athens) is regarded as one of the most prominent Greek artists of his generation. He is a winner of many international piano competitions, most notably the Grand Prix Maria Callas in Athens, the Southern Highlands in Canberra and the Bremen European Piano Competition. As the winner of Greece’s national competition, he represented his country at the 'Eurovision Young Musicians' in Vienna. His numerous awards also include the ‘Gina Bachauer’ Piano Prize of the Spanish association ‘World in Harmony’, the ‘Young Artist Prize’ of the Greek Drama and Music Critics Association, the UNESCO Gold Medal and the ‘Mykoniou’ Prize of the Academy of Athens (Order of Letters and Fine Arts).

His performing career has led him to prestigious venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London, La Fenice in Venice, Llewellyn Hall in Canberra, the Glocke Saal in Bremen, the Megaron in Athens and Thessaloniki. As a soloist he has performed with numerous orchestras in Greece, the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia.

After graduating from the Hellenic Conservatory and the University of Macedonia in Greece, he went on to receive a master’s degree at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and an artist diploma at the Royal College of Music in London. Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral degree at the Royal College, supported by an Eleanor and Gary Brass Award; his research focuses on Theodore Antoniou’s piano works. Konstantinos has been a scholar of the Onassis Foundation and the Thessaloniki Friends of Music Association.

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