PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2018
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Paris Mexis, Beata Pincetic & Christos Sakellaridis /
In 1973, György Kurtág started a unique piano exploration: he decided to “discover” musical pieces with the candid joy of a child that views the piano as a toy. During the 45 years that have passed since then, he has composed nine volumes of small piano masterpieces, whose basic aim is “the joy of movement and the daring and pleasure of playing.” All this is Játékok! The pianists Beata Pincetic and Christos Sakellaridis, in the roles of two big kids who have booked the same rehearsal space, present some of the most interesting Játékok, in a delightful performance with pantomime elements, animation and lots of humour.
After all, you don’t “do” the piano; you “play” the piano.
Beata Pincetic and Christos Sakellaridis are a distinguished pair of international pianists who perform a duo piano repertoire spanning an era from Mozart to the 21st century. They frequently present works of contemporary composers written especially for them.
Paris Mexis is a prominent director and set designer in the field of opera and musical theatre in Greece and abroad.
Presentation of a selection of pieces from the work Játékok by György Kurtág for two and four hands.
Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Direction & Dramaturgy: Paris Mexis
Set Design: Paris Mexis, Mariza Soulioti
Video Design: Dionisis Sidirokastritis
Assistant Director: Mariza Soulioti
Piano: Beata Pincetic
Piano: Christos Sakellaridis
Performer: Voula Kordera